The Hobart Jazz Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month (excluding January) at the Claremont RSL at 9 Bilton Street Claremont. Meals are from 6pm to 8pm, with music from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
A different band and style of jazz is featured each month. General public are welcome. $5 for members (of any jazz club in Australia), $10 for non-members and we also have concession $8 and student price $2. (see our newsletter)
Jazz Jam is held on the third Tuesday of the month at The Duke in Macquarie Street Hobart, 7.30pm to 10pm. Meals are available. This is our youth branch where young players get a chance to play with mature/experienced players, I suppose you would call this mentoring. Anyone is allowed to have a go, just BYO instrument. A PA and back line (drums, bass amp, keys) are supplied. When you arrive have a chat to the bass player if you would like to have a play.
This is supported by the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, The Hobart Jazz Club and The Duke.
Taz JazFest is held on the last weekend in May annually.
Musicians and jazz lovers from around the state (and some nationally) come together for a weekend of fab jazz, fine food and fun company. There is no entry fee but attendees are responsible for their own accommodation.
Taz Jazz is in a different location each year.
Jazz Cheese and Wine is our annual fundraiser held in June/July and features three bands. Location can vary from year to year. There is an entry fee and Beverages and Cheese platters are available for purchase. All funds raised go towards the Hot August Jazz Festival.
Hot August Jazz is always on the Last Sunday in August in the North Hobart CBD. Hot August Jazz is a showcase of Tasmanian talent.
This FREE festival is held in eleven venues from noon till midnight. All venues are within walking distance. There is usually between 250 to 300 musicians with approximately 55 hours of performances which includes 55 bands. Bands can be solo through to 22 piece. Each band plays one set. Programs are available online and at the venues one week before the event.
Ross Jazz Jam is on the third Sunday in March at the Man’O Ross Hotel in Ross situated on the Midlands Highway roughly halfway between Hobart and Launceston. The FREE event is a gathering of musicians and jazz friends from around the State to have an afternoon of Jammin’ with Jazz. It is open to the public. 11.30am till 4pm.