Thredbo Jazz, Funk and Groove Festival
Each year, thousands of jazz fans and devotees flock towards Thredbo Village in New South Wales to become part of one of the biggest and most illustrious Jazz festivals held in Australia.
A showcase of some of the most eminent and exalted names in the Jazz industry, the Thredbo Jazz festival provides an exciting array of talent and covers the entire spectrum of the genre, from Funk to Groove and everything in between.
Enthusiasts and aficionados start booking accommodation and begin planning for travel arrangements as early as the start of each year to ensure an unblemished and perfect experience.
Organized and promoted by the Thredbo Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization, the Thredbo Jazz Festival is a 3 day celebration combining Jazz, fine wine and fine dining. Featuring over 120 of the best names that the Australian Jazz Industry has to offer, the event takes places over a multitude of venues and provides a truly unique and engaging atmosphere.
Renowned for its intimate dinner performances and exciting ambience, the festival provides an auditory feast and couples it with exquisite food and fine wines designed to titillate one’s taste buds.
The event is held each year in the Thredbo village, a ski resort situated in the mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Located in the Snowy Mountains, 500 kilometres south of Sydney, the area boasts a population of around 2,900 people which increases exponentially during the winter skiing seasons.
The village also hosts a number of holiday accommodation options designed to cater to the requirements of the tourist, from fully serviced apartments to holiday houses and even a 5 star hotel. There is also a free camping site at Thredbo Diggings, a 10-minute drive from the main village.
The 28th Thredbo Jazz Festival is going to take place in Thredbo Village but the dates are yet to be confirmed for 2015. The three day event includes performances by a range of well renowned musicians and performers - in 2014, this included the highly regarded Mahlia Barnes and Ms Murphy.
Note: All dates & information in the above article were correct as of August 5th 2014
Photo courtesy of Andrew Fysh