41st Merimbula Jazz Festival (9-12 June 2023)

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Hello Jazz Lovers

Every June long weekend, Merimbula is the home to the “Festival for Musicians”; great jazz musicians and loyal jazz lovers creating memorable Merimbula Jazz Festivals.

The organising committee is looking forward to the 41st Merimbula Jazz Festival in 2023. A remarkable achievement for a small seaside town in southern NSW! We are so fortunate to have such a welcoming location, marvellous venues, the ongoing support of so many musicians, the solid base provided by the Festival's founders, the assistance of local volunteers and sponsors, and, of course, the support of Jazz Lovers who come from far and wide. The 2023 Festival will be held exclusively in Merimbula venues.

By all accounts the 40th festival was a great musical success! Despite COVID, we maintained the high standards which we strive to achieve. We want to keep Merimbula as the “Festival for Musicians”. Accordingly the format and organisation set down by the founding Committee is being tweaked to ensure we move with the times.

The next Merimbula Jazz Festival will be held on the weekend of 9-12 June 2023. Sign up to our mailing list, and we will send you our newsletter and updates.

For those bands and musicians planning their first performance, please note that we do not pay bands to play. Nor do we pay for travel and accommodation. This is an incredible opportunity to network with musicians from all over Australia. Bands register for free, but musicians are required to pay a nominal registration fee. In return we provide some drink vouchers to welcome you after your journey. After the festival, a small disbursement may be paid to the musicians who performed if the festival made sufficient profits.

We look forward to seeing you soon!