Manly International Jazz Festival
From: Saturday, September 29 2007, 7:00 am
to: Monday, October 1 2007, 5:00 pm
The Sydney suburb of Manly puts on one of Australia's best jazz festivals, a highlight in the New South Wales calendar. The festival - going since 1978 - features a mulititude of performances on five outdoor stages, while roving bands and performers in the town's many restaurants, bars and cafes during the evenings provide a more intimate alternative to the main events.
Leading bands from around Australia perform, along with visitors from the US, UK, New Zealand, Germany and Japan and the best of local student bands (often the most enjoyable, and prone to generous amounts of improvisation). The whole town gets into the mood and the emphasis is on community enjoyment, good times and easy listening, making this a very relaxed event.