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Brecon Jazz 2014: Laura Mvula
Set in a beautiful town within stunning Welsh countryside, Brecon Jazz takes place from 7th - 10th August 2014, offering a mix of Great Brits and legendary Jazz stars from across the African continent to share the joy of Jazz in many concerts over the weekend.
Legendary singer / songwriter Burt Baccharach has been confirmed to headline the Thursday night fo what will be their 30th Anniversary festival. Alongside his band and singers, the multi Academy and Grammy winning legend of popular music will perform his most loved songs and more at the Market Hall, at the opening concert of the 30th edition of Brecon Jazz.
The line-up also includes a tribute to Stan Tracey, who died late last year, Gipsy Jazz legend Fapy Lafertin, Laura Mvula, Penguin Cafe, Trad Jazz favourite Chris Barber, Don Weller and David Newton, and major contemporary names Polar Bear, Kairos 4Tet, and Troyka.
Please visit breconjazz.com for more information.
R'n'B singer-songwriter from Birmingham combining elements of gospel, jazz and experimental electronica. The Guardian described her as sounding "like hearing Billie Holiday with the Beach Boys", while Pitchfork claimed "Mvula shares considerable DNA with Nina Simone, most obviously in her unyielding charisma, her musical virtuosity, and her profoundly central blackness. Mvula’s voice also shares some of Simone’s rawness, as well as its facility juxtaposing vulnerability and strength." Her 2013 debut album 'Sing to the Moon', which reached no.9 on the UK album chart, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She was then nominated again in 2016 for her follow-up release; the critically acclaimed 'The Dreaming Room'.
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Venue: Brecon Market Hall