Huge music line up and an official festival opening to honour the last 40 years!

23 April 2023

With 520 musicians and 103 bands attending this year, the Merimbula Jazz Festival has definitely recovered from COVID!

This year’s theme is Moving Forward, but we can’t do that without honouring the past.  Be at Spencer Park on Saturday morning from 10am-11am for the Official Festival Opening where we pay tribute to musicians, venues, committees, volunteers and supporters from the last 40 years. Enjoy the historic car display, live music and more!

MainstreamTrad/Ragtime/New OrleansModern/FunkBig BandsBlues, Smooth, Jazz Pop, Other
Animated with AnnieBanjo and the BoysAdrian Rodden BandBairnsdale SC Swing Band20 Key Players
Anita Harris and FriendsBarry Hanley & Riviera Jazz BandAnnaliesa Rose & The BudsBlamey Street Big BandAnnie Smith with Double Take
Anne Syer's S'WonderfulCapt Bobs Station House RamblersCul De SacCampbell High School Senior BandBlue Tango
Anyone For TenorsCarolyn Packer DuoEmma Sidney Urban JazzCanberra Grammar Jazz BandEmile Barnes Memorial Jazz Orchestra
ARQDave Rebec Tribute BandGary and Sandra France & FriendsConnexion Big BandEuphonics
AxolotlDelta JazzHawker College BandDickson College Jazz BandGospel 11
BassixDown South Jazz BandIn2DeepEast Gippsland Brass Big BandJD Band
BRM CollectiveEasystreetLee Jones (solo jazz guitar)In Full SwingKeith Chappell Solo Guitar
Chet MakerLeanne SuffernRoger Clark QuintetMusic Shed Big Band ComboMike Tovey's Mighty Five (plus 2)
Chris Johnstone / Dan Junor QuartetNew Orleans Dance OrchestraRon Anderson TrioRAN Band Sydney Big BandMiss Beverley"s Rhythm Method
Christine Manetta’s Culture ComboNot Quite Right (NQR)Rory Clark QuartetSonus Big BandSilhouette Jazz and Blues Ensemble
EdGYJOPianjo JamSarah Maclaine's Jazz 'n' ChampagneSpectrum Big BandSimon's Solo Skiffle Band
Forestville TrioPorterhouseSt John Paull II CollegeSydney Youth Jazz OrchestraSqueak & Squawk Dynamic Orchestra
Groovin' with The HatRed Pepper Jazz BandStillwater TrioThe King’s School Senior Stage BandThird Avenue
Ivory and BoneRobbie Mann Piano SoloTembtanglementtraXion Big Band
Jan and TonicSouth Dereel City StompersThe TelepatheticsTwilight Jazz
Jennifer Salisbury & Mark MorandSouth Sea StompersTwo Way Traffic
Jewell/Johnson DuoThe GloombustersUncle Doss
Leisa and the Keen KatsTony T's Rhythm Kings
Monkering : Inspired by Carmen Sings MonkWhisky 'n Ice
MSBB Jazz EnsembleWonderdogs
Sapphire Coast Anglican College Jazz Band
Terry Is His Name
The Diminished 7
The J & B Troubadours
The Jazz Workshoppers
The Mann Johnson Dirigible
The Odd Couple
Well Versed Duo
Young JazzWorkshoppers