Brecon Jazz Festival 12-14 August

Maceo Parker

The third Brecon jazz festival under the direction of the Hay festival organisation takes place 12-14 August in the picturesque mountain setting of Mid Wales.

The programme features Clare Teal, Matthew Herbert Big Band, John Surman, Sax Appeal, Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman, Tim Kliphuis & Dave Newton, Monty Alexander, Norma Winstone, Phronesis, Allen Toussaint, Gilad Atzmon, Meadow (featuring John Taylor), BBC Big Band Special featuring Maceo Parker, Michael Janisch, Robert Glasper, Art Themen & John Etheridge and many more.

Details and booking information can be got from or phone 01497 822 629.

Aside from the main concert programme, Brecon's renowned street festival atmosphere is likely to be bolstered by the Brecon Fringe 2011 festival in various local venues and hostelries. More at or phone 01874 610002.

Zoie Clift took our photo of Maceo Parker at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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