Nick Haywood, returned to Melbourne a couple of years ago, after many years with the Hobart Con Jazz Studies Course and is still one of the most in demand bassists and educators on the Australian music scene. He is a top Jazz musician, a classic joke teller, and a wonderful Paella cook.

Dan Sulzberger began playing Jazz saxophone and piano at 11 years of age. He studied at both Queensland and UTAS Conservatorium’s completing his Bachelor of Music in 2006. His infectious sunny presence has touched and inspired many people awarding him The Jack Duffy Memorial Trophy for dedication and contribution to the Tasmanian Jazz scene in 2010.

Konrad Park needs little introduction to the Jazzamanca audience. A powerhouse drummer, who after thousands of hours listening to the Jazz greats, has developed into something more than just a drummer. He’s a musician – and a damn good one!

This could be the start of Somethin’ Else

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

After the splendour of the opening party in Salamanca Square, follow the lanterns as they meander down to Salamanca Arts Centre, witness the unveiling of the Obon lanterns in The Courtyard and watch (or join in!) the Obon dancers as they celebrate this beautiful ancient tradition.
After watching the dancers, head up to the Founders Room and dance the rest of the night away with DJs L$F and Ari Eva.

Thursday 11 August 2022
9.00pm – 11pm
Free event, but you need to RSVP below

Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.

Photo: Ash Carey


L$F is an experimental hip-hop, baile funk and electronic DJ based in nipaluna Hobart. L$F mixes whatever she wants and spins everything from K-pop bangers to Gabber, celebrating the curious, infectious and joyful nature of dance club culture. Rest assured that L$F understands the assignment to have fun, so expect a performance that you and Jimin can get down and dirty to!

Photo: Ash Carey

Ari Eva

Ari Eva’s intuitive style and wide-ranging taste will pull you in, to get your body moving and your soul on the dance floor. Her contagious high-energy DJ sets feature an eclectic mix of songs from different eras. 

In under 12 months in the Tasmanian DJ scene, Ari Eva has already played shows at most of the bars and clubs in Hobart’s nightlife district as well as for numerous events such as Dark Mofo, The Taste Of Tasmania, Mona and Great Escape Music Festival.

A night of surreal and psychedelic art, music and interactive exhibits. Gochi improvises and launches his latest EP and showcases some of the unusual and trippy art that has leaked from his fried noggin.

Providing further entertainment for the night is Phat Loops and Bailey Jaxxon. Two very different, yet highly talented acts, that might have you hearing colours by the end of the night.

Photo: tiny blue

Mr Gochi is a Live Looping act incorporating funk, samples and electronic bleeps and bloops to create psychedelic soundscapes and grooves. His art is likewise mind bending and his most common mediums involve tech and gadget-ry.

Photo: Will Joseph

Bailey Jaxxon
‘Ello, I make jams for your scones, songs to stick in your head like the jingle for a cereal commercial.

Photo: Matthew Bicket

Phat Loops
Phat Loops is a slick mix of Drum & Bass, orchestral leanings, pop-culture ambiance, heavy metal guitar, and cinematic ornament. Hard to describe, easy to love – Phat loops is dance music for the modern era. Everything is performed live.

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to be able to travel to Hobart and perform at the Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre on Thursday 28 July 2022.

The band will present an exciting performance from a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz that spans classic jazz standards to contemporary original compositions. The repertoire encompasses hard swinging bop and post-bop numbers, bossa-nova and samba grooves, gorgeous ballads, and songs from the great tune-smiths of jazz. The band will chart a course between tight arrangements and creative improvisational exploration.

Get ready for some hot jazz on a cold Hobart night!

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble pose for a 2022 promotional photo at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Features seven of Navy’s finest jazz musicians, including our feature vocalist and three piece horn section (trumpet, saxophone, trombone) plus a rhythm-section of piano, double bass and drums. Individually the musicians have all undertaken music degrees at University (including WAAPA and the Victorian College of The Arts) and studied and performed internationally with world renowned artists. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz, from classic jazz standards, to swing, bossa-nova and samba, plus some contemporary original compositions. The group has supported and performed with many world renowned musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, and Katie Noonan, representing the Royal Australian Navy at community events and official Government functions and regularly performs at Festivals such Moomba and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The band’s tour of Tasmania includes a performance at The Founders Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre (Thursday 28 July 2022) and performances at this years at Devonport Jazz Festival. 

The band members are:
Maggie James    – Vocals
Gregory Smith    – Saxophone
Martin Duck        – Trumpet
Rob Flynn            – Trombone
Julian Foord        – Piano
Hadyn Murtagh  – Double Bass
Bruce McIntyre  – Drums

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Come and hear some of Hobart’s finest Gypsy Jazz artists play a ‘session’ like you have never heard before!
Curated and hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy, members of the musical community are encouraged to join in, just like they did back in the day.
Expect to be wowed by the music of the 1930’s Parisian Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era). This is the music that Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Van Gogh listened to when they were out and about on their adventures.

Everyone is welcome!

Want to play along too?

If you are interested in participating in these sessions, then please register your interest below and Charlie will put your name on the list, and make sure there is a seat available for you.

Hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy and featuring local and travelling musicians of the highest calibre, the Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions differ from a regular musical performance in a few key ways.

This Gypsy Jazz Jam is based on how the genre was originally encountered in the 1930’s Parisian social scene, around a campfire fire/table or in a bar or even backstage during a gig where the musicians were formally booked to play for dances and would jam backstage for fun.

The Musicians will be seated in a circle facing each other, unrehearsed but with common repertoire and familiar calls/instructions/signals for on-the-spot arrangement decisions. All tunes are played from memory, no charts, just a list of common songs and everyone leads the song they nominate. Musicians can take a break whenever they like but the music is pretty much continuous and other musicians and even members of the audience are encouraged to join in and participate also! BYO instrument!

The audience is invited to be close to the music, and can move around the musicians, with the option of changing location at any time, go to the bar and enjoy a drink, chat and interact with friends, get in close to the musician you want to observe the most.

This session will not be amplified so move up close to hear the music as loud as you like.

The main goal being more fun for all.

Why these sessions are so special
The musicians are more relaxed and will be more communicative and adaptable to variation in the moment, they will play uninhibited and take musical risks to the enjoyment of all.

The audience engages with the musicians directly. Chats between tunes, observing the interactions first hand and even getting involved if you bring your instrument.

You hear the true sound of the instrument directly from the instrument, no amplification, no feedback, so that when identical instruments are soloing you can clearly see/hear who is doing what. These instruments have been around for hundreds of years and are already the perfect volume for this kind of music.

The Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of its Live Music Program, which is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Live Music Fund.

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

The Singers Lounge is the place for after-hours singalongs, open mic performances and general Festival buzz. 

Our festival lounge is open to patrons, performers and participants.  Since we began, the festival transforms Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery to become the heart and soul of the festival, where friends – old and new – enjoy scheduled and impromptu performances. It’s inclusive, informal and free of judgement – a welcoming space to sing or sit back in our laid-back lounge. 

Hosted by a variety of special guest MC’s, our licensed bar will be serving wines, spirits and beers, with refreshments and snacks. Doors open at 7.30pm with limited tickets on the door, subject to availability. 

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

This concert pays homage to the likes of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Bobby Timmons, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and more!


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The Ted Vining Trio

Ted Vining is renowned as perhaps the most assertive, hardest swinging drummer/bandleader in Australian Jazz. His style is based on idols such as ‘Philly’ Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Australia’s Stewart Speer.

In 1970 Ted formed a partnership with pianist Bob Sedergreen and bassist Barry Buckley, which lasted a phenomenal 37 years until Barry’s death in 2006. Current bass player, Gareth Hill, has filled the gap beautifully and contributes enormously to the distinctive sound of the Trio; a sound heavily and delightfully dominated by the pianistic artistry of the great Bob Sedergreen.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and curated by Ted Vining.

“Introducing Mia Palencia with The Rhythm Section”

Prior to calling Tasmania home, at the age of sixteen, Malaysian-born Mia Palencia fell headlong into the music industry. as the one half of well-loved Sabahan Jazz duo, Double Take. Since then she has recorded and released seven albums, toured extensively across Asia and Australia – performing in small cafes, stadiums, and everything in between.

Mia currently teaches songwriting and contemporary voice at UTas Conservatorium of Music. For her debut performance at Jazzamanca, Mia will be groovily supported by “The Rhythm Section” comprising Matt Boden (piano), Hamish Houston (bass), and Tom Robb (drums).

Read more about Mia

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of the 2022 Emergence program.

We are but Crumbs, presented by Miettes is a musical and visual show in a Cabaret setting. It will take you on an epic and absurd journey of French songs, over-accessorising and food delicacies. You might laugh, you might cry, you might scream or fall in love – anything is possible during this two hour show (with interlude)!

But be sure, you will be left with some crumbs. Everything will be eaten, the performers included.
As they say, when it is good there is nothing left but the crumbs. 

Friday 18 November 
8pm – 10pm (with interval)

Saturday 19 November – two performances
2pm – 3pm (all ages performance) & 8pm – 10pm (with interval)
The all ages performance is a shorter version of the show with a young party vibe performance oriented toward younger audiences but open to everyone. There will be snacks, games, music and hilarity! Fun for everyone – come along!

Additional information
– There will be food served as part of this performance. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for dietary requirements.
– There will be light use of a smoke machine and implied nudity during the night time performances only – not for the all ages performance.

Maude Davey | Dramaturgy Mentor
Svetlana Bunic | Music Dramaturgy Mentor and Performer
Emma Field | Performer
Sasha Gavlek | Performer
Edith Perrenot | Concept, Script, Design and Performer.
Julia Drouhin | Performer

This project is supported by City of Hobart – Creative Hobart funding and was seeded by the Clarence Jazz Festival Hothouse Scholarship 2022.

Photo: Thota Vaikuntam

The Artists

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Emma Field

Emma is an accordionist and classically trained pianist with a love of French film music, chanson, musette, and tango styles. Having trained in the UK, she has accompanied divas, folk bands, and theatre productions in London – along with weddings in Italy and France. She now enjoys playing in all-female performance ensemble Miettes.

Photo: Trudi Meure

Sasha Gavlek

Sasha Gavlek is a contemporary bassist hailing from Hobart, with a love for alternative jazz and rhythmic experimentation, alongside a passion for exchanging culture and musical knowledge between fellow peers and audience members.

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Edith Perrenot

Edith Perrenot  is an interdisciplinary artist of visual, performing and musical art as well as an emerging writer for performance. Here she navigates between french repertoire and theatrical experiments. Performing using voice as an instrument and building fictional characters to share feelings and vignettes-like narratives.

Photo: Anna Abela

Julia Drouhin

Julia Drouhin is an artist and curator working with field recordings, water based instruments, electromagnetic frequencies, dice, rope, textile and edible objects to embody invisible soundstream that reveal friction in sociality and shift usual modes of transmission.

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Svetlana Bunic

An adept accordionist, composer, musical director and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukulele, programming, percussion), Svetlana’s music has framed live international circus theatre, underscored film and thrilled audiences worldwide in a kaleidoscope of exotic music ensembles.

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Maude Davey
Maude Davey has worked as an actor, director and writer in Melbourne for more than thirty-five years, with her primary focus being the creation of new work. Recent acting work includes: K-BOX, by Ra Chapman for Malthouse Theatre; Set Piece by Anna Breckon and Nat Randall for Rising Festival; The Heartbreak Choir, by Aidan Fennessey for MTC; Anthem for Arts Centre Melbourne at the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Festivals.

She has worked extensively in variety, as member of Finucane & Smith’s Glory Box/Burlesque Hour ensemble and directed the acclaimed Gender Euphoria, presented by Melbourne Festival 2019. Television appearances include The News ReaderSistersOffspring, Tangle, Summer Heights HighFive Bedrooms, The Newsreader, and films include My Year Without Sex, Noise and Ride Like A Girl. She has also been the Artistic Director of two small theatre companies (Vitalstatistix Theatre Company in Adelaide and Melbourne Workers Theatre). She won a Green Room Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for her work in Melancholia by Declan Greene, (Malthouse Theatre, 2018). Her directing credits include Clare Barron’s Dance Nation for Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre; KillJoy with the laserbeanz and Fish for the Rollercoaster Ensemble. She received a Masters in Writing for Performance from VCA in 2016. She is currently a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, investigating queer short form variety performance.

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Genre Experimental

Archive is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music. Each month will feature a different genre and be curated by a Tasmanian musician or artist who excels in that particular genre. Archive is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio. Edge Radio will record each gig, broadcasting five live and broadcasting all the gigs on the Sunday night following each gig.
Septembers Archive curated by Jacky Collyer features:

Julius Schwing
Good Game
Peter Knight
Hayato Simpson
Tom Robb

The Curator

A white woman with shoulder length brown hair stands in front of a white background. She wears a black blazer and is wearing red lipstick.
Photo: Amy Brown

Jacqueline Collyer

Jacqueline Collyer is a musician, composer and producer based in Hobart. She has recently begun a PhD in Music Technology at the University of Tasmania. Collyer was a founding member of Melbourne band KINS and has toured extensively throughout Australia, the UK and Europe.

In 2020, Collyer won a Tasmanian Theatre Award in Sound Design for her work in The Tasmanian Theatre Company’s production of ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’. Collyer has also delved into the realm of film scoring, composing for short films including ‘AQUA’ (2021), ‘A Hairy Problem’ (2019), ‘The Snake Lady’ (2019) and ‘In Search of Family’ (2019), both as a part of the 10 Days on the Island Festival, and Chris Pender’s ‘Ruthless’ (2016). Collyer has also composed for sound installation, most recently creating a work for the Cardinia Art Society’s ‘New Beginnings’ exhibition in February 2021.

Collyer recently worked as the assistant sound designer to Glenn Richards for Archipelago Production’s ‘The Bleeding Tree’ (2020) and as a composer for the theatrical production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ (2021), which was featured as a part of the Mona Foma Festival. 2021 was an exciting year for Collyer, who composed for ‘Mental: The Motherload’, a production that opened as a part of the Junction Arts Festival that year. Collyer has also recently released a new single entitled ‘Sky Diver’ under the solo moniker ‘Q.E.’, a project which combines the pop and experimental genres. In the future, Collyer hopes to continue honing her skills in composition and sound design through ambitious new projects, continuing her research in spatial music composition and giving back to the music community through teaching.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative