Manjimup jazz concert to raise money for Royal Flying Doctor Service

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Lions Jazz in the Jarrah committee members Paddy Pemberton, Gail Brealey and Pat Martin encourage people to get along to the free annual event.
Camera IconLions Jazz in the Jarrah committee members Paddy Pemberton, Gail Brealey and Pat Martin encourage people to get along to the free annual event. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

Music lovers in the region are being encouraged to get along to the annual Jazz in the Jarrah early next month.

The free event will be held on February 1 at the Sandra Donovan Sound Shell and will see the return of the popular Australian Army Band Perth.

The band will play a range of jazz, swing and big band songs.

Table For Two Trio will open the event.

Manjimup Lions are putting on the event and Jazz in the Jarrah chairman Geoff Mabey said the event would be used to fundraise for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and local Lions charities.

“The crowds are getting bigger every year,” he said.

“We encouraging people to bring picnics, chairs and soft drinks and enjoy the night.”

Alcohol will be on sale though Truffle and Wine Co. and Jarrah Jacks.

There will be no hospitality tent this year but a new cafe will be open in the Manjimup Heritage Park.

“So you could go early for dinner and listen to the concert from there,” Mr Mabey said.

Mr Mabey thanked the Shire of Manjimup, LotteryWest and Forest Products Commission for their sponsorship of this year’s event.

Gates open at 5pm on February 1, Table For Two Trio starts from 5.30pm.

The Australian Army Band Perth starts at 7pm.

If its raining on the day of the event, it will be moved to the Town Hall.

Contact Manjimup Lions president Pat Martin on 0419 949 173 or Mr Mabey on 9772 1001.

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