Jazz in Wales

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Brecon Jazz - banking on success

HSBC have been named as the first ever title sponsors of the annual Brecon Jazz Festival in a three year, six figure deal aimed at safeguarding its future.

The news was announced at a launch event in Cardiff Bay attended by George Melly, representing the thousands of musicians who'll be performing at this year's festival.

Stan Tracey, Courtney Pine, Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Gwyneth Herbert and Iris Williams are among the early names confirmed for the 23rd festival taking place August 11-13.

HSBC's sponsorship includes funding for a series of workshops around Wales to give young musicians an opportunity to try the music and perform at the festival.

More details at www.breconjazz.co.uk


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