Bundy's alive with sound of music

JAZZ music is set to fill the streets of Bundaberg with the 66th Australian Jazz Convention to begin in the city today.

Hundreds of jazz musicians will descend upon Bundaberg for the week-long celebration of music.

More than 60 bands have registered for the prestigious event, which is the biggest jazz convention in Australia and the first time it has been held north of Brisbane.

Jazz lovers will be able to enjoy music from 10am to midnight at five locations in Bundaberg's CBD, including the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, School of Arts, Met Hotel, Anglican Parish Hall and the Bundaberg Civic Centre.

Apart from the scheduled jazz sessions, other highlights include a Gospel Service, Original Tunes Competition, New Year's Eve celebrations, a street parade and Sundown Family Concert.

Passes cost the following:

  • Delegate passes $110 (access allowed to all jazz convention events)
  • Full-day passes $40 each (cover from 10am to midnight most days)
  • Half-day passes $20 (cover 10am to 6pm most days)
  • Evening passes $20 (covering from 7pm to midnight most days).

All passes are available from the registration centre in the Civic Centre.

A full program of events and information relevant to the convention is available by logging on to or onsite at the Civic Centre during the convention.

Today's program of events includes:

  • 10am - Registrations taken at the Civic Centre
  • 2pm-6pm - A range of bands scheduled to perform at the Civic Centre
  • 3.30pm - Meet Jazz Train at the Bundaberg Rail Station
  • 7pm - Welcome party at 7pm at the Civic Centre. Finger food will be served.

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