Big star for Generations in Jazz

COMING TO MOUNT GAMBIER: Vocalist and musician Megan Washington will perform at the Generations in Jazz gala concert.

AUSTRALIAN vocalist and composer Megan Washington will join the Generations in Jazz Alumni Big Band for the event’s gala concert at Mount Gambier’s Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre next month.

An award winning vocalist, Ms Washington will be a headline act alongside coveted performers including Darren Percival, Phil Stack and John Foreman OAM.

Indigenous performer David Williams will also share the stage, blending his didgeridoo with the traditional jazz sounds for what will be a truly unique concert performance.

Generations in Jazz chairman Peter Roberts said Ms Washington had a long-standing connection to the event.

“We are extremely excited to be welcoming one of Australia’s top performing artists, Megan Washington, back to Mount Gambier for this long-awaited return of Generations in Jazz,” Mr Roberts said.

“Ms Washington is a former Generations in Jazz scholarship winner, claiming the inaugural vocal title in 2004 when she was just 18 years old.

“This award set the foundations for her now global career, going on to study at the Queensland Conservatorium and evolving her style over time into indie pop and alternative rock releasing three studio albums to become one of Australia’s most loved performers.”

Mr Roberts said people could soon purchase tickets for the Generations in Jazz Improvised Gala Concert with details on the release due to be announced later this month.

The event will be held at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on June 16.