Jazz fever sweeps city

ALL THAT JAZZ: Festival band The Cat Empire’s Ross Irwin performs to a spirited crowd at the 6000-seat big top pavilion during Saturday night’s Generations in Jazz concert. Picture: JASON WALLACE

MOUNT Gambier became the weekend’s global headquarters of youth jazz as thousands of student musicians from across Australia shared the limelight with some of the world’s brightest jazz stars during the three-day Generations in Jazz (GIJ) festival.

A 6000-seat big top pavilion dominated a paddock on the outskirts of the Blue Lake city, but 12 more venues were needed in order


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