Award winning trumpeter Tomos Williams leads the Welsh jazz/folk band Burum
Burum (meaning 'yeast' in Welsh) play Welsh traditional music, adapted and re- imagined for a modern jazz sextet. Burum'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 are an experienced band having toured India twice (2014, 2015), and played at major festivals in France (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) and the USA (Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington DC, 2009) as well as the Goa and Kolkata Jazz Festivals.
Burum have headlined Wales's premiere jazz festival the Brecon International Jazz Festival (2009, 2014) have performed at Teignmouth Jazz Festival (2014), and other festivals.
Tomos leads the band with his brother Daniel Williams on tenor sax, both arranging all the music which aims to discover a sound and form of expression within jazz that is more rooted to their own experiences and landscape.
The addition of widely respected folk musician Ceri Rhys Matthews (on pipes and wooden flute) to a rhythm section comprising some of the best players on the Welsh jazz scene - Dave Jones (piano), Aidan Thorne (bass), Mark O Connor (drums) - creates the unique band sound that is ‘Burum’.
Burum are flexible in improvising and interpreting existing material, making it new,
magical and extraordinary. The band is timeless, creative and a little bit different –
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Modern in their sound but rooted in their style, the band gave the audience a night
to remember. - The Deccan Herald, Bangalore Daily Newspaper
...a Welsh “supergroup”. Jazz/folk fusions don't always work but this succeeds
brilliantly” - jazzmann.com