Clarence Jazz Festival 2021: Ambassador

21 February 2021

The Clarence Jazz Festival is pleased to announce Kelly Ottaway’s appointment as the first Tasmanian Festival ambassador.

Kelly has played an instrumental role in shaping the 25th year celebrations. Kelly’s primary interests are jazz composition and leading his jazz tenet The Modern Operative, as well as a passion for music education, working with Australia’s leading performing arts schools. Kelly has worked extensively in the Tasmanian arts scene, involved festivals such as MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO and The Festival Called PANAMA. Nationally, Kelly is involved with some of Australia’s leading big bands, as arranger and composer for Dan Barnett Big Band and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.


Kelly will perform as part of Kelly Ottaway Keys Supergroup at 8.30pm on the Festival’s Big Day at Kangaroo Bay on Saturday 20 February and across the Festival



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