The Perth Jazz Festival has released the 2015 festival.
This year the festival will be held 29th-31st May.
Established in 2012, the Festival is the brain-child of Associate Professor Graham Wood (aka owner Ellington jazz club, pianist, cancer-survivor, WAAPA music director). The purpose of PIJF is to promote jazz music to the wider community, including the international community. The Festival’s aim is to bring inspiring music from around the world and Australia to Perth in an accessible and vibrant way.
This year the program is headlined by bassist Richard Bona (NYC) with fellow New York artists Barney McAll and Vivian Sessons also making the trip to Perth. The international line up also includes Rachel Claudio (Paris), Troy Roberts (although I still count him as a Perth boy!, Timo Vollbretch (USA) and Keisuke Matsuna (Berlin), Gianni Denitto (Italy), Artur Dutkiewicz.
Local artists include Allira Wilson, Victoria Newton, Johannes Luebbers Dectet, Trisk and student ensembles WAAPA Big Band, Hale School Jazz Band and John Septimus Roe Jazz.
Check out the program for more details.