|Pictured right, cover of program for the PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 1984
Established in 1979, The Playboy Jazz Festival
has become internationally acclaimed, emerging
as the West Coast's premier jazz event. Sold out every year,
it is a month-long affair culminating on one weekend in
June at the Hollywood Bowl featuring jazz, latin
and world music. Virtually every jazz legend and major
contemporary artist has performed at The Playboy Jazz Festival.
Past performers include Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Torme, Etta James, Woody Herman, Shorty Rogers, Pete and Conti Candoli, Carl Fontana, Bob Enevoldson, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Jack Nimitz, Frank Capp, Russ Freeman, Monty Budwig, Mose Allison,Kenny Burrell, Zoot Sims, Red Mitchell, Louie Bellson, Jackie McLean, Pancho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval and hundreds of others.
15 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, Victoria, Australia
Melway reference 63 C8
Cost: $144 for 12 weeks plus $33 for Victorian Jazz Archive Membership.
Total cost - $174
Open to musicians of all ages. Applicants are required to be proficient with their instrument and able to play scales and arpeggios and be interested in improvising. All music is provided.
Call Marina Pollard on 03 9781 4972 – 0409 964 753
|"Ross Anderson's New Melbourne Jazz Band"
Celebrating more than 27 years of a dynamic and vibrant Melbourne traditional jazz band.
The Victorian Jazz Archive is at 15 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, Victoria, with general viewing Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 3pm.
For group tours call 9800 5535 or visit www.vicjazzarchive.org.au
Cost is $10 per person and includes morning or afternoon tea and LIVE entertainment provided by a small band.