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.
The best jazz festival in Australia!
The diverse choice and smorgasbord of music and the very affordable ticket prices, representing incredible value for money, are the keys to the continuing success Newcastle Jazz Festival.
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.
Performers include Canberra’s Zackerbilks, Chloe Gill, The Swing Kings, Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band, brilliant clarinettist Andy Firth, Guitarist Adam Miller, Brynn Hulls, Steph Russell, and funk bands Bleu Collective and Spuz and the Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band.
Entertainer extraordinaire Ami Williamson, Sinatra Swing with Mitch Capone and the Andy Firth Orchestra, traditional Jazz -Gospel with Lee Gunness and the Geoff Power Jazz Band, The Dungeon Big Band, Pikou Panez, the ever-popular jump-jive-jazz from Fish Fry, and by request, Caroline Packer’s “Stompin’ Rhythm Aces”.
Full Weekend Pass: From 1 August: $120
Full Weekend Pass:
at the door 27 August $125
Teens 14-18 Years:
Weekend Pass: $30
Friday Night Pass: 5pm- 10.00pm: $30
Saturday Pass: 10am- 5pm: $45
Saturday Evening Pass:
6.30pm – 10pm $30
All Day Saturday Pass: 10am-10pm: $65
Sunday Pass: 10am – 5pm: $45
Teens 14-18 Years:
Session Pass $10
Children Under 13 FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Newcastle Jazz Festival Tickets booked online incur a booking fee, but there are no booking fees for tickets purchased at the door.
Adam Miller Trio: Master Jazz guitarist
Entertainer extraordinaire Ami Williamson with Terence Koo Trio: Original tunes, Mainstream Jazz
Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band: Great dance band
Andy Firth Quartet: Clarinettist Andy Firth plus keys, drums & bass
Bathtub Gin Orchestra: 1920s stomp, 1930s swing with a dash of Gypsy
Bella Voce: Acapella Jazz quartet
Black Mountain & Bridge City Jazz Band: Traditional Jazz band
Bleu Collective: Alternative Fusion Jazz
Bob Henderson’s Jazz Cats: 7-piece Traditional Jazz
Cameron Jones Trio: Acoustic Gypsy Jazz
Carolyn Packer’s Stompin’ Rhythm Aces: Blues & Jazz with driving swing
Daryl Aberhart Quartet: Shake the blues away
De Lovely Trio: Mainstream piano/bass/vocal trio with Sheriden Nelson.
DJ Cotton Quintet: Mainstream with Renee Berger
Dr Sax and the Rhythm Rats: Range of Jazz, Blues and Bossa Nova
Emma Hamilton Quintet: An afternoon in Paris
Fish Fry: Jump, Jive Jazz with Justin Collins on vocals
Frenchman Street Jazz Band: Old Style New Orleans Jazz
Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts: New Orleans Traditional Jazz
Geoff Power Jazz Band: New Orleans Traditional Jazz
Greg Englert Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong tribute
Gregg Arthur Quartet: Internationally acclaimed vocalist
Half Nelson: 1920s Jazz & Blues with Sheriden Nelson on vocals
Bob Henderson’s Unity Pals: Reunion of Unity Hall musos
Heather Price Quintet: Blues, Soul-infused Jazz, Heather Price songs
Jazz Gospel: Lee Gunness one of Australia’s best Gospel vocalists
Licorice Allsorts: Three clarinet front line Traditional Jazz
New Orleans Ramblers: New Orleans style Traditional Jazz
Pikou Panez: Original sounds inspired by folk,soul & Brazillian music
Rehab Brass Band: Dance to New Orleans style street band
Robbie Mann: Stride piano
Robbie Mann Rags the Classics: Classical music in Ragtime!
Smoothie Kings: Young musicians with Traditional Jazz elders
Steph Russell Band: Contemporary singer/songwriter
Steve Edmonds Jazz & Blues Band: One of the finest Blues/Roots bands
Steve Jewell: Trio & Solo Jazz piano
Stitch: Bassoon/banjo duo Australian Busking Champions
Spuz: 6-piece improvised based fusion act
Swing Kings: Great dance music
Terence Koo Trio with Brynn Hulls and Chloe Gill: Swing & Mainstream
Vov Dylan Trio: Gypsy Jazz violin guitar, and bass
Wobbly Boot Jazz & Blues Band: Eclectic mix from traditional to contemporary
Zackerbilks: Canberra’s 8-piece Traditional Jazz band
ORCHESTRAS AND BIG BANDS
Sinatra Swing: Mitch Capone and Andy Firth Orchestra
‘Blues in the Night’: Dungeon Big Band. Heather Price, vocals
Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra
Swing Company: Renee Berger, vocals
Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Jazz Orchestra
New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra
Hunter School of Performing Arts Stage Band
The 33rd Newcastle Jazz Festival will be held at Newcastle City Hall on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021