Bonnie Raitt to headline NZ Jazz and Blues Festival

Posted by Travel News in Travel News
Monday, 11 February 2013
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Nine-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt will headline the Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival in Christchurch later this year.

The popular festival is on from April 3 to 7 and brings together some of the top names in the world of jazz and blues music.

This year's programme will see acclaimed American blues singer and song-writer Bonnie Raitt performing one concert only in the CBS Arena on April 5.

Other artists confirmed to perform in the festival include Irish jazz and blues singer Mary Coughlan, three-piece British band Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, and Christchurch's own favourite chanteuse Jennine Bailey.

"We are thrilled to be able to present a such broad programme again after the setbacks of the last couple of years," says festival director Jodi Wright. "There is a real appetite for music again in the city and the response to the jazz artists is always so heartfelt."

This year's festival programme features a special new addition - an unforgettable night which brings together food, wine, and jazz. Andrew Brown, executive chef at The George hotel, Black Estate winemaker Nicholas Brown and musician Harry Harrison are combining their talents to create a night to remember.

The full programme for the Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival will be released on Friday, February 8. A copy of the programme, including a calendar of events, is available on request from info@jazzfestivalnz.com. More information about the festival can also be found online at www.jazzfestivalnz.com

Tickets for the Bonnie Raitt concert are available from Ticketek (www.ticketek.co.nz). Tickets for other festival events can be obtained through Dash Tickets (www.dashtickets.co.nz ).

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