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WELCOME “GET BACK IN THE GROOVE WITH DEVONPORT JAZZ 2021” Celebrating 20 years since it all began, Devonport Jazz is ready to get back into the groove with a great festival line-up from 22-25 July. The highly anticipated program includes many of the artists slated for last year’s COVID-cancelled festival. “We have been so fortunate to be able to engage many of the artists that we had booked for 2020,” said Festival Producer Maree Brodzinski. “These artists were very excited to be invited again after the disappointment of last year. None of them wanted to miss their chance to perform at Devonport Jazz.” Highlights of the festival will include one of Australia’s most distinguished artists – pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky AO. Winner of eight ARIA awards, two Helpmann awards, several APRA and Bell Awards and a Deadly award, Grabowsky will appear in a special solo performance at the Town Hall Theatre. Five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific artists. Her successful solo career encompasses opera, jazz, pop, rock and dance music. For Devonport Jazz, Noonan returns to her beloved genre of jazz with her Quintet, to perform reinterpretations of the classic 80s songs that shaped her life, from her latest album “The Sweetest Taboo”. A brand-new force in Melbourne’s live music scene, Bitches Brew will be bringing their brand of blues and roots to Devonport Jazz. Led by trombonist/vocalist Lisa Baird (Lily & King, Melbourne Ska Orchestra) the band will present a sizzling and soulful mix of sharp wit and driving rhythms. Bitches Brew is an infectious ensemble as at home on daylight festival stages or in the dark candle-lit corner of some ill-reputed speakeasy. Queensland vocalist Ingrid James will team up with American trumpet player Paul Armstrong at the Recipe for Romance Devonport Jazz Gala, as well as a giving a taste of Swing, Bop and Brazil. As well as the regular format of multiple venues across the city, Providore Place will feature opportunities for local performers with Jazz in the Pavilion. This will include pop up choirs, community bands and other activities on Saturday 24 July, and the Jazz M.A.D. youth showcase with emerging musicians, artists, and dancers on Sunday 25 July. As a free venue, patrons will be able to wander in, sit down and relax, and have a bite to eat or have a drink while listening to a variety of home-grown talent. Don’t hibernate this winter. Explore what Devonport Jazz has to offer.


THURSDAY 22 JULY Gospel Song

When 7-9pm Where Level 3, paranaple centre 137 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking paranaple arts centre (03) 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com.au Cost $15/under 5’s free/paranaple pass Eleven local choirs and vocal groups unite to present songs of joy and freedom. Celebrating the evocative style of gospel music, you will hear traditional spirituals to contemporary gospel numbers in an uplifting evening of community singing.


FRIDAY 23 JULY Skit Scat Raggedy Cat - Presented by the East Devonport Child & Family Centre When Where Booking Cost

10-10:45am East Devonport Primary School 19-21 Thomas St, East Devonport Please register your attendance on (03) 6478 4337 For under 5s & carers only Free entry, bookings essential as space is limited

Vocalist Tessa Lee presents ‘Skit Scat Raggedy Cat,’ the jazz show created for juniors. Using a broad range of kid-centric repertoire and a dose of fun, ‘Skit Scat’ will demystify jazz and infect children with swing. Pulling together topclass jazz musicians and educators from the north of Tasmania (Steve Cooper - vocals and keyboards, Nick Hart - bass, Bruce Innocent - drums and percussion and Phil Pitcher saxophones), ‘Skit Scat Raggedy Cat,’ is Tessa Lee’s newest project, born of a passion for passing on the traditions of jazz to the next generation.

ABC Radio Live Broadcast When 4-6pm Where Level 3, paranaple centre 137 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking paranaple arts centre 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com Cost Free ticketed event, limited seats This is your only chance to see many of the festival’s top-shelf performers in one place, to preview some festival highlights, meet the musicians and get into the swing of Devonport Jazz with ABC Northern Tasmania’s Drive program.


FRIDAY 23 JULY The Projekt @ Rubicon Grove Grove When Where Booking Cost

6-8.30pm Rubicon Grove 89 Club Drive, Port Sorell Bookings essential (03) 6427 5700 $30, canapes and a drink on arrival, tea/coffee, and cake

The Projekt is becoming one of the most popular bands in the north of the state, with a big repertoire spanning several genres. The soulful voice of Sophie Leslie, the slick guitar grooves of Nick Hart, the musicality and funky arrangements from Allison Cornish on keys, and the driving rhythms of Bruce Innocent on drums will have your toes tapping.

Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band When 7-9:30pm Where Mersey Yacht Club Anchor Drive, East Devonport Booking Bookings preferred (03) 6427 8655 myc1@iinet.net.au Cost $20 per person Formed in 2017, Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band are a Hobart based jazz band conceived by composer Joseph Richards. Playing music in the style of the 1920s and early 1930s, Saucy Jack has a repertoire of over 40 original songs as well as a large repertoire of authentic traditional jazz pieces from the era, including music by Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson amongst others.


FRIDAY 23 JULY Katie Noonan “The Sweetest Taboo” When 8-10pmD Where Town Hall Theatre paranaple arts centre 145 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking Bookings essential paranaple arts centre (03) 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com.au Cost $65 pp/paranaple pass Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. The 5 x ARIA Awardwinning and 7 x platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced songstress of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through Jazz, Pop, and Classical music. Katie returns to her beloved genre Jazz with her Quintet, to perform reinterpretations of the classic 80’s songs that shaped her life. The arrangements will be brought to life by some of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Performing reinterpretations of songs by artists such as Sting, Icehouse, Terence Trent D’arby, Crowded House, Billy Joel, Vince Jones, Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper, U2, and more! The band features Katie Noonan (vocals), Zac Hurren (saxophone), Phil Stack (double bass), Evan Mannell (drums), and Sam Keevers (piano).


SATURDAY 24 JULY 7AD’s Musos in the Mall When Where Booking Cost

10am-12pm Rooke Street Mall Rooke Street, Devonport No bookings required Free event

Rug up and experience jazz in the open air with the crew from 7AD and local bands Skit Scat Raggedy Cat and Sync or Swing. The little ones can enjoy the jumping castle and the whole family can learn a few dance moves with the team from SwingMania. Soak in the atmosphere of Devonport Jazz in the Rooke Street Mall.

Jazz in the Pavilion When Where Booking Cost

12-5pm Providore Place 17 Oldaker Street, Devonport No bookings required Free event

A free “drop-in” performance venue, festivalgoers can appreciate some local talent with performances from bands, choirs, vocal groups and soloists at Jazz in the Pavilion. Enjoy something to eat from the on-site vendors and food trucks, have a dance or learn some new swing moves, challenge your friends to a game or find a treasure. Jazz in the Pavilion includes a pop-up record fair, book reading, games library, and loads of music.


SATURDAY 24 JULY Bitches Brew @ Spreyton Cider When 2.30-4.30pm Where Spreyton Cider Co. Cnr Sheffield Rd & Melrose Road Spreyton Booking Bookings essential via Eventbrite Cost $20 per person, under 12s free, no reserved seating Bitches Brew is a brand-new blues and roots force in the Melbourne live music scene, combining the original compositions of trombonist and vocalist Lisa Baird with the badass instrumental skills of Chelsea Allen, Stella Anning, Sarah Holmes and Cheryl Durongpisitkul.

Pure Jazz Session - Ingrid James Quintet Feat. Paul Armstrong When 3-4pm Where Town Hall Theatre paranaple arts centre 145 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking paranaple arts centre (03) 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com.au Cost $30pp/$50 for both Pure Jazz Sessions/paranaple pass Whilst jazz award-winning vocalist, Ingrid James, hails from Queensland, she has been involved in a diverse array of musical recording projects, locally and internationally. The program will include a combination of some of her own work as a lyricist as well as hand-picked material from the various Songbooks to highlight the musicality of all the members of the band. Ingrid will be joined by a long-time collaborator from the USA, based in northern NSW, trumpet player Paul Armstrong.


SATURDAY 24 JULY Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio When Where Booking Cost

12-2pm Pub Rock Diner 97A Rooke Street Mall, Devonport Bookings preferred (03) 6424 2727 $10 entry includes a 10oz beer, house wine or soft drink

Featuring Randal’s Hammond organ mastery, this trio has a wide range of tunes, many classic jazz favourites as well as some more modern styles. There will be a mix-up of the featured instruments, whether it’s Billy’s vocals, Randal’s Hammond organ solos, or Billys guitar playing the melodies, helped along by young-gun Al Tolond on drums. Sometimes the Billy/Randal Trio features a strong emphasis on blues, which suits the organ/guitar frontline, other times they purely stick to jazz, but often jazz with soul/gospel overtones. Playing at Pub Rock Diner, Devonport’s premium live music venue with a fully licensed bar and diner.


SATURDAY 24 JULY Pure Jazz Session - Paul Grabowsky Grabowsky When 5-6pm Where Town Hall Theatre paranaple arts centre 145 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking paranaple arts centre (03) 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com.au Cost $30pp/$50 for both Pure Jazz Sessions/paranaple pass It is difficult to describe Paul Grabowsky’s career easily. He has been a director of some of Australia’s most prominent arts festivals, the composer of nearly thirty feature film scores, and several works of music theatre, the founder and leader for nineteen years of the Australian Art Orchestra, an executive at the ABC, and is currently at Monash University, where he heads up the Academy of Performing Arts. Whether as a composer, teacher, television personality, mentor, or advocate for the role of artistic expression as a defining attribute of contemporary life, for him this is all informed by his work as a pianist, and composer, particularly in the field of jazz, where according to him, ‘the piano never lies’. His musical journeys have resulted in collaborations with musicians from many countries, not least with the First Nations peoples of Australia, and those journeys continue. Among his many awards are seven ARIA Awards, the Melbourne Prize for Music, and an H.C. Coombs Fellowship. In recognition of his achievements, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014.


PULL OUT MAP REFERENCE 1. paranaple centre 137 Rooke St 03 6420 2900 2. paranaple arts centre 145 Rooke St 03 6420 2900 3. Providore Place 17 Oldaker St 0417 671 338 4. Pub Rock Diner & Rooke Street Mall 97A Rooke St Mall 03 6424 2727 5. The Central Bar 82 Formby Rd 03 6424 1601 6. The Alex Hotel 78 Formby Rd 03 6424 2252 7. Devonport RSL Sub-Branch 16-18 Macfie St 03 64242673 8. Devonport Hockey Centre (off map) Meercroft Park, Cnr Willam Str & Bluff Rd

9. East Dev Child & Family Centre 40 Drew St East Devonport 03 6478 4336 10. Cafe Squire 71 Wright St East Devonport 0419 351 994 11. Mersey Yacht Club Anchor Dr, East Devonport 03 6427 8655 12. Don River Railway (off map) Forth Road, Don 03 6424 6335 13. Rubicon Grove (off map) 89 Club Drv, Port Sorell 03 6427 5700 14. Spreyton Cider Co. (off map) Cnr Sheffield Rd & Melrose Rd, Spreyton 03 6427 2125 15. The Wharf (off map) Ulverstone Wharf

To find out more about Devonport Jazz, talk to one of our taskforce volunteers


THE PARANAPLE FESTIVAL PASS CAN BE USED TO GAIN ENTRY TO EVENTS MARKED . PLEASE CONTACT OTHER VENUES FOR BOOKINGS.

DEVONPORT JAZZ 2021 DAY

TIME

PERFORMANCE

VENUE

Thurs 22

7-9pm

Gospel Song

Level 3, para

Fri 23

10-10:45am

Skit Scat Raggedy Cat

East Devonpo

Fri 23

4-6pm

ABC Radio Live Broadcast

Level 3, para

Fri 23

6-8:30pm

The Projekt

Rubicon Grov

Fri 23

7-9:30pm

Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band

Mersey Yach

Fri 23

8-10pm

P

Katie Noonan “The Sweetest Taboo”

Town Hall, pa

Sat 24

12-5pm

P

Jazz in the Pavilion

Providore Pla

Sat 24

10am-12pm

P

Musos in the Mall

Rooke Street

Sat 24

3-4pm

P

Pure Jazz Session - Ingrid James Quintet

Town Hall, pa

Sat 24

12-2pm

Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio

Pub Rock Din

Sat 24

2:30-4:30pm

Bitches Brew

Spreyton Cid

Sat 24

5-6pm

P

Pure Jazz Session - Paul Grabowsky

Town Hall, pa

Sat 24

4-6pm

P

The Projekt

The Central B

Sat 24

6-7pm

P

Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio

The Alex Hote

Sat 24

6:30-11:30pm

Recipe for Romance Devonport Jazz Gala

Level 3, para

Sat 24

6-9pm

Bitches Brew

Devonport Ho

Sun 25

9-11am

Breaky Blues with Tessa Lee

Cafe Squire

Sun 25

10am-2pm

Jazz in the Pavilion - Jazz MAD

Providore Pla

Sun 25

12-4pm

Australian Army Band Tasmania

Devonport RS

Sun 25

12-3pm

Dark Annie - Tribute to Bessie Smith

Don River Rai

Sun 25

7:30-9:45pm

Ingrid James Quintet feat. Paul Armstrong

The Wharf

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YOUR PULL OUT GIG GUIDE LOCATION

BOOKING

COST

137 Rooke St, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

$15pp U/5 FREE

19-21 Thomas St, East Dev

(03) 6478 4337

FREE

137 Rooke St, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

FREE

89 Club Drv, Port Sorell

No booking

$30

ht Club

Anchor Drv, East Devonport

(03) 6427 8655

$20 U/12 FREE

aranaple arts centre

145 Rooke Street, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

$65

ace

17 Oldaker St, Devonport

No booking

FREE

Rooke St Mall, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

FREE

aranaple arts centre

145 Rooke Street, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

$30

ner

97 Rooke Street, Devonport

(03) 6424 2727

$10 inc. drink

der Co.

Sheffield & Melrose Rd, Spreyton (03) 6427 3664

$20

aranaple arts centre

145 Rooke Street, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

$30

Bar

80-82 Formby Rd, Devonport

(03) 6424 1601

FREE

el

78 Formby Rd, Devonport

No booking

FREE

137 Rooke Street, Devonport

(03) 6420 2900

$110

Meercroft Park, Bluff Road

Online

$15

anaple centre

ort Primary School

anaple centre

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Mall

anaple centre

ockey Club

71 Wright Street, East Devonport 0419 351 994

$10

17 Oldaker St, Devonport

No booking

FREE

SL

16-18 Macfie St, Devonport

(03) 6424 2673

$5 + $30 meal

ilway

Forth Road, Don

Online

$30

Ulverstone Wharf Precinct

No booking

$25

ace


SATURDAY 24 JULY The Projekt When Where Booking Cost

4-6pm The Central Bar 80-82 Formby Road, Devonport No bookings required Free event

The Projekt, features Jack Duffy Award winners Sophie Leslie on vocals and Nick Hart on guitar, along with two of the north’s favourite musicians, Allison Cornish on keys and Bruce Innocent on drums. The Projekt has a large and diverse repertoire and are always challenging themselves with new music from a range of genres. There is no doubt that jazz, soul, and funk are what they love most.

Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio When Where Booking Cost

6-7pm The Alex Hotel 78 Formby Road, Devonport No bookings required Free event, standing room

Billy Whitton has been gigging around Hobart for about forty years or so, having a residency at the New Sydney Hotel for a very long time. Billy’s laid-back vocals and eclectic guitar stylings are complemented by two excellent musicians – Randal Muir on Hammond, and new young-gun in Hobart Al Tolond, on drums. Expect blues, some jazz-tinged bop, and interpretations of ballads that Billy really makes his own.


SATURDAY 24 JULY Recipe for Romance Devonport Jazz Gala When 6-10:30pm Where Level 3, paranaple centre 137 Rooke Street, Devonport Booking paranaple arts centre (03) 6420 2900 paranapleartscentre.com.au Cost $110pp includes drink on arrival, three-course dinner and show Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner by Elevated Catering, including a drink on arrival. Select soloists during dinner will be followed by Ingrid James Quintet’s Recipe for Romance – celebrating a melodically rich and lush romantic program, where you will hear long-forgotten classic melodies from the Great American and Latin Songbooks set to some swinging grooves and romantic Brasilian bossas, boleros and sambas. Ingrid will be joined by a stellar line-up from all over the country, including Brendan St. Ledger (piano, Qld), Hamish Houston (bass, TAS), Beau Thomas (drums, TAS), and Paul Armstrong (trumpet/flugel horn, NSW/USA). “Ingrid James is an award-winning Queensland jazz vocalist, voice educator, and recording artist “whose note-perfect delivery and depth of lyrical expression have elevated her into the elite of Australia’s musical talents” (Steve Robertson, Portland Observer). Ingrid was recently described by John Hardaker from Words about Music as having “found the right point between the hip and the sweet”. Dinner entertainment by ade ishs and Maeve Grieve.


SATURDAY 24 JULY Bitches Brew @ Devonport Hockey Club When 6-9pm Where Devonport Hockey Centre Meercroft Park, Bluff Road Booking Devonporttickets.com.au Cost $15 per person Door sales available on the night bar facilities and light refreshments Bitches Brew is a brand-new blues and roots force in the Melbourne live music scene, combining the original compositions of trombonist and vocalist Lisa Baird with the badass instrumental skills of Chelsea Allen, Stella Anning, Sarah Holmes, and Cheryl Durongpisitkul.

SUNDAY 25 JULY Breaky Blues with Tessa Lee When Where Booking Cost

9-11am Café Squire 71 Wright Street, East Devonport Bookings essential 0419 351 994 info@cafesquire.com $10-$15 per person breakfast menu available

After a sold-out performance at Devonport Jazz in 2019, vocalist and songwriter Tessa Lee again brings us her warm original songs. With a vocal style reminiscent of Ricki Lee Jones, she weaves jazz and blues influences with contemporary folk, pop, and storytelling subtleties. Having spent the first half of 2021 focussing on writing new tunes, Tessa is set to debut a whole bunch of songs at Café Squire. Prepare to swoon again.


SUNDAY 25 JULY Australian Army Band When Lunch from 12noon Music from 2-4pm Where Devonport RSL Sub Branch 16-18 Macfie Street, Devonport Booking Bookings essential, tickets available at www.devonportrsl.com Cost $5 door + $30 2-course lunch from 12-2pm. kids menu will also be available for under 12s Australian Army Band Tasmania will feature performances from two of its ensembles, the Jazz Group and Big Band, presenting a wide selection of music from classic to more contemporary styles to satisfy all manner of tastes. The groups combined will play for a total of two sets. The first set will consist of the smaller jazz group and then the Big Band, both also featuring their magnificent vocalists.

Jazz in the Pavilion - SeaFM Jazz M.A.D. When Where Booking Cost

10am-2pm Providore Place 17 Oldaker Street, Devonport No bookings required Free event

The Jazz M.A.D. program will be an eclectic celebration of young people and jazz music. This free showcase features emerging artists from our region - musicians, artists, and dancers. Start your day with a Big Band Brunch followed by performances from Don College, Crescendo Choir, Ulverstone Secondary College, Devonport High School, Latrobe Federal Youth Band, Geneva Christian College, KC Studio of Dance, Tech Steps Dance Studio, and Elizabeth College (Hobart).


SUNDAY 25 JULY Dark Annie - Tribute to Bessie Smith When 12-3pm (incl. 12pm train trip) Where Don River Railway Forth Road, Don TAS 7310 Booking Bookings essential via EventBrite Cost $30 entry to Dark Annie and train trip to Coles Beach and return Playing the blues of the 1920s, Dark Annie brings to life the music of Bessie Smith and other 1920s blues singers with the powerful voice of Kim Phillips and the stride piano of Joseph Richards. Enjoy a scenic train ride to Coles Beach and return, followed by a performance by Dark Annie at 2 Tracks Function Centre, complete with heritage carriages and steam locomotives. This is the ideal location to relax and listen to the blues and indulge in some afternoon refreshments.

Swing, Bop & Brazil with the Ingrid James Quintet When Where Booking Cost

7:30-9:45pm The Wharf 3 Wharf Road, Ulverstone No booking required $25 per person

With infectious grooves and world-class arrangements, Ingrid James’ interpretations are wrapped in storytelling - her forte being her infectious and compelling interplay with the musicians with whom she plays. Ingrid will be joined by a stellar line-up from the east coast – long-time collaborator Paul Armstrong (trumpet), Brendan St Ledger (piano), Hamish Houston (bass), and Beau Thomas (drums).


Please follow COVID requirements and use the Check in Tas app at each event. Remember social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, for the health and safety of others, please stay home.

OUR THANKS TO EVENT PARTNERS

7AD SeaFM ABC Northern Tasmania

HOSTING VENUES

East Devonport Child & Family Centre Rubicon Grove Mersey Yacht Club Cafe Squire Pub Rock Diner The Central Bar Spreyton Cider Co The Alex Hotel Devonport Hockey Centre Providore Place Don River Railway Devonport RSL Sub Branch The Wharf Ulverstone

VISITING & LOCAL ARTISTS

Katie Noonan The Projekt Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band Skit Scat Raggedy Cat Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio Ingrid James Paul Armstrong Brendan St Ledger Paul Grabowsky Bitches Brew Dark Annie Australian Army Band SwingMania Tessa Lee Participating schools, choirs and vocal groups

DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS & STAFF

Devonport City Council Jazz Taskforce Volunteers Festival Technicians paranaple arts centre paranaple convention centre


YOUR FEEDBACK We’d like to hear more about you! 1. Where are you from? Devonport Hobart/Sth Tasmania South Australia

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2. Did you stay overnight, if yes, what type of accommodation are you using? Hotel, motel or apartments Holiday flats or units Visitor or backpacker hostel Staying with friends/relatives Caravan park Other _____________________________

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3. How many times have you attended Devonport Jazz? This is my first year! More than once More than 5 times More than 10 times I’ve attended since the beginning

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4. What do you like about Devonport Jazz? (You can choose more than one!) The artists The venues The atmosphere The cost of tickets The variety in genres and events The crowds The quality of sound Other ________________

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5. Was there Anything you didn’t like? Not enough choice in artists Lack of ‘festival’ atmosphere Cost of tickets is too high

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6. Will you consider attending Devonport Jazz next year? Yes No Maybe If no, why? _____________________________________________________

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7. Would you like to add anything else?

Please give your completed Feedback Form to a Devonport Jazz Taskforce volunteer or staff member, drop it in to the Jazz Hub or mail to Devonport Jazz, PO BOX 604, Devonport, Tas 7310


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