If you’re looking for a great night out (or several for that matter…) look no further than the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival!
Southern Jam is the only event of its kind in the South Island; it’s a great opportunity for young musicians to learn from other great, well respected musicians; and for you to be among the first to experience the South Island’s next wave of musical talent.
The performers in Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival are all senior school students aged between 13 and 18. If you have attended Southern Jam before you’ll know that the performances include big band sounds and mellow swinging rhythms; most importantly the music is of the highest calibre, which is why the event attracts big name judges… All leading national or international performers!
- DARREN PICKERING
- LUKE SMILLIE
- SCOTT TAITOKO
- GWYN REYNOLDS
- MICHAEL STORY
- KATE TAYLOR
In the lead up to the Gala Concert, you’ll be able to attend some public performances, these offer the students a chance to develop their confidence and allow them to experience what it’s really like to play to an audience. As part of the audience, not only will you enjoy great entertainment, you’ll also experience some wonderful Marlborough hospitality at local eateries, bars and social clubs.
“When & Where” you can attend a public performance:
Wed 5th AUGUST
Woodbourne Tavern, Renwick 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cornerstone Bar, Blenheim 7.00pm – 9.00pm
THURS 6TH AUGUST
Café Cortado, Picton 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Picton RSA, Picton 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Marl. Combined Clubs, Blenheim 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Le Café, Picton 7.15pm – 9.45pm
FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST
Watery Mouth Café, Blenheim 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Gibbs Restaurant, Blenheim 4.15pm – 6.15pm
Fairweathers, Blenheim 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Yard Bar, Blenheim 7.30pm – 9.30pm
SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST
Marl. Combined Clubs, Blenheim 11.30am – 2.30pm
Speights Ale House Blenheim 12.00 noon – 2.00pm
This event is of great benefit to your region, it brings visitors into Marlborough during the winter months; many of the schools bring a team of supporters who are ready to dine in your restaurants and spend in your shops, so let’s show them a welcome party as only Marlburians can!
The Gala Concert – Saturday 8th August:
This year the Gala Concert will be held at Marlborough Floor Pride Civic Theatre on Saturday 8th August. It will be a wonderful concert which showcases pieces from all the schools who participate in this years event. The concert will also feature the 2015 All Stars Band compiling of the TOP musicians of this years festival. Finally but not least the audience will be pleased to have the chance to hear the Winning Schools performing from their repertoire as well as the CPIT judges who have performed at festivals and concert engagements throughout New Zealand and overseas and some members of the band with the likes of Dave Dobbyn & Jimmy Barnes to Scribe.
Tickets available from www.ticketdirect.co.nz or The Floorpride Civic Theatre – 03 520 8558
Adults $36 and Children/Students/Seniors $22 (subject to booking fees)
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