Hear Sydney’s best artists against the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney Harbour at Pier One every Sunday during the festival.

Ahearn’s spacious piano evokes the wilds of Norway, with stark, brilliant vocals from Australia’s Briana Cowlishaw.

Briana Cowlishaw has long been touring and performing across Asia, Europe and Australia with collaborator Gavin Ahearn. Together, their muted, calming duo project evokes the classic appeal and spaciousness of acoustic jazz.
Briana Cowlishaw (vocals), Gavin Ahearn (piano)


This distinguished Australian jazz singer represents a sure bet for fans of live music – she is consistently capable, crowd-pleasing and exciting.

Distinguished jazz and soul vocalist Virna Sanzone has worked with all the Australian greats. An effortless improviser whose voice spans classical, jazz and contemporary genres, when she isn’t playing 60’s style revue show, she’s belting backing vocals with pop rockers Thirsty Merc. In duo mode Virna Sanzone represents a sure bet for jazz fans.

Virna Sanzone (vocals), Matt McMahon (piano)


Wicked New Orleans traditions voiced through an Inner West ensemble. As seen at Woodford and Falls Festivals. You will dance.

Led by ukulele songstress Crystal Barecca, Queen Porter Stomp were raised in Sydney’s Inner West and bred in the traditions of New Orleans finest music. Their wicked mix of ukulele, lush vocals, banjo, horns and drums are rapidly becoming an in-demand festival favourite.

Crystal Barecca (Vocals, Ukulele), Max Williams (Banjo), Lou Horwood (Trumpet), Rose Foster (Trombone), Shannon Haritos (Double Bass), Alex Masso (Drums)