UP, UP AND AWAY
After forging a great teaching and performing career in Australia, local jazz chanteuse Lauren Lucille will be departing our shores to embark on a European career. Before she jetsets, Lauren has two final local shows at Lock N Load November 26 and December 3.
THE WINNER IS....
A big congratulations to Queensland's Joseph O’Connor (now based in Melbourne) for winning Australia’s most prestigious jazz competition, the National Jazz Awards. Congratulations also to Queensland's Dave Spicer who also made it into the finals. Joseph will receive $10,000, plus an ABC studio recording session, and an invitation to perform in the 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival. The Award has been a central feature of the Wangaratta Jazz Festival since it began in 1990. A different instrument is featured every year, and this year it was the piano.