Calling all jazz cats! Clear your schedule from July 25 to 28 for the annual Devonport Jazz music festival on Tasmania's stunning north-west coast.
This musical gathering is a celebration of all thing jazz, embracing both old and new genres. It's not only smooth jazz music that you'll be enjoying though, with food, visual art, film, dance and education all incorporated into the traditional festival program.
Celebrated Australian singer Kate Ceberano will be the headline performer of Devonport Jazz 2013, with Kate set to release her brand new album in July.
This marks a special occasion, as it will be her first original album in a decade. The ARIA award-winning artist will take time out of her busy schedule – she's the artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – to play a one-off concert at Devonport Jazz on July 26.
The four-day festival is packed with swingin' jazz performances with a touch of gospel, funk and blues.
Some artists featuring at Devonport Jazz include Kaye Payne, Nick Haywood, Paul Furniss, Bob Henderson, ROAM and Stevie Paige Band.
On the first day of the festival, visitors can check out Gospel Song at Gateway Church from 19:00 to 21:00.
Local church choirs and vocal groups will come together to give an "uplifting performance" celebrating the evocative style of gospel jazz music.
Day two of the festival is packed with activities, featuring a covers session by Tilly & Billy at House of Anvers, 'Swingin' Aussie Allstars', a dinner accompanied by tunes from Australian jazz masters Dan Barnett, Bob Henderson, John Blenkhorn and Leigh Barker, and a performance from Swing Thing at Barringwood Park Vineyard.
To view the full festival program, visit the Devonport Jazz website.