From big band to Dixieland jazz lovers of all kinds will happy with the line-up for the 20th annual Dubbo Jazz Festival.
Nanjing Night Net

More than 700 musicians are expected to converge on the city on the weekend of August 13-15 to swing to the sounds of cool and bluesy jazz.

The Dubbo Jazz Festival is one of the best in Australia and will see the largest gathering of some of the best musicians seen west of the divide.

This year’s line-up includes world class musicians playing all styles of jazz during a 26-hour period in five quality venues under one roof at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort.

In addition to festival performances at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort, bands will play at selected times at two wineries, the West Dubbo Bowling Club, Dubbo City Bowling Club, Western Plains Cultural Centre and Shoyoen Japanese Gardens.

A multi-denominational Gospel Service will also be held on the Sunday at St Brigid’s Catholic Church with Anita Harris and friends.

The festival will feature some of Australia’s best jazz acts as well as international ones.

The Junior Dixieland Band will travel from the Czech Republic to be part of the festival while closer to home the Australian Army Band Camouflage won’t be blending into the background with their smooth sounds.

A delicious jazz breakfast will be held on Saturday morning at the RSL in the entertainment lounge.

Bookings are are essential

Another highlight of the festival will be the big sounds at the big band concert on the Saturday at the RSL where the much-awarded St John’s College Stage Band will be part of the line up.

The weekend will wrap up with the popular wind down dinner dance on Sunday evening where bands such as Junior Dixieland, Anita Harris Quartet, Maurie’s Jolly Rollers will provide the music for dancing.

Weekend passes, session and day passes will be available at the door for each swinging show.

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