Norfolk Plains Jazz Festival gets Longford swinging

STREETS ALIVE: Bruce Gourlay with the piano accordion leads a procession along Marlborough Street in Longford for the Norfolk Plains Jazz Festival. Picture: Phillip Biggs

STREETS ALIVE: Bruce Gourlay with the piano accordion leads a procession along Marlborough Street in Longford for the Norfolk Plains Jazz Festival. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Longford has come alive with the swinging rhythms of jazz for the Norfolk Plains Jazz Festival this weekend. 

Featuring over 40 local and interstate artists, the festival opened on Friday night and finishes with a concert at the town hall on Sunday. 

“We have delegates from all over, we have a lot of local talent this year which is good,” Norfolk Plains Jazz Festival convenor Don Ives said. 

In its third year, the festival is expected to draw 200 people over the weekend, a boost for Longford businesses. 

 Jazz fan Rosie Ottevanger came from Woodbridge for the festival. 

“I’m loving it, It’s fantastic. I’ve always loved jazz and it’s great to have lots of jazz in Tassie,” she said. 

The festival continues with a range of events on Sunday. 

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