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ABC Jazz Home > Events > 2011 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues

Linda Oh

A host of International and Australian jazz artists will be once again descending on Wangaratta for this year's Festival.

International artists include US trombonist-composer Josh Roseman, Cuban pianist Fabian Almazan, French bassist Barre Phillips, US multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, French/Australian band La Societe des Antipodes and American blues guitarist Jimmy D Lane.

Local artists doing big things internationally that are returning to perform at the Festival include Barney McAll, Linda Oh (pictured) with her quartet and Walter Lampe.

Local artists performing include: Paul Grabowsky, Sandy Evans, James Muller, Mark Isaacs, Dale Barlow, Mike Nock, Andrea Keller, Ted Vining's Impressions, Elliot Dalgliesh, Allan Browne, Phil Stack and Rai Thistlethwayte.  

Many of the performances will be Festival exclusive collaborations, including Josh Roseman playing with the Australian Art Orchestra, Linda Oh performing with vocalist Gian Slater, Barre Phillips with Mike Nock and La Societe des Antipodes will feature a collaboration between French clarinetist Denis Colin and the Australian saxophonist Adam Simmons.  Paul Grabowsky and Sandy Evans will play for the first time as a duo.

Katie Noonan and Elixir will be the feature artist at the Cup Eve Concert. 

The National Jazz Awards this year will feature 10 drummers, for more information on them, visit our news pageJazztrack with Mal Stanley will once again broadcast the final live on Sunday October 30 from 5pm.

The headliner for the blues program is US guitarist and singer Jimmy D Lane, son of Chicago blues legend Jimmy Rogers.  Joining him at the blues tent will be Jim Conway's Big Wheel, Collard Greens and Gravy, Blue Heat, Paul Williamson's Hammond Blues Revue with special guests Chris Wilson, Shannon Bourne, Ella Thompson and James Black. 

If you can't make it to Wangaratta, ABC Jazz will bring you all the best from the festival online over the weekend. 

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