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Kizzy smiling - Kirsten Mcternan copyright B&W

Kizzy Crawford

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 19 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make […]

12th August 2016
8:00 pm
Dowally BW

Dowally

A trio blending traditional scottish music with jazz harmony and eastern european sounds. Dowally’s unique and expressive folk sound has been described by Leith Folk Club as “a lovely breath of fresh air”. Guitar, fiddle, accordion and cello weave and dance together to create gritty grooves, joyous melodies and soaring harmonies, with improvisational sections that speak from the soul. Dan […]

13th August 2016
11:00 am
GSD Ensemble

GSD Ensemble

GSD Ensemble are an 8 piece group that consists of piano, bass guitar, drums, saxophone and string quartet. They play original music that combines qualities from various genres, notably jazz, classical, latin and folk, with the aim of engaging audiences in an energetic, uplifting and accessible performance space. In September 2015 they recorded their EP, […]

13th August 2016
1:00 pm
Asterope

Asterope

Featuring an outstanding range of young talented musicians this exciting group performs Tom’s most recent set of original rock/jazz infused compositions. Some examples of the influences Tom bases his writing on for this band are artists from the modern American jazz scene including Kneebody, Seamus Blake, Donny Mccaslin and Kurt Rosenwinkle. His work also contains […]

13th August 2016
4:00 pm
Caravlea B&W

Caravela

Caravela are a Jazz/Brazilian/World music collective led by new generation jazz musicians based in London. The band’s name is inspired by Caravel’s, the small vessels that carried Portuguese explorers into the mighty Atlantic winds as they explored new horizons along the West African coast. The boats and their crew carried with them a wild sense […]

13th August 2016
6:00 pm
GSD_Quartet

GSD Quartet

The GSD String Quartet is an exciting new ensemble that explores classical and jazz-fusion string repertoire. The quartet forms one half of the GSD Ensemble that features rhythm section, piano, saxophone and string quartet. Its members have all been classically trained at the renowned Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. The quartet features Rebekah […]

13th August 2016
8:00 pm
7, VTrio2 Pls credit Andy Cotterill

Dennis Rollins’ Velocity with support from Nerija
Supported by Jazz4Jed

In Spring 2015, Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio released ‘Symbiosis’- a progressive follow-up to their debut album ‘The 11th Gate,’ and will be touring it throughout 2015/16. The album draws together the Trio’s collective influences, incorporating straight-ahead and avant-gard jazz, fused with tinges of rock and generous helpings of hard-funk. The infectious compositions aim to take […]

13th August 2016
9:30 pm
Nerija

Nerija
Supported by Jazz4Jed

Supported by Jazz4Jed As a support artist for Dennis Rollins’ Velocity, Nerija will be taking to the stage first to warm up the audience and give them a taster of whats to come. Recently nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016, Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing […]

13th August 2016
9:30 pm
Brecon Jazz 2005

Jazz Jam

The Brecon Jazz Jam is back with its late night laid back vibe. This celebration of jazz starts at 12.30am, straight after Dennis Rollins’s Velocity finish their set. In the intimate setting of the Studio at Theatr Brycheiniog, the jam allows musicians to get together to unwind and indulge in some jazz improv. Definitely one […]

14th August 2016
12:30 am
Dani Sicari and the easy rollers bw

Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers

1920s speakeasy jazz featuring award-winning musicians from RNCM. “Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! On January 17th 1920 the USA goes cold turkey, as a constitutional ban is placed on the sale and production of alcoholic beverages. As saloons across the country shut down, illegal speakeasy bars take their place […]

14th August 2016
11:00 am
Lieko Quintet

Lieko Quintet

Founded in 2015, Lieko Quintet focuses on creating fresh, innovative & original music by looking at how rhythmic and harmonic ideas from a contemporary jazz idiom can be used to revive and reinvent pre-existing material. They are bringing a new sound to audiences by fusing ideas from blues, hip-hop and soul with the kind of […]

14th August 2016
1:00 pm
Wonderbrass - Brecon

Wonderbrass

Wonderbrass: an internationally acclaimed 25 piece world music, pop music, jazz juggernaut – a danceaholic wall of sound – a kick-ass brass tidal wave! Cardiff’s biggest, boldest and brassiest (pun intended)! Under the expert leadership of instrumentalist and composer Rob Smith and drummer extraordinaire Mark O’Connor, Wonderbrass are constantly evolving and exploring new musical challenges. […]

14th August 2016
4:00 pm
Bahla

Bahla

Bahla sonically paints a picture from the broad spectrum of Jewish music traditions, drawing inspiration for new compositions from Liturgical melodies, North African rhythms and Yiddish Art songs. Their music seamlessly combines intimate chamber group textures and roaring, contemporary jazz inspired interplay. It tells a story of the past but always looks ahead, embracing our […]

14th August 2016
4:00 pm
ArtephisBW

Artephis

The ‘Jazz North Introduces’ artist 2015-16, Artephis, a Manchester-based contemporary jazz quintet comprising active, award-winning young musicians who met at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since forming in 2014, Artephis have been committed to realizing forward-looking original music, which directs the progressive energy of post-bop Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis onto the contemporary plane […]

14th August 2016
6:00 pm
Tendons Matthew

Tendons// Matthew Frederick

Brecon Jazz: Futures is excited to announce a double billing from Tendons and Matthew Frederick!   Formed in January 2015, indie-folk five-piece Tendons blend timeless songs with beautiful harmonies to create a distinct and mesmerising sound. Based in Cardiff, South Wales, the band released debut live EP ‘Safehouse Sessions’ via Staylittle Music in January 2016, […]

14th August 2016
6:30 pm
BW trumpet

Futures Fiesta

The futures musicians close Brecon Jazz: Futures programme with a party jam! Come and be part of the fun at the fiesta. Jam will be led by Alex Hill of Lieko Quintet and Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers.

14th August 2016
9:00 pm