U.S. jazz band swings into Caloundra
International jazz performers 10th Avenue Band brings its unique sound of Big Band, Jump Swing and Dixieland to the Sunshine Coast for a dinner-dance fundraiser at Caloundra on Sunday night, September 10.
The six-piece band, based in California, has built up a fan base around the world following regular tours and gigs at international music festivals, including the Noosa Jazz Festival 2006.
President of the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club, Ted O'Connor, said the band was well known for its high-energy performances and innovative sets, and will be playing on the Sunshine Coast as part of a national tour.
"The 10th Avenue Band is a very innovative group that presents familiar tunes in different ways that gives new life to some nostalgic music," Mr O'Connor said.
Band members are: leader Ed Zimbrick (trombone and vocals), Ed Sherry (trumpet), Otis Mourning (reeds), Bruce Harper (drums), Sue Crosman (piano) and Fred Watstein (string bass).
The show runs from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Kawana Community Hall in Nanyima Street, Buddina. Tickets are $15 for jazz club members and $20 for non-members and can be booked on 5492 7271 or 5491 6017. A cocktail plate is on offer for an additional $10. Proceeds from catering and bar helps the Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast Club promote breast cancer awareness.
The breast cancer survivor dragon boat festival, Abreast in Australia 2007, will be held at Lake Kawana from September 28-30, 2007.
For more information on where to stay, what to see and do visit: www.caloundratourism.com.au
, or phone 1800 700 899 for a free copy of the Caloundra Holiday Guide.