Woke up this morning to rain and grey skies. But the weather hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm, for it is the opening day of the Jazz and Blues Festival in Christchurch. Over the next five days we are going to have a feast of talented New Zealand and International Stars to entertain us. Click on the above link to view the events programme, venues and other details of the festival. As well as the more recognised artistes, senior students and graduates of the CPIT Jazz School are playing on three evenings of the festival, giving us an indication of the burgeoning talent awaiting us in the future. What a tremendous opportunity to celebrate these artistic forms in our city. I hope to see you there!