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.
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.
FRIDAY 23 JULY Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band When 7-9:30pm Where Mersey Yacht Club Anchor Drive, East Devonport Booking Bookings preferred (03) 6427 8655 email@example.com 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.
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.
SATURDAY 24 JULY 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.
DEVONPORT JAZZ 2021 DAY
Level 3, para
Skit Scat Raggedy Cat
ABC Radio Live Broadcast
Level 3, para
Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band
Jazz in the Pavilion
Musos in the Mall
Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio
Pub Rock Din
The Central B
Billy Whitton/Randal Muir Trio
The Alex Hote
Breaky Blues with Tessa Lee
Jazz in the Pavilion - Jazz MAD
Australian Army Band Tasmania
Dark Annie - Tribute to Bessie Smith
Don River Rai
YOUR PULL OUT GIG GUIDE LOCATION
137 Rooke St, Devonport
(03) 6420 2900
$15pp U/5 FREE
19-21 Thomas St, East Dev
(03) 6478 4337
137 Rooke St, Devonport
(03) 6420 2900
89 Club Drv, Port Sorell
Anchor Drv, East Devonport
(03) 6427 8655
$20 U/12 FREE
17 Oldaker St, Devonport
Rooke St Mall, Devonport
(03) 6420 2900
97 Rooke Street, Devonport
(03) 6424 2727
$10 inc. drink
80-82 Formby Rd, Devonport
(03) 6424 1601
78 Formby Rd, Devonport
ort Primary School
71 Wright Street, East Devonport 0419 351 994
17 Oldaker St, Devonport
16-18 Macfie St, Devonport
(03) 6424 2673
$5 + $30 meal
Forth Road, Don
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org $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.
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.
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
SUNDAY 25 JULY 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).
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.
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
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
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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oPoor venue quality/service oNot enough variety in genres/events oLack of diversity in crowds oNothing. It was all good!
6. Will you consider attending Devonport Jazz next year? Yes No Maybe If no, why? _____________________________________________________
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