jazz and improvised music


Berry Jazz FESTIVAL 2017

2017 program

Mother's Day Weekend, May 12th-14th

Berry Jazz is back for 2017! Now in its third year, Berry Jazz is a meeting place for local residents and visitors to experience some of Australia’s finest jazz artists. We welcome the inclusion of the newly refurbished venue, the Berry School Of Arts + our first ever outdoor stage at the Apex Park Rotunda. This year's Berry Jazz festival is shaping as an all ages, family affair with music to entertain all ages.

2017 Line Up

 Fri 12  8.30pm  Steve Hunter Quartet  BUY TICKETS
 Sat 13  10am  Young Berry Jazz Workshop  BUY TICKETS
 Sat 13  12pm  Queen Porter Stomp  FREE
 Sat 13  2pm  Young Berry Jazz Performance  BUY TICKETS
 Sat 13  7.00pm Great Scott! The Music of Raymond Scott  BUY TICKETS
 Sun 14  2.00pm  Billie, Ella and Louis (Tricia Evy and Dan Barnett)  BUY TICKETS

The Festival kicks off with Steve Hunter Quartet playing at the Berry Bowling Club. Enjoy the virtuosic groves of Steve Hunter and his all-star line-up including Freedman Jazz Fellow Matt McMahon and Matt Keegan. Make a night of it and grab dinner at the Bowling Club before the show!

On Saturday night at the recently refurbished Berry School of Arts a group of celebrated Sydney musicians including Sam Golding and ABC Playschool's Peter Dasent play the music of the eccentric American composer Raymond Scott - the man who literally invented the zany cartoon music for Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies.

The Festival concludes on Sunday with a special Mothers day luncheon concert at the scenic Coolangatta Estate Winery featuring French diva Tricia Evy and Dan Barnett. Bookings are essential and special festival accommodation packages are available. Please contact Coolangatta Estate Winery for more information.
This is sure to be a sell-out event. We look forward to seeing you at Berry Jazz 2017!


2017 Festival Pass: Buy in bulk and save!

2017 Festival Pass includes:
Friday 12 May
- Steve Hunter Quartet (8.30pm, Bowling Club)
also featuring some of Australia's best jazz musicians including - Matt McMahon (piano / Keyboard),
Matt Keegan (saxophones) & Nic Cicere (drums)

Saturday 13 May
- Great Scott! The Music of Raymond Scott (7pm, School of Arts)
performed by a x 7 piece band featuring Sarah Belkner (vocals) Ross Harrington (clarinet) Sam Golding (trumpet) Peter Dasent (piano) Steve Elphick (double bass) Evan Mannell (drums) Matthew Ottingon (saxophone) + CARTOONS FOR KIDS ON THE BIG SCREEN FROM 6.30PM!

Sunday 14 May
- Billie, Ella and Louis (from the songbook of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (11.30am, Coolangatta Estate Winery) Luncheon + Show. Performed by vocalists Tricia Evy (France) & Dan Barnett
(also on trombone) + Matt McMahon (piano), Phil Stack (bass) & Tim Firth (drums) 

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE or by phone 02 9036 6292.

Or over the counter at Berry Music Center located at 1/118 Queen Street, Berry.

AccoMmodation packages

Berry is a ‘stay a while’ kind of place. Surrounded by green fields, overlooked by the towering escarpment of the Cambewarra Range, Berry offers peace, tranquility and acres of beautiful scenery. You’ll want to unpack, relax and unwind, and there’s a range of accommodation on offer. From B&Bs tucked into the hills, to self-contained houses right in town, hotels and motels, farmstays and pet-friendly cottages, you’ll find a warm welcome in Berry.

Spending the weekend in Berry? Check out our exclusive festival accommodation packages especially for you thanks to our tourism partners:

Berry Chamber 'Stay Berry'  Village Boutique Motel   South Coast Holidays    Coolangatta Estate Winery

Berry Jazz Weekend Package at Coolangatta Estate

Coolangatta Estate offers 35 rooms accommodation on the 130 ha property surrounded by vineyards and farmland. Make use of the cellar door (featuring Estate grown wines) and Firegrill restaurant in between the jazz events of the weekend. Enjoy a noon check out on Sunday before heading over to see the finale of the Berry Jazz festival at the Estate.

Accommodation Packages start at $180.00 per double/night (normally $220.00 per double)


Accommodation in a Village Room
Full Buffet Breakfast
Noon check-out on Sunday Morning

Book & stay both nights & receive a further 10% discount.

For bookings, contact the Estate on 02 4448 7131

South Coast Holidays Accommodation Package

Book your accommodation through South Coast Holidays and take advantage of this special offer!

Berry Jazz attendees will receive:

Early check in and late checkout or
Three nights for the price of two Thurs to Sunday or Friday to Monday

Tel: +61 (02) 4234 2065  
Contact: info@southcoastholidays.com.au | www.southcoastholidays.com.au