The Festival Line up –
Andy Firth internationally acclaimed clarinetist and his sensational Nova Swing [Julie Wilson vocal]
Bella Voce Quartet – acapella jazz and blues.
Brett Iggulden’s Emotional Baggage Handlers-Red hot jazz
Bridge City Quartet – Traditional Jazz
Bob Henderson, Jazz icon, with his mainstream and trad Jazz Bands.
Chasing the Moon – Gypsy Jazz- Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli style. Kathy Bluff, vocal.
Djangologists – Music inspired by Django Reinhardt with their own twist
Eric Gibbons- New Orleans Jazz Band and Trio
Fish Fry -Jump, Jive jazz with Justin Collins vocal.
Flying High – Mainstream piano/bass/vocal trio. Sheriden Nelson, vocal.
Frenchman Street Jazz Band- Old Style New Orleans jazz
Geoff Power Jazz Band – New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel.
George Washingmachine Quintet – Kate Waddy vocal.
Goodman/Holliday Session- Andy Firth Quintet with Rebecca Mendoza vocal.
Half Nelson – 1920s jazz and blues. Sheriden Nelson, vocal.
Hoppin’ Mad Jazz Band – Simon Stribling- Crowd friendly steeped in trad jazz.
Jack Wiard Trio- trad style clarinet, bass, piano
Jason Downes Great Melbourne reeds muso and his Quintet and Trio
Joe Ruberto Quartet- one of Melbourne’s leading jazz pianists.
Jugalug String Band – pre-western swing- in the style of string and jug bands of the 20s/30s.
Jules Boult and the Redeemers – boogie woogie, gospel, stride and blues.
Lee Gunness- One of Australia’s best – Gospel jazz and blues vocalists.
Licorice Allsorts – 3 Clarinet front line trad jazz
Newcastle Improvised Music Association Bands
New Orleans French Quarter Festival 2018 Oz Jazz Band
New Wobbly Boot Jazz and Blues Band- eclectic mix of trad to contemporary.
Olde Golde Trio- a bit of everything to make you smile
Paul Furniss Trio- jazz clarinet, piano, string bass.
Peter Buckland Quartet: clarinet, keyboard, bass, banjo
Queen Porter Stomp – Swamp jazz and Blues.
Rehab Brass Band-New Orleans 2nd line jazz to funk.
Sancha and the Blue Gypsies – gypsy swing quartet. Sancha Prowse vocal.
Smokin’ Chops Jazz Quintet- New Orleans, swing and Latin.
Steve Jewell – Jazz Piano
Swing Company- Swinging jazz for dancing. Renee de Ville, vocal.
Tailgate Jam – New Orleans style jazz
Terence Koo Trio – Swing and mainstream
Terence Koo Piano with Anna Rys, vocal
Zulu Kings and Queens- unique trad jazz septet.
Orchestras and Big Bands
Andrew Nolte Orchestra- Melbourne’s premier Jazz- Age dance orchestra
Dungeon Big Band -Gershwin Celebration- Heather Price, vocal.
Hunter School of Performing Arts Stage Band
Newcastle Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra
Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Jazz orchestra