JENI Doherty and Kim Rowe from the Mornington Chamber of Commerce hosted business people, music lovers and representatives of local government at the launch of the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival, held at The Social on 29 May.
The jazz festival, which kicks off on Friday 6 June, runs across the long weekend and features a plethora of events, both ticketed and free.
The cornerstone of the festival is a program of internationally renowned jazz artists including Vince Jones, Katie Noonan and Paul Grabowsky, as well as Melbourne Jazz artists Hetty Kate, Wilbur Wilde, Jex Saarelaht and Flap!
The festival also showcases fantastic local musicians, artists and bands. Local performers include the Michelle Nicolle Quartet, Jason Chalmers Trio, Steve Romig and Rob Pappalardo, plus Lauren Calcialgi and Martin Bonett, Charlotte Jane with The Cat and The Fiddle and the Westernport Regional Band and Royal Australian Navy Admirals Own Big Band.
Visit www.morningtonjazz.com.au for tickets and program details.