New date and sound for Halls Gap Jazz Festival

BLUE SOUNDS: 2015 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Challenge winners Dreamboogie are one of the acts at the re-branded Halls Gap Jazz & Blues Festival.

BLUE SOUNDS: 2015 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Challenge winners Dreamboogie are one of the acts at the re-branded Halls Gap Jazz & Blues Festival.

MORE than 50 acts will converge on Halls Gap this weekend for a new-look jazz festival.

The long-running event has moved to October from February and has added blues to its program, re-branding itself as the Halls Gap Jazz & Blues Festival.

From Friday night, music ranging from trad and swing to funk and fusion will be played across seven venues.

The line-up includes award-winning blues band Dreamboogie, Pippa Wilson Festival Band, Shirazz, Running With Scissors, Ally Cunningham Quartet, Arq, Sus2 Augmented, Amanimated with Annie Smith, Blue Tango, Christine Manetta & Black Pearl, Double A Jazz Band, Gramps Revival Band, a Nina Simone tribute, Roger Clark Quartet, and more.

Visit www.hallsgapjazzblues.com for tickets and the full line-up.

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