• Jazz festival appoints its artistic team for 2020

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    ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Zoe Hauptman and Scott Solimo remain part of the artistic team, joined by Eugene Ball (inset) to put together the 2020 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. PHOTO: Kylie Wilson

    THE new board of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues has appointed an artistic team to program the 30th festival, which will be held on Melbourne Cup weekend in 2020.

    The announcement comes in the wake of the decision to place the festival on year’s hiatus, with the team behind the event having held an annual general meeting, appointed a new board, engaged the services of a general manager and undertaken a range of strategic planning activities.

    The festival has once again adopted the model of an artistic team – a model that was put in place and proved successful after the departure of founding artistic director Adrian Jackson in 2016.

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