Updated 8/2/2013 - please help me keep this up-to-date - Geoff Woods.

    Just ONE list for the whole state,

    but under "Edit" Search/Find for (SouthTas) for bands based in the south, for North search for (Northtas), for North West search for (NWTas) and East Coast self explanatory.

    Tasmania is only small so most bands can travel to you.
Just think what this page can do for you, and for JAZZ.
  • Any club, publican, venue operator etc wanting a band has many to choose from and their contact numbers
  • Trying to locate a particular musician?

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Peter Waddle bass/vocals, Michael Woods trumpet, Greg Harrison Sax, Chris Bonner trombone, Darryl Kerkham guitar, Andrew Dennis drums.
Dixie disco and inappropriate songs for all occasions. (Tuba and banjo optional if you dare.)
Contact P. Waddle 37 Cormiston Rd. Riverside Launceston, 63274418 peterwaddle@dodo.com.au

Mainstream - Properjohn, Lock, Adams

Standards - Angela Bryan & Adrian Bryan

Latin, Standards - Angela Bryan, Adrian Bryan, Nigel Hope, Sean Brady

Bailey's Blokes (SouthTas)
Neil Levis - Keyboards/Trombone, Terry Patterson - Drums/Washboard, Allan Brown - Guitar/Banjo
Paul Martin - Clarinet/Sax/Trombone, Christine Bailey - Vocal
Trad./Swing/Latin   style jazz. Contact  : Terry Patterson   ph (03) 6249 2710

Whitton, Stevenson, Ives

Mainstream in to Blues - Lowe, Lowe, Lawler, Marskell, Muir

Blue Channel Jazz Ensemble (SouthTas)
Traditional - William Davis  Tbn/ldr,  Paul Martin Reeds, Malcolm Martin  Tpt, Iggy Kellaway Tnr Bjo, Ken Martin  Bass, Jill Davis Wbrd.
Contact Iggy -  (Graeme Kellaway) email address  -  grahamk@cyberone.com.au

The Blue Gum Jazz Band   TRAD, Burnie  (NWTas)
All the usual traditional repertoire, such as "Ace in the Hole", "At the Jazz Band Ball", "Big Butter and Egg Man", "Sister Kate", "Muscrat Ramble", etc. Come and hear The Blue Gum Jazz Band.
The personnel are:- Peter Williamson (clarinet), Tom Lamb (trumpet), Kevin Findlay (trombone, sousaphone, and vocals), Pam Findlay (piano), Bill Wright (banjo), and Larry Elphinstone (string bass and vocals). Bookings ph 6432 2600. For further enquires Kevin Findlay on 03 6431 6655 or 0413 034 066 - or email:- kevfin20@hotmail.com

Bruce Gourlay (Northtas)
Solo pianist, available for functions. weddings, conferences. Contact Bruce Gourlay 19 Rintala St Newstead Tas 7250 Tel (03) 6344 2071

Allan Gibson (trumpet, leader);  Mal Kent (banjo/vocals/bass drum); Rob O'Connell (String Bass); Cliff Wright (trombone, vocals);  John Broadby (reeds). Contact Allan Gibson at our new address: 3003 Bruny Island Main Road, Alonnah,  Tas. Now on Youtube!  Just go to youtube.com and search for Bruny Island Jazz.
7150.    email:  brunyislandjazz@thebayhouse.com.au     Only phone number at present is the mobile: 0410500005
We currently have 3 CDs available @ $20 each or we'll do you a good deal on a set!

Raynor Gartz (reeds), new trumpeter Malcolm Martin, (he is from Chicago and has some very interesting licks up his sleeve),  Bill Longo (piano, vox), Tom Black (double bass) James Brown (drums) and Haydon Dare trombone. Some new numbers to go with the new line-up, and all going really well.
Contact for all BOOKINGS: Bill Longo - 03 62287708 or 0410085188
Rainer Gartz 3 Balcumbi St, Mornington 7018, Ph 036244 3486 or 0418381933
CD details  Cakewalking Babies . . . From Home Available from Rainer or Bill -  $20, postage negotiable

Gypsy Jazz - Squires, Forehead, Muir, Dobie

Carey Lewincamp (SouthTas)
- now only  performs as a solo guitarist. Cary Lewincamp, 191 Waterworks Rd, Dynerne, Tas 7000, Tel (03) 6223 6220,  Email: carylew@ozemail.com.au

Cat's Whiskers see Kat's Whiskers below

Contemporary, Latin Mix - Charles Stenger, Ross Mannering, Tim Hoban, Allan Beasley

D7 (SouthTas)
Latin, Swing & Blues - Eleanor Raine, Nick Parish

<>Deloraine Big Band  (Northtas)
A band of about 20 members playing music from the Big Band era.
Leader - Cameron Scott and the president is Janet Morley

Deloraine Jazz Band  (Northtas)
The best musicians from the Deloraine Band in a smaller Jazz Band of about 17 members, but this is flexible.

DELUXE (SouthTas)
Swing, Latin - Mannering, Morgan, Cashion, Ives, Pearson - CAN ANYONE GIVE ME MORE INFO,  CONTACT, ETC  PLEASE

Swing, Latin - Steve Mannering, Roz Pearson

DIXIELAND EXPRESS (Quartet)  (SouthTas)
Clem Meehan - Trumpet/vocals,  John Broadby - Clarinet/sax,  Paul Martin - Reeds/trombone  Neil Levis - Piano/keyboards and Terry Patterson - Drums/washboard.
Group generally operates as quartet, but can be augmented according to requirements (and of course budget)
Clem Meehan, 22 Stapleton St, Glenorchy   Tas 7010, (03)  62 727123, Mobile still 0417 50 1800.
Dixieland Express has a new website.    http://www.dixielandexpress.com.au  (click)

DJT  (Northtas)
(Dianne Johnston Trio): Dianne Johnston (piano), Roger Tattersall (bass), Bruce Innocent (drums/percussion).  We play latin, funk, cool and more of the 'modern' jazz style, with a few originals of mine in the mix. I am currently studying a Masters in Contemporary Music in Launceston UTAS. In October 2006 I released a self-titled album of original jazz, and I also have my own jazz trio which currently plays around Launceston for various private functions and exhibition openings - it is called djt (Dianne Johnston Trio) comprising of piano, bass and drums. You can hear some of my original music at www.myspace.com/diannejohnston or www.triplejunearthed.com/diannejohnston . My official website for the launch of my album is www.diannejohnston.piczo.com and here you can view photos, reviews, news...etc.

Standards, Modern - Gillean Gregory, Nat Richardson

Standards - Geogh Parry, Goodwin, Rule, Verrall

eKlectiKa - a young fresh approach to Australian Jazz and Blues (SouthTas)
Organised by Kaye Payne. Kelly Ottaway piano and vibes, Nigel Hope double bass and Stephen Marskell drums/percussion, Kaye Payne vocals. They have just received a grant to tour the eastern states incl Tasmania. Contact Kaye Payne 03 62 724 267  &  0412 825 967 at 24 Christie Ave West Moonah 7009.   email  kpaynejazz@vtown.com.au

Modern - Muir, Armstrong, Marskell, Dobson

Nick Hart lead jazz guitar, Andy Farrell sax & piano, Lydia Long bass guitar. Ph 64422846 farrellrd@intas.net.au  544 Seabrook Rd Mt Hicks Tas 7325

Standards, Latin, Modern - Greg Souter, Adrian Bryan

Dan Sulzberger keyboard, Damien O"Toole double bass and Sean Brady drums, play jazz of the 50's, 60's and some funk, New Orleans Mardi Gras, blues etc. Ph Damien O'Toole 6278 7379, or 0422 687 018,  27 Burnside Ave, Newtown 7008.

Hot Feet Jazz Combo, The   (Northtas)
 Reeds: Carl Bulow, Keyboard: Andrew Lamb, Drums: Bob Partridge, Vocals: Kath Ryman
Contact Kath Ryman, 18 Connaught cres, West Launceston 7250.   Phone:63346446

Ian Pearce Quartet (SouthTas)
Ian Pearce (piano); Paul Martin (clarinet, tenor sax); Mike Colrain (drums, vocals); Ken Martin (bass, vocals). Contact Ian Pearce, 58 East Derwent Highway Lindisfarne Tas 7015 Tel (03) 6243 7232 Fax (03) 6243 9299

INCROWD - See THE INCROWD featuring THE FOX (Jazz trio)

James Maddock - Vocals/Saxophone, Dan Sulzberger - Piano, Nigel Hope - Bass, Paul Parnell - Drums.
Contact James Maddock at info@jmaddock.com  As of 13 December 06 I will no longer be contactable on this email address or land line number due to the completion of my contract. My new email address is:  jhmaddock@gmail.com  My mobile number, 0402 340 092, James Maddock, Project Officer, Arts Tasmania, Level 8, 22 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, GPO Box 771, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Telephone: (03)62 336 432 Facsimile: (03) 62 335 555   Mobile: 0402 340 092  www.arts.tas.gov.au

Contemporary standards - Thornton, Hatch, Pregnell, O'Leary

Jazzmanian Quartet  (Northtas)
Bruce Innocent or Steve Hill (drums): Peter Voss or Bruce Gourlay (piano); Ken Philpott (bass); Max Gourlay (clarinet, violin). (Address below)

Jazzmanians  (Northtas)
Bruce Innocent or Steve Hill (drums); Peter Voss or Bruce Gourlay (piano); Ken Philpott (bass): Max Gourlay (clarinet, violin, vocals); Monte Mumford (trombone); Clem Meehan (trumpet); occasionally Murray Brown (alto & tenor saxophones).  Established approximately 1944 by Bill Browne and the late Ted Herron.
Contact Max Gourlay 5/62 High St, Launceston Tas 7250 Tel (03) 6334 6624 or Bruce Gourlay 03 6344 2071

Swing - Gourlay, O'Connell, Properjohn, Martin, Parks, Duffy

Kat's Whiskers  (Northtas)
Kat’s Whiskers are: Kath Ryman – vocals, Darryl Kerkham – guitar,
Andrew Lamb – keyboards, Jacob Parker – bass, Andrew Dennis - percussion
We have worked in several different formats including duos and trios which does make for very versatile entertainment, enabling us to suit most requirements, be it instrumental dinner music to a great good time jazz dance sound. We play a large repertoire of jazz standards, incl. Gee baby aint I good to you, Mack the Knife, Aint Misbehavin, Lullaby of Birdland, That old feeling, Popcycle Toes, Nature Boy, The Lady is a Tramp, just to name a few.
Kath Ryman, 18 Connaught cres, West Launceston 7250.        phone: 0363561126

LOUNGE DADDY – Jazz duo   (Northtas)
Lounge Daddy perform a variety of well-known jazz standards from a range of styles including Swing, Be-bop, Blues and Latin.
Rob Batters and Carl Bulow have been playing and performing together off and on since meeting in 1995, at the University of Tasmania, whilst completing Music Degrees. Collectively they can boast over 40 years’ experience performing music in a wide variety of environments from the Army big-band to a ‘Reggae’ combo, both Rob and Carl having performed internationally.
Rob and Carl enjoy playing together and putting new slants on some of the most recognisable and grooviest jazz standards, such as, Take 5, Summertime, Well You Needn’t, Night and Day, So What, and many, many, more classics.
If you would like more information or to book ‘LOUNGE DADDY', Please phone: Carl (03) 63 266 792 or 0427 818 862. Rob 0458538410

MANFRED  (Northtas)
Keyboard player and vocalist, not just jazz, plays a wide variety of numbers
Manfred Schulmeister 285 Cheshunt Rd, Meander Tas 7304 or Phone 6369 5259

MANHATTAN (All styles of Jazz)  (South Tas)
Anita Carins (Vocalist & Percussion) - Greg Souter (Nylon & Jazz Guitar & Vocals) - Sean Brady (Drummer} - Paul Slade (Fretless Bass)
Contact - Paul Slade - 0429 232 240

Matthew Ives drums, vocals, Alex Howroyd saxes, flute, Stephen Ives elec.bass, vocals,
Don Ives keyboards, vocals==The swingingest band in all the land.
Contact Matthew Ives, 1/1 Chestnut Ave, Lutana 7009-6228 9515, 0416081427--e-mail Matthew Ives@bigpond.com
The quickly contrived name has nothing to do with Metallica (a LOUD rock band)

Contemporary (original) - Ives, Bumford, Houston, Howroyd, Parish, Stevenson

Merchants in Groove (SouthTas)
Greg Harrison Saxes, Brendon Siemsen Guitar, Andrew Dennis Drums and Corey Gillam Bass.
Merchants in Groove play not only original jazz, funk and fusion music but also the music of Jhon Scofield, Pat Metheny, Brecker Bros, Mike Stern, Ronnie Jordan, Jeff Richman etc
Contact Greg Harrison 0427826181 or Brendon Siemsen 0408122737  Siemsen@microtech.com.au

The band mojo no longer exsists due to Cameron moving to Brisbane. The band is now called Merchants in Groove (above) with a different line up,

Moment's Notice (SouthTas)
Currently a three piece ensemble presenting the latest in elegant, melodic West Coast style jazz and can expand up to eight piece including singer. Steve Martin, Bass: Fred Bradshaw, Drums: Dave Tumney or David Squires Guitar.
Contact Steve Martin 6225 3731 15 Nile Ave Sandy Bay 7005 smart20010@yahoo.com.au

Music O’Farrell  (NWTas)
Andy and Rosie O’Farrell Various music. Contact Andy Farrell 544 Seabrook Rd, Wynyard, 0364 4228 46

Neil Levis/Fred Bradshaw Duo (SouthTas)
Neil Levis (piano); Fred Bradshaw (alto saxophone).
Neil Levis 10 Pearsall Ave, Blackmans Bay Tas 7052 Tel (03) 6229 2906

No Strings ?

Off Peak Percussion Orchestra (OPPO) (SouthTas)
Daniel Magnus (hand percussion); Tania Bosak (tuned percussion, trio toms); Steve Marskell (drums). Daniel Magnus, PO Box 90, Woodbridge Tas 7162 Tel (03) 6267 4437 Mobile C/- Tania Bosak 0418 316 286

Orchard Road
Freddie Todman vocals, Don Ives piano, David Randall bass and Brian Roach drums. Call in and see Freddie (or ring) at Mitsubishi in Launceston - you might even come away with a new car!
Fred Todman can be contacted at Mazda Used Cars, Invermay Road, Launceston--telephone 6331 4977.

Paul Martin's Riverside Stompers (SouthTas)
Paul Martin (trumpet, clarinet); John Broadby (clarinet, alto sax); Mike Bellette (tuba).  Paul Martin Woodcock Rd, Cygnet Tas 7112 Tel (03) 6295 0225

Peter Schultz - Pianist   (Northtas)
35 West Tamar Road, TREVALLYN TAS 7250,
email:  home    peter_the_schultz@hotmail.com  (the spaces in my name use underline characters for this address)
work    peter.schultz@wtc.tas.gov.au  Phone   03 6334 5009 H,  03 6323 9303 Wk, 0405 211 051  Mob

Standards - Joseph, Ottaway, Stevenson, Ives

Sophisticated swing, Latin - Muir, Hope, Marskell, Payne

RACHEL TAYLOR BAND   (Latin & Contemporay vocal & instrumental jazz)

  <>Rachel Taylor : Vocalist & Percussion Greg Souter : Nylon & Electric Jazz Guitar, 

Paul Slade : Fretless & Electric Bass

<>Sean Brady : Drummer 

This band works weekly all over Hobart along with Greg & Paul working with MANHATTAN & THE INCROWD  (already on list)

<> RANDALL MUIR & AL DOBSON DUO - Contact Randal Muir 62286824 (SouthTas)

Ralph Forehead - guitar, Randal Muir - Hammond, Dean Stevenson - drums. Contact Randal Muir 62286824

RED HOT ROOSTERS (jump swing/rockabilly) (SouthTas)
Ralph Forehead (guit/vox), Alistair Dobson (sax/vox), Les Johnston (trom/vox), Randal Muir (keys/vox), Dean Stevenson (bass/vox), Ben Sibson (kit/vox), Contact Ralph Forehead  0417570590 or Randal Muir 62286824

Latin, ballads, swing - Melinda Risby, David Squires

"Room with a Groove"
Rachel Fry, Stephen Hepher and Stephen Henty, playing trad jazz.
Contact - Stephen Henty, Phone: 0409 168 511

I will update contact details as soon as I hear from them

Paul Martin – Reeds, Malcolm Martin – Trumpet, John Broadby – Reeds, Mike Bellette – Tuba, John Reid – Banjo, Guitar and vocals.  The band plays a variety of standards but also some semi – arranged material from the likes of Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbecke and Clarence Williams.

A modern jazz quartet playing high energy fusion jazz. We take jazz standards and put our own style to it. Paul Carew on alto sax, Andrew Scott on guitar (and a mean guitarist at that), Guy Jeffery on drums, and Damion Gale on bass. For more info on us check with the Devonport City Council about our gigs at the July Jazz Festival.
CONTACT: Paul Carew, email: carew_000@hotmail.com   ph: 0409 356 177  Paul is also personally available for student lessons. From amateur to pro.

Single Drop (Northtas)
John Pearce (guitar, vocals); Steve Hill (drums, vocals); Errol Ingram (bass, vocals).
Cabaret, including jazz styles. John Pearce 15 Birch Ave, Newstead Tas 7250, Mobile 0418 530 740

Davis inspired - Stone, Brown plus two
SONdelSUR* will be playing again - with 10 piece Salsa Band Orquesta! and fully danceable.
Featuring - Franco Solís, vocals Eleonor Tucker, vocals Jane McCarthur, vocals Martin Tucker, piano Matt Apted, timbales
Paul Parnell, congas Simon Reid, bass Ashley Moor, trumpet Chris Williams, trumpet, Scott Kashion, saxophone
Les Jonhnston, trombone, We start at 8.30pm check www.sondelsur.org for details, More info:: gigs@sondelsur.org 

"Southern City Jazzmen" (SouthTas)
Clem Meehan - trp/voc/ldr,  John Broadby - clt/saxes,  Neil Levis - keyboards and Terry Patterson - drums
Group generally operates as quartet, but can be augmented according to requirements (and of course budget)
Contact: Clem Meehan, 22 Stapleton St, Glenorchy   Tas 7010, (03)  62 727123, Mobile still 0417 50 1800.

SKYLARK (SouthTas)
‘Skylark’ a Hobart band, who perform traditional jazz music. Songs ranging from the 1920’s through to the latest 20th centenary. Skylark performs tunes the audience can relate to such as Moondance, Summer Time, Cheek to Cheek, Under my Skin, Girl from Ipanema. The music styles range from swing, Latin, through to smooth ballads, providing the audience with a variety of music styles. The band members are Stacey Loukis– Vocalist, Grant Woodward- Guitarist, Paul Martin- Saxophone & Clarinet, Simon Harrison- Bass and Dorje’ Badham- Drums. Skylark creates a unique ambience to enhance your special occasion and would compliment weddings, parties, Award presentations, Hotel performances and functions. We look forward to working with you.
For enquires or bookings contact Simon Harrison- 0400071797

St Joe's Big Band  (Northtas)
Established in 1845 as a brass band, changed to a big band in the early 1980s.  Music from the 1930s on.  Standard repertoire of Miller, Basie, Ellington, Herman and others, plus many modern tunes.  Line-up includes vocalist, five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, rhythm section of piano, bass, drums, guitar.
Contact Information available on our website.  http://www.stjoesbigband.org.au
Paul Laverty, Secretary, St Joes Big Band, Email:    secretary@stjoesbigband.org.au 0418 378 928, 6343 3772

Steve Hill Jazz Ensemble  (Northtas)
Steve Hill drums, percussion & vocals, Ross Challender saxophones, John Pearce guitar, Peter Waddle or Nick Hart bass guitar. A predominantly 4 piece Swing and Latin Jazz Combo
Steve Hill, 50 Ellison Street Newstead 7250  Tel (03) 6344 8802, Mobile 0418 1140 218.

(There will be a new line up in the "Steve Hill Jazz Ensemble" that will be featuring at SUNDAY arvo JAZZ at "SUNNYBANKS" on the Highway just before the Gravelly Beach Turn off, W Tamar Highway. Its on Jan 17th Sun arvo 2pm to 5pm. Steve Hill Jazz Ensemble will consist of: Steve Hill --Drums/Vocals, Pete Waddle--Bass Guitar and silly things!! Dan Sulzberger--Piano/Elect Piano/vocals, Greg Josephson--Vocals and )lil' guitar) Enquiries phone Lyn Nicholson: 63 26 4682/ 0488 517 902. JAN 17th '10 2to5pm.)

Alan James, pianist and Maggie Nicholls vocalist have formed a duo and open for enagagements under the name "Swingin Affair". They both sing and do all the old standards and are incorporating some new jazz that is coming out now. The phone number to contact us on is 0419606850 or 0400 242 368

Mainstream - Neil Levis, Paul Martin, Terry Patterson

Allan Brown (guitar), John Broadby (reeds), Scott Cashion (reeds), Allan Park (drums) and Brian Parkinson (bass & vocals) and Wendy Moles on vocals. Contact details -Allan Brown  03-6248 8001 or 0416 -124 709 or adb4@bigpond.com  This group is working regularly in the Hobart area.

Tasmanian Pick-Up Jazz Band (SouthTas)
Clem Meehan (trumpet); Max Gourlay (clarinet); Monte Mumford (trombone); Michael Anderson (bass); Steve Hill (drums); Viktor Zappner (piano). Mainstream and traditional jazz.
Viktor Zappner, 20 Richardson Cr, Bumie Tas 7320, Tel (03) 6431 7216 (h) or
(03) 6433 4215(w) Email: principal@burnieh.tased.edu.au   Fax (03) 6433 3858

THE INCROWD featuring THE FOX (Jazz trio)  (Northtas)
Michael Waldron (Vocalist &  Congo's) - Greg Souter (Nylon &  Electric Jazz Guitar) - Paul Slade (Fretless Bass)
Contact - Paul Slade = 0429 232 240

Al Dobson, Joe Piere, Randal Muir, Konrad Park –  contact Al Dobson ardobson@iprimus.com.au  (0417398810)

Peter Waddle bass/vocals, Michael Woods trumpet, Greg Harrison Sax, Chris Bonner trombone, Darryl Kerkham guitar, Andrew Dennis drums.
Swing, Soul and Rock & Roll. Wild dance and mellow music from the 30s to the present, including many original numbers.
Contact P. Waddle 37 Cormiston Rd. Riverside Launceston, 63274418 peterwaddle@dodo.com.au

THREE (SouthTas)
Contemporary, Improvised - Joseph, Stevenson, Ottaway

THUS FAR (SouthTas)
Acid, funk & some Blues - Raine, Howroyd, O'Leary, Reid, Reade, Court, Parish, Grice

TOM & GEORGIE with HAMISH H  (SouthTas)
Mainstream - Tom Howard, Georgie Perry, Hamish Houston

Tom Vincent (jazz piano & Tom Vincent Trio) (SouthTas)
His website is  www.tomvincent.dw.com.au
Tom Vincent, P.O. Box 416, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002, Australia.  61 0 414 391 154 & 61 3 6231 2714, christine@dw.com.au
from Christine Scott, Manager

Neil Levis (piano);  Kaye Payne (vocals);  Allan Brown (guitar & bass); Allan Park (drums).
Neil Levis, 10 Pearsall Ave, Blackmans Bay  Tas  7052 Tel (03) 6229 2906
Kaye Payne 03 62 724 267  &  0412 825 967 at 24 Christie Ave West Moonah 7009
email  kpaynejazz@vtown.com.au

TRANSIT  (SouthTas)
funky / upbeat jazz - Pregnell, O'Leary, Hatch

Nick Hart bass, Steve Hill drums/vocals, Darren Flack guitar, Bill Evans trumpet, Jason Clendenning tenor, alto saxophones & clarinet, Daniel Bleaney alto soprano saxophones.
Contact Steve Hill 63448802, 0418 140 218 email  sahill@iprimus.com.au

Informed Jazz Anecdotalist and Occasional Swing Pianist and vocalist - Waxy Puffler
Lyell Wells, Hobart Ph 62233438  Mob 0418 997 897   Email    lyellwells@bigpond.com

Any combination of musicians and/or vocalists available around Burnie for gigs.

Viktor Zappner (piano);  Michael Anderson (bass);  Steve Hill (drums);  Yoly Torres (vocals).

Viktor Zappner (piano); Michael Anderson (bass); Steve Hill (drums)
Viktor Zappner, 20 Richardson Cr, Burnie Tas  7320, Tel (03) 6431 7216 (h) or
(03) 6433 4215 (w) Email: vezappner@hotmail.com.