Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues - Sunday 1st November 2020
Ticket Price for this day pass: AU$15/US$10.50
Bundle ticket price for 7-day pass: AU$79/US$53.15
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Program:3.45pm - Community Program
Emma Christie Quartet
Up and coming young local vocalist and band performing a contemporary jazz program.
Paris Zachariou & Mark Bolsius
This will be an entertaining performance of swing and big band tunes by these quality local musicians.
6.30pm - From the Gov and 505
Think B.B. King sharing a scotch with Booker T at the crossroads after midnight. With more awards than you can poke a mojo hand at, what started as a hair-brained idea between friends medicating their way through jazz school over a bottle of red, has taken them on an ad- venture that spans the globe. A multitude of gongs suggests Lazy Eye deliver some of the best original blues Australia has to offer.
7.30pm - The Streamliners**
The Streamliners are hailed as one of the best kept secrets and premier R&B bands from South Australia. Consisting of some of the cream of Roots & Blues players, they’ve won countless awards over the years and backed up many international artists such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Holmes Brothers, Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, The Fabulous T-Birds, Joe Louis Walker and were Muddy Waters' son Mud Morganfield touring band at the 2017 Byron Bay BLUESFEST.
8.30pm - Zela Margossian Quintet*
Born in Beirut of Armenian heritage, Aria award nominated Zela Margossian creates an exotic musical atmosphere that bears influences from the rich and colourful cultures she represents.
*Co-presented with Creative Original Music Adelaide (COMA) and the Wheatsheaf Hotel
**Presented in conjunction with Venue 505, the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, and the Sydney Improvised Music Association
HistoryConceived by a group of locals in 1989 as a way to attract visitors and raise the profile of the town, the first Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (as it was then known) was staged in 1990, with attendances at around 2500.
Since then – with blues added to the program in 1994 – it has grown to become an internationally renowned event, featuring more than 200 jazz and blues artists from the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.
With a diverse, eclectic mix of jazz greats and rising stars, each year the program showcases jazz and blues of all styles, including original, contemporary, traditional, mainstream, experimental and improvised. A central feature remains the National Jazz Awards; a competition designed to encourage and promote young musicians.
The Festival has won numerous tourism and sponsorship awards, and is recognised internationally as the foremost jazz and blues event in Australia.
Our PartnersThe Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Rural City of Wangaratta, Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Pughouse Studios, Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Australian Jazz Museum, Australian Jazz Convention, Creative Original Music Adelaide (COMA), Wheatsheaf Hotel, Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), Venue 505 and The Governor, Hindmarsh
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