From the media release
From 30th October – 2nd November 2015, Arts Mildura in collaboration with the Mildura River City Jazz Club, will present the 36th Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival.
The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival is one of the longest continuous running Jazz Festivals in the country. The collaboration between The River City Jazz Club and Arts Mildura generates a program which is attractive to followers of Traditional Jazz in addition to audiences for contemporary interpretations of the Jazz genre.
The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival is unique in the Australian Jazz and Music scene, merging great music with food and wine in some extraordinary locations, including wineries, restaurants, the street, all to be enjoyed in the Mediterranean climate of the region.
The line-up for the 2015 program includes the Nicky Crayson Trio, Don Mayne Trio, Double A Jazz Band, Maryborough Traditional Jazz Ensemble, Double A Jazz, Kelsey James Quintet, Mildura and Glenelg Brass Bands and the Red Cliffs Secondary Jazz Ensemble.
“The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival mixes quality ingredients to produce an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the best of what this region has to offer. The line-up of bands has been selected to cater to traditional and contemporary jazz fans. The combination of music, food and wine and the warm spring weather set the scene for friends and family to come together to enjoy a weekend of music, food and fun.”
Paul Lambeth, Director, Arts Mildura
Program highlights include the choice of two events on opening night. Red Hot Jazz, at Redcliffs Secondary College. A selection of Jazz Bands will be performing, including The Red Cliffs Secondary College Jazz Ensemble, Maryborough Traditional Jazz Ensemble and the Don Mayne Trio. Alternatively, the Nicky Crayson Trio will be performing at 27 Deakin, a beautiful café in Deakin Avenue Mildura, meals available. The Primed for Jazz Street Party is a popular event in the open air. This year, audiences to this free event will be entertained by the Kelsey James Quintet, Double A Jazz Band and the Maryborough Traditional Jazz Band. Other highlights include Reuben’s Riverboat Ramble aboard the PS Melbourne, the Jazz Jam at the Mildura RSL, Trentham Estate Winery and the Mildura and the Glenelg Brass Band on the lawns of the Mildura Arts Centre.