Grab a chair, pack the blanket and sit back to enjoy an incredible and excitign line-up of both local and nationally acclaimed jazz, swing and blues artists.
The day blasts off with a range of traditional and modern big band music in various styles including swing, crooner classics, pop and funk. Groove to the spectacular combined sounds of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section.
Elly Hoyt is a jazz singer, composer and vocal pedagogue who has played alongside some of the nation's best Jazz artists including Phil Stack, James Morrison, James Muller, Sam Anning and Matt McMahon to name a few.
She has a string of awards including the 2011 Bell Award Winner for 'Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album' and is the first ever-jazz singer to receive the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship (2015).
Supercharged guitar, soaring voice, vamping harmonica and evoking lyrics - that's Asa Broomhall. If you fancy a mix of Rock, Folk and Blues with a dose of mischief, make sure you hear Asa's music and experience one of Australia's best independent artists.
Bop with the River City Aces and their Jump Blues - a musical style which was popular through the 40's and 50's which later morphed seamlessly into R&B and Rock 'n Roll. The River City Aces are a fun-loving 8-piece band with an unstoppable drive to get those good times a-rollin' out in the audience.
Brought together by their shared passion for the great black American music of the mid-20th Century. The band comprises of some of Australia's finest session musicians, drawing inspiration from the greatest artists in soul, rhythm & blues, jazz, gospel, and funk.
This band is described as dynamic, emotionally charged, fused with tension, and deeply steeped in the blues. Rave performances at Blues on Broadbeach, Bellington Jazz and Blues Fest and the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival sees Devil's Kiosk rapidly morphing into one of Australia's top blues acts. Their sound derives from elements of the earthy sounds of the 40's and 50's blues masters and the soulful feel of 60's and 70's British blues.
The Black Sorrows earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. At the helm, Joe Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop.
Spontaneous and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri's mantra is simple… "We come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated".