Our big jazzy guide!

It’s not just the Brecon Jazz we’ve got to look forward to next weekend – check out all these local events and offers as everyone’s getting in the party mood! 


Beacon Park Day Boats 

Hire an electric boat from Beacon Park Day Boats in Brecon for a full day or half day during the Brecon Jazz Festival and get a voucher for FREE canoe hire for an hour for 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children!


They offer two different sizes of electric boat, very simple to drive but watch out as the maximum speed on the canal is 2.5 miles per hour! Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at one of the canalside pubs. You can even bring your dog along for the cruise! No experience of boating is required as tuition is given before you set off, and life jackets will be supplied for everyone.

Beacon Park Day Boats are located at the terminus of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, next to Theatr Brycheiniog0800 612 2890 or 07966 461819 

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The Muse at Brecon

The weekend of the jazz also welcomes Brecon’s exciting NEW venue for the Arts & Community – ‘The Muse at Brecon’ (formerly The Old Museum).

Opening for Brecon Jazz / Fringe Weekend with The Art of Jazz exhibition including paintings by Robert McDonald and Kate Freeman, photography by Gavin Hogg and Gena Davies, Jazz Posters from the Archives of Brecknock Museum plus full Jazz / Fringe Weekend Programme! Exhibition showing from the 7th to 20th August

With Spanish Street Cafe you can enjoy the private view with a bowl of delicious Spanish cuisine plus glass of wine for £9, or free if you purchase a work of art!


Brecon Jazz Cruise! 022-006 Jazz cruise 2013 © Will Lewis

Last year’s jazz cruise along the Brecon canal was such a sellout success and Brecon based company, Good Day Out, is organising it again!

Taking place on a Dragonfly canal boat, guests sit back and enjoy the stunning canalside scenery and wildlife, while sipping a glass of wine of course! This year entertainment will be provided by the charismatic singer Tony Royale who will perform a selection of classic swing and traditional jazz songs.

Tony Royale

Every ticket sold for the Jazz Cruise will also provide a donation to Usk Hospice in Brecon

Tickets cost £25 each and places can booked online or by phone: 01874 749092



Jazzy Beer! 

Brecon Brewing will be launching this year’s vintage – the unofficial beer of the Brecon Jazz and Brecon Fringe Festivals – Jazzy Beacons.CMYK base

Jazzy Beacons is a 3.8% very pale golden Session Ale, brewed with lager malt and malted oats and a hefty dose of Brewers Gold hops for a beautiful up-beat floral aroma and flavour. Deliciously summery, this beer hits all the right notes and is bound to be a hit with festival goers.

The beer will be availble in many of the town’s pubs, as well the pop-up bar in the centre of the town as a part of the Farmers Market on the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. 5, 10 and 20 litre bag-in-boxes are also available from the brewery shop.



And Brecknock Museum’s main gallery will be open Fri 8th to Sun 10th Aug 10am-5pm for an exhibition of jazz art – free admission

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