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Jazz Festival Street Session 7/12/2004

As part of the promotion of The Malta Jazz Festival, jazz musicians from the Johann Strauss Big Band are taking to the streets of Valletta to delight passers-by with their music.  They will be performing selections from their repertoire and arrangements that blend traditional and modern sounds.

The Jazz Festival’s organiser, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, is presenting a sample of traditional jazz music in Valletta.  The jazz session will take place on Wednesday 14 July 2004 from 10.30am to 11.15am in Republic Street close to Café Cordina.

“Designed to promote the Malta Jazz Festival, the street jazz session also gives space to our Maltese musicians to expose their talent to the general public,” said Mr Robert Cefai, Event Co-ordinator from The Council for Culture and the Arts.

Music lovers, the Malta Jazz Festival is fast approaching. And that’s less than 3 days away. The festival, which takes place at Ta’ Liesse in Valletta this weekend, has one of the best and most exciting line-ups since it had been held for the first time in 1990. The event is sponsored by Cisk Export Premium Lager and Vodafone Malta Limited and supported by Le Meridien Phoenicia and the American Center. It kicks off at 8.00pm each evening.

Tickets can be purchased from The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, tel 21 245 168, and Vodafone Retail Outlets as well as from Exotique Complex (Sliema), D’Amato (Sliema and Valletta), Knight Music (Hamrun), Ta’ Geraldu Kiosk and the Manoel Theatre Shop (Valletta), and Memories (Bugibba).  Tickets can also be obtained from Ta’ Liesse, prior to the performances.

Further information may be obtained from the website: http://www.maltajazzfest.com/