The Australian Jazz Convention is coming up December 26 – 31st in Ballarat – more news as it comes to hand. I checked with Bobby Ballinger who is on the organising committee, and the playing schedule is coming out soon. Amongst Jammers going are

  • Katerina Myskova

  • Annie Smith and the Bossa Boys (I think)

  • Meself

  • Pony Tail Pete

  • The Captain himself

  • Murray the trumpet,

  • Jeff Harris

  • Bill Swannie,

  • and a bunch of others

Port Fairy Jazz Festival. This is getting to be the biggest Festival in Victoria. 8th – 10th February 2019. About a bazillion bands playing,(oh alright, 120) including the usual suspects

Details in https://www.portfairyjazz.com.au

Jazz Planning for Victoria workshop

Discussed at a seminar last week, by jazz friends (enthusiasts, musicians, promoters, radio presenters etc.) from all over Victoria. Supported by Geelong and Ballarat Jazz Clubs, Moyne Shire and organised by the Port Fairy Jazz Festival. An action plan will follow in 2019.

If you look closely, you may spot a couple of Jammers in attendance

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