Devonport Jazz is celebrating a milestone as it turns 21 this year.
Organisers confirmed the 2022 program will not disappoint, with events to be held at various locations across the city from 28-31 July.
Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said the annual jazz festival provided a platform for local artists to showcase their talents and was an event calendar favourite for many.
“We are so proud of Devonport Jazz’s longevity. While it has had a few changes over the years, at its heart, the festival is also about bringing some life in to the city during the winter months,” Cr Rockliff said.
“Council appreciates that arts and events like this are the soul of our community, and we look forward to once again donning our yellow scarves and celebrating that annual bright spot in July.
“The festival is so accessible to everyone, whether they are hard-core jazz lovers or they just want to party and socialise.”
Devonport City Council Events Coordinator and Festival Producer Maree Brodzinski says the festival is focusing on Tasmanian performers again this year, with a limited number of mainland acts.
“We really feel that it’s important to showcase our local musicians, both established and emerging,” Ms Brodzinski said.
“Highlights of the festival will include global jazz band ALLY, with members from Sydney, Peru, Brazil and Cuba, and the RAN Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble. The Pure Jazz Sessions at the Town Hall Theatre will be very special.”
“We are looking forward to the incredible party atmosphere that jazz goers will experience in the Market Square Pavilion, with events like Jazz in the Pavilion, Jazz M.A.D. and the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Speakeasy.
“There are loads of free and low-cost options in the program and also some great family entertainment.
“Come and explore what Devonport Jazz has to offer – it’s finger clickin’ good!”
A paranaple Festival Pass is available for $99, which enables patrons to attend the performances by ALLY, Elly Hoyt, Swoon, RAN Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble, and Gospel Song.
A digital program of Devonport Jazz 2022 will be available on Monday, 13 June 2022 at www.devonportjazz.com.au and Council’s website www.devonport.tas.gov.au – printed programs will be available from participating venues, Visitor Information Centres and Council’s customer service soon.
Photo: Looking forward to this year’s 21st Devonport Jazz Festival is Devonport City Council Events Coordinator and Festival Producer Maree Brodzinski. Events will be held at various locations across the city from 28-31 July.