Newport Jazz Festival Australia April 29th to May 1st, 2022


The Second Newport Jazz Festival Australia went off without any hitches that we couldn't solve on the spot, and with a whole new vibe - same friendly atmosphere as last year, but a lot more relaxed. It was bigger, the bands were better, the new venues worked  a treat and the hard-working Committee survived the experience (and enjoyed it too!)

To the audience, to the musicians, to the fantastic volunteers (you know who you are...) , to the supporters, to the sponsors and the venues crews...

On behalf of the Organising Committee: Thank You. I hope you had a ball. I did.

Ted Woollan, Chair, Organising Committee 2022

Col Garrett, Treasurer

Debra Woodroffe, Secretary

Pete Micevski, Vice President

Suzie Velinovski, Vice President

Michael Currie, Committee Member

Jane Little, Committee Member

Aimee Everett, Committee Member

Mike Powell, Committee Member


And some videos - we will post these to the Gallery once we have sorted them out


Get in touch! If you have any questions or suggestions, go to the Contact page and get in touch. We will do our best to respond promptly.

Are You Busy?

Check your diary and see if you have May 5th - May 7th, 2023 free.

In this weeks Jammers Newsletter....

Jammin' at the Wine Bar


Aneta at The Vic Wine Centre  last weerk, Aneta again  this week.


Newport Jazz Festival Australia is organised by volunteer members of Melbourne Jazz Jammers, the "Not For Profit" Association which grew out of the orginal jam sessions that took place at Dizzy's around 2002.


The Jammers original aim was to hold a Jam Session every week. It is now easily the longest running Jam Session in Melbourne: click the Jammers Newsletter button on the menu for the latest Newsletter. In 2014, the Jammers were involved in setting up the Castlemaine Jazz Festival, and now also run regular gigs around Melbourne. The aims of the Melbourne Jazz Jammers are to promote jazz, create opportunities for jazz musicians, and to provide a network for musicians and lovers of jazz.


Setting up the Newport Australia Jazz Festival was a logical development. Many of the people running the Festival are performing musicians themselves. All of them are volunteers.

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