Devonport Jazz

Devonport Jazz – an initiative of the Devonport City Council

Devonport Jazz is an annual jazz festival held on the last weekend in July. The aim of the program has always been to include a mix of jazz music from traditional jazz to modern jazz, latin to funk fusion and an increasing blues component. 

Artists from the mainland, Tasmania and overseas feature in a series of concerts, dances and dinners.  As well as being a showcase for some of the best interstate and local jazz musicians, the festival incorporates education, visual art and film.  

The festival promotes live performance and encourages patronage of local venues and businesses through association with Devonport Jazz. 


Check the Devonport Jazz Website for further details

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Providore Place SpeakEasy

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The Southern Wild Distillery SpeakEasy Bar is back with all your favourite prohibition cocktails and quick bites to match.

Live Music all night from 5.30pm with headline act Django’s Tiger from 7.30-10.30pm delivering their exciting range of jazz. Jam sessions planned from 10.30pm and you never know who might turn up! Come in before or after your show or stay for ours!

5pm – late

Providore Place,17 Oldaker Street, Devonport

Free Entry


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Django’s Tiger @ Playgroup

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Join Django’s Tiger as they jazz up some nursery rhymes, sing up a storm with some fun novelty songs and share a special program for very young children.

The East Devonport Child and Family Centre caters for families with children aged 0-5. they offer a fabulous space for families to spend time together and a host of activities and services to help parents be the best they can be.

East Devonport Child & Family Centre, 40 Drew Street, East Devonport

Free Event, bookings essential as space is limited

Please register your attendance on (03) 6478 4337


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Happy Hour Afternoon with Django’s Tiger

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Enjoy traditional and classic jazz standards in this dementia friendly concert and afternoon tea, open to all members of the community.

Munnew is a community Adult Dementia Day Centre, that provides a supported day respite service to people living with Dementia and their carers in Devonport and surrounding communities.

Munnew Day Centre, via North Street, Devonport

$10 includes afternoon tea after the performance. Bookings are essential. Limited seating.

Bookings essential 0408 103 033

Explore the entire 2019 Devonport Jazz Festival Program 

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Wendy Moles & Nick Hart

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Wendy Moles is the consummate working singer who has performed over 2,000 gigs with highlights being the Adelaide Festival and Fringe, Festival of Voices, and being invited on stage by jazz great Don Burrows. She is musically diverse and loves to swing, so jazz has become a passion. Wendy’s honey smooth voice has featured in many musical acts across the State.

Previous winner of the Jack Duffy Award, Nick Hart is a much sought-after guitarist who eases into any genre.

Zest features quality food in an inviting, friendly and cosy atmosphere.

Zest Café & Bakehouse, 11 Oldaker Street, Devonport

$70 includes two-course, alternate drop dinner, champagne on arrival

Limited seating. Book early

Bookings essential (03) 6424 8866

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7AD’s Musos in the Mall

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Rug up and experience jazz in the open air with the the crew from 7AD and the Royal Australian Navy Jazz Group from Melbourne. You’ll even be able to learn a few dance moves with the team from SwingMania.

Rooke Street Mall

Free Event

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SwingMania Dance Classes

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Teachers from SwingMania Tas will get you moving to the music in no time at all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No experience or partner required, just bring a water bottle and flat comfortable shoes.

Swing dancing grew with Jazz music in 1920s America, sweeping right around the world and through to today. Sometimes fast and energetic, it can also be sweet and cruisy – whatever the tempo, it’s a lot of fun! Come join our Devonport Jazz Class to pick up a few moves to try out over the rest of the weekend – dancing to live music is a true delight!

3 – 4pm Beginner Swing Dance Class

4 – 5pm Beginner Blues Class

Stewart Street Gallery, 45 Stewart Street, Devonport

$10 per class / $15 for both classes / Festival Pass holders free

Door sales only


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The Syncopators Live @ The Wharf

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It’s the Devonport Jazz 2019 big finale with The Syncopators!

The band will present a mix of the jazz/swing/jump – jive tunes from the whole of the Syncopators wide repertoire. By excelling at the music they love and loving the music they excel at, they are recognised as one of the leading classic/mainstream jazz groups in Australia by critics and jazz fans alike.

Arguably they are regarded as the leaders in their field in the world. Their superb musicianship, stage presence and keen sense of humour invariably draw standing ovations worldwide.

The Wharf, Ulverstone Wharf Precinct, Ulverstone

$25 – Door sales only

Bar facilities and refreshments available for purchase


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Arman & Co.

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Based in Hobart, Arman & Co. plays a selection of Swing, Latin tunes and Ballads. Front man, Arman Bratamidjaja is often described as a crooner, and is influenced by singers Johnny Hartman and Frank Sinatra. Performing in venues and festivals around Tasmania, including Hot August Jazz and the Clarence Jazz Festival, Arman & Co. is the perfect Jazz aperitif as you relax and enjoy The Central’s contemporary bar with a twist.

4 – 6pm

The Central Bar, 80-82 Formby Road, Devonport



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