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Thursday 24 July

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Gospel Song

The Don Centre, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Gateway Church, 100 Don Rd, Devonport
Adult $10, Performers $5, Under 5’s free, door sales available unless sold out
Bookings Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport (03) 6420 2900

Local church choirs and vocal groups unite to bring an uplifting performance, celebrating the evocative style of gospel jazz music.

Gospel Song

Friday 25 July

 

Jazz at LiL

East Devonport Child & Family Centre, 10am
40 Drew St, East Devonport
Free, bookings preferred as numbers are limited (03) 6421 5153 or (03) 6421 5154

As part of the normal Launch into Learning program, the Devonport High School Jazz group will be providing jazz up close for the youngest members of our community and their parents and carers. Bring along fruit to share for morning tea! 

 

Friday 25 July

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

Town Hall Theatre, 12.00pm – 1.00pm    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $15, Concession $12
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

Since its inception in 1983, WAYJO has nurtured generations of outstanding young jazz musicians and they are proud to remain a leader in their field.  WAYJO’s purpose is to engage and inspire emerging jazz musicians, to challenge them to be the best they can be; and to entertain and enthuse music lovers with exceptional jazz.

WAYJO

Friday 25 July

 

Jazz & Blues at Fourways

Fourways Shopping District, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
William St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome

Jacob Boote and Laura Mead bring their energetic and lively music to the centre of the Fourways shopping district.

Jacob & Laura

Friday 25 July

 

Elly Hoyt & Allan Brown    FULLY BOOKED

House of Anvers, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
9025 Bass Hwy, Latrobe
$12 cover charge,  À la carte lunch menu available
Bookings essential (03) 6426 2958

Gifted jazz vocalist Elly Hoyt along with talented guitarist Allan Brown cover classic jazz for your listening pleasure.

Elly Hoyt

Friday 25 July

 

ABC RADIO Live Broadcast - Your Afternoon with Penny Terry     FULLY BOOKED

Centenary Court, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome, limited seating, entry by ticket only
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

A chance to hear some highlights of the festival, meet the musicians and organisers and get into the swing of Devonport Jazz.

ABC Radio Live Broadcast

Friday 25 July

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Nick Haywood Quartet

Centenary Court, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $25, Concession $20
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

The quartet’s debut CD ‘1234’ was the recipient of the Australian Jazz Bell Award for ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’ in 2012. The Quartet also received a 2012 APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz. Simple tunes are used as catalysts for spontaneous collaborative improvisations, with the complexity in the music developing from interaction and musical connectedness between the performers.

Nick Haywood Quartet

Friday 25 July

 

Elly Hoyt & Allan Brown

Café Inn-dulgence, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
CMAX Complex, 7 Best St, Devonport
$15 entry, meal bookings essential (03) 6423 5848
Seating for diners only

Enjoy a great dinner and a swingin’ good time with Queensland based vocalist Elly Hoyt, accompanied by Hobart’s jazz guitar guru Allan Brown.

Elly Hoyt

Friday 25 July

 

Stolen Moments

Wagyu Pie Company, 6.30 for 7.00pm – 9.00pm   FULLY BOOKED
11 Oldaker St, Devonport
$10 cover charge, gourmet pizzas from $17
Bookings essential (03) 6424 8866

Saxophonist Evan Carydakis, with Brendan Siemsen on electric guitar, re-establish the Great American Songbook, bossa novas and blues.

Stolen Moments

Friday 25 July

 

Dixieland Express

East Devonport Child & Family Centre, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
40 Drew St, East Devonport
$25 entry, bookings essential (03) 6421 5153 or (03) 6421 5154
Entry includes canapés and 2 drinks. Additional drinks may be purchased

Enjoy the music of Hobart’s Dixieland Express for an evening of familiar tunes and toe tapping favourites. A great introduction to jazz in a relaxed venue.

Dixieland Express

Friday 25 July

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Vince Jones  

Town Hall Theatre, 8.00pm – 10.00pm (with interval)
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $55, Concession $50
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. His music includes original songs and beautiful contemporary versions of jazz standards. The songs he chooses – written by him or by others – always make an original, personal statement. Vince has toured extensively in Europe and the US and continues to play regularly to loyal fans around Australia.

Vince Jones

Friday 25 July

 

Gateway Supper Club with the Andy Sugg Group

Quality Hotel Gateway, 9.30pm – 12.00am
16 Fenton St, Devonport 
$20 entry, bookings 1800 030 322
Door sales available

The unique fusions of the Andy Sugg Group are influenced by various styles close to the traditions of Miles Davies and John Coltrane, along with more contemporary jazz. 

Andy Sugg Group

Friday 25 July

 

King Cake

Molly Malones Irish Pub, from 9.30pm
34 Best St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome

Party with the funky jazz and blues sound of King Cake. This band has style and punch!

King Cake

Saturday 26 July

 

A Jazzy Breakfast @ Drift    FULLY BOOKED

8.00 for 8.30am – 10.30am
41 Bluff Rd, Devonport
$10 entry, bookings (03) 6424 4695 or tickets on the door

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the beach while listening to the fresh Mainstream Jazz duo, Stolen Moments.

Stolen Moments

Saturday 26 July

 

Musos in the Mall

Rooke St. Mall, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Free, general public welcome

This outside concert will feature the cream of Melbourne’s jazz talent, The Syncopators, along with Hobart’s Dixieland Express.

The Syncopators

Saturday 26 July

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra - Encore Performance

Town Hall Theatre, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $15, Concession $12
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

Since its inception in 1983, WAYJO has nurtured generations of outstanding young jazz musicians. The program engages and inspires emerging jazz musicians, challenging them to be the best they can be. This big band is a leader in its field.

WAYJO

Saturday 26 July

 

King Cake at Tapas

Tapas Lounge Bar, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
97A Rooke St. Mall, Devonport
$5 entry, includes 1 free beer, house wine or soft drink
Meal bookings preferred (03) 6424 2727, fresh lunch menu available

A fun and funky trio, King Cake mix up a spicy concoction of jazz, blues and jive. 

King Cake

Saturday 26 July

 

Jacob Boote & Laura Mead at House of Anvers    FULLY BOOKED

12.00pm – 2.00pm
9025 Bass Hwy, Latrobe
$12 cover charge, À la carte lunch menu available
Bookings essential (03) 6426 2958

Festival favourites Jacob Boote and Laura Mead bring their energetic and lively jazz, blues and roots to the chocolate factory.

Jacob & Laura

Saturday 26 July

 

Elly Hoyt & Kelly Ottaway    FULLY BOOKED

Bass Strait Maritime Centre, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport
$25 entry includes a Ploughman’s Lunch (soup/platter of meats/cheeses/bread and self serve tea/coffee)
Bookings essential (03) 6424 7100

Featuring award winning vocalist Elly Hoyt with the charming Kelly Ottaway on keyboard.

Elly Hoyt

Saturday 26 July

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All About Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Life Way Auditorium, 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Devonport Baptist Church, 126 – 130 William Street, Devonport
Adult $15, Concession $12, door sales available unless sold out
Bookings at Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport (03) 6420 2900

For decades, Doc Span and Nick Charles have travelled the wide world of acoustic blues and roots. With a passion for the greatest blues duo, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Nick and Doc have released All About Sonny and Brownie, a unique tribute, featuring their classic songs as well as some reverential original tunes. One track “At the Golden Inn” recently won “Blues Song of the Year” at the Australian Blues Awards.

Nick Charles & Doc Span

Saturday 26 July

 

Swingin' in the Vines    FULLY BOOKED

Ghost Rock Vineyard, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
1055 Port Sorell Rd, Northdown
$15 entry, bookings essential (03) 6428 4005
Bar facilities and refreshments available for purchase

Enjoy mainstream jazz with some of your favourite tunes in the beautiful vineyard surroundings with vocalist Katy Raucher, with Hayden Dare on trombone and Kelly Ottaway on keyboard.

Katy Raucher

Saturday 26 July

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The John Coltrane Project

Town Hall Theatre, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $30, Concession $26
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

July happens to be the anniversary of John Coltrane’s death (this year, the 47th anniversary). The John Coltrane Project features a selection of Coltrane’s most popular tunes, played by the Andy Sugg Group. Andy Sugg’s PhD on the music of John Coltrane, Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman, Tracking the Trane, is the first musicological study of its kind in Australia and has been praised by the world’s foremost Coltrane scholars.

The John Coltrane Project

Saturday 26 July

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A Tribute to Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley

Life Way Auditorium, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Devonport Baptist Church, 126 – 130 William Street, Devonport
Adult $15, Concession $12, door sales available unless sold out
Bookings Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport (03) 6420 2900

Join Cannonball for an hour of blues and gospel infused jazz, with a deep, infectious groove.

Cannonball

Saturday 26 July

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Melissa Oliveira

Centenary Court, 6.00pm – 7.20pm
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $25, Concession $20
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

Performing in Tasmania for the first time with her band from the Netherlands, Melissa Oliveira from Portugal will present songs from her album In My Garden in addition to debuting new material from her upcoming second album using an idiosyncratic line-up which also includes the Portuguese guitar, turntables and visuals. In an innovative way, especially in the world of jazz, Melissa presents a show that, despite being multifaceted, remains faithful to the principles of this style.

Melissa Oliveira

Saturday 26 July

 

Schrödinger’s Cat

Café Inn-dulgence, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
CMAX Complex, 7 Best St, Devonport
$15 entry, meal bookings essential (03) 6423 5848
Seating for diners only

Enjoy a great dinner and a feast of mellow, mainstream jazz from local duo Schrödinger’s Cat.

Schrodinger's Cat

Saturday 26 July

 

Cocktails & Canapés with the Tim Clarkson Trio

Laneway, 6.30pm – late
Rooke Ln, Devonport
$25 bookings essential (03) 6424 4333, entry includes hot and cold canapés
Bar facilities available

Featuring the quirky grooves of modern jazz group the Tim Clarkson Trio.

Tim Clarkson Trio

Saturday 26 July

 

Australian Army Band Tasmania at The Oval

The Oval Function Centre, 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Devonport Football Club, 16 – 40 James St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome
Counter meals and bar available
Meal bookings essential, call Donna @ The Larder Café (03) 6424 2148

Come and dance to the big sound of the Australian Army Band Tasmania. Swing the night away.

Australian Army Band

Saturday 26 July

 

Swing Time

The Central, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
82 Formby Rd, Devonport
Free, general public welcome, meal bookings essential (03) 6424 1601
Seating in restaurant for diners only

Enjoy a relaxing evening as Hobart ensemble, Swing Time feature mainstream jazz in the main bar.

Swing Time

Saturday 26 July

 

Dinner with Elly Hoyt & the Nick Haywood Quartet

Quality Hotel Gateway, 7.00pm – 10.00pm
16 Fenton St, Devonport
Bookings essential 1800 030 322, A la carte menu

Enjoy a delectable gourmet meal and the sultry sound of award-winning Elly Hoyt and the Nick Haywood Quartet.

Elly Hoyt

Saturday 26 July

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The Syncopators’ 30th Anniversary Concert

Town Hall Theatre, 8.00pm – 10.00pm (with interval)
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $30, Concession $26
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, one of Australia’s best and most loved traditional jazz bands, The Syncopators began as the Society Syncopators, formed by Chris Ludowyk in 1984. They have performed at all of the major jazz festivals in Australia, played at most major European jazz festivals over 15 tours and released 15 CD’s and a DVD, including a Bell Awards winner. They have also been musical ambassadors for Australia on several overseas Cultural Relations Tours for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This concert will be comprised of material from The Syncopators’ vast repertoire, stretching across many genres of jazz.

The Syncopators

Saturday 26 July

 

JC & the Po’Boys

Red Hot Music, 8.00pm – 10.00pm
10-12 Edward St, Devonport
$45 entry, bookings preferred (03) 6424 2286

Fronted by Joe Creighton, this band delivers a banquet of New Orleans second line funk, soul and R&B from artists such as The Meters, Dr John, Professor Longhair, the funk of Sly & the Family Stone and the Commodores and the soul and R&B of Mavis Staples, The Temptations, The Staple Singers, Ann Peebles and Etta James.

Joe Creighton 

Saturday 26 July

 

Cannonball

Molly Malones Irish Pub, from 9.30pm
34 Best St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome

Cannonball is a fresh new sextet inspired by the jazz/groove/soul music of the late saxophone giant Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley. His work transcended musical boundaries with its heavy blues and gospel influence combined with a deep, infectious groove. Cannonball performs regularly at Paris Cat Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Café and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club as well as at various festivals and events including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Bell Awards (Australia Jazz Awards).

Cannonball

Sunday 27 July

 

Brunch with Katy Raucher & Friends

Quality Hotel Gateway, 9.00am – 11.00am
16 Fenton St, Devonport
$30 buffet brunch, bookings essential 1800 030 322

Enjoy a delicious brunch accompanied by the smooth mainstream vocals of Katy Raucher, with Kelly Ottaway on piano and Hayden Dare on trombone.

Katy Raucher

Sunday 27 July

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The Syncopators - A Tribute to ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton

Centenary Court, 10.00am – 11.00am
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $25, Concession $20
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

The cream of Melbourne’s jazz talent, The Syncopators, feature a tribute to the music of jazz pioneer ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton. Morton was an important transitional figure between ragtime and jazz piano styles. His significance as a father of ensemble jazz and the music of the New Orleans tradition is iconic.

While he enjoyed telling people that he had "invented jazz" (a dubious claim), he is believed to have been the first jazz musician to put his arrangements to paper, with "Original Jelly Roll Blues" the genre's first published work. Although Morton may not have been the inventor of jazz, he is regarded by fans and experts as one of the art form's great innovators.

The Syncopators

Sunday 27 July

 

New Talent Showcase & Jazz Karaoke

Molly Malones Irish Pub, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
34 Best St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome, meal bookings essential (03) 6424 1898

A two hour showcase from the next generation of young singers and musicians from the North of the State.  This program will include the Devonport Jazz Karaoke Competition.

New Talent Showcase

Sunday 27 July

 

Emu Jelly Jazz Band

Tapas Lounge Bar, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
97A Rooke St. Mall, Devonport
Free, general public welcome, meal bookings preferred (03) 6424 2727, fresh lunch menu available

With influences from the early days of jazz and blues, Emu Jelly is all about feel-good music. This band will have your toes tapping.

Emu Jelly Jazz Band

Sunday 27 July

 

Australian Army Band Tasmania

Devonport RSL Club, 12.00pm – 3.30pm
18 Macfie St, Devonport
Free, general public welcome
Counter meals and bar available
$35 luncheon, two course buffet, bookings essential (03) 6424 2673, tickets to be pre-purchased

Always a popular event, follow a relaxed Sunday lunch by dancing to the swinging sounds of the Australian Army Band Tasmania.  The repertoire of the band ranges from traditional big band (Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Woody Herman) through to funky versions of Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble arrangements.

Australian Army Band Tas

Sunday 27 July

 

Blues at Barringwood with Nick Charles & Doc Span     FULLY BOOKED

Barringwood Estate, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
60 Gillams Road, Lower Barrington
$15 entry, includes bus departing from and returning to Devonport Entertainment Centre
Bus departs 11.45am, leaves Barringwood Estate at 3.30pm
Bookings essential (03) 6492 3140
Gourmet platters and cool climate wines for sale

Enjoy this stunning vineyard setting and a crackling wood fire while listening to the inspiring blues duo of Nick Charles and Doc Span.

Nick Charles & Doc Span

Sunday 27 July

 

Into the Mystic: the Music of Van Morrison 

Red Hot Music, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
10-12 Edward St, Devonport
$45 entry, bookings preferred (03) 6424 2286

This show, featuring Joe Creighton, pays homage to the music of a great Irish singer, songwriter and poet who is Van Morrison. You will wind and weave through the ages bringing back to life the soundtrack of people’s lives and explore the many styles of music featured in Van Morrison’s repertoire.

Joe Creighton 

Sunday 27 July

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De Lovely: the Music of Cole Porter

Town Hall Theatre, 2.00pm – 4.00pm (with interval)
Devonport Entertainment Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport
Adult $30, Concession $26
Bookings (03) 6420 2900

Janet Seidel and her band perform memorable favourites like I Get A Kick Out Of You, Night and Day, Love For Sale and many more. Her unadorned crystal clear voice and infectious humour and patter is a winning combination. Janet offered us a uniquely personal, classic and sophisticated take on the greatest American lyricist and composer in one, Cole Porter”. Canberra City News.

The Music of Cole Porter

Sunday 27 July

 

Swingin’ with Swing Time

Mersey Yacht Club, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Anchor Dr, East Devonport
$10 entry, bookings preferred (03) 6427 8655
Bar facilities and refreshments available for purchase

Get out on the dance floor for a final fling at Devonport Jazz.

Swing Time

Sunday 27 July

 

An Intimate Evening with the Janet Seidel Trio

Shearwater Resort, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
The Boulevard, Shearwater
$20 entry, in the Panatana Room, bookings preferred 
Wave Bar and Restaurant open from 5.30pm for pre-show dinner and drinks, bookings preferred
Bookings (03) 6428 6205
Bar facilities and refreshments available for purchase

Join Australia’s First Lady of Jazz, Janet Seidel for the grand finale of Devonport Jazz 2014 in a tribute to the Great American Songbook. Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer.

Janet Seidel Trio

 

 

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