It’s International Jazz Day! And as people around the world get celebrating, UOWTV explores the thriving and jiving jazz community that exists within the Illawarra.

When Eric Dunan started at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, jazz music wasn’t a major part of their repoirtoire. He has since built their jazz program from the ground up, and now oversees almost 100 students in their jazz music studies.

Eric gets jazzy and busts out some improvisations…

The 28th Illawarra Autumn Jazz Fest is this weekend. We catch up with festival hosts at the Corrimal Hotel, to see just what they’re looking forward to most about the event.

Multimedia Reporter: Samara Gardner

 

We have a chat with Mick Berghuis from Belmore Basin Jazz Band  about his band – who have been together for more than 25 years – their memorable experiences, and the upcoming Illawarra Jazz Festival.

By Angelique Lu

 

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