About Us

All of the group members knew, valued and respected Jed and worked with him on a number of levels within Jazz music. They are involved with J4J because they want to keep his memory alive through the music he loved.

Our intention is to commemorate Jed Williamís contribution to the development of Jazz in Wales, reflecting his love of the music in performance, tastes, commitment to development and relationship to musicians and others involved. The aims are:

  1. To set up a not-for-profit, charitable organisation
  2. To stage a number of performances in Wales, at a number of venues, the programming to be as broadly based as Jedís always was and, where possible, will also look to feature Welsh-based jazz musicians, new, and developing talent, both young and not so young.
  3. To develop and run diverse educational projects, including workshops, some leading to performances.
  4. To generate sufficient income to establish a bursary and education scheme as a permanent legacy. The bursary to be aimed at musicians living and working in Wales.

Group Members:

Deborah Anthony Deborah has worked as an arts & funding administrator / co-ordinator For the past 25 years, organising many events and charitable fundraisers. In 2007 she put all those years of experience and her passion for organising events Ė especially Brecon Jazz Ė to good use when she became part of the Jazz4Jed Committee.   Tim Powell Tim is an experienced CIPR Presidentís Grand Prix award-winning PR professional who has worked in the industry for the past 16 years, currently, he is a Director of Push4 PR. Within the Jazz4Jed organization he has responsibility for publicising the project and blowing the J4J trumpet!   Rob Smith Rob is a performer, composer and improviser based and living in Cardiff. He writes for TV, Film and Radio, plays with the Heavy Quartet, is a musical director of Wonderbrass and helps run ROVE experimental music showcase. He teaches music at the University of Glamorgan.   Jonathan Davies Jonathan is a freelance television producer with extensive experience in the organising, promotion and production of live events for the BBC and S4C.

David Adams David is an accountant & tax consultant; community radio Director; and is a self-proclaimed jazz addict and promoter   Geoff Amos Geoff has over 35 years experience of work in the arts, and is involved in the realisation, promotion, production and management of concerts, festivals, touring and educational projects/workshops. He is also an occasional vocalist!