Jack Duffy Award

The Jack Duffy Award is a trophy presented by the Hobart Jazz Club in conjunction with the Musicians Union of Tasmania. Jack Duffy (deceased) was a musician (piano/vibes/accordion) who, apart from being talented and jovial, loved to encourage the younger players with their music.  Nominees’ work is measured by ability and enthusiasm. Enthusiasm includes what the nominee gives back to the jazz industry.

Winners:
2003 (inaugural) – Randal Muir (piano/accordion)
2004 – James Maddock (sax)
2005 – Joint winners Matthew Ives (drums & band leader) and
Cameron Scott (multi-instrumentalist & band leader)
2006 – Kelly Ottaway (piano/vibes)
2007 – Hayden Dare (trombone)
2008 – Alex Howroyd (sax/clarinet/flute/trumpet)
2009 – Nick Hart – (guitar)
2010 – Dan Sulzberger (piano)
2011 – Liam O’Leary (drums)
2012  – Hamish Houston (bass) & Nick Parish (guitar)

2013  –  Aaron Entrezs (guitar)
2014  –  Amelia Johnson (vocal)
2015  –  Jamie Pregnell (guitar)
2016  –  Mia Palencia (vocal)
2017  –  Iestyn Parry (piano)
2018  –  Isaac Gee (bass)