Jazz Up North

Subscription offer ends 11 May | Individual shows on sale 16 January

Celebrating our 12th year of Jazz Up North, Tanks Arts Centre presents a series as unpredictable as it is soulful. A seriously diverse genre rooted in Blues, Jazz can be experienced as swinging big bands, hard-hitting rhythms to laid-back mellow harmonies or be-bop. Its earthy grooves and sometimes improvised free jazz style make for captivating and charming performances and a social night out at the Tanks.

Kicking off in March with Hot 8 Brass Band, Direct from New Orleans, blending hip-hop, jazz and funk with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. Next up, the forefather of the Melbourne jazz scene in 1970’s/1980’s, Vince Jones in April and then The Idea of North deliver their evoking repertoire with their ARIA Award Winning A Capella quartet the following month.

The Emie R Roussel trio will bring a Canadian jazz flavour in June, supported by Australian jazz threesome Estampa, and prepare to be swept away when chanteuses Baby et Lulu take the stage in August. Returning to Tanks in October is Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire fame with his new project, a trio, who describe their sound as electronic inspired jazz with progressive rock influences.


Mix and Match from the Jazz Up North and World Music shows to create your own musical journey. The more shows you purchase the bigger the discount and rewards, including a sunset cruise thanks to Big Cat Green Island Cruises when you purchase all ten (10) shows from both series!

But the gifts don’t stop there… Everyone who purchases 5 or more shows goes into the draw to win a family pass to Green Island! Subscription offer ends 11 May. Click here to book and for more information


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Vince Jones

Fri 7 Apr
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers.
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The Idea of North

Fri 12 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Idea of North (or TION), boast an evoking repertoire steeped in jazz yet easily crossing over into pop, gospel, folk and comedy.
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Emie R Roussel Trio

Fri 2 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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