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The Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Queen's Birthday weekend is an inclusive event, highlighting the jazz genre in all its variety.Jazz has a fascinating history, covering everything from New Orleans to bebop, standard ballads, West Coast cool, fusion and contemporary. The Castlemaine Jazz Festival is designed to be a people's event, promoting the performance and appreciation of the music by young and old alike. This not-for-profit festival is entirely run by volunteers, and performers generously offer their talents with no certainty of a financial return. There will be a rolling performance program at each venue, with more than 80 groups playing across the weekend, plus jam sessions at the end of each day's schedule.Please see the website for online ticket sales and further details.