The Noosa Jazz Festival is an iconic Queensland music event, celebrating jazz of all genres, alternate pop and progressive music. Enjoy four great days of music, gourmet local food and Spring time weather in the beautiful seaside town of Noosa, at the 2012 Noosa Jazz Festival.
Now into its 21st year, the festival is recognised as one of Noosa’s premier cultural events and one of Australia’s most popular jazz industry gatherings.
In 2012, the Noosa Jazz Festival will offer a stellar lineup of musicians from all genres of jazz music, from traditional to modern funk and blues, alternate pop and progressive. Headline acts include jazz great Grace Knight and Liam Burrows, who was recently announced Best Jazz Artist at the 2012 MusicOz Award. Check the program for the full artist schedule.
Some of the events planned for the four days of the Festival include the popular Tastings on Hastings, the original Noosa long lunch. This event sees Hastings Street turned into a pop-up restaurant for 500 guests, who are wined, dined and entertained by a roving stage of jazz musicians and buskers. This will feature alongside many other much-loved Festival events, including the Legends Lunches, daily jazz river cruises, Jazz in the Woods, large open air concerts, Bicentennial Hall, and small intimate venue performances.
There is something for everyone at the Noosa Jazz Festival. See you in Noosa in Spring!
2012 Noosa Jazz Festival
Various locations around Noosa
30 August to 2nd September 2012
31 Aug 2012 - What's Happening at the Noosa Jazz Festival This Weekend?
20 Aug 2012 - Jazz it up in the park
17 Aug 2012 - Something for Everyone at Noosa Jazz Festival
08 Aug 2012 - Dine at your Favourite Restaurant...Right in the Middle of Hastings St
06 Jun 2012 - Australia's Most Sought-After Pop Up Restaurant at Noosa Jazz Festival
With ARIA nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, Grace Knight is one of the most celebrated and enduring talents in Australian music. Grace has just released her seventh solo album, Keep Cool Fool. Grace will perform one show only during the Saturday night concert in the Park...
At just 18 years of age, Liam Burrows has already developed into an exceptional young singer and musician, performing at leading venues all over Australia and Internationally. Liam now returns to the Noosa Jazz Festival for the second consecutive year, where he will again light up the stage and delight audiences. Liam will perform one show only during the Saturday night concert in the Park...
Gil Askey (US)
Gil Askey was born in Austin Texas in 1925 and played as a jazz trumpeter for almost 20 years before becoming a musical director for Motown and other companies for over 20 years. Get up close and personal with Askey at the Legends Lunch on Saturday 1st September. This intimate performance and chat will give audiences the chance to get up close and personal with this enduring jazz legend, and ask him questions about his stunning career...
BULLHORN & the Barksdale Brass Band (AUS)
BULLHORN are a dynamic nu-wave brass band, made up of 1 bossing drummer and 7 hard hitting horn players. With their roots in funk, soul, hip hop, reggae and dance music their performances inspire the most conservative audiences to make their way to the dancefloor. This is a never to be repeated lineup, playing one exclusive show only on Friday 31st August.
James Morrison needs little introduction. He is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. In 1997, James was recognised for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia. A favourite of the Noosa Jazz Festival, James returns in 2012 for his series of mesmerising perfomances.
Irish born and now Noosa local, Andrew Lawson has had a busy few years making his mark in the music world. Andrew appears for the first time at the Noosa Jazz Festival this year, and this proud local guy is sure to put on a spectacular show. Andrew will perform one show only on Sunday afternoon at the Sunset Beach Bar.
Ingrid James & San Gabriel 7s (feat. Bill Watrous) (US & AUS)
Multi award winning Queensland Jazz singer, Ingrid James teams up with top US jazz/latin/funk ensemble – San Gabriel 7 – and featured artist, seven time winner “Trombonist of the Year” (Downbeat Magazine), the legendary Bill Watrous, to perform material from their recent highly acclaimed international release Lost My Heart.
Monsieur Camembert (AUS)
Triple ARIA Award winning group Monsieur Camembert has been at the forefront of Australias GYPROCK scene for the past 13 years.
Emma’s talent was spotted by James Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just 16.
Most serious music lovers in Australia will know of Ed Wilson from his days with the legendary ''Daly/Wilson Big Band'', who achieved enormous success in the 70s and 80s. Get up close and personal with Ed Wilson at the Legends Lunch on Sunday 2nd September. This intimate performance and chat will give audiences the chance to get up close and personal with this enduring jazz legend, and ask him questions about his stunning career.
Paul Robert Burton Trio (AUS)
The Paul Robert Burton Trio defy categorization. This energetic group performs a highly eclectic repertoire of originals and unusual traditional musical pieces, blending Blues, Celtic, Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Gospel, Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz & Folk Rock influences together into an evocative musical soundscape.
Lauren Lucille Duo (AUS)
Lauren Lucille is an engaging young jazz singer, composer and arranger who grew up in a musical family steeped in the jazz tradition.
various locations, Noosa Heads
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