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Sacha Vee – performing for Songbirds @ threesixty Sacha Vee – performing for Songbirds @ threesixty CREDIT: ASB Queenstown JazzFest
Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams – playing for Jazz meets the Blues @ Wild Thyme Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams – playing for Jazz meets the Blues @ Wild Thyme CREDIT: ASB Queenstown JazzFest

ASB JazzFest to serve up delicious jazz at festival's Dinner Cabaret Series

Monday 27 September 2010, 7:21PM
By ASB Queenstown JazzFest
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QUEENSTOWN

Grab a seat around the dinner table and sharpen your ears for the delicious sounds of jazz on the menu at this year’s ASB Queenstown JazzFest Dinner Cabaret Series.

Queenstown’s major springtime event, taking place from 21-25 October, has joined forces with three of the resort’s most popular restaurants to present tasty jazz acts to diners each night over Labour Weekend.

Representing the full breadth and scale of jazz music, each venue has a very different ‘theme’ over the three nights, called ‘Songbirds @ threesixty’, ‘Jazz meets the Blues @ Wild Thyme’ and ‘Piano Men @ Les Alpes’.

Diners can choose to listen to the sumptuous tones of Catlin Smith, Margaret O’Hanlon, Saelyn Guyton or Sacha Vee at threesixty, get their groove on over dinner with Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams, followed by King Leo at Wild Thyme, or kick back and listen to dazzling fingerwork of pianists Daniel Gassin, Harvey Maguire or Mark Wilson at French restaurant Les Alpes.

Queenstown JazzFest Trust chairman Luke Baldock said diners attending any night – or indulging in a musical smorgasbord with a night in each restaurant -- could expect a truly unforgettable experience.

“We’re delighted to jazz up Queenstown’s local dining experience with the Cabaret Dinner Series,” he said. “Festival goers can really indulge their senses with a music match that will be as appealing to the aural senses as the wonderful selection of culinary delights on offer will be to their sense of taste.

“They’re the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fantastic evening of sophistication and live jazz accompanied by delicious food, fine wine and great company.”

Reservations are strongly recommended with limited or prioritised seating for diners at each venue.

The ASB Queenstown JazzFest is Queenstown’s major springtime event. It brings music to the masses in a 5-day live music celebration from 21 to 25 October. The 32nd annual festival has a sensational line-up of more than 50 bands and 150 Kiwi and international performers.

Full details of all concerts and gigs are available in the ASB Queenstown JazzFest programme available at ASB branches in Queenstown and Remarkables Park. For online information on musicians go to www.asbjazzfest.co.nz

Ticket purchase information:
Tickets are available now for all ASB Queenstown JazzFest events at Queenstown’s i-Site on the corner of Shotover and Camp Street in Queenstown and at Queenstown Events Centre at Joe O’Connell Drive, Frankton. To book tickets by phone, call TicketDirect on 03 450 9005 or 0800 4 TICKET.