Gympie neighbour Noosa will swing this August with the Noosa Jazz Party.
Twenty-five of Australia’s top jazz musicians and world famous trumpeter, Jon-Erik Kellso, from New York, are coming to the former hamlet on the sea-side on 28 August to create eight days of exciting, improvised jazz.
Organisers are excited to see the Noosa Jazz Party making a triumphant return after missing two years because of the pandemic.
It’s now back with a program that organisers say is the best in the thirty years the festival has been held.
“Unlike other jazz festivals, the Noosa Heads Jazz Club only invites the best individual jazz musicians to play and forms them into ensembles,” a spokesman for the Noosa Heads Jazz Club said.
In addition to bringing Jon-Erik from overseas, the Jazz Club has Ian Date coming out from Ireland, joining his guitar-playing brother Nigel and violinist George Washingmachine to play their special brand of gypsy jazz.
There will also be pop up bands on Noosa’s Street corners, swinging restaurants, a concert in the park and sunset river cruises.
These will be topped with four nights of jazz at The J theatre in the heart of Noosa with five ensemble sets each night, starting on Wednesday 31 August and going through to Saturday 3 September.
You can get all the information, regular updates, and ticketing details at the Jazz Club’s web site at www.noosajazzclub.com/noosa-jazz-party/ or phone 0478 256 245 for information.