Jazz in the Vines still going strong in 2014

This year Jazz in the Vines celebrates 22 years!  A first of its kind back in the day, Jazz in the Vines the festival keeps fresh thanks to a new and diverse musical line-up each year. 

In a world of short term employment contracts, two year mobile phone plans, limited warranties and too many short term relationships Jazz in the Vines has remained a constant.

Promoter Grant Smith had no idea back in 1993 that his Jazz in the Vines would even fly, let alone still be relevant and successful 22 years later.

Smith said; “It still blows me away after 22 years and when you consider all the competition that is around these days from other outdoor events, it almost leaves me speechless”.

Grant puts some of the success down to constant revision and improvements while not corrupting the original concept. Nowadays there’s alfresco dining, a VIP section and a front of stage Mosh Pit – all part of the constant improvement process.

Jazz in the Vines 2014 features James Morrison teaming up with 70’s and 80’s icon Leo Sayer in a Big Band combination – a first for them and the event. Part of this year’s mix is also Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Jazz in the Vines favourite List Hunt and Emma Pask. This year’s event we welcome back Jazz Legends Galapagos Duck, sounding better than ever

Secure your tickets and find out more about the event by visiting the festival website

Written by Newcastle Live

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