Jazz in the Vines

Tickets selling fast for the LAST Jazz in the Vines. Yes!!

This October 29th will be the LAST Jazz in the Vines Hunter Valley

Bring your friends – it is SUCH a fun weekend.

The Artist line up is complete and consists of some old favourites and some new covering the Jazz, Soul, Funk and beyond genres.

James Morrison, Leo Sayer, Mental as Anything, Lisa Hunt, Emma Pask, John Morrison’s Swing City Big Band, Monica Trapaga, Dale Barlow, Bob Barnard, George Golla, Ondawon and Anna Weatherup will be performing throughout the day.

Call us to book your accommodation: 0477 010 010 or email: stays@huntervalleystays.com.

or visit www.huntervalleystays.com.au for all your Hunter Valley  – Jazz in the Vines Accommodation

Jazz in the Snowy – Thredbo Jazz

Following another great summer of music amd events, Thredbo is excited to announce the return of its annual Jazz Festival. Back for its 29th year from 29th April – 1st May 2016, the three day celebration of exceptional music, great food and wine, and endless dancing will take over Thredbo, in the heart of the picturesque Snowy Mountains. This year’s line-up features over 18 incredible acts that are set to play in a variety of village and mountain venues.

This year, legendary jazz guitarist George Golla will be joined by star singer Jackie Cooper for the highly anticipated spectacle, “Lunch with a Legend”. As part of this rare experience, George will regale fans with a host of stories, whilst playing the music fans have come to know and love.

George Golla

Thredbo-Jazz-Poster-2016-182x300George Golla  is an Australian jazz guitarist born in Poland. In 1959 he commenced a long-term working musical partnership with clarinetist/flautist/saxophonist Don Burrows that continued for almost forty years. On 10 June 1985, Golla was made a Member of the Order of Australia with the citation, For service to music.  The George Golla Orchestra won the inaugural category of ‘Best Jazz Album’ for Lush Life.

He has made hundreds of recordings, including The Don Burrows Quartet at the Sydney Opera Housewith during a tour with Grappelli and Burrows. George Golla was a teacher at the Academy of Guitar in Bondi alongside Don Andrews, specializing in Jazz and Classical guitar, he wrote several books on theory, scales and the modes.

Mahalia Simpson

Thredbo is also proud to present star of X-Factor Australia, Mahalia Simpson, performing in the mountains for the very first time. Joining these artists on the line-up is a long list of acts, including Jazz artists Nairobi Trio and Dixie Street All Stars plus internationally acclaimed Hammond organ maestro and vocalist Clayton Doley, the ever-popular Psycho Zydeco and the swinging roots sounds of The Big Ol Bus Band.

The current year’s occasion guarantees to convey music enthusiasts a life-changing weekend, with the stars of Australian Jazz turning out to sparkle in the closeness of Thredbo’s venues.  This year’s event promises to deliver music aficionados an unforgettable weekend, with the stars of Australian Jazz coming out to shine in the intimacy of Thredbo’s venues. Across the festival, performances will take place in alpine bars, cosy restaurants, a nightclub, in the outdoors Village Square and even at the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift!

The 2016 Thredbo Jazz Festival will be a music-lovers delight,

Thredbo Accommodation

For the best range of Thredbo accommodation visit www.thredboreservations.com.au

Hi, I am the happy hippy boho and I will be at the wonderful port douglas markets over the easter 2016 and school holiday break promoting my ” do what you love” brand of clothing and accessories and doing my caricature.

At the Port Douglas Carnevale me and my friends will showcase the ” Do what you love ” brand by including food in showing just what we love.

Real thai food, not the commercial product presented regualrly in restaurants will be what we want to show
do what you love

Do come and say hello, I look forward to meeting you because I’m the happy hippy boho !!

20th – 22nd May 2106

Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines, to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events.


Debuting this year is the Port On A Fork Food & Wine Festival where local chefs will be presenting their signature dish uniquely inspired by the gourmet delights of the region.

Plus Paradise on a Plate, this year’s Longest Lunch exclusive dining held in the Spiegeltent and under the palms of Dixie Park, a fusion of performance and food will have your mouth watering for more.

There will also be a plentiful program of Family Friendly Free events devoted to Fun, Sand, and Sun including the Wonders Of The World Macrossan Street Parade long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands.

Family Beach Day located at 4 Mile Beach featuring a Kite Festival and Sand Sculpting competitions, beach sports , family stage entertainment featuring Bosco and Honey fusing ukulele and theatre ,face painting, kids’ activities, market stalls and eye-popping life size puppets

Bringing the local community and visitors together, Carnivale is proudly supported by the Douglas Shire Council, Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree and Tourism Events Queensland.