Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival will return from February 18-25 2018.

The Clarence Jazz Festival on Hobart’s eastern shore, is a celebration of live music at waterfront locations taking in stunning views of Mount Wellington/kunanyi, beaches and vineyards.

It brings local and interstate artists to play in stunning locations right when the golden days of Tasmania’s mild summer are at their zenith.

A unique touch to the Clarence Jazz Festival is the ambassador program that features well-known jazz performers who bring the concerts together, guest with the musicians on stage and engage with the crowd.


2018 Program at a Glance

Twilight Concerts

18/02/2018 – Bellerive Beach Park 6-8pm: Seratones + Bootleg Gin Sluggers

19/02/2018 – Geilston Bay Parklands 6-8pm: Arman and Co + Cygnet Jazz Collective

20/02/2018 – Simmons Park Lindisfarne 6-8pm: Swingmatism + Mouldy Fig

21/02/2018 – Sandford Hall Grounds 6-8pm: Dixie Swamp Traders + Nadira does Latin

22/02/2018 – Rosny Farm Lawns 6-8pm: The Rugcutters Jass Band + Mangus & Co.

Jazz Lounge @ Rosny Barn

22/02/2018 8-10pm: The Modern Jazz Quartet by the Hobart Jazz Quartet

23/02/2018 6:30-8:30pm: Evans, Keller, Hoyt

9:15-11:30pm: Randal Muir’s Farewell Bash

24/02/2018 2-4pm: Lauren Dawes sings Eva Cassidy

6:30-8:30pm: Evans, Keller, Hoyt

9:15 – 11:30pm: Vanguard Jazz Band

25/02/2018 2-4pm: Hannah May sings Norah Jones

The Big Weekend at the Bellerive Boardwalk


  • 6-7:15pm: Too For Jazz
  • 7:30-8:30pm: The Clarence Jazz Festival Scholars
  • 8:45-10pm: The Wholly Cats


  • 4-5:15pm: Spike Mason 4tet
  • 5:45-6:50pm: Baba Bruja
  • 6:55-7:10pm: Moonlight Aviators
  • 7:10-8:25pm: Yesterday’s Gentlemen
  • 8:30-8:45pm: Moonlight Aviators
  • 8:45-10pm: Matthew Ives and his Big Band


  • 12-1pm: Elizabeth College Summer School Super Band
  • 1:15-2:30pm: Django’s Tiger
  • 2:30-2:45pm: Lindy Mob Dance Performance
  • 2:45-3:45pm: Uncle Gus and the Rim Shots
  • 3:45-4:05pm: Lindy Mob have-a-go
  • 4:05-5:15pm: Mia Palencia
  • 5:30-6:30pm: George Washingmachine Allstars




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