Jazz Festival countdown begins

Celebrating 27 years of spectacular Jazz in Australia, the Thredbo Jazz Festival has just announced an explosive line up that promises to deliver one of the year's great festivals on May 2-4.

The program is loaded with spectacular artists, covering every continent and genre with 18 acts playing throughout the weekend. Star performers Mahalia Barnes, Ms Murphy, Monica Trapaga with Bob Barnard, and George Washingmachine big swing band featuring Parisienne star Tricia Evy will be joined by an amazing line up including Barry Leif, Ray Beadle, Jeff Duff Trio, Righteous Voodoo, Todd Hardy Trio, Harry Brus Funk Band, The Jews Brothers Band, Chris Gudu and Afro Pamoja, Acca Daiquiris, Illya Szwec Band, Brasil Oito (eight piece latin jazz), Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams, and even performances by The Mosman High Jazz Band.

Thredbo's Jazz Festival will take you on a journey from the traditional roots of Jazz to its most modern exponents. Monica Trapaga, one of the nation's elite jazz singers, teams up with Bob Barnard, an esteemed veteran, to create a unique sound while new stars Mahalia Barnes and Ms Murphy will explode on the intimate stages in Thredbo. Multi instrumentalist George Washingmachine brings big swing with European flavour and the delightful Parisienne star Tricia Evy.

"This is undoubtedly the best line-up in the festival's long and established history," saidFestival Director, Stewart Wauchop.

Legendary musician Jeff Duff, always a crowd favourite, loves this festival. "I've been coming to Thredbo to play for over 20 years now. I love how Thredbo gives all musicians the creative freedom to showcase their best and be themselves. I always look forward to coming back to Thredbo, it is my favourite festival, run by my favourite people," he said.

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