brecon jazz festival 2013


brecon jazz festival 2013

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The GUILDHALL Programme: Sunday 12th August 2012

The Guildhall concert programme features emerging jazz artists and local Welsh based jazz talent.

3.0pm: The Joe Webb Trio

Fronted by Swansea jazz pianist, Joe Webb, the band was formed in 2009 when Joe met bassist Huw V Williams and drummer Lloyd Haines whilst studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The band have played through various different UK projects and earlier this year recorded for the first time featuring all Joe's compositions on an album called ‘Night Song’. Promoter Orchard Media.

5.30pm Brecon Jazz Club Presents: Cardiff University Big Band

A great and highly talented group of young musicians led by Jeremy Meddows-Taylor. The set will include features from Bobby Kaner's Newblood and Giles Room Jazz. Lineup includes Georgina Hastings (Alto Sax), Becky Gardner (Tenor Sax), Rachel Davis (Alto Sax) and vocalist Luke Andrews.

Cardiff University Big Band (CUBB) comprises fine new jazz talent from the university scene. An auditioned band, they perform challenging, high quality jazz across South Wales and the UK. Led by Musical Director, Jeremy Meddows-Taylor, recent gigs have included the BBC Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, the Lord Mayor's Charity Gala concert, joint stage with the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra.
The Band is also active on the competition and festival stages and won a Gold Award at the South West Regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival in Monmouth in 2010. This lead to an invitation to the National Festival which took place in April 2011 at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. The band also took to the stage of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival at the University of Sunderland in March 2012 to perform alongside many of the UK's best youth and university bands. For more information:

8.0pm: Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny Presents:

The Sarah Gillespie Quartet, featuring Kit Downes (piano), eclectic Jazz sounds with lyrics influenced by Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bessie Smith. The quartet features pianist Kit Downes, who appears elsewhere in the festival programme. The quartet also has the versatile and creative Enzo Zirilli on drums and the great rhythmic drive of Ben Bastin on double bass. Widely acclaimed for her albums Stalking Juliet (2009) and In the Current Climate (2011), Sarah Gillespie is a rising presence on the jazz scene, playing gigs in the US, across the UK and in Europe. see
The quartet features former Empirical pianist Kit Downes, who now plays regularly with his own Trio and Quintet. In 2010, Kit's debut album 'Golden' was nominated for a Mercury Music Award. see

At Brecon Jazz Club, we are delighted to be associated with the Jazz Festival, and share an evening of fantastic music at the Brecon Guildhall with Black Mountain Jazz (Abergavenny) as part of the main Festival Programme

brecon jazz festival 2013

with BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ - Abergavenny

Guildhall Concert Hall -Aberhonddu

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