Dingo Creek Vineyard Annual Jazz and Blues Festival
Dates of Festival: 7th and 8th of May 2005
Rarely are you treated to such a superb line-up... Australia's best of Jazz & Blues performing on two main stages...
James Morrison the jazz legend, the awesome John Morrison "All Stars" and Kathryn Morrison together in what is shaping up to be a Morrison family reunion.
Saturday night will feature the world of Gershwin with noted musicians including Keven Hunt, Dave Putney, Marie Wilson and John Nicol and many other great talents. Festival program will be posted to thsi site as confirmation of additional musicians is complete.
Starts 12 noon Saturday and continues into the evening.
Starts 9 am Saturday to approx 4.30 pm.
This is a no glass, no BYO venue - alcohol sold at venue.
Stage and entertainment areas are covered for all weather comfort.
A wonderful gift for someone special.
Presented by Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Inc.
NET PROCEEDS GO TO SIDS & Kids Queensland
Single Day Pass $55.00
Weekend Pass $95.00
Unpowered campsite (tent,caravan or camper) FREE
*Children under 14 accompanied by an adult are admitted free
If camping is not your thing... ample accommodation is available in the surrounding towns.
You Won't Go Hungry!
A variety of eating options will be available - take your pick...
Thirsty? With two bars and the 'Cellar Door', We've got you covered...
The Main Bar & The Top Bar
* Beer, Spirits and Wine Weekend-Long
* Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices and Spring Water available at all Food Stalls.
the cellar door... Dingo creek wines
* Wine tasting
* Cheese and fruit platters
* All things wine
Sit back and unwind with your friends and a glass of fine wine, nibble on a cheese platter and experience Australia's best of Jazz & Blues. Performing on two covered stages over the weekend.
John Morrison believes Jazz has a magic that makes people want to smile. "The Cat in the Hat" has delighted audiences in Australia and abroad with his humour and dedication to sounds that swing. John is one of the most recognisable and sought after jazz drummers working in Australia today. Equally at home in a small group or big band setting, John's musical facility runs the spectrum from traditional jazz, to swing, to funk and commercial jazz rock.
In 1998 John was awarded the best big band drummer in Australia.
John Morrison is the eldest of the Morrison family and has spent most of his musical life playing with his younger brother James Morrison. At age 8, John began playing many of the instruments in the school brass band and at age 10, had built his first drum set from kitchen pots and pans. In his formative years he played a variety of musical styles, however, jazz was the music that he would become best known for playing.
After two study trips to New York, John and brother James formed Australia's premier jazz big band "The Morrison Bros Big Bad Band". John also widened his exposure and experience playing with a variety of other jazz greats including James Moody, Scott Hamilton, Richie Cole, John and Jeff Clayton, Garry Dial, Jimmy Whitherspoon, Eartha Kitt, Don Burrows, George Golla, and Bob Barnard.
Further to his playing schedule, John is a musical director for Pan Pacific and heads highly successful high school music camps.
He is known for his work in the recording studio both as player and producer and hosts his own "Jazz at Five" radio show on Sydney radio station FM 91.5 Flying has also been a big part of the Morrison family and John has gained many hours as a professional pilot. Over 5000 flying hours in more than 50 different aircraft means John has the dual role of pilot and drummer when the band travels.www.swingcity.com.au
James Morrison is, by anybody's standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word.
Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays trombone, euphonium, flugel horn, tuba, saxophones, and piano.
At the age of seven, he was given his first instrument, at nine he formed his first band and at thirteen he was playing professionally in nightclubs. His international career developed equally as fast. Just turned 16 James Morrison debuted in the USA with a breathtaking concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Following this were performances at the big festivals in Europe - including Montreaux, Pori, North Sea, Nice and Bern - playing with many of the legends of jazz. Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. There were also gigs in the world's most famous jazz clubs - the Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York, the New Morning in Paris and Ronnie Scott's in London.
Now 37, James Morrison's career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded "Jazz Meets the Symphony" with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin, performed concerts at the Royal Albert hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Princess Anne. Royal command performances on two occasions for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognised for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia.
Apart from touring the world for most of the year James is also head of Morrison Records, an independent label dedicated to the best of jazz. He also spends much time in education, doing master classes and workshops in many countries and running a jazz scholarship.
An avid user of the latest technologies James is very involved in furthering the presence of jazz and music education on the Internet and also uses computers extensively in his writing, recording and performances.
When not writing film scores, composing or being patron of several youth orchestras, James relaxes in some fairly unconventional ways for a musician - competing in triathlons, abseiling, flying his private plane or driving in a rally championship. His love of cars is well known, as he was host of the national TV program "Behind the Wheel".
With interests so broad and a career so filled with highlights it seems that he has done just about everything anyone could want - not so. When asked, "What is there left to do?" His reply is typically exciting "This is just the warm up!"
Where is festival?
* 265 Tandur Traveston Road Traveston, Queensland [Near Gympie] Visit the Website to click on a map: www.dingocreekjazzandblues.com
When is the festival?
* 7th and 8th May 2005
How do I get there?
* You can take the bus or drive
What about accommodation?
* Bring your own tent, camper or caravan. It's free and toilets and showers will be on site.
* Stay in one of the many B and Bs, resorts or hotels in the surrounding towns of Noosa and Gympie
* Cooloola Information Centre Ph:  5482 7233
I have an enquiry, who do I call?
Marg Gillespie Ph:  5485 1731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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