Brighten up Dad?s day

Last year?s series of concerts in the Botanic Garden attracted hundreds of jazz and music fans.
Last year?s series of concerts in the Botanic Garden attracted hundreds of jazz and music fans.

A SPECIAL Father's Day concert is being held at the Botanic Garden this Sunday, September 4.

The Coffs Regional Brass Band and the Basic Principals will provide entertainment from 11am until 3pm. The Friends of the Gardens will be providing a barbecue and Devonshire teas while other refreshments will be available from the shop.

The garden will also be hosting the Botanica Event on Sunday, October 2, when visitors will be able to see arts and craft displays, environmental and plant exhibitions as well as enjoy music provided by students from the Regional Conservatorium.

The popular Jazz in the Gardens concert series returns in January, 2006.

Last year, a total of 600 people attended the four concerts and visitors came from as far afield as Armidale, Nambucca Heads, Grafton and Lismore.

The first concert on Sunday, 15 January, will feature singer Sharny Russell and guitarist George Golla. Sharny Russell is known as one of Australia's best jazz singers. Having performed at the Basement in Sydney with her own band, which included James Morrison, she has been a regular feature in Jazz Festivals around the country and overseas. George Golla is an outstanding musician and leg- end in the International jazz scene whose career began in the 1950s.

On Sunday, 22 January, the Roger Burke Quartet comes to the Garden. The group draws its material from the repertoire of standards made popular by bands such as those of Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery and Horace Silver.

The Northern Nighthawks Quintet, whose members are mainly from Bellingen and South West Rocks, will be taking to the Pavilion stage on Sunday, 29 January. Their traditional 'New Orleans' Jazz style is guaranteed to get the toes tapping.

Sunday, February 5, will see the welcome return of the Phil Stitt Trio.

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