The trumpets, saxophones, guitars and pianos of the Illawarra are tuned and ready for the 29th annual Illawarra Autumn Jazz Festival this weekend.
From tomorrow until Sunday (1 – 3 May), the Illawarra will be treated to a showcase of over 20 jazz bands from across the region and country, at the Corrimal Hotel and Corrimal Uniting Church.
“It’s just full on, all day and all night…it’s a really fun weekend,” Ms King said.
“It’s a cheap, family-friendly thing to do. A full weekend pass is only $75 for non-members [$60 for members] and kids under 18 are free.”
Corrimal Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Karen Lepard, said she was a regular supporter the Illawarra Jazz Club’s events, including the Festival.
“The wonderful thing about the Jazz Festival is that it also introduces you to a whole range of genres of music. You enjoy it live, with great talent performing…it’s a great thing for our community,” she said.
The Illawarra Jazz Club is a non-profit organisation that promotes the local performance and appreciation of jazz. It meets every Saturday at the Corrimal Hotel between 3:30 – 6:30pm for a weekly jazz music session, free of charge. All are welcome.