FESTIVAL FEVER: Tannymorel woman Jeanette Braithwaite and Val Grayson jazzing up Palmerin St for last year's festival.
FESTIVAL FEVER: Tannymorel woman Jeanette Braithwaite and Val Grayson jazzing up Palmerin St for last year's festival. Marian Faa

NEW EVENTS: Must-see additions to quirky festival

THRILLING visitors and residents alike for more than a decade, Jumpers and Jazz in July always delivers something new and exciting for everyone to enjoy.

Here are a few new events on the program this year that will complement all the classics that keep people coming back.

1. Jumpin' Jazz Laneway Party (July 19)

This year's festivities start with a brand new laneway party, featuring local eats and live performances by Dezzie D and the Stingrayz and Kalamunda Swing band.

"We listened to what people have said and now it's more accessible than ever," festival media coordinator Bette Bonney said.

"It finishes at 9pm, so it's not a late night and very doable for the family."

2. Jazz the blues away (July 20 )

Held by the Zonta club, Jazz the Blues away is a guilt-free night of fun, with all proceeds of the blue themed jazz dinner going towards BUSHkids and domestic violence victims.

The night starts at 6pm at the Dragon St Auditorium and tickets are $65 and they can be pre-purchased at Style Shoes on 102 Palmerin St.

3. Rotary Movie Night (July 24)

For those not inclined to brace the windy weather, Rotary brings Chicago to the big screen. Along with wine and nibbles, the movie is running from 7pm at the Warwick Twin Cinema.

Tickets are available through 0408154478 or can be bought at the door.

4. Country Art Studio (July 24)

After launching last Friday, the Freestone art competition's winner will be announced in one of two art workshops held by Sue Keong.

To see the art on display, go to Freestone Hall during the festival. Phone Sue on 0402460919 if you are interested in attending her workshops.

5. Jazzercise (July 24-26)

Flashing back to the past, WIRAC is hosting three energetic jazzercise sessions over the festival, including one in Killarney.

Held by instructor Ellie Kelso, the event hopes to help connect the community through jazz while also getting them to break a sweat.

Sessions are running at WIRAC and the Killarney Senior Citizens Hall and tickets are $10 for adults and $ 7 for concession.

6. Jazz and Jive ( July 25)

Jazz and Jive is providing the perfect chance for visitors to dance their hearts out, with the help of a swing dance instructor and live band.

Jazz and Jive starts at 6.30pm at Warwick Campus Churches of Christ Care and can be booked through 0437468263.

7. Warwick Baptist Church Crotchet Triangle Workshop (July 25)

As well as crocheting bunting for all the stages, the craft group from Warwick Baptist Church are hosting their own workshop during the festival, making crochet triangles.

The event starts at 9am at the church is by gold coin donation.

8. A Country Table (July 27)

Hosted by the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society, this event is sure to be a drawcard for lovers of country cuisine.

Using locally sourced produce, the Country Table lunch is the only lunch event scheduled for the festival.

Tickets are $65 from www.warwickrodeo.com and lunch starts at 12.30pm at the Warwick Showgrounds.

9. Twilight Jazz in the Park (July 27)

Perfect for those with the Jumpers and Jazz spirit, this brand new event gives people the chance to rug up and rock out all night long.

With performances from the Robyn Brown quintet and a smorgasbord of wine, coffee and fresh food, this night is set to be a blast.

Tickets are $20 and the event runs from 4pm at Leslie Park.

For more information about any of these events head to jumpersandjazz.com.au.



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