Jazz Night 2018
Haileybury’s 2018 Jazz Nights, held at MEMO Music Hall, in St Kilda, displayed jazz improvisation skills being developed across the whole School, including the Middle School Jazz Ensemble Program, Senior School Jazz Ensembles and VCE groups based at Keysborough.
More than 130 students performed across two nights. Ticket sales were stronger than any previous year, with more than 300 guests enjoying jazz in the relaxed MEMO club setting.
Opened in 1924, MEMO Music Hall is behind the St Kilda RSL in Acland Street, just over the road from Luna Park. The impressive and extensive program was performed by 20 jazz combos, who each presented two items. It was great to see the excitement in the eyes of performers as they arrived at the impressive venue.
Special thanks must go to the Jazz Ensemble teaching staff and the Audio Visual Team who recorded both nights. It is only through the support of staff that these opportunities can be made available to our emerging musicians.