Ain’t Misbehavin’ SpeakEasy

It’s time to party with Fossick Event Management as they present a diversion packed evening of hanky-panky, glitz and glamour. Dress up in your best 1920’s gear to cut a rug, enjoy the bootleg bar with themed cocktails and tasty morsels from Pizzirani’s Bambino.  You’ll be entertained by the dulcet tones of Kitty Martini and […]

ALLY with Gai Bryant

Global jazz group ALLY brings their experience and knowledge to create a convergence of riches at every performance.  Global jazz at its most passionate and irresistible, ALLY draws from Afro-Peruvian, Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean traditional rhythms paired with a modern jazz aesthetic. The brainchild of saxophonist Gai Bryant, ALLY reimagines masters Thelonious Monk and Charles […]

Gospel Song

Local church choirs and vocal groups unite to bring an uplifting performance, celebrating the evocative style of gospel jazz music, from traditional spirituals to contemporary gospel numbers. Gospel Song is always a fantastic opening event for Devonport Jazz. This community concert will feature music by the City of Devonport Brass Band, Exhale, In the Groove, […]

Jacob Boote at the Brewery

Jacob Boote is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. An eclectic world-class act specialising in 1920-30s blues and swing, Jacob is a leading exponent of the national resonator guitar and plays many stringed instruments from around the world including bazooki, banjo, charango, tipple, and the Tibetan nose whistle. When questioned why he has given up saxophone to […]

The Richard Steele Trio

With a reputation as one of Australia’s finest slide guitarists and blues stylists, Richard has been impressing audiences with his unique sound and approach to both acoustic and electric guitar for over 30 years. Joined by Roger Tattersall on double bass and Bruce Innocent on drums, Richard creates interesting and often unexpected improvisations, dipping into […]

Pure Jazz Sessions – Swoon

Combining decades of experience and versatility, Tasmania’s own Allison Farrow, Blythe Tait, and Nicole Simms-Farrow join forces to become Swoon.  Specialising in vintage jazz arrangements with close three-part harmonies, Swoon delights audiences with favourite jazz standards as well as treating modern hits to a makeover from a bygone era. Sweeping across a range of genres […]

Jason Whatley at The Alex

Launceston-based pianist Jason Whatley has been a fixture of the Tasmanian jazz scene since the mid-90s. His pianistic heroes include Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Blossom Dearie, John Lewis, Oscar Peterson, and Herbie Hancock. Jason has released two albums featuring his compositions, “Newfound Cool” (2013) and “On the Beak” (2020) and performed a tribute […]

Rubicon Grove Presents Swoon

Combining decades of experience and versatility, Tasmania’s own Allison Farrow, Blythe Tait, and Nicole Simms-Farrow join forces to become Swoon. Specialising in vintage jazz arrangements with close three-part harmonies, Swoon delights audiences with favourite jazz standards as well as treating modern hits to a makeover from a bygone era. Swoon are accompanied by Derek Grice […]

RAN Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble at the RSL

The RAN Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble features seven of the Navy’s finest jazz musicians, performing a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz. They have played for audiences across Australia and the World. When the Royal Australian Navy Jazz Ensemble were last at the Devonport Jazz Festival in 2018 they played to a booked-out room […]

Pure Jazz Sessions – RAN Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble will be presenting a concert of original compositions and arrangements for the “Pure Jazz Sessions” series as part of the 2022 Devonport Jazz Festival. The ensemble has a number of members who have pursued a passion for composition and this concert will be an opportunity to present […]