***** Celtic Jazz/Folk Special *****
Welsh Celtic-Jazz fusion of world reknown. Always welcome to the Queens, a feast for the y’ears.
Burum includes some of Wales’s most creative jazz and folk musicians: mixing these ingredients together creates a unique and extraordinary band sound.
Burum’s repertoire is drawn from Welsh traditional music, adapted and re-imagined for a modern jazz sextet. The band’s music fuses a deep respect for the original folk melodies themselves with the flexibility and dynamics of jazz improvisation – beautiful, melancholic melodies are performed alongside fiery solos and deep grooves.
Burum toured India in 2014 and 2015, playing in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata and Bangalore. Burum have played at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany, France, as well as the International Brecon Jazz Festival, Wales’ premiere Jazz Festival.
“Compelling and remarkable, bewitching the listener with creative twists and imaginative improvised sections” – Musician Magazine
“the band’s approach sounds as fresh and inventive as ever. The Welsh folk tradition seems to offer an unending supply of memorable melodies for the group to explore. – jazzmann.com.
Supported by Music in Monmouth