Jake Ryan, Lochlain Kelly, Nicholas Corbett and Lachlan Price were all chosen as part of the ‘Chill Factor’ Bathurst band. Four young Blayney boys had a blast at the Port Macquarie Big Band Blast Jazz Festival on May 30.
Jake Ryan, Lochlain Kelly, Nicholas Corbett and Lachlan Pricewere all chosen as part of the ‘Chill Factor’ Bathurst band to travel to Port Macquarie and play on stage at the invitation only Jazz Festival.
After many tireless hours of practice with their band teacher Brent Dickson, and a seven hour trip to get there, the boys, along with the rest of the Bathurst band provided the crowd with an hour of fantastic music such as Killer Joe, Man in the Mirror and Stand By Me just to name a few.
The Jazz Festival, now in its third year, was a fantastic experience for the boys.
“It was an amazing time, I especially loved the heavy metal Jazz concert with Angry Anderson,” Lachie Price said of the free outside concert provided on the Saturday night.
Interestingly the founder and coordinator of the event John Morrison (brother of famous trumpeter James Morrison) actually went to Blayney Public school, where all for boys are or have attended.
The weekend concluded with a New Orleans style parade along the picturesque river front on Sunday morning, where all invited musicians – 600 in attendance over the course of the weekend – played their instruments for the public finishing with an impromptu jam session.
A lovely weekend had by all.
The boys performing with their fellow ‘Chill Factor’ Bathurst band members.
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