Young singers take stage

SOME of Bundaberg's finest young singers will take centre stage at several events at the 66th Australian Jazz Convention, starting next week.

Bundaberg Regional Council community and arts spokeswoman Judy Peters said plenty of younger people would be involved in the convention, including the special Family Sundown Concert held from 4pm in Alexandra Park on December 27.

"A gospel service in the Anglican Christ Church beginning at 9.30am on December 28 will also feature young vocalists who will be tutored by well-known jazz vocalist Kate Dunbar at two workshops leading up to the event," Cr Peters said.

"Local music school teacher and musician Dale Lockley has been instrumental in encouraging local young vocalists to become a part of this tremendous convention."

Cr Peters said some of the scheduled highlights in the convention included a street parade, gospel service, original tunes competition and welcome night party.

Passes from $20 for a half day to $110 for delegates - which allows entry to all convention events, including the New Year's Eve concert - are still available at the council's administration centre in Bundaberg.

"Convention delegates have always made the New Year's Eve concert a highlight of the 65 conventions so far and I'm sure this one will be no exception," Cr Peters said.

More than 60 bands are registered for the convention.

More information about the event can be found on www.ajcbundy2011.com.au



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