Hot jazz and gourmet delights to ring in Summer

Hot jazz and gourmet delights to ring in Summer
Image: Comedy duo and hosts, SketchShe. Image: Anton Rehrl/Supplied

Celebrate the start of the Summer season with the grooving tunes from Hot Jazz Picnic at Lyne Park, on November 25. This picnic-style music festival welcomes you to the relaxing seaside, whilst being surrounded by local talent and incredible food.

This one-day music festival packs in a line-up of the best contemporary jazz musicians in NSW. Known for his work in Cat Empire, Harry James Angus brings a unique hip-hop perspective to his Nina Simone-inspired piano and guitar melodies.

Dan Barnett. Image: Supplied

Fronting a 14-piece band, Dan Barnett and Emma Pask bring new life to traditional swing music – perfect for you to dance and sway to. Sydney legends, The Morrisons, bring their bluegrass authenticity to the festival.

You can also expect Brekky Boy, Katie Thorne, Ruby Jackson, The Vampires and Kate Wadey to grace the stage. And, to top it all off, your hosts for the day will be the hilarious comedy music-duo SketchShe.


The Vampires. Image: Ken Leanfore/Supplied

The impeccable line-up has been curated by the ARIA award-winning musician Elana Stone. Playing to the appeal of old-time jazz lovers and young enthusiasts alike, Stone brings a “resurgence of jazz like never before,” giving listeners their “golden ticket to groove.”

“For the inaugural event, we’ve curated a lineup that marries the classic and the contemporary, promising an electrifying experience for all music fans,” Stone continued.

Brekky Boy. Image: James Caswell/Supplied

Whilst being serenaded, you can check out their range of gourmet food and drink selections around the park. Showcasing local and artisanal options, enjoy a charcuterie of fresh delights or fabulous catering from Mary’s Burgers, Sonoma Bakery and Tuckerbox.

You can also expect pop-up bars with quality aperitivo, champagne and non-alcoholic drinks available. Enjoy an exceptional cocktail from the Hickson House Distilling Co menu, or party alongside The Casamigos’ margarita tuck.

Kate Wadey. Image: Supplied

Hot Jazz Picnic’s Executive Producer Caroline Kemp conceived the festival idea during the Covid-19 lockdown period, anticipating the return of meeting with friends and enjoying live music once again.

“Lacking joyful and inspired experiences and connection with friends and wider social groups was non-existent… I only had one choice; to use the time to dream up [the] Hot Jazz Picnic,” Kemp explains.

Kemp intends to put a spotlight on the state’s best artists, through delivering the “champions the jazz community” with “the best food and drink from the region” in one spot.

Dress up in your most vibrant fashion, and bring friends and family to a splendid jazz music display along the dazzling Sydney Harbour landscape. Do not miss out on Hot Jazz Picnic, on November 25, at Lyne Park. Tickets are on sale now!

Saturday, November 25

Lyne Park, New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW

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