73rd Australian Jazz Convention

Ballarat will once again be the location to conduct the annual Australian Jazz Convention.

Venues

The venues for the convention have been booked and will be similar to 2017. The venues are:

Miners Tavern, Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Mining Exchange, Craigs Royal Hotel, The George Hotel,  Alfred Deakin Place (for outdoor concert), Mechanics Institute (for Original Tunes Competition & AGM).

Free Twilight Public Concert

THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER 6PM – 9PM

The aim of this free concert is to thank the good folks of Ballarat for allowing the Australian Jazz Convention to take over the Lydiard Street Precinct. A variety of excellent Convention bands will provide a three hour concert to toe tapping Jazz. There will be Traditional & Mainstream Jazz ensembles.

Original Tunes Competition – Sunday 30th December

Musicians attending the convention are encouraged to enter the Original Tunes Competition. The competition will again be held in the Ballarat Mechanics Institute.  This year there are three categories:Musicians attending the convention are encouraged to enter the Original Tunes Competition. The competition will again be held in the Ballarat Mechanics Institute.  This year there are three categories:1. Open2. Youth -Composers under the age 25 3. Women– Newly created category

PIANO RECITALS – FRIDAY 28TH & SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER

A feature of the convention. Again there will be eight soloists giving recitals. The committee are in the process of finalising participants. Some new faces in 2018. More information to follow.

WORKSHOPS FRIDAY 28TH & SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER

There will be two workshops conducted this year, as follows:
Piano workshop – hosted by Kerin Bailey
Banjo workshop – hosted by Peter Hooper and John Withers

STREET PARADE – THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER – 10.30AM – 11.30AM

The Street Parade will be held conducted in the Bridge Street Mall.
Assembly point will be at the Peel Street (East entry point of the mall). Tunes to be advised.

Event Gallery 2017

A few photos from the 2017 event

Roy Burton and Mike Tovey of Temple and Tove’s Big 5 at the George Hotel during the 70th Annual Australian Jazz Convention. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

Roy Burton and Mike Tovey of Temple and Tove’s Big 5 at the George Hotel during the 70th Annual Australian Jazz Convention. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

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