2015 Merimbula Jazz Festival - Queens Birthday Weekend in June
Hello to all Jazz lovers
It's that time of year again when we remind you all that the 34th Merimbula Jazz Festival is not that far away. The 33nd event resulted in a number of very positive comments, reflecting excellent performances by new groups and the usual high standard from old favourites.
One thing we can't control is the weather. While skies cleared in Merimbula, flooding in Victoria affected the travel plans of some of our friends from down south. We do hope Mother Nature is kinder in 2015 and we see all these good folk back again.
As usual, our planning is well underway for the next Festival. One of the changes we'll be implementing in 2013 concerns the Saturday morning Parade: it will commence at 10:30am instead of the traditional 11am. This will allow more time for musicians and patrons to enjoy the Parade and then get to the various venues for the 12pm start of the Official Program. Perhaps it will also encourage more musos to take part in the Parade's massed marching band.
A reminder to musos: the vintage open-top cars in the Parade would welcome some music makers.
The Jazz Quest is proving to be a great hit with young players and will be back in 2015. Details are provided below for those up to 25 wishing to take part. It's marvellous to see the high standard of emerging talent on offer so come along and have a listen.
Entry fees for the festival in 2015 will remain the same as in 2014. The 'Early Bird' offers even more savings so please get your form in early to take advantage of this bargain. Musician registration fees will also remain at $10.00 and there is no additional fee for those entering Jazz Quest.
The Committee looks forward to seeing you at the 34th Festival in June 2015.
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