Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival this June long weekend
With an exciting blend of international, interstate and local jazz acts, the Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival – Mount Barker is a keenly anticipated addition to Adelaide’s music calendar. Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June 8 – 11, the Adelaide Hills will host an incredible lineup of musicians that makes Hoot! the pre-eminent jazz festival in South Australia.
Highlights of the program include Hammond organ master Dr Lonnie Smith (USA), saxophonist and composer Eli Degibri (Israel), and ‘sonic project’ Tarbaby (USA). All of these artists are playing a three-city Australian tour taking in Melbourne, Sydney and… Mount Barker!
Australian acts include Perth duo Jamie Oehlers and Sam Keevers and young Sydney chanteuse Emma Hamilton, with Adelaide Art House trio Vincent’s Chair add to an eclectic lineup that offers something for everyone, from devotees of jazz to those who enjoy discovering new music.
“Jazz is a living art form, not a historical relic,” says Festival Director Mikyla Gilbert. “It’s exciting and relevant, and that’s reflected in the program for Hoot! There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a jazz tragic or just want to introduce yourself to the excitement of live music. We’re very excited about this important addition to the cultural calendar of our region.”
In addition to the international headline acts, Hoot! will feature performances from some much-loved stalwarts of the Adelaide music scene, such as Etypejazz, The Mike Stewart Big Band and Andy Seymour, as well as some newer arrivals like The Jazz Hop Experiment and Bottleneck Jazz Quartet.
The Mount Barker Town Hall will become a jazz club for the duration of the festival, and other venues range from historic Auchendarroch House to intimate cafes, with some quirky options including a cheese cellar, a bowling green, a vintage train and even a funeral parlour.
Tickets are now on sale online through Ticketek or by calling 13 28 49, so check the program and plan your Hoot! weekend. You can also get tickets at Hoot! Box Office at the Mount Barker Community Library. The intimate venues chosen for Hoot! have limited capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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