In just four weeks’ time Mornington will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Queen’s Birthday Weekend Mornington Winter Jazz Festival from 5th – 8th June. Now in its third year the festival has grown to include even more live performances with free and low cost activities the whole family can enjoy.
This year’s dynamic jazz program offers a wide range of jazz performances with styles and sounds to suit everyone.
Kicking off the festival on Friday 5th June is a new addition to the program, a dinner performance by Latin Jazz Ensemble Clave Mania at Biscottini Mornington. At the same time saxophone legend Adrian ‘The Professor’ Cunningham, fresh from a tour in New York USA, will be performing an exclusive dinner show at The Rocks Mornington.
From Saturday the town really comes alive with the ‘Main Street Live’ Stages kicking off at 10am. Mornington will be abuzz with all things music, arts, culture and heritage. There will be free live music, guided historical walking tours, pop up Kids Zones with free children’s entertainment from 10am – 2pm and the piece di resistance of the outdoor program, Live Laneway Painting by The Snakehole Gallery in Main Streets very own ‘Jazz Alley’ located outside Your Hair & Beauty Mornington.
From Traditional to Latin; Arfo to Soul the 2015 Jazz program has it all. Notably there is a very special performance at the MPRG by legendary jazz guitarist George Golla, who with Jacki Cooper will debut their ‘Tea for Two’ 80th Birthday Celebration recordings. There are performances from Jude Pearl, Emma Pask and the impeccable Vika Bull performing AT LAST! The Etta James Story at The Grand Hotel on Sunday, and for those after something different you can’t go past Rita Satch at 115 Café on Saturday night and George WashingMachine in Feel The Manouche at the back to back Beaches special on Sunday.
Tickets Go On Sale May 1st – with Early Bird Release from Monday.
For performance details and to book visit www.morningtonjazz.com.au.