The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return to the city for its fifth consecutive year, from Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May 2017.
Presented by Brookfield, over 40 incredible jazz performances will take place across various venues throughout Perth and York. The three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events by a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz artists.
In a first for the event, the town of York will play host to a number of performances by revered local artists including Adrian Galante (PER)and Mia Simonette Quintet (PER) on Friday 26 May, and Bean Bumas’s Boys of Rhythm (PER), Ali Bodycoat Quartet (PER), James Flynn Quartet (PER), Victoria Newton (PER), Pretzel Logic (PER) and Howie Morgan (PER) on Saturday 27 May.
Unmissable festival highlights also include saxophonist and composer Will Vinson (NYC); pianist and composer Steve Newcombe (QLD); Vocalist Vivan Sessoms (NYC) and bassist and composer Rafael Jerjen (Switzerland) among many others.
With over 35 Jazz festivals across Australia, PIJF is the only dedicated international Jazz festival in Western Australia. The Festival’s aim is to bring inspiring music by many talented musicians to Perth in an accessible and vibrant way.
Ticketed performances will play at Brookfield Place, The Palace, The Ellington Jazz Club and York. Numerous FREE events will also be performed at Brookfield Place, St George’s Cathedral and Four Points by Sheraton.
PIJF is supported by a range of sponsors, including presenting partner Brookfield, community partner Lotterywest and the City of Perth.