• Manly Jazz 2017
  • Queen Porter Stomp
  • Cumbiamuffin
  • Craig Calhoun

The 40th annual Manly Jazz will be held over the October long weekend (Sat 30 Sep - Mon 2 Oct) with performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including major stages alongside the world famous Manly Beach.

The internationally acclaimed Manly Jazz is known worldwide for its beautiful location and the diversity of music it presents, from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots.


See our official Manly Jazz Program and Sitemap for details of the more than 100 free performances across four stages and indoor venues. Be sure not to miss some of the festival highlights!

Manly Jazz Wine Garden

Step into the Jazz Wine Garden - an oasis right on the Corso - to enjoy premium Huntington Wines and The Goose Cider from Mudgee, NSW and a wide variety of Nomad Brewing Co’s craft beers all complemented by Cheese, Oyster and Tapas platters.

Live music from 6-8pm once the jazz stops.
Open 11am – 8pm all weekend.

Director's Choice Concert - Sunday 1 October, 7.30pm

Eric Alexander and the Centenary Big Band  

Join us for a special one night only concert featuring Eric Alexander from the USA, one of the leading international talents of the modern tenor saxophone and the Centenary Big Band. Together they will perform a repertoire of music influenced by jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Thelonious Monk. Purchase your tickets on line now

Official Venues

Local restaurants, bars and live music venues are offering special dining and entertainment offers in the lead up to and during Manly Jazz. 


Please contact us if you would like to volunteer and gain valuable experience in the event industry. We have opportunites in Operations - this role requires fit and flexible people for physical tasks, Research - this role reqiuires a good level of English and confidence in talking to people, and Stage Manager - this role is an integral role in ensuring the smooth flow between performances across multiple outdoor stages and experience in the music industry and stage is key.

Sponsorship and Media

Northern Beaches Council would like to thank our event partners ICMSKawaiNovotel Sydney Manly Pacific and our Official Venues.

For all media enquiries please contact


Public transport is the best way to get to Manly Jazz. Regular ferries from Circular Quay drop you right in the heart of Manly while buses are available right across the north shore and northern beaches.
If you do choose to drive we suggest you park away from Manly’s town centre, particularly over the long weekend. Roads can become heavily congested and parking close to the event can be difficult. 

Last updated : Thu 28 Sep 2017 - 5.24 pm