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Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival 2019

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Make sure you attend this huge jazz festival
For the many people who love jazz, this is the one event you do not want to miss!

It is the annual Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival and will take place on 23rd and 24th February 2019. It will be on at 1 Commercial Place, Eltham, from 12 noon until 6.00 pm.

The festival is run as a not-for-profit event by the Eltham Chamber of Commerce, with funding granted from the Nillumbik Shire Council, partners and local traders.

It is a free festival, which is held across five stages within the Eltham town and features a mixture of the well established and the up-and-coming jazz, blues and soul acts.

This festival was recently graded as second in the whole world through the American Express Essentials world top 20 jazz festivals - what a fantastic achievement! On top of all the great music, there will be free children's entertainment and delicious selections of gourmet foods and locally produced wine for sale.

The full festival lineup is as follows:

The Blue Souls


Checkerboard Lounge

Greg Champion and the Useful Members of Society

Hawker Heights

Horns of Leroy

Kings and Associates

McNaMarr Project

The Seven Ups

The Melbourne Jazz Quartet

Michelle Nicole Quartet

Nick Charles

Fake Sibling


The Shuffle Club

Sisters and Misters

The Slip Dixies

Soul Sacrifice

Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative

Phil Para

Rattlin Bones Blackwood

Sandie White with the Esmond Selwyn Trio

The New Orleans Pelicans are a brass band and a seven-piece orchestra. They perform music of New Orleans which includes classic jazz and 30's to 40's era swing music. They formed in 1986 and the current band began in 2000, at the request of Musical Director Adrian Jackson, to open the Melbourne International Jazz Festival that year.

The Jackson Four is a jazz and cool blues Hammond quartet. They have been impressing audiences across Australia and internationally since 2013 with their swinging jazz, cool blues and infectious New Orleans beats.

In late 2018, they commenced developing a new adventure, The Jackson Four Jazz. Featuring Jon Wade on Hammond organ and piano. The official launch of The Jackson Four Jazz will be here at the 2019 festival.

Fulton Street are a 9-piece band playing soul music. They are led by vocalist Shannen Wick and feature a rock solid rhythm section and horns. They combine the classics of soul and R&B with a truly irresistible sound.

St Helena Secondary College Senior Jazz Band are a dynamic jazz ensemble of high school students aged 14 to18 years.

The band had a hugely successful 2018, which included a very exciting trip to the Generation in Jazz Festival, where they came first place in Division 3. In the third term, the band entered the highest division for the first time at the Victorian Schools Music Festival and achieved gold!

Dr Crask and his Swingin Elixir are a small band playing music from the '30s and '40s.

They play swing tunes which are guaranteed to get you up and dancing with Lindy Hop in mind. They have a 4-piece rhythm section and a 3-piece horn section, together with the smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury.

Thando is a Zimbabwean born singer who has been performing around Australia with an electric presence and strong vocals. Her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of reflection.

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers since he started performing in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late '70s and early '80s. He has produced no less than 20 albums and often comments about the world we live in, from an idealistic perspective.

He is an excellent trumpet player and his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety.

You can see the full line up as well as times at this link.

There will be a range of great local food and wine available from stallholders who will be situated across the site. There will also be plenty of fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants.

For further details, visit this link.
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Why? For a fabulous jazz festival in Eltham
When: 23rd and 24th February, 2019
Where: 1 Commercial Place, Eltham
Cost: FREE entry
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