Big stars on the bill for Clarence Jazz 2024

Internationally acclaimed Australian trombonist Shannon Barnett has been announced as the ambassador for the 2024 Clarence Jazz Festival.

A popular figure on the New York jazz scene who is currently living and working in Germany, Barnett was named Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year in 2007 and has gone on to perform with the likes of The Bamboos, The Black Arm Band, the Australian Art Orchestra and Circus Oz.

Barnett and her Quartet made their Tasmanian live debut earlier this month, in between performances at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival.

The Clarence Jazz Festival has also announced one of its biggest headline acts in its 28-year history, with leading Australian jazz vocalist Vince Jones set to perform at the February event.

Jones has been releasing albums and playing to packed venues all around the world since the early ‘80s, amassing one of the largest followings in the Australian jazz scene.

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the calibre of the 2024 ambassador and headline act reflect the esteem in which the international jazz community holds the Clarence event.

“The annual Clarence Jazz Festival is Tasmania’s most enduring musical event and continues to grow and attract new audiences each year,” Mayor Blomeley said.

“Next year will mark the 28th iteration of the festival and judging by the talent we have attracted thus far, it could be our biggest Clarence Jazz Festival yet.”

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