donnie joe’s American Swing @ Brecon Jazz Weekend 2015
This years Brecon Jazz Weekend saw donnie joe’s American Swing busy with performances on both Saturday and Sunday Afternoons. We also returned to the Brecon Rugby Club on Sunday night to close the festival weekend's festivities there as we had done the previous year.
Our first outing on Saturday afternoon was at the White Swan Inn, Llanfrynach. This a great old Pub in the rural village just outside of Brecon. We performed a couple of well received sets in the afternoon as a trio.
On Sunday we began again as a trio with a lunchtime set of swing numbers at the Brecon RAFA Club. The audience at the RAFA club is full of real listening Jazz fans who were with us every step of the way.
Our final performance of the weekend was at the Brecon Rugby Club. We first performed there the previous year in an impromptu set added to the roster quite late in the planning. The performance was very well received by the patrons of the club as well as Sharon the club manager, so she was excited as were we to make a repeat appearance there as the full quintet.
This time however the weekend was quite warm and sunny, so rather than performing inside in the front bar, we opted to perform our set outside on the clubs patio. It was more than ideal. Nothing better than a warm summers evening to enjoy a couple of drinks, some great swing jazz, and even a bit of dancing from some in the audience. We had a great time and look forward to more of the same in 2016.