When it comes to picking a highlight for the 2010 Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Eevi Stein has difficulty."There are so many good things so it's really hard," says the festival's publicity and marketing co-ordinator."There will just be a lot of quality music and plenty of variety that will break down any pre-conceived notions of what jazz music is."Nerves surround this year's festival as it marks Kiama Tourism's first year in charge, taking over from the Kiama Jazz Club, having moved the event from March to May.The tourism board anticipates the date change will bring people to the region in a quieter tourist period and further promote the flagship event.Stein is hopeful the return of James Morrison and a supper club evening will appeal to jazz lovers."This year, we're having a catered and themed evening (on Friday) in the pavilion," she says. "It will be converted into a supper club with grand chandeliers, cocktail seating and tablecloths so it will all be very glamorous." The Blaine Whittaker band and Australian Idol vocal coach Erana Clark will entertain the crowd.On Saturday, it will be the turn of the James Morrison sextet with Emma Pask to take to the pavilion stage."He's always a sell-out. He's the consummate showman and it's such a coup to have him in our little festival in Kiama," Stein says.The town's restaurants, cafes and pubs have also embraced the three-day event with nearly 20 venues serving food, coffee and jazz music throughout the weekend.Stein believes the mixture of paid and free events is one of the festival's key selling points as people love having the freedom to travel around the town."There is so much to do and people can mooch on around to the free concerts and have a great listen," she says. "There's no cover charge and if people want to grab a bite to eat, they can and they can see a great range of artists."Sunday features a six-hour free concert in Hindmarsh Park, jazz gospel service and the inaugural arrival of what Stein describes as "the jazz train"."We have a steam train coming into town this year from Sydney, which will go to Kiama and Gerringong so it's a fantastic opportunity to make a day of it," she says.