Listings: Current Festivals


CHRISTMAS NEW ORLEANS STYLE

Dec. 1-31: New Orleans, La. French Quarter Festivals, Inc., 400 N. Peter St., #205, New Orleans, LA 70130, (800) 673-5725, www.fqfi.org

AUSTRALIAN JAZZ CONVENTION

Dec. 26-31: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. Lismore Jazz Club, P.O. Box 922, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia, www.lismorejazz.org

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FORBES JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jan. 2-4: Forbes, NSW, Australia. Info from Forbes Jazz Festival, (02) 6851-1450, www.forbesjazz.com

EAU CLAIRE RAGTIME FESTIVAL

Jan. 9-11: Eau Claire, Wisc. Info from First Congregational UCC, 310 Broadway, Eau Claire, WI 54703, (715) 834-2668,  www.ecragtime.org

ARBORS RECORDS INTERNATIONAL PIANO JAZZ PARTY

Jan. 16-17: Clearwater Beach, Fla.  Featuring pianists Shelly Berg, Dick Hyman, Berndt Lhotsky, Louis Mazetier, Rossano Sportiello, Johnny Varro, plus major talent as band. Details from Arbors Records, 2189 Cleveland St., Suite 225, Clearwater, FL 33765, (800) 299-1900, www.arborsrecords.com

BIG BAND/SWING DANCE WEEKEND

Jan. 23-25: Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C. Featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Charles Goodwin Orchestra and vocalist Maddy Winer. Details from Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804-3799, (800) 438-5800, www.groveparkinn.com

EAGLES & IVORIES RAGTIME FESTIVAL

Jan. 23-25: Muscatine, Ia. Details from Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce, (563) 263-8895, www.meetmuscatine.com

'ALL THAT JAZZ' WEEKEND

Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.  Spotlighting Nancy Wilson and Kevin Mahogany. Info from Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804-3799, (800) 438-5800, www.groveparkinn.com

CENTRAL ILLINOIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Decatur, Ill. Info from Juvae Jazz Society, P.O. Box 2323, Decatur, IL 62524, (217) 877-4114.  www.juvaejazz.com

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