Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival 2009

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Held in beautiful outdoor, riverside and historic locations, the Clarence Jazz Festival is one of Tasmania's most popular music events. Audiences love the great performances, unique locations and unrivalled good vibes.

Download a 2015 Clarence Jazz Festival Pocket Guide(1560 kb)

Sparking off with a set of free park concerts, this year Clarence Jazz will be appearing first on Sunday  at the Richmond Village Green, Monday at Clifton Beach Reserve and Tuesday at Beltana Park in Lindisfarne.

After touring around these gorgeous water front parks, the Clarence Jazz Twilight Concerts set camp on the manicured lawns of the Rosny Farm for  balmy early evening swing with a fully licensed bar and a selection of succulent toasted panini.

For lingerers and those who like their jazz after dark, The Barn at Rosny Farm opens its doors as the Jazz Lounge. With more experimental, virtuosic performances and that small club energy, it’s the place to kick on and enjoy some fine Tasmanian wine.

All concerts on the lawns and in the Jazz Lounge at The Barn are free excepting our special guest artist.


Introducing the Festival Special Guest, Michelle Nicholle

With a host of accolades including the prestigious National Jazz Award, three time Mo Jazz Vocalist of the Year, and twice ARIA award finalist, Michelle is a jewel in the heart of Australian jazz.

Bringing three of her closest musical partners, Michelle will share a selection of work spanning her six albums and some new tunes as well on Friday and Saturday night in the Jazz Lounge.

Tickets $20: available from early January


2015 Clarence Jazz Festival dates and locations

Sunday 15 February  6.00pm to 8.00pm - Richmond Village Green

Monday 16 February  6.00pm to 8.00pm - Clifton Beach Park

Tuesday 17 February  6.00pm to 8.00pm - Simmons Park LINDISFARNE

Wednesday 18 February  6.00pm to 8.00pm - Rosny Farm

Thursday 19 February  6.00pm to 8.00pm - Rosny Farm 

Friday 20 February  6.00pm to 9.00pm - Bellerive Boardwalk

Saturday 21 February  4.00pm to 9.00pm - Bellerive Boardwalk

Sunday 22 February  11.00am to 5.00pm - Bellerive Boardwalk

Wednesday 18 February to Sunday 22 February - The Jazz Lounge at Rosny Farm


For further information and tickets go to from early January

Clarence Jazz Festival is a Clarence City Council event proudly sponsored by: Eastlands, Veolia, Valhalla and Moo Brew.


For further information contact the events team on 6245 8638 or

Radio recordings

Vince Jones Live at the Rosny Barn - Edge Radio 99.3FM 

Click on the links below to listen to a series of radio recordings, which were made as part one of a History of Jazz in Tasmania. Written and researched by Clarence City Council for the Clarence Jazz Festival. Produced by Brian Beha and the Edge Radio Team.

ClarenceJazzRadio - Part 1

ClarenceJazzRadio - Part 2

ClarenceJazzRadio - Part 3a

ClarenceJazzRadio - Part 4