Mildura musician Donald Mayne has completed a successful week of musical activity at the 2017 Australian Jazz Convention at Ballarat.
Mr Mayne said that he had a wonderful week playing and catching up with a heap of musician friends at2017 jazz convention.
“It was so good to play with Ade Ishs after talking about it for so long,” he said
“Magic was created with Simon Lee and Malachy Pedder during those two sets while it was fun to work with such talented people as Geoff Woods, Alan Richards, David Lole, Lindsay Flint, Paulie van der Koogh, Daniel Sowter, Nikola Shaw, Robbie Hugh Mann, Bobby Ballinger, Denis Toner, Michael Evans-Barker, Tim Nelson, Danni Smith, Gretchen Alt-Cooper, Steve Jewell and a heap of others were as always fun to be on stage with as well.
Mr Mayne said a highlight was helping some of the young musicians out at the jams as well as for the workshop band performances.
“There were some really nice kids at the workshop and such a credit to their teachers and parents.” “The NYE party was again a lot of playing, but fun was had by all.”
Mr Mayne said that now he was back home in Mildura he will have a little bit of down time and also find time to sort out my 2018 Calendar.
“I have some trips to plan as well and a heap of work to do for 2018 school classes locally,”
His next role will be as the President and Music director of the Pantomime being put together by Musical Society Mildura to be staged at the Mercy Theatre from January 19-21.