The first names for the Brecon Festival are up. The Festival dates are 12th to 14th August 2011and headliners are:
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Other names announced:
BBC Radio 2 Big Band and Maceo Parker.
Matthew Herbert Big Band.
Courtney Pine + Zoe Rahman.
Yaron Herman Trio.
The Robert Glasper Experiment.
Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble.
Tickets go on sale on TUESDAY 10th May. Brecon Jazz Website .
It seems a very big festival.Can any one tell me the concept behid Brecon Festival?
Thanks Magento Themes.
Fran Hardcastle and I did fairly substantial
coverage last year. To give you a flavour, she wrote that the “programming [..] has been deliciously varied and progressive. Familiar sellout international and British stars [..] were programmed along with the now generation, names rapidly becoming just as familiar to jazz audiences.
The attentive, appreciative crowd was an eclectic mix of serious jazz heads, the young and stylish, families and other musicians from the festival, creating an open, European atmosphere.
I concluded: Hugh Masekela. If you want a Festival to go out on a high, right from the moment when the main protagonist walks onstage, you get a performer with warmth charisma guaranteed to reach every member of the audience.
Here's the full round-up