POSTPONED: The Newcastle Jazz Festival

Friday, 27 August - Sunday, 29 August 2021

POSTPONED: The Newcastle Jazz Festival

Newcastle City Hall
290 King St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

From the organiser...

NOTE: The 33rd Jazz Festival is postponed to a date and venue to be confirmed in 2022. Visit the Newcastle Jazz Club & Festival Facebook page for more information.  

Friday 27 August 2021 at 5pm-10pm
Saturday 28 August 2021 at 10am-10pm
Sunday 29 August 2021 at 10am-5pm

The diverse choice and smorgasbord of music and the very affordable ticket prices, representing incredible value for money, are the keys to the festival’s continuing success.

It is regarded as the best jazz festival in Australia.

More than one hundred and fifty musicians will be blowing up a storm and presenting over 60 hours of music across the three days of the festival.

The venue is the iconic Newcastle City Hall where music will be on four stage areas across the weekend.

There will be bars and food available on-site and there are various cafes and restaurants just a short walk from City Hall.

The Newcastle light rail can quickly transport patrons from nearby hotels and parking areas to the City Hall.

The diverse range of music includes trad, mainstream and contemporary jazz, big bands, swing, blues, a jazz vocal group and jazz/boogie piano.

Dance floors in the Concert hall, Banquet and Hunter rooms, will cater for those who like to move to the music.

Performers include:

  • Canberra’s Zackerbilks
  • The Swing Kings
  • Andrew Dickeson’s Blues Rhythm Swing Band
  • Brilliant clarinettist Andy Firth
  • Guitarist Adam Miller
  • Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band
  • Ami Williamson
  • Gypsy jazz Aria winners Monsieur Camembert
  • Traditional Jazz -Gospel with Lee Gunness and the Geoff Power Jazz Band
  • The Dungeon Big Band
  • Newcastle Women’s Jazz Band
  • Fish Fry
  • Caroline Packer’s “Stompin’ Rhythm Aces”

This indicative line-up demonstrates the choice festival patrons will have.

These, and more to come, will ensure a highly entertaining weekend not to be missed.

Details of all performers are on our website:


  • Children 13 and under are free and require no ticket, however, they must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.
  • Tickets available at the venue from 3 pm on Friday 27th August 2021, plus Booking Fee
  • *Plus booking fee