For one weekend only, be seduced by the language of Jazz at the 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre. Attracting local, national and international jazz artists for over 60 performances, the festival offers a variety of open rehearsals, live performances and intimate ‘in conversations’ via ticketed and free community events.
WA has a happening jazz and blues scene that can be enjoyed at various venues and festivals dedicated to the genres. Get your fix of jazz and blues at one of the speakeasy-style cellars, hidden vintage lounges or underground clubs in Perth and Fremantle, or head to one of the annual outdoor festivals. WA even has its very own youth jazz orchestra.
Two of Perth’s most popular songbirds, Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat, are bringing a revamped show to The Ellington in September, celebrating the timeless tunes of George and Ira Gershwin. Libby spills about song selection, inspiration,
and working with her bestie.
Keep it on the down-low, bro, but internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Paul ‘Pax’Andrews is possibly Perth’s best-kept jazz secret.