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In pictures: Brecon Jazz Festival

The Adamant band from Cardiff got the Friday night festivities off to a swinging start (Pictures: Andy Roberts)

The Adamant band from Cardiff got the Friday night festivities off to a swinging start (Pictures: Andy Roberts)

Busker Nik Turner entertained the early arrivals

Busker Nik Turner entertained the early arrivals

First Minister Rhodri Morgan declared the festival officially open

First Minister Rhodri Morgan declared the festival officially open

The Adamant band strikes up again following the formalities

The Adamant band started up again following the formalities

Trombonist Gareth Roberts and his quintet appeared on the Bishop's Garden stage dedicated to Welsh jazz musicians

Trombonist Gareth Roberts and his quintet appeared on the Bishop's Garden stage dedicated to Welsh jazz musicians

The 25th Anniversary Brecon All-Stars - featuring Martin Taylor (guitar), Dave Green (bass), Joe Temperley (baritone sax) and Scott Hamilton (tenor sax)

The 25th Anniversary Brecon All-Stars - featuring Martin Taylor (guitar), Dave Green (bass), Joe Temperley (baritone sax) and Scott Hamilton (tenor sax)

Jonny Bruce from Cardiff and Martha Skilton from Gilwern are rising stars of the Welsh jazz scene

Jonny Bruce from Cardiff and Martha Skilton from Gilwern are rising stars of the Welsh jazz scene

Sixteen-year-old blues sensation Virgil McMahon from Aberystwyth was a hit on the fringe programme

Sixteen-year-old blues sensation Virgil McMahon from Aberystwyth was a hit on the fringe programme

Legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy (accompanied by pianist Pete Churchill) was delighted to play his first ever concert in Wales

Legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy (accompanied by pianist Pete Churchill) was delighted to play his first ever concert in Wales



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