The Idea of North’s Sally Cameron shares her thoughts on the Noosa Jazz Festival, 20th birthdays and policing in SA.

With a string of successful albums and an ARIA award under their belt, The Idea of North will celebrate its 20th year up in the tropics at the 22nd Annual Noosa Jazz Festival.

Soprano Sally Cameron expresses the group’s eagerness to perform at the annual event. “We have performed at the Noosa Festival before so we know what we’re in for. We know that the crowds are excellent and the locals love their jazz.”

They will join with other stars heading north, including the folky-jazz trio Elixir featuring Katie Noonan, songstress Monica Trapaga, and radio funny-man James Valentine. Cameron says, “I’ve seen that Katie’s going to be there, which is awesome. We’ve worked with her a few times.”

As one of the longest running and most esteemed jazz festivals in Australia, the four day event will also feature masterclasses, the Jazz River Cruises, a talent search and the alfresco dining event “Tastings on Hastings”.

With a varied repertoire crossing folk, gospel, pop and classical, what can we expect from The Idea of North this time? Cameron admits that “we do definitely have...