Public invited for early jazz celebration

JOIN JAZZ CELEBRATION SUNDAY: Wangaratta musician Scott Solimo will perform at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz’s 2013 program launch on Sunday, with all the community invited to attend. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

SUNDAY’S public launch of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues program for the 2013 event hopes to attract a large crowd.

Festival board chairman Paul Squires said all members of the community are encouraged to come down for the launch at the Pinsent Hotel, from 5pm to 7pm.

“This is a community event and we want people to join in the early celebration,” he told the Wangaratta Chronicle yesterday.

“We believe this year’s program has got a really good mix of international artists from the USA and Europe, as well as some great Aussie-grown talent.

“I think you’d say it’s an eclectic mix that will provide the whole range of genres for which the festival is famous for.

“The festival (from November 1 to 5) will continue to offer a great opportunity to see quality acts from around the world…that’s why it’s Australia’s premier jazz festival.”

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