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Posted: 06.08.13

Jazz Masterclasses Return To Christ College Over Brecon Jazz 2013

Brecon Jazz 2013 hosts some of the leading lights of the Jazz world; Django Bates, Jools Holland, Courtney Pine, Zoe Rahmen, Phronesis, Julian Siegel, Jason Robello, and Acker Bilk plus many more.

During the festival Christ College will be hosting a programme of Jazz Masterclasses featuring a number of the esteemed artists. As always, spaces are limited and demand is proving to be high so please buy your tickets in advance by clicking here. Masterclasses at Christ College include:

Saturday 10th August

  • 11:00 am Jason Rebello: All Things Jazz Piano – The celebrated jazz pianist was labeled a veteran by critics at the age of 19 and over the next decade he won most of the major jazz awards. SOLD OUT!
  • 2.00 pm Jim Black: The distillation of music into improvisation and composition … featuring rhythmical shapes of all kinds – Jim is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians reshaping jazz in the 21st Century. Join him at this percussion masterclass for an insight into his virtuosic but highly personal approach to jazz drumming.
  • 4.00 pm Laurence Cottle: All Things Bass – Laurence is a remarkable musician with an international reputation. Join him for what promises to be an inspirational masterclass for bass enthusiasts.

Sunday 11th August

  • 11.00 am Julian Siegel: All Things Saxaphone: Julian’s sophisticated and immersive music combines thrilling, deep grooves with memorable, adventurous melodic lines and engaging textures. This masterclass will allow the opportunity to observe the creative process of one of the UK’s most inspirational saxophonists.
  • 4.30 pm Maria Pia de Vito & Huw Warren: Vocal Styles and the Art of Interactive Accompaniment – Maria is one of Europe’s foremost vocalists. For this masterclass she is joined by pianist and Brecon Jazz ‘Artist-in-Residence’ Huw Warren, and together they will explore various styles of vocal accompaniment.

Last year’s street entertainment proved popular so another programme has been developed to keep all ages entertained around the town and there is a complementary programme of free music around the town too in the vicinity of the official Brecon Jazz venues.

Christ College will also be exhibiting in Brecon Town Centre on Saturday 10th August outside St Mary’s Church so please visit our marquee in the centre of the town.

All of this makes for a mouthwatering line-up that sustains Brecon’s standing in the Jazz world as we look forward to next year’s 30th anniversary and the continued success of one of the UK’s finest Jazz events.

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