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Jazz scholars hit the right note

CLARENCE City Council has announced the recipients of the Clarence Jazz Festival Scholarship 2021 program.

The Clarence Jazz Festival is dedicated to supporting and developing young musicians through the Scholarship program which has been running since 2012.

This year’s recipients will bring a wealth of diversity and talent to the 25th anniversary of the festival.

The 2021 recipients are:


Sarah Eddleston, a year 12 student at the Hobart College enrolled in University of Tasmania (UTAS) Conservatorium of Music who is classically trained and is studying contemporary piano jazz and vibraphone.


Sacha Flores, of Elizabeth College, who is a piano player and has been learning jazz for several years.


Erin Sherlock, a year 12 Elizabeth College student studying jazz trumpet and composition.

Clarence City Council has partnered with UTAS Conservatorium of Music to offer these talented emerging musicians the opportunity of six months private tuition.

The program’s emphasis is on training for improvisational techniques and live performance outcomes.

“The scholarships provide each recipient the opportunity to gain further learning, build confidence and play with a professional jazz ensemble during the Clarence Jazz Festival,” Clarence City Council Deputy Mayor and festival convener Alderman Heather Chong said.   

“We are proud to support these emerging young artists, who have a bright career ahead of them.”

The Clarence Jazz Festival will run for seven days from Wednesday 17 February until Tuesday 23 February 2021 on Hobart’s Eastern Shore with free and paid concerts.