The annual Jazz in the Jarrah event returned on Saturday, lighting up the Manjimup Timber Park with incredible sounds of upbeat jazz and rhythm and blues. The free concert — hosted by the Manjimup Lions Club — featured two talented Western Australian bands, the Australian Army Band Perth and Skeleton Crew, that had crowds nodding their heads along to swing, jive and rock and roll music on a balmy Summer afternoon. The Lions Club also unveiled a new plaque on the night in the Lions Remembrance Garden, recognising the 75th Anniversary of Lions in Australia and the 60th Anniversary of Lions in WA. Manjimup Lions Club president Paddy Pemberton said the club — who are always on the hunt for new members — was “absolutely thrilled” with the event attended by more than 300 people. “From our perspective, the event was an absolute success,” he said. “It was a warm day setting up and left us absolutely exhausted but in the late afternoon the weather was absolutely delightful. “Nice and balmy, which is unusual for Manjimup, a special event.” Mr Pemberton said the concert — which raised $1400 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Manjimup Lions Club charities — encouraged community engagement and fun in an atmospheric outdoor setting.