4:30 – 5:30pm, Saturday 3 November, WPAC Theatre

Ben Hauptmann is prestigious guitarist/composer based Sydney, Australia. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the 2007 National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

Ben has worked a diverse range of artists including Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Dr G Yunupingu, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Justine Clarke, Vince Jones, Dami Im, Jack Ladder, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Bertie Blackman, Donny Benet, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld.

Ben has contributed to many recordings including the 2015 ARIA winning ’The Gospel Album’ by Dr G Yunupingu, he has released two albums under his own name and has produced and co-produced multiple others.


Ben Hauptmann guitar
Arne Hanna guitar
Franco Raggatt guitar
Harry Sutherland piano
Zoe Hauptmann bass
James Hauptmann drums
Evan Mannell percussion