Jazzing it up for the 60th Australian Jazz Convention to be held in Lismore from Boxing Day are (left) Joan Heaton, merchandisi
Jazzing it up for the 60th Australian Jazz Convention to be held in Lismore from Boxing Day are (left) Joan Heaton, merchandisi

Lismore getting all jazzed up

By JANE GARDNER

THERE won't be a single moment of peace and quiet in Lismore from Boxing Day to New Year if jazz fan Joan Heaton has anything to do with it.

Joan and a handful of eager volunteers have been working flat-chat to bring the 60th annual touring Jazz Convention to the streets, halls, pubs and restaurants of Lismore.

"This has been 18 months in the planning and there will be music everywhere," she said.

"You're bound to hear something somewhere, with seven stages running in the city at any one time."

The six days of live jazz bliss kicks off on Boxing Day and organisers are promising a swinging week of formal and informal band performances.

Performance venues will centre around the City Hall and the Lismore Workers Club with sessions programmed in the City Bowl- ing Club and five participating pubs.

There will also be a public concert featuring a selection of jazz styles, performers and line-ups. Don't miss the traditional New Orleans street parade.

Delegate registration is $80, allowing access to all convention functions and programmed sessions, and $25 day tickets for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are available from the City Hall. Day tickets are also available from the Rich- mond Tavern.



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