Devonport Jazz is only two sleeps away and the good news is, at this stage, ARIA-Award winner Katie Noonan is still able to attend and will be performing an intimate acoustic concert at the paranaple arts centre on Friday 23 July. With herself on piano and vocals, and Zac Hurren on saxophone, it will be a special combination of material from the Sweetest Taboo, Elixir and Katie’s solo albums.
However, due to the current uncertainties around COVID-19 on the mainland, and Tasmania’s travel restrictions, some of the mainland artists who were scheduled to appear as part of Devonport Jazz are unable to attend, and therefore, those events will be postponed to later dates.
Events to be rescheduled include:
• Bitches Brew (@Spreyton Cider and the Devonport Hockey Club);
• Ingrid James; and
• Paul Grabowsky
Anyone who has purchased tickets for these events will receive a refund.
Council is currently in discussion with these artists to determine when the events can be rescheduled. Devonport City Council Events Coordinator and Festival Producer Maree Brodzinski said it will still be branded a Devonport Jazz event, just outside the traditional festival dates.
“Whilst we are disappointed that these mainland artists are unable to attend this weekend, we are incredibly lucky that the 2021 festival program features a fantastic line up of amazing Tasmanian and local performers such as The Projekt, Skit Scat Raggedy Cat, and Saucy Jack and His Ripper Band.
“Popular events such as Gospel Song, the 7AD Musos in the Mall and Jazz in the Pavilion will provide terrific entertainment, and a number of smaller events at venues such as Café Squire, the Alexander Hotel, Pub Rock Diner and the Central will ensure the 20th anniversary of Devonport Jazz is a wonderful celebration of all things jazz,” said Ms Brodzinski.
There will be a focus on making sure all the Devonport Jazz events are COVID safe and have appropriate check ins etc.
“We ask that if members of the public are not feeling well, they should stay home and look after themselves.
“We will continue to keep the public updated of any changes through our website and social media.”
Jacqui Surtees | Executive Coordinator | Devonport City Council
03 6424 0560|[email protected]