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Patron – Bob Henderson




In 2023, the 34th annual Newcastle Jazz Festival brought music lovers from around Australia and beyond to the iconic Newcastle City Hall. Fifty-two bands with over 200 musicians performed more than 60 hours of music across four stages during the weekend, from August 25-27.


The lineup was one of the most diverse and exciting yet, with an eclectic program encompassing everything from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing bands, jazz orchestras, and funk and blues to solo jazz piano through to contemporary, Gypsy, and Brazilian jazz.

Australian and International featured artists:

The Emma Hamilton Quartet; Nicki Parrott; Gregg Arthur; The Blues Point Vocal group; Bruce Mathiske; Steve Edmonds; Mousai.

Popular Newcastle performers:

Terrence Koo Trio with Brynn Hulls, Fish Fry, Half Nelson, Heather Price and the Dungeon Small Band, the Australian Army Newcastle Big Band ; The Swing Kings; HSPA Stage Band....and more.

Download the program to find out more.

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