In 2013 Dubbo Jazz is proud to present a diverse and exciting line-up of Jazz from trad to mainstream, swing to gypsy and blues.
This year’s event will be the largest festival to date, with over 200 musicians involved in nearly 50 concerts. In 2013 we bring you a unique experience, the opening concert event – the Graeme Bell Legacy Concert featuring artists who performed with Graeme over his long illustrious career and mirroring the Dubbo Australian Jazz Convention of 1970.
Before you even get to town you can book a seat on the very first Dubbo Jazz Train departing Sydney on Friday 9 August. This year we have introduced a chance for the audience to join in with both Ukulele workshops with Chuck Morgan from the Janet Seidel Trio plus Swing Dance workshops with the Canberra Swing Katz. The swing dance workshop will conclude in a Big Band night, a spectacular evening featuring the 20 strong Admiral’s Own Big Band, RAN plus local support.
Our main Festival venue continues to be the Dubbo RSL Club Resort, with its 6 venues and extensive facilities available to you; plus we are spreading the jazz across the town at a variety of other venues through our Jazz Around Town program.
We continue to extend the Festival with many of the premiere local venues including Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Outlook Cafe, Lazy River and Red Earth Estates, Dubbo Rugby Club, No 95 Red Earth Restaurant and Piano Bar, Club Dubbo Bowling Club and Blues at the Castlereagh Hotel.
So tune your ears and kick up your heels this August in Dubbo and swing the days and nights away with the hot jazz and cool beats of our 23rd Festival … the beat goes on …