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Manly International Jazz Festival

about ...

Manly International Jazz Festival is celebrating this year its 40th birthday, which makes it Australia's longest-running community jazz festival.
Manly International Jazz Festival
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

Manly International Jazz Festival is presenting classic swing, nouveau swing, traditional and classic jazz, vocal/instrumental, blues, funk, R&B, soul, world music and latin.

At Manly International Jazz Festival there are invited professional artists from overseas and from Australia but also amateur and student bands.

Note: Manly International Jazz Festival is declared a smoke free event.

where ...

Most venues are outdoor and remember, in September in Sydney is spring. The main venues are the following:

  • Ocean Beachfront Stage (outdoor)
  • The Corso Amphitheatre Stage (outdoor)
  • Manly Wharf Hotel Stage - East Esplanade Reserve (outdoor)
  • Council Forecourt Stage - opposite Manly Wharf (outdoor)
  • Telstra Short Street Stage (outdoor)
  • Gala Cabaret Party in the Manly Pacific Sydney Hotel (indoor)

Please check Manly Council for the latest details.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Manly International Jazz Festival
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
By ferry from Circular Quay or by bus from Wynyard Station. See map.

Contact details:
Manly Council Council Offices
1 Belgrave Street Manly
PO Box 82 MANLY NSW 1655 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9976 1500
Web site: Manly Council

Hours of Operation:
Usually the shows are between 12PM and 9PM. Please check Manly Council web site for the actual programme.
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