That big jazz sound

Founders of the 18-piece Goldfields Jazz Orchestra, Kirsten Boerema and Michael Timcke ahead of next weekend's Castlemaine Jazz Festival. Photo: Eve Lamb

The Goldfields Jazz Orchestra is getting set to dispense some big sound at next weekend’s Castlemaine Jazz Festival.
More than a year on from when Castlemaine Secondary College music teachers Kirsten Boerema and Michael Timcke had a brainwave to form the region’s own jazz orchestra, the big 18-piece outfit has become an invaluable creative outlet for jazz musos who live and work everywhere from Bendigo to Ballarat.
Right now they’re in full swing rehearsing to perform at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal as part of next weekend’s festival line up. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail …

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.