Friday, July 19th, 2013
The Norfolk Island Jazz festival continues to pull out all stops for this year’s Norfolk Island Jazzes it Up line-up. Organisers have just announced sassy Libby O’Donovan and multi-instrumentalist George Washingmachine will be not only guest performers but also personal tour escorts, accompanying jazz fans to Norfolk Island.

Libby O’Donovan is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret performer and an award-winning Musical Director.

Adding Norfolk Island to her long list Libby has entertained audiences worldwide with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto and Australia-wide. Highly regarded as a solo artist, Libby has performed seasons for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Spring Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, the International Jazz Educators Convention, Adelaide Cabaret Festival (including working with Broadway composers Jason Robert-Brown and Andrew Lippa), Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Feast Festival, and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

George is a multi-instrumentalist - proficient on double bass, guitar or anything with strings! George is also a sought after MC - and has hosted Jazz in the Domain several times, as well as The Darling Harbour Jazz Festival and presented concerts at The Thredbo Jazz Festival and the Taronga Park Zoo New Year's Eve Party. George has also worked in TV and radio. You may have heard George as the voice behind the recent Banana Boat campaign, or his fiddle playing & scatting on the Uncle Toby’s campaign. George is also a composer in his own right.

Both Libby and George will appear as special guest performers joining the impressive festival line-up Evelyn Duprai, Sussurro, Dr Don’s Double Dose, Norfolk Island’s own Rick Robertson, and Down South Jazz Quartet

Norfolk Island is officially under their skin! December will be another return visit for George having performed in previous Norfolk Island jazz festivals. Libby travelled to Norfolk for the first time last May, after only a week she admits this is a place she could live. Both acclaimed performers say it’s not hard to be enchanted by Norfolk Island. It’s how the world used to be, all food is locally grown and seasonal, the island is friendly and relaxed and it’s not long before visitors adopt the local wave to passing cars. Norfolk Island life is altogether personal and friendly.

Local Norfolk Island specialist The Travel Centre is offering several ways to enjoy the festival as an independent holiday or to travel with a tour group with escorts George Washingmachine and Libby O’Donovan. Contact The Travel Centre Norfolk Island for more information, seven night packages start from $859 per person twin share ex Brisbane and $899 per person twin share ex Sydney. Prices include return airfare (seat + bag) to Norfolk Island, airline taxes, meet & greet at the airport, 7 night’s twin share self-contained accommodation, 7 days car hire (hire car surcharge $20 per day plus petrol extra), discount shopping card, complimentary mini-golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’. Competitive add-on fares ex Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth available.

For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] fax 0011 6723 23205 or visit


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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.

Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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The Norfolk Island Jazz festival continues to pull out all stops for this year’s Norfolk Island Jazzes it Up line-up.



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