Say hello to new jazz from Craig Martin and his Swing Band at Jumpers and Jazz in July.
Say hello to new jazz from Craig Martin and his Swing Band at Jumpers and Jazz in July. Contributed

Get into the swing for 2014 Jumpers and Jazz

THE much-anticipated jazz program for the 2014 Jumpers and Jazz Festival has been released and there is a bounty of rhythms to chase the winter blues.

Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Tracy Vellacott has juggled the mix of festival favourites and new jazz acts to come up with a program of unparalleled diversity, which audiences will no doubt love.

Say hello to new jazz from Craig Martin and his Swing Band, the Georgina Pollard Quartet, Lachlan Hawkins Trio with Kelsey Giarola, Erin Fitzsimon Quintet, Body and Soul, the Tinderbox Spark and Queen of Boogie Piano Jan Preston.

Mrs Vellacott believes one of the stand-out performances will be from the Craig Martin Swing Band, who will perform at the Hawker Road Function Centre on Friday, July 25 and then star in the Warwick Credit Union Stroll 'n Swing the following day.

"Since exploding onto the Queensland music scene from his native England in 2010, Craig has thrilled audiences at top venues and festivals throughout Queensland and interstate and he is keen to prove that the Jumpers and Jazz crowd knows how to dance," she said.

Festival favourites the Freud Squad, Sunrise Road and Roo Friend with his "Stomperoo" one-man jazz show will return, while from the local jazz scene, the hugely popular Aperitif Jazz Ensemble, the Blue Violets who debuted with a bang last year, the youthful and talented Warwick State High School ensembles and Southern Downs Big Band will make appearances across the 10 days.

The program will be printed in conjunction with the Warwick Daily News and APN Print Warwick and it will be available June 10.

Visit the Jumpers and Jazz website for details.



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