Saturday, 29 September to Monday 1 October 

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 - with performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including major stages alongside the world famous Manly Beach.

The 41st annual Manly Jazz was held over the October long weekend from 29 September - 1 October. Northern Beaches Council would like to thank our 2018 event partners ICMS, The Ivanhoe Hotel and Kawai.

Congratulations to our Manly Jazz survey contest winner Jim Woods who will be enjoying a fabulous one night stay at The Sebel Manly Beach!

See the details of the more than 100 free performances across four stages and indoor venues.



Feature Artists and Program

See the details of the more than 100 free performances across four stages and indoor venues.


Learn about time and its variations, playing from a melodic perspective, soloing and grooves from feature artist, Carl Allen

The Garden

Be sure to check out The Garden, an oasis right in the heart of the festival!

Manly Jazz Dining Offers

Take a look at the local restaurants, cafés and bars offering food and drink specials for Manly Jazz.

Manly Jazz Entertainment Offers

Check out the live music offerings from our Official Venue partners.

Manly Jazz Volunteers

Manly Jazz Festival is seeking volunteers to assist with a range of roles including Operations and Research Surveyors.

Plan Your Trip

The easiest way to get to Manly Jazz is on public transport. Plan your trip to the festival with the Transport NSW info Trip Planner.


Without the support and passion of our partners, Manly Jazz wouldn't be the event that it is today. 

Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra

Previous Festival Highlights

Check out the amazing talent and fun we have had at Manly Jazz over the years.