Jazz star to jam at upcoming park gig

Published 7:00am 8 February 2022

Jazz star to jam at upcoming park gig
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

He has played at jazz bars and events across Europe and Australia, and now Brisbane saxophonist and composer Dan Ford will be entertaining music lovers at Council’s upcoming Park Jam sessions.

Mr Ford is one of a number of artists who have signed up for the free music in the park event, which will be held over three weekends.

He said he was looking forward to bringing his unique sound to a whole new audience.

“I have performed in the Moreton Bay Region before, and I think that got me on the radar for Park Jam,” Mr Ford said.

“The Park Jam events are a great idea because it’s a good way to reach an audience that you might not find at a jazz bar or a club.

“It’s like a public service really in a way, because music is a very important aspect in all our lives, and this way people can come along and enjoy some music without spending money.”

Dan Ford Jazz Group will be performing an array of original songs which Mr Ford wrote himself, as well as some well-known jazz tunes.

Six artists will perform throughout the event, with the music ranging from RnB to indie folk and atmospheric jazz.

All events are open to all ages, are free to attend and will run from 3-6pm. No bookings required.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 

Head along to these great gigs

Sunday February 20 - Apex Park, Deception Bay

3.30-4.30pm - Hello Jane (sweet acoustic folk)

4:45-6pm - Ethnotik Trio (easy listening, chilled music)

Sunday, February 27 - Jamieson Park, Scarborough

3.30-4.30pm - Freight Train Foxes (indie folk duo)

4.45-6pm - Kelly Timmons Quartet (smooth and sassy soul-jazz).

Sunday, March 6 - Crockatt Park, Woody Point

3.30-4.30pm - Making Moves Music (RnB)

4.45-6pm - Dan Ford Jazz Group (vocal swing jazz)


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