Adrian Jackson – Jazz & Blues Fundraisers For Adrian

As well as being the jazz critic for the Age newspaper for close to 20 years, Adrian Jackson is best known as the artistic director for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival , the Stonnington Jazz Festival and notably until 2016 the first 27 Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festivals.
Adrian requires expensive surgery in the near future and the Jazz & Blues communities are joining together to return some of the support that Adrian has given to music over the last forty years.
At the Jazzlab , 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick, a fundraiser co-hosted by Jazzlab and the Melbourne Jazz Co-Op will be held on Sunday the 19th of November between 7.00pm & 11.00 pm featuring the Julien Wilson Trio ( with Stephen Magnussen & Steve Grant ), Andrea Keller, Michelle Nicole, Tony Gould, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Bob Sedergreen, Sam Keevers, Scott Tinkler, Ronny Ferella, Tamara Murphy , Eugene Ball, Sam Anning, Mirko Guerrini and Ilaria Crociani amongst others. Entry $25.00 or $20.00 concessions. Ticket sales at
On Sunday the 26th of November a Blues Benefit will be held for Adrian thanks to MBAS between 3.00 pm & 11.00 pm at the Flemington – Kensington Bowling Club , 407 Racecourse Road , Flemington 3031. Further details at

One response to “Adrian Jackson – Jazz & Blues Fundraisers For Adrian

  1. If you have a bank account for donations, I will happily contribute.
    Living in the Philippines, reading your news letters and imagining the music is usually the best I can do re Oz jazz.
    If necessary Herb Jennings, the saucy trombonist from Ballarat will probably verify that I’m unlikely to use your account details to commit robbery.
    I see that Steve Grant is playing on the big day. Twenty-five years ago, before I left Oz, I recall seeing him perform dazzling duets in Ballarat with a young blond clarinetist, name unfortunately forgotten. Sensational.
    Always reckoned they should have released a CD. Would appreciate any info of what those guys do these days.

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