Jazz At The Pines

The much-loved Jazz at The Pines returns to the Hills this month for a delayed start to the 2021-22 season after being put on pause with lockdowns.

Run by The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville in conjunction with The Hills Shire Council, this month’s event on Sunday, November 21st runs from 12.30pm to 4pm and will feature the Bridge City Jazz Band.

There will be a three-month break followed by more Jazz events in February through to May 2022. Jazz at The Pines is held in the historic grounds of Roughley House, Dural.

President of The Rotary Club of The Hills- Kellyville, Thomas Cann said Music at The Pines had been entertaining visitors to the Hills for more than 20 years and attracts people from all over NSW.

“It’s a place where you can sit outside in the fresh air, unwind and spend an afternoon with family and friends lapping up good music, food and views of the historic venue. The Hill Shire Council is a long-time supporter of this wonderful event as a service to the community,” he said.

Tables and chairs are provided so visitors can bring a packed picnic lunch and take a seat among the tall pines and lavish gardens which surround Roughly House. The homestead was built in 1856 and has been associated with the Roughley family for more than 150 years. Clive Roughley – James’ grandson – bequeathed the property to the community several years before his death.

Freshly baked cakes, tea and coffee will also be available at every Music event. Entry tickets cost: $20 (adults) and $18 (concessions). Online reservations are encouraged at www.jazzatthepines.org.au

Next year’s program which starts in February includes Carolyn Packer’s Stompin Rhythm Aces, Geoff Power Jazz Band, Zenith Jazz Sextet and the Riverside Jazz Band. There will also be some guest appearances of local high schools performing as “warm-up” bands prior to the main Music bands. Details can be obtained on the website www.hillsrotary.org. au via email to [email protected] or by calling Dural Information Centre on 9651 4411.

Funds raised go entirely to projects of The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville including, literacy Initiatives for students. Further afield the club continues its Bourke Public School Breakfast Club project, support for drought and bushfire affected communities. and humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka and India.

To be part of an inspired group that is making a difference, contact the club through the website www.hillsrotary.org.au or Facebook page.

Jazz At The Pines

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