Inverloch would have to be Australia's most convenient town for a jazz festival, with three relaxed venues in the centre of town and spread out over 4 days - it's the perfect Jazz vacation. Celebrating it's 25th year in Inverloch this labour day long weekend 9 -12th March, it's shaping up to be a another great event, featuring over forty brilliant bands and acts.
The Inverloch Jazz Festival offers a long, lazy weekend of jazz, from Friday night right through to Monday's free event, Jazz in the Glade. The main stage is at the Hub, next door is Warrawee and very close by is the RSL Club.
FRIDAY 09 MARCH
2.00pm REGISTRATION OPENS - For musicians & patrons of the Hub
7.30pm GALA EVENING - To celebrate 25 years of the festival
SATURDAY 10th MARCH
09.30am - JAZZ FOR BEGINNERS - instruments, concepts & Masterclass
10.00am - COMMUNITY GRAND PARADE - March through the Inverloch streets
11.00am - NON-STOP JAZZ - All day & evenings until 11.00pm
SUNDAY 11th MARCH
09.30am JAZZ SERVICE - FREE - Combined Churches with Salvo Big Band at the Hub
11.00am NON-STOP JAZZ - All day and evening till 11.00pm
MONDAY 12th MARCH
11.00am JAZZ IN THE GLADE - FREE - Music till 4.00pm - picnic on the Inverloch foreshore with gourmet food, wine, coffee and stalls
EARLY BIRD to FEB 28th $85
FROM MARCH 1st $95
Children under 16 with an adult FREE
FRIDAY EVENING ONLY $35
SATURDAY or SUNDAY ONLY $50
MONDAY JAZZ IN THE GLADE FREE
JUST SOME OF THIS YEAR'S FEATURED PERFORMERS
Australian Singer/songwriter Sarah Maclaine constantly delights audiences with her rich, velvety voice, its beautiful tone and fantastic vocal range. If you happen upon one of her performances you feel drawn in.
She's one of my favourite singers on the show. Love that voice!
TONY GOULD TRIO
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics. He gives many concerts each year and for 50 years he has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia.
DR. CRASK & HIS SWINGING ELIXIR
Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin' Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30's and 40's, the Swingin' Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with Lindy Hop in mind. You'll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima just to name a few. The 4 piece rhythm section, and 3 piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury.
WHERE TO STAY IN INVERLOCH
25 YEARS OF INVERLOCH JAZZ
The Festival's main sponsor this year and for the last several years is Inverloch & District Community Bank®. Across Australian towns, regional cities and metropolitan suburbs to date $165 million has been reinvested back into local communities. And this figure is growing every day across the country.
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