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Murray Bridge Festival into its second year

IN 2012 a new jazz festival – the Murray Bridge Jazz Festival in South Australia – appeared on the jazz calendar. Click here to see what Jazz Ramble said about it.

Well it’s on again in 2013. The founding festival must have been a success because the event has grown from its initial one day to three which makes it much more attractive to visitors from interstate. So pencil a note in your diaries for holiday planning. The weather should be pleasant in October – low to mid 20s – and there are lots of other attractions in this part of South Australia to build on before and after the event.

For further information contact Lenny Eames.

Murray Bridge Jazz Festival Update

FURTHER info on our newest jazz festival – the Murray Bridge Festival on 25 August.

Ron Flack from Adelaide reports:

Hi Jane, Lenny Eames asked me to pass some information on after we decided on bands for Murray Bridge.

They will be
1. Daily Jazz led by John van der Koogh
2. The New Climax Band led by Gordon Coulson
3. The Dukes of Jazz led by Don Brow
4.The Jazz Ramblers led by Dave Sutton and
5. Mr Jazz led by myself.

These bands contain the leading Traditional Jazz Musicians on the Adelaide scene. On the Paddle boat will be a band led by Mel Hopgood with Gordon Coulson, Don Brow and Bill Polain.(Captain Proud’s Pirates)

Accommodation in Murray Bridge will be fully checked out next week, however there are 2 Motels plus B and B’s etc.; further advice on this will be conveyed to you after our next visit to Murray Bridge.

Ron Flack

A New Jazz Festival at Murray Bridge, SA: a chance to be a festival founder!

THESE days we are more likely to hear of jazz festivals closing down, so it’s a thrill to be able to announce one starting up!

Lenny Eames announces that the inaugural Murray Bridge Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday 25 August 2012 with the hope that it will be the first of many future festivals in the fourth largest city in South Australia.

Not quite sure where Murray Bridge is? Well it’s about 80 km east of Adelaide on the Murray River. Visit the tourist website at http://www.murrayriver.com.au/murray-bridge to learn more about the area, accommodation options and other local attractions.

This year’s program is fairly modest to test the water, but it is hoped that the festival will grow bigger and better as the years go by.

The Captain Proud

THE festivities will kick off with a jazz cruise aboard the paddle steamer “The Captain Proud”. Music from 1pm – 3pm.
Then in the afternoon/evening (from 3.30pm to 8.15pm) a cabaret in the Town Hall with 5 bands playing for dancing and listening pleasure. Food platters on the tables will be included in the price. Drinks at bar prices.

Tickets: Cruise only $30
Cabaret only $25
Cruise and Cabaret $45.

For further information/ bookings contact Lenny Eames 0408 858 217 or Gordon (08) 8337 3982, by email gleames@bigbutton.com.au