The Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival’s new organising committee members Lee Holman, Doug Faulkner, Steve Ivory, and Eevi Stein. Photo Dylan RobinsonPLANNING for the 2013 Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival is under way and the Kiama Jazz Club is after new members and sponsors.
Resident and bass player Doug Faulkner will head the committee and the Kiama Jazz Club this year after Ross Eggleton’s six years at the helm.
Mr Eggleton said it was time for a change.
“While I am still very much concerned with the festival and the club as musical director, it’s important to get new people involved with new ideas and fresh momentum, and I think Doug’s just the man,” he said.
Mr Faulkner said the more sponsorship the festival received, the better its offerings would be.
“The more members we have, the more people there’ll be on the ground.”
Next year’s festival, to be held from March 8-10, will follow much the same format to the previous two years, including a youth concert, a Sunday afternoon concert at Hindmarsh Park and Eat to the Beat, where businesses hire acts in their cafes and restaurants to entertain guests as they dine.
“It’s the only totally free festival in the country and we want to keep it that way,” Mr Faulkner said.
Kiama Council will again contribute $11,000 towards the festival.
To join the club, apply to play at the Jazz and Blues Festival or offer sponsorship, visit www.kiamajazz苏州美甲学校.
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