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Big Band Blast Gala Concert

Sat 25 May at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 – $30

As part of the 3 day Big Band Blast conference weekend, the Big Band Blast Gala Concert features the amazing talents of the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra directed by David Theak, with special performances by the Big Band Blast clinicians – John Morrison (drums), Jacki Cooper (vocals), Andrew Robertson (sax) and Eric Dunan (trumpet).

Now in it’s 10th year, Big Band Blast provides educational and performance opportunities to high school big bands across the country. For the 2nd time, Big Band Blast is being held in Bathurst, proudly presented by the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music.

Join in to hear the Sydney Con Jazz Orchestra play stunning arrangements of modern jazz pieces.

Big Band Blast Gala Concert — Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (bmec.com.au)


Sat 25 May
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $30
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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