Your guide to the Newcastle Jazz Festival 2022

AUGUST 19 – 21, 2022

More than 200 musos will descend on the city in August for the 33rd Newcastle Jazz Festival. With over 60 hours of music over three days, the 2022 festival promises to be the biggest jazz party the city has ever seen.

This year the festival will take place at the iconic Newcastle Town Hall where music will be on four stages throughout the weekend.

Bars and food will be available on-site, and several cafes and restaurants are within walking distance of City Hall. Newcastle Light Rail can quickly transport customers from nearby hotels and car parks.

The Swing Kings, The New Empire Ragtime Dance Orchestra and Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band will delight dance lovers.

Other bands sure to please include Stride pianist Robbie Mann, Rehab Brass Band, Daryl Aberhart Quartet Band, Steve Edmonds Jazz and Blues Band, Bathtub Gin Orchestra, Half Nelson and Dungeon Big Band.

Traditional jazz fans will be spoiled for choice including Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts, Caroline Packer’s Stompin’ Rhythm Aces, Licorice Allsorts, Black Mountain and Bridge City band, gospel jazz and umbrella parade with Lee Gunness and the Geoff Power Jazz Band, and Canberra’s Zackerbilks.

Among young artists, Brynn Hulls sings with the Terence Koo Trio, Steph Russell, the funk group Spuz and the HSPA Stage Band.

Artist extraordinaire, Ami Williamson, Fish Fry’s jump jive jazz, gypsy jazz fiddler Vov Dylan, French jazz by Emma Hamilton, vocal quartet Bella Voce and banjo/bassoon duo Stitch demonstrate just how much festival-goers will have a choice.

These groups and others will ensure a very entertaining weekend not to be missed. And you can check out the full guide below.

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