Jazz event appeals to a wider audience

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Jazz in the Jarrah committee chairman Alan Lloyd, Manjimup Lions Club member Dot Jacobs, sound engineer Kym Wood, and Major Peter O’Connor, from the Australian Army Band, plan where to put the stage for the 7th annual Jazz in the Jarrah.
Camera IconJazz in the Jarrah committee chairman Alan Lloyd, Manjimup Lions Club member Dot Jacobs, sound engineer Kym Wood, and Major Peter O’Connor, from the Australian Army Band, plan where to put the stage for the 7th annual Jazz in the Jarrah. Credit: Jazz in the Jarrah committee chairman Alan Lloyd, Manjimup Lions Club member Dot Jacobs, sound engineer Kym Wood, and Major Pet, Tari Jeffers

The towering jarrah trees of Manjimup Timber Park will provide a charming backdrop for an night of quality jazz music at the end of the month.

On January 28 from 5pm, Manjimup Lions Club will host the 7th annual Jazz in the Jarrah – its biggest annual fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

The 20-piece Australian Army Band and local jazz group Table for Two Trio will provide the entertainment for the family-friendly event, committee chairman Alan Lloyd said.

“It will be a good relaxing day out with quality music,” he said.

“This year we’ve had grants from Lottery West, the Shire of Manjimup and the South West Development Commission.

“The grants will assist in making this year’s Jazz in the Jarrah a partially free concert with entry to the grassed area free.”

Both bands are offering their services free of charge, making the biggest cost to the club the large portable stage and sound and lighting equipment.

Marquee tickets are available for $30 and include a cherry box platter and a bottle of wine for a table of six, wine and beer can be purchased on site. Tickets can be bought from the Manjimup Visitor Centre, online at trybooking.com, or at the gate.

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