Wrexham International Jazz Festival gets the town swinging

October 13, 2011 by  

Cool cats of Wrexham need look no further than their own town centre this week as the Wrexham International Jazz Festival opens in the town tomorrow, 14th October.

The jazz festival takes place as part of Wrexham’s Year of Culture celebrations, where local residents and visitors have been encouraged to get involved with a variety of local cultural events. Nicola Miller works as part of the team behind Wrexham’s Year of Culture. She spoke to the Leader, saying:

“We are really pleased by the success of the programme so far. I think there has been a bit of scepticism and doubt about how it would work out but we’re now into our fourth and final quarter and things are looking great.”

Festivals and events that are running as part of the Year of Culture programme are often advertised around the local area using flyers and poster printing.

Wrexham International Jazz Festival features artists such as Gary Potter, who has been voted best guitarist in the country not once but three times. Gary has also been awarded the National Award for Jazz and he plays at Wrexham’s memorial hall on Friday night.

On Saturday evening, the International Jazz Concert takes to the stage, featuring a guitar set from the legendary American guitarist, Jimmy Bruno. There will also be a range of jazz-themed events running throughout the weekend, including workshops and participatory music sessions where people, are encouraged to come together and ‘jam’.

Tickets for the concerts at the jazz festival are available from Wrexham’s tourist information office or by contacting the tourism team on 01978 292015.