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Jazz is the Purrrfect Winter Warmer
Two monster days of FREE jazz-filled magnificence, with multiple staging platforms in and around the Oasis Shopping Centre and Mall in Broadbeach central.
Join the thousands of Jazz enthusiast who flock into the Broadbeach precinct annually for the Broadbeach Jazz Weekend. Enjoy tastes from award winning restaurants, the fresh seaside air, mixed with the sweet sounds from Australia's finest jazz artists on various outdoor stages and venues.
No matter what your style, this smorgasbord of all things jazz will stimulate your senses and leave you wanting more. Hang out for as long as you like, for an hour, for a day, or stay the whole weekend! Broadbeach Jazz Weekend not only brings great live music but street entertainment including jugglers, stilt walkers, acrobats and more!
With the HOT POTATO BAND anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever the 11 piece, fresh sounds brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. After returning from their acclaimed performances at Woodford Folk Festival 2015, the Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated performing bands in Australia both on and off the stage. Beware as they make you the centre of their performance… literally!
Mzaza is one of the most unique bands coming out of Australia today. Lead by acclaimed French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, this award-winning group of cultural refugees from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France, Sephardic Spain and Australia has been mesmerising audiences with powerful and inspired performances. With a fascination for making something new from the old Mzaza create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of skilfully woven influences.
Dezzie D and The Stingrayz formed in 2013, this five piece Rhythm & Blues outfit has been performing nonstop to audiences throughout South East Queensland. Their unique blend of 40s and 50s Rhythm & Blues has become their signature trade mark. These are the unique sounds of music from the era that has encapsulated the swingin' good times that has shaped the music industry of today.
The Caxton Street Jazz Band was founded in Brisbane in 1977 and is today recognised both locally and internationally as one of Australia's leading jazz bands. Now in its 38th year, the band presents hot, swinging jazz in a manner that elicits enthusiastic responses from listening and dancing audiences alike. Members of the band include some of Australia's leading jazz players in their idiom, as well as two instrumentalists who are also vocalists.
The Kitty Kats is an all-female powerhouse trio of Sunshine Coast performers Michelle Brown, Renae Suttie and Susanne Campbell. With inspiring and electrifying songs, and an incredible five-piece band, the girls are proud to be "bringing booty back". With a sassy mix of cabaret, swing, blues, rock and 3-part acapella harmonies, these talented felines will have you dancing, crying, singing, laughing out loud, and "loving the skin you're in".
GETTING THERE There is 3-hour free parking in the Oasis Shopping Centre carpark, but no guarantee you will find a space on such a busy weekend. Best to catch the G:Link tram to Broadbeach North Station, then it's only a couple of minutes walk up the road towards the beach and you're there in the middle of all the action!