Jazz in Wales

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hay considers Brecon Jazz rescue

Wales's top literary event - the Hay Festival - could rescue the Brecon Jazz Festival, which has ceased trading after making a substantial loss.

Hay director Peter Florence told the BBC he was having "a good look" at what could be done to help save the neighbouring event, whose box office was run by the Hay team this summer.

"There is no reason why Brecon could not recover some of the summer fun it has always had," Mr Florence said.

The Welsh Jazz Society is also looking at whether it can come forward with a plan to save Brecon Jazz.

But WJS trustee Brian Hennessy pointed out that most successful jazz festivals were held in large towns or cities with better communications and larger venues.

See the BBC News website for the full story.


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