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Dubbo Jazz Festival


DUBBO JAZZ FESTIVAL

9-11 August 2013

In 2013 Dubbo Jazz is proud to present the 23rd Dubbo Jazz festival consisting 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.



Two Day Pass

Includes:
Saturday 10 August | All Concerts in RSL Club on from 10am till 12 midnight including Piano competition and Swing Dance Big Band Extravaganza. (6 venues over 24 performances)
Sunday 11 August | All Concerts in RSL Club from 10am till 5pm (5 venues over 16 performances)



Three Day Pass

Includes:
Friday 9 August | Ticket to opening event Graeme Bell Legacy Concert at 8pm plus after show bands till midnight.
Saturday 10 August | All Concerts in RSL Club on from 10am till 12 midnight including Piano competition and Swing Dance Big Band Extravaganza. (6 venues over 24 performances)
Sunday 11 August | All Concerts in RSL Club from 10am till 5pm (5 venues over 16 performances)




DUBBO JAZZ TRAIN

9 August 2013 - 7.10am

In a very exciting first Dubbo Jazz announces that the DUBBO JAZZ TRAIN will be coming to the Dubbo Jazz Festival in 2013. The train will leave Sydney 7.10am on the morning of Friday 9 August arriving at 2.10pm and return at 14.10pm Monday 12 August arriving 20:10pm.

GRAEME BELL LEGACY CONCERT

9 August 2013 - 8:00pm -10:30pm

Graeme Bell Legacy Concert featuring artists who performed with Graeme (and his brother Roger) over his long illustrious career and mirroring the Dubbo Australian Jazz Convention of 1970. A special commissioned concert featuring talented jazz legends. This is an Exclusive concert celebrating a lifetime of Jazz featuring musicians who played with Graeme Bell. Covering music from his earliest playing days to more recent times.

DUBBO JAZZ BREAKFAST

10 August 2013 - bookings are essential

DUBBO JAZZ FESTIVAL UKULELE WORKSHOP

Session 1 - 10 August 2013 1:00pm-2:30pm 
Session 2 - 11 August 2013  1:00pm-2:30pm 
Final Performance 11 August 2013 4pm

This promises to be a unique, hands-on experience for ukulele lovers, or anyone who would like to have a go at playing this user-friendly instrument. This workshop offers a rare opportunity for participants to learn from master musicians and to share their talents on-stage with the Janet Seidel Trio during the first half of their concert. The workshop consists of two ninety-minute workshops led by Chuck Morgan of the Janet Seidel Trio. The sessions are on Saturday and Sunday, and the workshop concludes with participation in the final concert of the Festival on Sunday afternoon. Enrolment is open to players of all ages [from 12 years plus] and all skill levels, from beginner to advanced level.

   

DUBBO JAZZ FESTIVAL BIG BAND/SWING DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday 10 August, 8-11.30pm

The Big Band Night in 2013 will be a festival highlight. It will consist of over three hours of big band live entertainment and demonstration swing dance from Canberra Swing Katz in the RSL premium venue, the Auditorium, which will be transformed into the Dubbo Jazz Club for the night. Food and drinks will be available. You can come and just enjoy the spectacle and the music or join one of the workshops and join the dance.

   

DUBBO JAZZ FESTIVAL SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS

Session 1 Beginners Swing Dance - 10 August 2013 2:00pm-3:30pm
Session 2 Intermediate Swing Dance - 11 August 2013  2:00pm-3:30pm
Final Performance 11 August 2013 4pm

Swing dancing originated as a social dance, and that’s how it will be at the Dubbo Jazz Festival! The Canberra Swing Katz experts lead an introductory workshop and an Intermediate workshop on Saturday 10 August from 2.00-5.15pm. Their workshops are designed to get you up and dancing asap, no previous experience required! Join one or both workshops and then dance the night away at the Festival’s Big Band Night, featuring the RAN Admiral’s Own Big Band, Great Western Plains Big Band and Tin Roof Big Band, Saturday 8-11pm in the RSL Auditorium.


DUBBO JAZZ WIND DOWN DINNER

11 August 2013 - 8.00pm

Wind Down Dinner on Sunday 11 August at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort - Bookings are essential



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