Abdullah Ibrahim, Manu Dibango & Others Highlight Brecon Jazz Festival


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International jazz stars from around the world will be appearing at the 2009 Brecon Jazz Festival in Wales on Friday 7th through Sunday 9th August.

Held in locations across the town of Brecon, the festival will feature South African piano legend Adbullah Ibrahim, Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango and the Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. UK Jazz's biggest star, Courtney Pine, will also return to perform his new Sidney Bechet-inspired album, Tradition in Transition.

There will be over 50 talks and concerts during the three-day period, as well as a number of free family events -- including a Jazz Carnival parade through the streets of Brecon on Saturday morning, in aid of Usk House Hospice; and a special Jazz Service at the Cathedral on Sunday.

The festival will run in five fantastic venues across the town -- Theatr Brycheiniog, the Big Tent on Captain's Walk, the newly-accessed Market Hall, the Castle Hotel and Brecon Cathedral -- and tickets will range in price from 5 to 15 pounds.

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Full programme available online at: www.breconjazz.org
Tickets cost between 5 and 15 and are available from www.breconjazz.org and on 0870 990 1299

Brecon Jazz is produced by Hay Festival and funded by The Arts Council of Wales

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