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


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