Jazz Village alive and humming

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BOP Times Community Market arts and crafts Historic Village Tracey Collins entertains the crowd
BOP Times Community Market arts and crafts Historic Village Tracey Collins entertains the crowd

The Jazz Village was humming as crowds gathered around performers, tapping their feet in time to the music.

Others looked down from the second floor balconies as the Twin City Stompers, a Dixieland Jazz quartet, belted out tune after tune at this Historic Village today.

Michael Verster and his family enjoyed getting out and about wandering the Jazz Village yesterday.

It was the first time they had been to the festival and were planning to check out the bands on The Strand today.

"It's more just the atmosphere and vibe is pretty cool," Mr Verster said.

His daughter Chloe Reid-Verster, 11, was also enjoying the day and jumped at the chance to have her hair wrapped.

Tauranga man John Whitcombe said he made an effort to check out the Jazz Village most years if he was in town.

"There's a bit of everything. Something for everyone," he said.

He particularly enjoyed piano accordion player Tracey Collins.

Auckland-based Ms Collins said her first experience of the festival had been fabulous and she was hoping to be back next year.

"It's great fun. I'm really enjoying it. It's a great atmosphere."

- Bay of Plenty Times

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