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Anoesis

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Laced with influence from contemporary improvised music, Anoesis’s original sound is complex and spontaneous.  Drawing inspiration and energy from the post-bop jazz of the 60s, world music, rock, folk and electronica. Young, talented & recent award winners in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition.

SAT   6:30PM JJ's Indian

SUN 12:00pm Silica

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BENJI

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Benji's music is infused with Pacific flavours & the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. When you hear him solo, his beautifully poignant lyrics are unmistakable and mesmerising. Benji has played at numerous acclaimed festivals & has a solid following. World music with a gentle blues edge that captivates & inspires.

fri   6:30PM jj'S INDIAN

SAT 12:00pm STACKS/cACTUS

sat  8:00pm kIAMA bOWLO

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Bobby Longstaff

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Bobby has a style that encapsulates blues, neo-soul, jazz and a raw narrative-driven folk.  As a songwriter he can bring a tear to the eye one minute, and generate laughter the next. An engaging storyteller with a stunning singing voice, Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist who has the ability to light up the room.

fri   8:00pm kiAMA gOLF

SAT 12:00PM SILICA

SAT  7:00PM PENNY WHISTLERS

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BurningSockMonkey

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BurningSockMonkey is an Electronic Acoustic (Elekoustika) project concept conceived collectively by Jazz trumpeters Paul Armstrong and Ash Hall. The project is developed on the idea of “Music Ficta” or loosely translated,  “The ear is the final arbiter”. 

Don’t forget to bring your ear holes and an open mind.

frI   7:00pm fillmores #

SAT  6:00pm FILLMORES #

sun  3:30PM EL CORAZON

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Chalk

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Chalk is a couple of local docal moguls singing songs about the good 'ol days. Influenced by neo-soul, motown,  jazz, blues, and Jesse's cousin Tom.  We welcome Hannah & Jesse  - a sweet addition to the Festival vibe.

FRI   7:00PM DIGGIES

SAT 10:00AM SCOOPS/NUDE

SUN 10:00AM SCOOPS/NUDE

Cosmic Blues Train

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Cosmic Blues Train is an alt-groove blues style with a twist of atmospheric soundscape that comes deep from within country. George Bishop is the supanova element of this cosmic outfit that brings Dan Bennett, Gray Read and friends  into our universe. Always expect to be transported by these musicians. All aboard!

FRI   4:30PM STOIC BREWERY

SAT  2:00PM JAZZ ALLEY

SUN 12:00PM mINNAMURRA 

Cygan Groove

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Fronted by the classic combination of guitar and violin, this frenetic five-piece is sure to baffle and delight. Allow yourself to be transported back to the old-world glamour of the 1940’s whilst still enjoying the contemporary flair of the modern world. Be astounded by Cygan Groove’s  versatility and talent.

SAT 11:00AM JAZZ ALLEY

SAT  2:00PM BURNETT'S sg

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Daddy Longlegs and the Swamp Donkeys

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Daddy Longlegs rides again! Astride the smokey mud stained rhythms of the Swamp Donkeys, the auburn vagabond has come to spread his 'Gut Butter Blues' and wild mating dance rituals. Dirty, wacky and not to be missed.

FRI   8:00PM tHE g 

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Daryl JameS

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Gritty psych/blues fused with raw acoustic roots, with an undeniably funky undercurrent of Ska and hip-hop. Captivating live performances, thought provoking lyrics and down to earth, soulful songs. This guy is blues evolving, come &  see for yourself.

FRI   7:00PM LITTLE BETTY'S

SAT  2:30PM HUNGRY MONKEY

SAT  7:30PM tHE g

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Declan Kelly

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Maori mother and Irish father - Declan’s music is heavily influenced by the mix of cultures - weaving together the story telling of traditional Irish folk music, with Polynesian harmonies, rhythm, drumming, and blues n roots music into his singer/songwriter style.

SAT  1:00PM TOP SHOPS

SAT  3:30PM JAZZ ALLEY

SAT  6:30PM NIRAND THAI

Dom Turner’s (Backsliders) Rural Blues Project

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Multi award winning Blues Artist,  Dom Turner brings us The Rural Blues Project.  Dom presents a mix of upbeat raw electric rural blues songs—from Charley Patton to Lead Belly, Fred McDowell to RL Burnside—as well as originals. Joining Dom is the legendary drummer Rosscoe Clarke (Foreday Riders, Cyril B Bunter) and special guests.

SAT  7:30PM CHECK-IN LOUNGE #

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Garfish

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Garfish is the brainchild of trumpet player Nick Garbett (The Vampires, The Strides) & is a dedicated meditation on the instrumental style pioneered by old world Jamaican masters; where jazz language meets the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Kingston Jamaica. Garfish features some of Sydney’s most creative and groovy musicians and is a Festival treat.

SUN  3:00PM THE PAVILION

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Jargon

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Jargon are a local quartet that brings a sweet blend of traditional, latin and fusion jazz to the festival. Toes will tap and smiles will happen. You can enjoy the vibe of these young chaps & take in the sensational Kiama atmosphere.

SAT  7:00PM DIGGIES

Jason Bruer & Hammerhead

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UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Unfortunately Jason Bruer & Hammerhead have had to cancel their gig at the upcoming festival, due to health reasons. We will refund all tickets for this gig, apologies to all that were excited to see the gig.

We’re sending our love to Jason and wish him a speedy recovery - hope to see you on stage sometime soon!

Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead is nationally acclaimed. With melodies that you can hold onto, grooves that get under your skin and an electricity that reminds you you're alive. High quality arranging, the counterpoint created within the horn and rhythm sections - jazz lovers - get along to this special gig.

SAT 2:00PM CHECK-IN LOUNGE #

Jay Howie

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Jay brings it -  with undeniable guitar ability, matched only by his raw vocal palette . Lyrics echoing insightful and heartfelt storytelling. Jay blends traditional acoustic blues with a gutsy rock undertone to create a style of earthy, rootsy tones that will fill a room. 

SAT 3:30PM LE CORAZON

SAT 9:30PM THE G

SUN 2:00PM STOIC BREWERY

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Kid Hank

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Kid Hank uses a repertoire consisting of a mix between creole-clave based jazz, as well as a standard steamboat swing. If you’re lucky, an old rag-time tune might be thrown in to add a little spice to the swimming pool of musical gumbo. Whatever style it is, it’s guaranteed to surprise and get you dancing! So FUN!!

SAT 10:00AM TOP SHOPS

SAT 12:30pm JAZZ ALLEY

SAT  3:00PM FILMORE'S

SAT  5:00PM BURNETT'S SG

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Lux Trevis 

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This captivating one-man band channels multi- instrumental grooves with the help of a loop pedal and a whole lot of talent. Funky basslines, dreamy soundscapes and breakbeats are layered opening space for saxophone, flute and guitar solos. Get ready for a jaw-dropping boogie

SAT 12:00PM MINNAMURRA

SUN 9:00AM SCOOPS/NUDE

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Manson Family Values (MFV)

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Dustbowl desert rockers,  Manson Family Values blend psychedelic guitars of Spacemen 3, Kurt Vile tales & the wide- open spaces of a Neil Young record. The Family crafts murder ballads about the occult, environmental collapse & drunken cowboys. These are folk songs for the apocalypse. .

SAT  4:30PM FILMORE'S

Michael Dominis

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Michael Dominis, south coast Jazz Pianist in multiple bands.  Michael was part of Eric Dunan's Jazz Band at the Wollongong Conservatorium and currently attends Sydney Conservatorium of Music undertaking Jazz Studies for piano. Michael is opening the gospel event this year.

SAT 11:30AM SS pETER & pAUL

Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson and Jonathan Zwartz 

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Four luminaries of the Australian jazz scene. This celebrated Australian jazz supergroup made waves with their critically acclaimed debut album 'This World.’ It is with great honour that we bring Mike Nock, a long time friend of the Festival, to celebrate our 35th  year.

SUN 2:00PM UNITING CHURCH

Mister Ott

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Mister Ott is a Sydney jazz sextet merging mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz funk, hypnotic grooves with melismatic horn lines and high calibre ecstatic solos. Mister Ott takes you on a journey, to another place and time where you lose yourself in the music.

Super pumped to have Mister Ott close out the KJBF 2022.

SUN 6:00PM FILMORE'S #

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Mitch King

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Organically building his fanbase to over 38 million worldwide streams, Mitch King is renowned for his live dynamic performances, blending vocals, guitars, harmonica, kick drum and tambourine to create his unique blues n roots sound.  

FRI   6:00PM PENNY WHISTLERS

SUN 12:00PM THE PAVILION

SUN  4:00PM tHE HILL

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Monstress

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This vibrant, all female quartet is definitely making waves.  Sarah Homeh sings with the vocal edge of Billie Holiday meets Beyonce. Part-jazz-part-spoken-word-part-liquid-honey-dripping-soul-moving-RnB dreamscape Monstress will make you dance with a groove that seeps out from the deepest crevices of your bones.  Who makes the honey?

SAT 6:00PM CHECK-IN LOUNGE #

SUN 2:00PM THE PAVILION

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Mosese Parker & the Fire Jammers

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Born In Fiji and now based between Sydney and Byron Bay. Guitarist Mosese Parker has teamed up with Bo Pang (Sax), Will Endicott (Trumpet), Rob Ewan (Bass), Carlos Adura (Drums) and Andrew Scott (Keys) to create instrumental music woven from the rich tapestry of Ska, Hip Hop and Jazz. So So Cool!

SAT 8:00PM FILMORES'S #

SUN 1:00PM THE PAVILION

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Mousse Diakite

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Moussa Diakite is a guitarist, singer and composer born in Mali. He  plays a combination of Malian, Congolese, Highlife, Afro Beat, Cuban, Blues, and Jazz. Moussa Diakite played in the iconic Afro-Latin “Rail Band'' and also played in bands with Grammy Award-winning Kora player Toumani Diabate, and Salif Kieta. Don’t miss him.

SAT 9:00PM CHECK-IN LOUNGE #

SUN 5:00PM THE PAVILION

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Poncho Green

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Combining an avant-garde and conversational approach with remnants of classic American country blues and western, Poncho brings a fresh but familiar sound amidst original lyrics and songs that are sure to put a glint in your eye. Beautiful, soulful - many thanks for being here Poncho.

SAT  9:30AM LITTLE EARTH

SUN 11:00AM Stacks/CACTUS

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Tall Shaun

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Tall Shaun always brings it. Known for his roots and blues vibe,  Shaun will knock you over  with his original music and re-imagined covers.  Sean is full of swagger, talent and heartfelt wholesome goodness. You are watching something special when Shaun is in the room.

FRI  8:00PM KIAMA BOWLO

SAT 3:30PM BURNETT'S SG

SAT 7:00PM THE HILL

SUN 4:00PM THE PAVILION

The Condiments

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They're hot! they're delectable! And they'll spice up your life. Come & dip your ears in their music sauce.

fri 6:30PM NIRAND THAI

SAT 9:30AM PARFAIT PATISSERIE

The Stooges

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Another side hustle for the super bassist, vocalist, lyricist & composer Sarah Homeh who we know & love from Monstress & The Butchers. We love everything Sarah does!! She lives, breathes &  blossoms music & you can have the pleasure of saying you saw her right here. 

SAT 2:00PM DIGGIES

The Honeybees

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The Honeybees sing a cappella gospel music. The group is united in its love of the uplifting and passionate quality of the gospel genre. Their repertoire includes traditional gospel songs as well as modern gospel-inspired numbers which draw on related musical styles such as soul, R & B and jazz.

SUN 11:20AM SS pETER & PAUL

The M1

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The M1 is a collaborative project between Russell Webster (Shining Bird, Ernest Ellis Band) and Jay Bird (Jack Ladder Band, Tropical Strength) Drawing from influences like Brian Eno, John Carpenter and UK Doom Jazz, The M1 delve into a world of moody, ambient, synth-driven music . Expand your mind - you won't be disappointed.

FRI 7:00PM FILMORE'S #

The Pits

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The Pits are packing Peaky Blinders into the Cabaret caravan and the whole circus is coming to town. Be horrified at the blend of Swing, Rock and Oompah sounds, disturbed by the high voltage stage antics, shocked at the blend of beats, bass and brass, and stay to be mildly amused by the quirky lyrics.

FRI 9:30PM KIAMA BOWLO

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The Strides

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The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic.  Faithfully building on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, dub beats and reggae-pop. This world class act, melds a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness. Not to be missed!!

SAT 9:30 KIAMA BOWLO

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The Vampires

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Trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent, The Vampires have gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. With a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, The Vampires are multi award winning & absolutely epic! We are honoured to have them perform at KJBF.

FRI  7:30 CHECK-IN LOUNGE #

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Tony J King

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Tony J King creates the music of a journeyman with roots in the street-corner blues of yesteryear. With influences ranging from James Elroy, Edgar Allen Poe, Homer, Kerouak and Joseph Conrad, King delivers a slow-burnin mix of low-fi urban myths, half-truths and dark gospel in quirky musical tales.

FRI  6:30PM SILICA

SAT 11:30AM TOP SHOPS

SUN  2:00PM hUNGRY MONKEY 

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