YOUR GUIDE TO THE NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022
NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
19 – 21 AUGUST 2022
More than 200 musos will descend on the city in August for the 33rd Newcastle Jazz Festival. With over 60 hours of music across three days, the 2022 festival promises to be the biggest celebration of jazz the city has ever seen.
This year the festival will take place at 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.
The Swing Kings, The New Empire Ragtime Dance Orchestra and Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band will delight those who like to dance.
Other groups sure to please include Stride pianist Robbie Mann, The Rehab Brass Band , Daryl Aberhart Quartet Band, Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band, The Bathtub Gin Orchestra, Half Nelson and The Dungeon Big Band.
Trad Jazz fans will have plenty of choices including Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts, Caroline Packer’s Stompin’ Rhythm Aces, Licorice Allsorts, Black Mountain and Bridge City band, jazz gospel and umbrella parade with Lee Gunness and the Geoff Power Jazz Band, and Canberra’s Zackerbilks.
Young performers include Brynn Hulls singing with the Terence Koo Trio, Steph Russell, funk band Spuz and HSPA Stage Band.
Entertainer extraordinaire, Ami Williamson, jump jive jazz from Fish Fry, Gypsy Jazz violinist Vov Dylan some French Jazz from Emma Hamilton, vocal quartet Bella Voce and Banjo/Bassoon duo Stitch demonstrate how much choice festival patrons will have.
These, and other bands will ensure a highly entertaining weekend not to be missed. And you can check out the full guide below.
NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022 LINEUP
FRIDAY 19 AUGUST
5:00PM – 10:00PM
Bathtub Gin Orchestra, Bleu Collective, Cygan Groove, Dr Sax and the Rhythm Rats, Frenchman Street Jazz Band, Heather Price and Small Dungeon Band, Hunter School of Performing Arts Stage Band, New Orleans Ramblers, Rehab Brass Band, Steve Jewell, Stitch, The Swing Kings, Terence Koo Trio with Brynn Hulls.
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Bella Voce, Black Mountain and Bridge City Jazz Band, Bob Henderson’s Jazz Cats, Dungeon Big Band-‘Blues in the Night’, Emma Hamilton Quintet, Freddie Stafford Trio, Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts, Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Jazz Orchestra, Newcastle Army Big Band, Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Ramblers, Sax Blue, Sharny Russell Trio, Smoothie Kings, Steve Jewell, Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band, Stitch, Swing Company, Terence Koo Trio with Brynn Hulls, Zackerbilks.
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
6:30PM – 10:00PM
Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band, Cary Bennett Trio, Cookers Trio, Geoff Power Jazz Band with Lee Gunness, Half Nelson, New Empire Ragtime Dance Orchestra, Robbie Mann Rags the Classics, Spuz, Swing Kings, Zackerbilks
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Ami Williamson, Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Swing Band, Cameron Jones Trio, Carolyn Packer’s Stompin’ Rhythm Aces, Cookers Trio, Daryl Aberhart Quartet, De Lovely Trio, Fish Fry, Geoff Power Jazz Band, Gospel Jazz–Lee Gunness-Umbrella Parade, Greg Englert Jazz Band-Louis Armstrong Tribute, Hendo’s Unity Pals, Licorice Allsorts, Rehab Brass Band, Robbie Mann Stride Piano, Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band, Steve Jewell Jazz Piano, Steph Russell Band, Vov Dylan Gypsy Jazz Trio, Zackerbilks
2022 EVENT INFORMATION
Purchase an Early Bird weekend pass before 31st July & pay: $115
Online Pass Pre Sales
Purchase your full weekend pass before festival starts & pay: $120
At the Door
Purchase your full weekend pass at the door & pay: $125
DAY SESSION PASSES
$30 Friday Night Pass (from 5:00pm-10:00pm)
$45 Saturday Pass (from 10:00am-5:00pm)
$30 Saturday Evening Pass (from 6:30pm-10:00pm)
$60 All Day Saturday Pass (from 10:00am-10:00pm)
$45 Sunday Pass (from 10:00am-5:00pm)
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS
Five rooms and three dance areas in the City Hall will give patrons a diverse choice of music under the one roof. A lift will be available to take patrons between floors.
Onsite catering available at the City Hall and there are a number of cafes and restaurants within a five-minute walk of the City Hall.
Trains from Sydney stop at the Newcastle Interchange from where the Light Rail will take you to within 50 metres of the City Hall.
Patrons staying at City Hotels can catch the Light Rail to the venue.