Manly Jazz

Enjoy great music on the picturesque beachfront

Saturday 4 October –  Monday 6 October 2014 (Long Weekend) 

The thirty-seventh annual Manly Jazz will run from 1 to 6 October with performances in over 15 indoor and outdoor venues including major stages alongside Manly’s 2.4 kilometre (1.5-mile) Pacific surf beach.

The internationally acclaimed Manly Jazz is known worldwide for its beautiful location and the diversity of music it presents, from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots.

In 2013, 80,000 music lovers flocked to Manly Beach to hear artists such as Lionel Cole, the incredible Emma Pask and Big Ol’ Bus Band. Previous years have attracted international and local jazz greats such as Bill Summers, Eric Alexander, Tricia Evy, James Morrison, James Valentine and many, many more. The musical performances have evolved over the years and now range from traditional jazz to blues and funk performing in designated venues including open air beach-side stages, concert halls, bars, clubs and even churches. Jazz is at the core of almost all modern music styles so at Manly Jazz we celebrate a variety of music while still cherishing the purist forms of jazz. 

Manly Jazz is first and foremost a music festival - a real celebration of sound. But it is also a celebration of Australia’s beach culture, good food, great times and especially the wonderful Manly vibe. What better place to do so than right here at our beautiful beachfront?

Artist submissions are now closed.

The Festival Program will be announced soon.

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Volunteers Required!

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