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Jazz festival to showcase local talent

EXPRESSIONS of interest have now closed for the 2021 Clarence Jazz Festival, with there being a strong focus on giving local artists the chance to showcase their skills.

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the festival has developed a reputation for delivering boundary pushing jazz, allowing music lovers a glimpse into the eclectic array of styles that encompass the jazz genre.

The festival will shine a light on Tasmanian artists to help support the COVID-19 recovery in the local arts community.

Festival convener Alderman Heather Chong said a real strength of the Clarence Jazz Festival was that it nurtured the local music community.

“With the current COVID-19 crisis it is more important than ever to get behind Tasmanian artists,” she said.

“The Clarence Jazz Festival is still going strong after 25 years and this would not be the case without the continued support of the community.”

As part of the 2021 festival, organisers will be developing a new series of workshops and masterclasses aimed at supporting big ideas and new works in development in the community.