Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival 2009

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The Clarence Jazz Festival is an annual event held at the end of February each year in beautiful outdoor, riverside and historic locations.  Tasmania's premier Jazz Festival, Clarence Jazz offers audiences great performances, unique locations and unrivalled good vibes.

The Festival presents the very best in local jazz talent and great performers from around Australia.

The intimate and unique atmosphere of the Jazz Lounge set in the 200 year old Rosny Barn is a favourite with the audiences.

The Festival begins in beautiful parks and gardens on the eastern shore of the River Derwent and culminates in three days and nights of concerts on the Bellerive Boardwalk overlooking the Kangaroo Bay marina.

Audiences at the Boardwalk love the fresh Tasmanian food prepared on site and bar serving local Tasmanian wines and beverages. On Saturday and Sunday free activities and crafts are provided for the children.

All venues are only 15 minutes from the Hobart CBD. Catch a bus or a water taxi. All outdoor concerts are free while some concerts in the Jazz Lounge are ticketed.

Visit the Clarence events calendar  for the latest information.

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