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Friends’ feedback is very important to FoBJ and to the organisers of the Festival.  Therefore the Membership Secretary has been asked to compile a report for the next Committee meeting at the end of October.

So if you can please email your comments on music content, venues, organisation, clubhouse etc., by the end of September that would be very helpful.   Thank you.

Jazzman Reviews of BJF 2019

BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019 -in words, sights and sounds…
>Reviews from Ian Man at Jazzman


Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the Festival and performances by Maciek Pysz, Samantha Wright, Liane Carroll and the Steve Waterman Big Band. [The latter]..brought to a close a hugely successful first day of the Festival which had seen a series of excellent and very varied performances, all of which had been enjoyed by appreciative and pleasingly large audiences.


Ian Mann on the second day of the Festival and performances by the Pysz/Cousins/Gardiner Trio, Alice Leggett, Gareth Roberts, Barbara Dennerlein and Scott Hamilton…. a day of excellent and very varied music performed in front of sold out or near capacity audiences, with much appreciation being shown to all the musicians involved.


Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet..Lynne Gornall, Roger Cannon and their team are to be congratulated on another successful Festival that once again brought some exceptional jazz talents and some great music to Brecon. The stewarding was as courteous and efficient as ever, the sound excellent at all venues and every event ran to time.

>Sound from the 4 Guildhall concerts from Rhys Phillips

>Photos from Bob Meyrick

Please retain your lanyards for next year

The lanyards proved very useful for identifying us and for promoting the Friends.  Please keep them to use again next year but if you do lose yours, we have more.  For the new members who had problems finding the clubhouse we have put directions on the Map page of this site.  We look forward to welcoming you there next year.