Monthly Archives: April 2019

Return of Junior Jazz to the Festival

The organisers of Brecon Jazz Festival 2019 have announced the return of ‘JUNIOR JAZZ’ to the Festival, with a concert to be held on Friday 8 August in the town centre.

JUNIOR JAZZ is a showcase for younger performers in an end of course concert, led and directed by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Paula Gardiner. Paula, who is head of Jazz Studies at the College, has run this concert event for many years. It is the culmination of an intensive but fun week of teaching, coaching and rehearsing at the RWCMD in Cardiff, and will feature young musicians from the ages of 8 to 18 on stage. Festival audiences will recall these finale concerts held in Brecon in the past, and this year, in association with Paula Gardiner and her colleagues, the organisers are bringing the showcase concert back to the Festival. Tricia Keir, Head of the RWCMD’s pre-College department said they expected to feature a wide range of instrumentalists as well as vocalists, and they were all very pleased to be presenting as part of this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival.

This will be a FREE CONCERT that all can enjoy. Brecon Jazz Festival wants to show their support for what Paula and her colleagues are doing, the young players, and to give them the widest possible audience. So the free concert will be held in the town centre, as part of the afternoon Public Jazz programme, on Friday 8 August.

More details will be given nearer the time on this website. For any enquiries, please contact the BJ team by email on: