Posted on behalf of Ku Promotions...
North Coast Jazz Festival
Announcing: Tix on sale 26th April
Taking place weekend of 9-12th June
in 4 venues around the town of Bangalow.
Tickets are $125 for the weekend pass or $55 per day, half day pass $40, half day conc. $20 Tickets are on sale through the website of the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Lismore, Barebones Bangalow 6687 1393, the Rug Shop Bangalow 6687 2424 , The Urban Café Bangalow 6687 2678, All Music and Vision’s 3 stores in Byron Bay 6685 7611, Lismore 6622 5399, and Ballina 6686 8111, The Mullumbimby Book Shop 6684 1413 and Murwillumbah Music 6672 5404. For more information phone Conservatorium on 66 212 266 or check out the website at www.conservatoriumarts.org and follow the links.
Gabrielle the director of both the Festival and Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre Inc has produced another program to thrill. Serious music lovers were overjoyed with the line up last year and this year is even better!!
The 2006 Festival promises to be a high standard event, with some of the best musicians this country has to offer in not only Jazz but Hip Hop, Latin and other styles that have a jazz influence.
Amongst the stellar line up are Axle Whitehead, presenter of Video Hits on Channel Ten, ( have heard his group are brilliant, so can't wait to see them) the Jackie Orszarczky trio, Badema featuring Moussa Diakite( former guitarist to Salif Keita), Circle of Rhythm (Ben Walsh, Bobby Singh, Greg Sheehan) The Ted Vining trio featuring Bob Sedergreen( one of the hightlights of the festival last year for me), Eric Ajaye (Straight up), George Washingmachine, Darren Percival, The Brand New Sweeties( name is great ..can't wait to see them), Twelve Tone Diamonds (another favourite from last year),Gabrielles fantastic group Hudibrastic Funk, and a group I have heard are absolutely amazing so not to miss.. True Live... and this is only a quarter of the line up!! Oh and I can't wait to see the percussion group that will be put together by Greg Sheehan and Simon Barker (two giants in their field), on the outdoor stage on Sunday.
There will be lots of exciting improvised music and a taste of Australia’s finest up and coming jazz players. Masterclasses and workshops for aspiring musicians and vocalists will also be held over the weekend. Delicious food and drinks will be available. The town will be buzzing.... Get your ticket SOON!! A Must Be There Event.