Now in its fourth year, Jazz and Koalas is a charity event run by Brisbane-based Body and Soul Music and Events, under the stewardship of vocalist, Sandra Beynon.
Held at Sandi’s Bar in Horseshoe Bay, the event features a range of performers playing jazz and other genres across a 6 hour program from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday 13th August, 2022.
“We donate our time to make this event happen each year, and what better cause than the preservation of the koala,” said Beynon.
The Australian government in March 2022 officially listed the koala as endangered after a decline in its numbers due to land clearing and catastrophic bushfires shrinking its habitat.
Magnetic Island hosts one of the healthiest populations of koala, currently around 800, thanks in no small part to the efforts of local vet, Alison Bee, who runs the Magnetic Island Koala Hospital.
“We are proud to be helping preserve a healthy population of koala on the island. This population may indeed one day form the basis of re-population schemes on the mainland,” said Dr Bee.
The event features Koala Trivia, educational information, raffles, merchandise and great music by professionals and amateurs from in and outside the region.
“As well as raising awareness and funds for conservation and rescue operations for the koala hospital, we encourage patrons to contact their local MP with a petition to support Recovery Plans for all koala populations in Australia,” said Ms Beynon.
Entry is by polymer note donation at the door.
Booking a table is strongly advised due to the popularity of this event.
Contact the venue directoy on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4758 1673.