We are pleased to announce the first events for Hay Festival 2018. The full programme will be released in the Spring.
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An evening celebrating the outstanding work of the cinematographer whose films include The Reader, Dirty Pretty Things, Notes on a Scandal, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. He has won two Oscars: for The Killing Fields and The Mission.
Following on from the release of Summer Covers, an eclectic mix of fan-favorite jazz covers, Will Young returns to the stage with his incredibly talented band for a rare performance. Alongside some classic jazz standards, he will also perform new adaptations. Also, expect an abundance of funny stories and charming commentary throughout!
Will Young is one of the most well-known and recognizable figures in British contemporary music. Since 2002, his career has encompassed multi-platinum albums and sell-out live tours.
Beyond popular music, Will has always had a strong passion for jazz. Off the back of his recent fourth UK No.1 album ’85 Proof’, and its accompanying Love Revolution tour, Will released his most recent EP entitled ‘Summer Covers’ - a euphoric, eclectic mix of fan-favourite covers recorded live in Dean Street Studios with the same band line-up from his jazz residency at the legendary British jazz venue the 606 Club, in 2010.
Khamira is an Indo-Welsh collaboration that fuses Welsh folk, Indian classical, rock and jazz. Four members of the celebrated Welsh jazz/folk band Burum come together with three of India’s young new wave of adventurous genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira (meaning ‘yeast’ in Hindi). Suhail Yusuf Khan’s virtuosic Serengi and vocals dovetails with Tomos Williams’ trumpet; Vishal Nagar’s tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O’Connor’s drum kit; while Aditya Balani’s soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones on keyboard and Aidan Thorne on bass.