Generations in Jazz 2015
Mt Gambier is also renowned for a popular Jazz event known as the Generations In Jazz. This annual festival is held on a weekend in the month of May.
While offering a range of amusement options for the guests, the Generation in Jazz festival welcomes many talented people to take part and showcase their talent. Unquestionably, this event of Mt Gambier offers a wonderful platform for the young jazz musicians to learn, perform and grow as a jazz artist.
Generations in Jazz Mount Gambier
This annual weekend Jazz Festival offers the renowned James Morrison Scholarship and the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship to the winners of the show. The scholarship of James Morrison Jazz is offered to the solo instrumentalists to help them in pursuing and following their dreams in the jazz career.
The event chooses six finalists and all of them attend a final adjudication of the Generations In Jazz weekend in Mt Gambier. The winners receive the prize money of $10,000 and receive an instrument worth value of $3,000 from the esteemed company of Yamaha Australia. Similarly, the Generations In Jazz Vocal Scholarship offers $5,000 to the winners to aid them with their jazz careers.
The event provides an excellent environment for the young musicians to learn new music and perform in front of a huge crowd of Australia. And learning with other students in a peaceful setting also helps the young musicians to gain confidence and get a global exposure. In addition, the youngsters will get an opportunity to hear some internationally renowned jazz professionals including James Morrison, Ross Irwin, Daryl Somers and James Muller.
To help the youngsters in learning jazz music, several schools across Australia make this an annual event in and send their students on a joint school trip to Mt Gambier. With its increasingly high popularity, the event is a major tourist draw in Mt Gambier and its suburbs.
Generations in Jazz Information
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Multiple Venues around Mt Gambier
May 1-3, 2015
Phone: 08 8725 2205