Only a week to go, and here’s how we stand.
The Festival organisers (Captain Chaos, John Hannah, and Linda Carpenter) have each put in over 500 hours of voluntary work to make this happen. I just waffle about in the background, because that is what I am good at. (or “. . . for”, I can’t decide which). The Festival is going to feature 125 hours of performance, from over 200 musicians, all of whom have donated their time, and put up the seed money to get it off the ground. And the biggest contributor of all has been the Melbourne Jazz Jammers.
Whether you are a muso who plays at the occasional jam, or your name is Marg, you owe it to yourself to boogey up the Calder and get a piece of the action – there will be 50+ bands over two days of non-stop music, in seven different venues, all of which are licensed.
Marg, Princess of Cool and Keeper of the List will be there – she started the Jazz Jammers when the old Dizzy’s closed and will be entirely to blame if it all goes tits up. Which it won’t, because when the Jammers do something, they do it well..