HSBC Brecon Jazz August 7-10

HSBC Brecon Jazz celebrates 25 Years with over 90 performances in 4 days HSBC Brecon Jazz is almost here, August 7-10. The Stroller programme has now been announced and is stronger than ever - 75 gigs over the weekend for just £48 (Day Strollers also available).   Look up breconjazz.co.uk/2008programme for a full listing.   Just announced is an addition to the Stroller line-up. Julian Joseph Trio will be playing the Market Hall on Saturday August 9 @ 9pm. The line up is Julian Joseph (piano). Mark Hodgeson (acoustic bass) and Mark Mondesir (drums) Virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Julian Joseph returns to Brecon. He is accompanied by Cleveland Watkiss who is described as "using breathtaking vocal range that makes seamless links between cultures" A great gig not to be missed. This year there are more events for families. Look out for the family concert at Theatr Brycheiniog on Sunday @ 10.30am. Led by Jason Rebello, Jazz Rainbow Introduces old favourite tunes such as Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine and Thunderbirds in a jazz style. Great fun! Also look out for circus acts on the Watton Field Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm-8.00pm. And join the junior groovers with flautist Eddie Parker and Mr Vertigo at Christ College Memorial Hall on Sunday at 2.30pm (entry by Stroller ticket). If you haven\'t organised your accommodation yet look no further. To enjoy the full Festival experience try camping at the Official Campsite. Specialist operator Tangerine Fields are offering a great selection of ways to camp; bell tents, tipis, yurtels and even the eco-friendly podpads Visit tangerinefields.co.uk and click on HSBC Brecon Jazz for more information and to book your accommodation. For those who want the comfort of a hotel, our Official Hotel Partner Future Inns are offering great accommodation, free parking with a complimentary coach transfer service from Cardiff to Brecon - an hour\'s journey. Future Inn offers special stroller weekend packages including tickets/travel and accommodation or if you have bought your tickets call 029 2048 7111 for quote for a room plus coach travel.   Look up breconjazz.co.uk to keep up to date with news. Yours sincerely Jim Smith Festival Director

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 02:00

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