A number of regular, part-time and past jammers attended the 3rd Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival last weekend. In favourable weather more than 100 bands assembled in the fantastic Grampians environment to perform before a good number of jazz devotees.
John Curtis, Annie Smith, Steve Bray and Doug Kuhn presented their highly entertaining Annie and the Bossa Boys. Jeff Harris was invited to play with a Blues Band (40 Thieves Blues Band) and wowed the audience with his performance. Mike Hirsh, Alan Richards, Keith Hughes, Tina Ayris, Gillian Sealby, David Lakeman and Brian Paulusz were also making great music over the weekend.
My personal high was to get to renew acquaintance and play with David Lole from Canberra who joined us two years ago when he spent a few months living in Melbourne.