Cool jazz and blues tunes make this chilled out festival a must-attend event this Spring.
Wangaratta Jazz Festival
This festival takes place in the little ol’ rural city of Wangaratta, in Victoria’s north-east. There’s plenty of different kinds of accommodation to choose from, and all venues for the festival are located within walking distance of the CBD.
It’s an easy two and a half hour drive out of Melbourne straight up the Hume highway, or simply kick back on a train which will drop you right at the festival’s doorstep.
October 29 – November 1 2010.
Kurt Elling (USA), Oliver Lake (USA), Sara Serpa (Portugal), Jef Neve (Belgium), Yuri Honing (NL), Swedish Jazz Kings, Aaron Choulai, Debbie Davies (USA), James Morrison, James Muller, Phil Stack, Mike Nock, Andrea Keller, Joe Chindamo, Bernie McGann, Allan Browne, Stu Hunter, Jonathan Zwartz, Kristin Berardi, Johannes Luebbers, Geoff Bull, The Catholics, Sarah McKenzie, The Dilworths, Diesel, The Backsliders, Dutch Tilders, Ray Beadle, ‘Continental’ Robert Susz, Jimi Hocking, Nick Charles and Anni Piper.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO
The Wangaratta Jazz Festival is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. Help commemorate this milestone with some cool blues and smooth jazz tunes. The line up is really fantastic, with a phenomenal list of different artists and ensembles. The area is also renowned for its great gourmet food and wide varieties of wine. Nothing like a sip and sup with some great music!
Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…
Tickets range from day passes to whole festival passes. Prices vary, so check out the website for more information.