BIG 40th Merimbula Jazz Festival (10-13 June 2022)

2022 Program

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The Music

Hello Jazz Lovers


The organising committee is looking forward to the BIG 40th Merimbula Jazz Festival in 2022. 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 2022 Festival will be held exclusively in Merimbula venues.

Every Queen's Birthday weekend (except in 2020 and 2021), Merimbula is the home of the “Festival for Musicians” - great musicians and their jazz music create memorable Merimbula Jazz Festivals. By all accounts the last festival in 2019 was a great musical success, maintaining the high standards which we strive to achieve. The format and organisation set down by the founding Committee has worked well for years. We try to maintain the basic formula for this event, which has served us so successfully for so long, but we will always examine possible improvements.

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. Bands register for free, but musicians are required to pay a nominal registration fee, and in return we provide a couple of drinks vouchers. After the festival, a small disbursement is usually paid back to the musicians who performed.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2022!