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Norfolk Island gets serious case of the cool

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27 June, 2008

Norfolk Island gets serious case of the cool

Sub-tropical Norfolk Island goes cool again this December as the island’s annual jazz festival makes its seventh appearance.

With its feel-good vibe the annual Norfolk Island Jazz in the Pines Festival is a much anticipated event attracting a serious line up of Australasian talent.

Twenty-two performers feature in the five-day Norfolk Island Jazz in the Pines Festival in a range of concerts at various scenic island venues between 7 and 14 December.

Among them is pianist-humorist, Dorian Mode, who embellishes his concerts with rib-tickling yarns and readings from books he has written on life and travel. Dorian is joined by veteran crooner, Les Crosby, who has grooved with Sammy Davis Jr .

Dinner concerts and a matinee roll out a huge array of talent, including Al Davey and his monSTARS from Sydney and Newcastle-based saxophonist Trevor Furmer and his Unsafe Sax group. They also back award-winning Newcastle/Sydney soloist Julie Wilson.

New Zealand singer Malcolm McNeill is on the island this December, teaming up with the Mike Walker Trio and Sydney-based jazz soloist, Jo Elms is also lending her talent to the exciting line-up.

Jazz lovers won’t be disappointed with this year’s festival and can look forward to a week full of finger-snapping and toe-tapping to the catchy sounds of swing, funk and blues.

If non-stop dancing, great entertainment, good company and a fabulous atmosphere appeals to you then the Norfolk Island Jazz in the Pines Festival is the place to be!

GO Holidays has seven night packages to Jazz in the Pines, Norfolk Island 07-14 Dec, including flights, accommodation, transfers and a full jazz package with six shows, some meals, reserved seating, a souvenir programme and a welcome drink.

The packages are priced from $1,699 pp share twin and valid for sales to 7 November. For further details on the special Norfolk Island Jazz in the Pines travel packages phone toll free 0800 0088 10 or Go Holidays on 0800 46 46 46 or see your preferred Go Holidays Travel Agent.

For extra information about the Norfolk Island Jazz in the Pines festival email jazz[at]

About Norfolk Island: Discovered by Captain Cook in 1774, Norfolk Island was first settled as a British penal colony in 1788 through to 1856. On June 8, 1856, the island was re-inhabited by a community from Pitcairn Island, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Known today as Norfolk Islanders, they form a majority of the 1,800 resident population. Norfolk Island is renowned for its spectacular coastal scenery, colourful history, sporting and cultural activities, convict heritage and tax-free shopping.

Air New Zealand flies to Norfolk Island on Sunday and Thursday while the jazz festival is on.

For general information contact Norfolk Island Tourism. Phone 0800 359 4373, email or visit


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