We hope you all had a happy new year and are refreshed and ready to tackle 2019! We took the photo above over Antarctica, on what has become our regular NYE event!
But, our ground-based music resumes next week, with a dinner concert at the Queencliff Uniting Church. Folks in Queenscliff, on the Bellarine, in Geelong, or even those who fancy a trip to the beach -- get your tickets now! Tickets include a meal, and you can buy a single ticket or organise a table.
Then, in February, we're heading to Port Fairy for the third annual Port Fairy Jazz Festival -- a wonderful weekend with a huge variety of bands on dozens of stages across the town.
Fri 8—Sun 10 Feb at various venues in Port Fairy
We will be playing two sets on Saturday afternoon and evening, and leading the congregation in song at the jazz service on Sunday morning.
Visit portfairyjazz.com.au for tickets and more information.
For something closer to home, bring a picnic hamper and come and sit and relax on the lawns of Ringwood Lake Park, listening to our brand of classic hot jazz, along with roving tunes from Total Fire Band.
You can also meet your Mullum Ward councillors and enjoy pre-show family activities including face painting, art activities and children's games.
The free family activities will begin at 6.30pm and the music will begin at approximately 8.15pm. Entry is free, and ice-cream and coffee will be available to purchase on the night.
And, we're very excited to be invited back to the Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival, which is held across five stages within the Eltham township, featuring a mixture of the best established and up-and-coming jazz, blues and soul acts.
Sat 23 Feb, 4:30—5:30pm in Eltham
On top of the great music, there will be free children’s entertainment, and a mouth-watering selection of gourmet foods and locally produced wine, gin, beer and cider available.
Shirazz will be playing at 4:30-5:30 on Saturday afternoon, on Stage 1.
For the full program and for tickets, see elthamjazz.com.au
In March, we're returning to Ballarat for the Ballarat Jazz Club. A great venue with a great dance floor and good meals... a perfect afternoon out in Ballarat.
Bookings 0456 689 123. Tickets $20 ($10 members).
All the best for a happy and safe 2019 -- and we hope to see you around very soon!