Slick piano notes, classy upright bass, smooth saxophone solos and dulcet vocal tones – your ears will be treated to all this and more at the enchanting Clarence Jazz Festival in Hobart between February 21 and 26.
Over six exciting days patrons will have the opportunity to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and classic tunes of Tasmania’s premier jazz festival.
A wide variety of acts will represent the musical genre at a host of beautiful outdoor, riverside and historic locations around the picturesque capital city.
Feature concerts will be presented at Simmons Park Lindisfarne, Montagu Bay Park, Rosny Farm and the Bellerive Boardwalk among other venues, with the comprehensive program also featuring the Jazz Lounge for a more intimate music experience.
The Jazz Lounge – set in the 200-year-old Rosny Barn – is a perennial crowd favourite due to its unique atmosphere and close proximity to the performers.
This is not just a major event on the Tasmanian summer events calendar – it is one of the musical highlights of the year anywhere in Australia.
With an amazing line-up of local talent and seasoned performers from around the country, audiences are in for an unrivalled jazz treat and plenty of good vibes.
Beloved festival ambassador, trombonist and award-winning singer Dan Barnett will return in 2012 to jam with the bands and guide enthusiastic audiences through the six-day musical journey.
Over the last three days of the festival the majority of shows migrate to the Boardwalk area, where guests can feast on delicious Tasmanian food prepared on site and enjoy fine locally-produced wines.
All venues are within 15 minutes’ drive of the Hobart CBD, while outdoor events are provided to the public free of charge.