COVID-19 saw 2020 Manly Jazz move into the online space.

35 bands recorded performances were streamed on Council's Youtube Channel and Facebook from 3-5 October. 

Social distancing restrictions did not faze jazz fans who tuned in online for over 6,000 views and 520-plus hours watching time.

Musical Director Caroline Speight said the 43rd Manly Jazz Festival will be remembered as an historic event that built a sense of unity that was evident in the online environment over the weekend.

“Thank you to the artists who brought their hope, joy and energy to bring Manly Jazz Online to life.”

Saturday 3 October

Manly Jazz Lockdown Big Band
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Presents
Weird Assembly
John Morrison Swing City Big Band
Lachy Hamilton Quartet
Jazz Stars of the Future: St Augustine's College Stage Band 1 and Senior Jazz Ensemble
Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts
Rodney Whitaker (USA)
Airforce Band (Melb)

Sunday 4 October

Jazz Stars of the Future: Northern Beaches Jazz Combo
Big Wing Jazz Orchestra (Japan)
States of Chaos
Sam McNally Band
Jazz Stars of the Future: St Andrews Cathedral School
Great Gatsby Orchestra
Hot Potato Band
White Wizard
Morrison/Risby Quartet
Andrew Dickerson Band
Celebrating Bird: Charlie Parker with Strings

Monday 5 October

Jazz Stars of the Future: Kirawee High School
Jazz Stars of the Future: Mona Vale Public School
343 Brass Band
Pulse Big Band
Jazz Workshop Australia and Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra
Rodric White Septet ft. Simone Waddell
Swing West Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Stars of the Future: Brigidine College Senior Stage Band
Bird Yard Big Band
George Washingmachine Quartet
Dave Macrae and Joy Yates plus Jubilation
Dan Barnett Big Band
The Specialists
Eamon Dilworth's Crawfish Po'Boys
Uncle Jed
Manly Jazz Jam 2011 ft. Charles McPherson, Errol Buddle and Andrew Speight
Bird Lives - Live from San Francisco ft. Andrew Speight