Some of the headlining acts include McCoy Tyner, Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured), Dr Lonnie Smith, Patti Austin, The Fringe, Terence Blanchard, Chris Potter, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Hiromi, Katie Noonan, Vince Jones, Allan Browne Quartet and Bernie McGann.
The 10-day Festival consists of a variety of free and ticketed events, including 11 world premieres, 13 Australian premieres, eight Festival exclusives and eight Australian/international collaborations.
A focus for this years' event is to highlight the role the human voice plays in bringing words to life, as well as the exploration of the artists' voice within music. One of the opening weekend events is With One Voice - featuring Katie Noonan, inviting all 'shower Sinatras' to bring their vocal chords to an interactive family concert featuring the music of many different cultures.
For the complete line-up and more information, visit the Melbourne International Festival official website and stay tuned to ABC Jazz as we bring you all the sights and sounds from the Festival.
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Dee Dee Bridgewater (born May 27, 1950) is an American jazz singer. She is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award - winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio's syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization. Biography: Born Denise Eileen Garrett in Memphis,...
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