What a Weekend!
A message from Festival Director John Morrison....
What an amazing weekend it was - 30 great bands, roaring jam sessions, 600 musicians in the New Orleans parade, even the little bit of rain we had could not dampen the mood - but one thing that will always stand out as an unforgettable moment at the 2014 BIG BAND BLAST was the HEAVY METAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA - It went OFF!
Plans are already in place for BLAST 2015 and along with all the usual fun next years theme will be PARTY MAMBO! Yes the HMJO will shed it's leather and metal and we will be jiving to the sounds of the Latino Groove! Spicy Food - Salsa Dancing - even Trombone Limbo Dancing - along with the now trade mark 40 piece BLAST ORCHESTRA.
Big Band Blast has certainly taken it's place as the ULTIMATE BIG BAND WEEKEND where musicians come together to share their love of playing in a Big Band. Blast is an experience available to musicians of all ages and abilities, free from any kind of competition, a chance to share and learn about the music we love.
Bring it ON!
DATES FOR NEXT YEAR ARE
29th - 31st MAY 2015
PORT MACQUARIE NSW
COME AND HAVE A BLAST!
Email Jacki to register for 2015:
A message to Band Directors
On December 11th and 12th this year we are inviting you back to Port Macquarie for a unique opportunity to study Big Band and Jazz teaching methods with both John and James Morrison.
The Band Director's Retreat with the Morrison Brothers will be a fun program packed with valuable information for Directors of Stage Bands, Big Bands, and Jazz Ensembles.
Ed Wilson and Jacki Cooper will be there along with the Morrison Bros Big Band to perfom a concert in the Glasshouse Theatre.
Visit the website for full program and registration details.