Jazzabout is now in its 7th year, apparently. You'd fool me, as I'd never heard of it before. This is just an indication of how hard it is to know what's on in Canberra, even when you keep an eye out. Anyway, Jazzabout is a festival for aspiring (read young) jazz players. It's being held at the Southern Cross Club. 7.30pm Thurs and Fri (28-29 July), and 10am workshops, 2pm and 7.30pm performances Saturday (30 July). $10/5 per session, or festival passes $25 including workshops. Apparently the organiser is Michael Caesar from Narrabundah College. For more info, see "Jazzabout beat again" in Canberra Times, 27 July 2005, Times2, p. 16.