All that jazz!

Esstee Big Band will be among the talented jazz groups to perform at the highly anticipated 2022 event.
Esstee Big Band will be among the talented jazz groups to perform at the highly anticipated 2022 event.

There are just three weeks to go until the seventh annual Castlemaine Jazz Festival!
The 2022 event will run over three big days on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from June 10-12.
Castlemaine Jazz Festival committee member Lyndal McClure said 30 acts have been selected from 70 Expressions of Interest and the big bands in particular are once again sure to delight.
“We have Castlemaine favourites ‘Shirazz’ returning once again as well as Melbourne’s Esstee Big Band and the all-female Melba Big Band.
“The Melba Big Band is also scheduled appear at the Castlemaine Town Hall on the Saturday afternoon June 11 enabling visitors to the annual Rotary Art Show – that’s also planning a post-COVID comeback – to catch some live music while enjoying the art at the same time,” she said.