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The rural city of Wangaratta – known for its locally-grown produce and family-owned vineyards – is opening its gates again for the annual Jazz and Blues Festival which, this year, hits the quarter of a century milestone. Over 300 musicians will be performing in over 80 concerts throughout Wangaratta’s venues during the long weekend.

Headlining this year is American guitarist/singer and Blues Hall-of-Famer Joe Louis Walker, and multi-talented singer/songwriter and harmonica and didgeridoo player Harper. The artist lineup includes the best of Australia’s jazz and blues talent alongside international musicians from America, Italy and New Zealand.

The festival will also showcase some of Australia’s best voices with an impressive lineup of jazz vocalists including Emma Park from The Voice season two, Hetty Kate performing songs from her recent album Dim All The Lights, and Julie O’Hara, performing with gypsy swing-inspired group Ultrafox.

This year’s program includes artist talks, master classes, and the National Jazz Awards. With the competition instrument changing each year, 2014 will see ten of the best jazz guitarists compete for a $12,000 prize, the chance to record for ABC Classic FM’s Jazztrack with Mal Stanley and an invitation to perform at the 2015 Stonnington Jazz Festival.

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Line-up:

• All The Kings Men (Darren Jack & Ray Beadle)
• Allan Browne & Margie Lou Dyer: Bourbon Street To Wang
• Allan Browne Quintet
• Andrew Dickeson Quintet
• Andrew Gander Quartet
• Australian Art Orchestra: Struttin' With Some Barbecue
• Blue Eyes Cry
• Bob Sedergreen Quintet
• Bondi Cigars
• Brendan Clarke Quartet
• Cannonball
• Chris Russell's Chicken Walk
• Darren Jack
• Drub
• Emma Pask
• Enrico Rava with Monash University Jazz Ensemble
• Enrico Rava with Niko Schauble's Papa Carlo
• Fem Belling Quintet
• Fiona Boyes / Three Kings
• Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
• Greening From Ear To Ear
• Harper (AUS/USA)
• Hetty Kate
• Issho
• James Muller Trio
• James Muller-Stephen Magnusson Quartet
• Jeff 'Tain' Watts Quartet (USA)
• Joe Louis Walker (USA)
• Laura Watts Quartet (USA)
• Lisa Parrot Quartet (AUS/USA)
• Mark Isaacs
• MBAS Unearthed: Justin Yap Band
• Mike Nock Trio Plus
• Nick Charles & Doc Span: All About Sonny & Brownie
• NYJA Ensemble
• Monash University Big Band
• George Washingmachine's Feel The Manouche
• Paul Grabowsky
• Paul Williamson: Connect Four Duos
• Paul Williamson Quartet
• Ray Beadle
• Rod Paine & The Full-Time Lovers
• Roger Manins' Hip Flask
• Route 61
• Royal Swazi Spa
• Sam Keevers Quintet plays Bernie McGann
• Sarah McKenzie
• Shirazz
• Spoke (USA)
• Stephen Magnusson's Kinfolk
• Steve Barry Quartet
• Steve Grant: Jazz Hands
• Steve Hunter Quartet
• The Hoodangers
• The Syncopators
• Three Kings
• Tony Gould & Adam Simmons
• Tony Gould & Ben Gillespie
• Ultrafox
• Wangaratta High School Stage Band & Big Band

Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival 2014 details

Address
Around Wangaratta, Wangaratta 3677

Telephone 03 5722 1666

Price $90.00 to $350.00

Date 31 Oct-03 Nov

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