Manly Jazz

2015 Manly Jazz - 25 September to 5 October 2015

Music festivals come and go but Manly Jazz remains as an iconic event for Manly and greater Sydney. Coming up to its 38th year, the festival continues to reinvent and attract tens of thousands of visitors to Manly each year to enjoy fine tunes from renowned musicians, and to soak up the relaxed sunny seaside vibe for which Manly is famous.

Manly Jazz has a rich history of dishing up some of the best live jazz performances from across Australia and around the world. Drawing from a strong underground music scene that also includes funk, blues and swing, Manly Jazz attracts a mixed crowd from ‘hard-core’ jazz aficionados to those who simply love a festival with cool tunes in the sun and by the seaside. With its multiple stages scattered along The Corso and the famous Manly beachfront, Manly Jazz caters for all.

Over the past few years Manly Jazz has, under new direction, expanded and grown as never before. From the traditional three days of outdoor stages over the October long weekend, the festival has more than tripled to become an 11-day celebration of live music in venues across Manly as well as the open air performances on The Corso and Manly’s famous beachfront.

But we’re not satisfied at being just the biggest jazz festival in Sydney - although we tick that box easily! We want to be the best music experience this city has to offer by showcasing heaps of great live music –blues, roots, rock and so much more! Manly has some great bars, restaurants and venues for live music so we are putting them on show.

Expressions of interest to perform at the festival have now closed and the music program for 2015 will be released end of July. So stay tuned and start planning your visit to Manly – if the past few years is anything to go by, you will be very pleasantly surprised