LP status for Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival

Shannon Barnett

The Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival is entering its 33rd year, and President Becky Guggisberg says to be prepared for a spectacular event.

“The Shannon Barnett Trio will be a headline knock-out experience for jazz enthusiasts,” says Becky.

“She is coming all the way from Germany and Kiama is the only stop outside of a major capital on her visit.

“Shannon has a phenomenal career in music. We are delighted to have this calibre of musician at our Festival.”

The Festival is partnering with the Eric Dunan and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music Jazz Series to bring her to town.

An Australian, Shannon moved to Germany in 2014 and became a member of the WDR Big Band in Cologne.

Over the last decade, she has become an important contributor to the Australian and international music scene, performing in diverse ensembles, including Vada, the Australian Art Orchestra, Charlie Haden and the Paul Grabrowsky Sextet.

She was recently appointed Professor of Jazz Trombone at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.

“Shannon is just one of the fantastic musicians we have on our program this year,” says Becky.

“After the time the South Coast has been through, it is great to have something so positive and inclusive on the horizon.

“Grab one of the postcards we’ve left around town to invite your friends down for the experience.”

Details: The Festival is on March 6-8.

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