It's almost that time, cats. Australia's longest running jazz festival is set to return to Sydney's Northern Beaches.
This year's Manly Jazz will become a music lover's paradise, as the Manly Corso and beachfront, surrounding streets and laneways host live musical performances from September 22-24.
Entering its 46th year, the festival will showcase more than 50 artists across four stages.
Northern Beaches Mayor Sue Heins said the festival will offer something for all jazz and music lovers.
"From smooth saxophones and sultry vocals to the roar of big bands on stage, the diversity of talent guarantees an unforgettable experience for every jazz aficionado," she said.
Artists already confirmed include: Sydney Conservatorium Big Band, Geoff Bull Finer Cuts with Kate Wadey, House of Bop, Big 'Ol Bus Band, Cope Street Parade, The Spelunkers, Blaine Whittaker, Hot Potato Band and Greasy Chicken Orchestra.
The free festival will boast eight themed areas, and four stages located at Manly Beachfront, Sydney Road, Manly Town Hall forecourt and St Matthews Church. There will also be roving performers along The Corso, laneways and Manly Wharf. Local pubs and venues will also host live jazz music.
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