Roy Burton, Darryl-Clare Webb and Don Bancroft (front), Chris Kelsey, Adrian Ford, Peter Ransom and Ollie Clark (back).
Roy Burton, Darryl-Clare Webb and Don Bancroft (front), Chris Kelsey, Adrian Ford, Peter Ransom and Ollie Clark (back). Mike Knott

Jazz puts Bourbon in Bundy

THERE'S been a little of New Orleans' famous Bourbon St in our very own Bourbong St this week, but that will wind down with the final day of the 66th Australian Jazz Convention today.

Almost 400 musicians and delegates have been making the rum city their home for the six-day convention, which has celebrated all types of jazz.

Bundaberg Regional Council event co-ordinator Perry Bacon, who helped organise the event, said more than 200 people had bought day and half-day passes, which are available for those who are not a part of the convention.

"We are really happy with that, because that means the locals have come on board," he said.

Mr Bacon said some of the highlights throughout the week had included the street parade and the Sundown Concert.

For those who have not had a chance to catch any of the bands, the final performances will run today from noon to 5pm at the Civic Centre, Parish Hall Supper Room and School of Arts Building.

Passes will be available from the Civic Centre.

The performances will be followed by a New Year's Eve party for the delegates and musicians.



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