Listen to some jazz while relaxing with a glass of shiraz

Published 9:00am 25 March 2023

Listen to some jazz while relaxing with a glass of shiraz
Words by Ashleigh Howarth
Above: Jazz artist Leena Salim will be headlining Moreton Bay's Jazz and Shiraz events. 

The sounds of some cool jazz musicians will ring out of the park this weekend for the inaugural Moreton Bay Jazz and Shiraz event.

The first of three events kick off this Sunday at Bribie Island, followed by events at Ferny Hills in May and Newport in June.

Headlining this year’s event will be Leena Salim – a passionate artist who has loved jazz since she was a child.

“I am really excited that this is finally happening for Moreton Bay,” Leena said.

“This is a chance for folks to chill and absorb the weekend afternoon vibe with the family or their close friends at the park by the water and listen to good jazz music by local artists.

“It is something for the young and the young at heart.”

Musician Julian Jones will be playing his guitar with Leena during her set this weekend at Bribie.

“Julian has that smooth groove touch with his interpretations of the music we play,” Leena explained.

“We have put together a selection of different jazz genres from our list of bossa nova to pop jazz, swing, rhythm and blues tunes taken from the American Songbook.

“We like to keep it familiar, so expect some tunes such as Fly Me to the Moon, Route 66, Fever, Besame Mucho, Sway and more.

“Our selection will be easy listening and relaxing – the kind that makes you want to just sit back, relax with a cold glass of white hand and just be in the moment.”

Listen to some jazz while relaxing with a glass of shiraz
Above: Jazz artist Breanna Fielding will bring her unique sound to Jazz and Shiraz.

Talented artists from southeast Queensland

Also taking to the stage for the three Jazz and Shiraz events are artists Breanna Fielding and Tristan Watson.

“Breanna Fielding is a familiar face in the jazz scene. She is all that – good looks, a great human being and she keeps it real. But when she sings, she sings from her soul. You’ll fall in love with her,” Leena says.

“And Tristan, he has been making waves. If you’ve not heard of him before, this is your chance. He’s someone to look out for.”

Head along

Jazz lovers can head along to the following events:

Bribie Island

Date: Sunday, March 26

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Brennan Park, Bribie Island

Entry: Free

Ferny Hills

Date: Sunday, May 14

Time: 1-5pm

Location: George Willmore Park

Entry: Free

Newport

Date: Saturday, June 3

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Newport Park, Newport

Entry: Free

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