QPAC is getting all jazzed up to host some of Australia’s biggest names in jazz.
For an entire weekend in August, jazz fans will be treated to two days of non-stop music by some of the country’s finest performers and bands. Jazz music will weave its way through QPAC with known and local artists performing across two venues from midday to 11pm on Saturday, 16 August and midday to 6pm on Sunday, 17 August.
The exceptional line up includes one of Australia’s leading international artists, Bob Barnard (pictured, left), who will perform with his all-star band; the highly regarded composer, performer and educator Bob Sedergreen and Australia’s top rated traditional/ mainstream jazz group, The Syncopators.
Featuring all styles of jazz, Giants of Jazz also features: Geoff Bull’s Olympia Jazz Band, George Washingmachine, Julie O’Hara, Peter Baylor, Laique, The Jazz Factory, Clare Hansson, Harry Lynn Quartet, Queensland Conservatorium Big Band, Jazz String.
QPAC’s Artistic Director John Kotzas said Giants of Jazz was a great opportunity for lovers of jazz to indulge in a smorgasboard of entertainment.
“It’s rare to get this number of artists of this calibre together under one roof for an entire weekend,” Mr Kotzas said.
“It’s also rare for jazz to be performed in these intimate surrounds, enabling fans an up-close and personal experience.
“Giants of Jazz builds on QPAC’s incredibly successful Jazz Fridays, which has seen local jazz artists performing in Cascade Court regularly since February,” Mr Kotzas said.
Patrons can purchase a full-day pass for either Saturday or Sunday or a full weekend pass.
Dates: Saturday 16, August and Sunday, 17 August
Venues: Cremorne Theatre & Studio 1, QPAC
Tickets: Single Day Pass $105; 2 Day Weekend Pass $198
Bookings: qtix.com.au or 136 246