TALENTED JAZZ STUDENTS FEATURE AT 2008 NOOSA JAZZ FESTIVAL
This year's Noosa Jazz Festival will again feature an outstanding line up of budding jazz artists performing in the special Youth in Jazz program.
"Along with the exciting program of international and national guest artists with over 170 musicians blowing up a storm at the Noosa Jazz Festival, we are also very proud of our Youth in Jazz Program," said Linda Jedynak, event coordinator.
"There will be an amazing amount of young talent coming from all over South East Queensland performing their Glen Miller style renditions. Some of these school and conservatorium bands are national competition champions," he said.
The Youth in Jazz Program will be held in Noosa Heads Lions Park, Noosa Parade from 11am on Friday 5, and Saturday, 6 September. On Sunday 7 September you can catch them at The Sunday Mail Jazz in the Park, Noosa Woods from 1pm.
"The Youth in Jazz program supports the future of the Queensland jazz industry and we are proud to be able to offer the students the opportunity to showcase their talents in our own backyard" said Linda.
"The cream of Queensland's Jazz Big Bands will be blowing up a storm over the two days and we are excited that this arm of the festival just keeps on getting stronger. The program started humbly six years ago, and now we can honestly say that the talent on offer each year just gets better and better.
"These performances have grown to become another popular event on the program with over 450 participating students over the two days entertaining thousands of people in a relaxed 'Noosa style' atmosphere.
"This year we will be offering the audiences an opportunity to grab a bite to eat from one of the various foods stalls and join us in the beer garden on Friday night while they watch the students in action in the later part of the program from 5pm onwards.
"Don't miss the opportunity to see some young stars in the making," said Linda.
The festival will be showcasing a number of schools' big bands with band sizes ranging from 10 to 30 students. Schools are coming from Noosa, Coolum, Sunshine Beach and Brisbane.
"If the talent from last year is anything to go by, we are in for another great treat, as they have yet another year of studies behind them," she said.
"The festival organisers are passionate about giving the students the opportunity to play to live audiences which we hope will help them become confident young adults. Our aim is to acknowledge their dedication to music and also to ensure they carry on with their studies in the future," said Linda.
Stay tuned for more announcements and in the meantime hit the jazz festival website for further details on www.noosajazz.com.au or for general enquiries call USM Events on 5449 0711.
Thursday (Welcome Jam) $25 Friday (1 day pass) $48
Saturday (1 day pass, incl concert) $65 River Cruise (per day) $25
Saturday Night Concert (only) $35 Final Blast $25
The Sunday Mail Jazz in the Woods (FREE) Sunday (1 day pass, incl Final Blast $48
3 Day Pass - Gold Pass (now incl Welcome Night) $98
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