The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return for one weekend only from Friday 26, Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017.

Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in numerous venues across the city, the three day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events. Showcasing a host of celebrated local, national and international artists, this year’s Jazz program 
offers something for everyone. Come and be seduced by the language of Jazz: sometimes intimate, often boisterous, layered with experience and life profoundly lived - it’s found in the act of creating the form itself.

Established in 2012, the Festival is the brain-child of Associate Professor Graham Wood. Together with the Board of Directors, the Jazz Festival in it’s first year was ranked 4th in Time Out’s ‘Top 7 Australian Jazz Festivals’ (August 2013) and featured in the West Australian’s Art’s ‘Best in the West’ (2013).

The purpose of the PIJF is to promote jazz music to the wider community, including the international community. It aims to bring inspiring music by talented musicians from around Australia and the world to Perth, and present creative programs in an accessible and vibrant way. Our vision is to become nationally and internationally acclaimed as one of the world's iconic jazz festivals and attract distinguished jazz performers from all around the globe.

Board of Directors


Dr Graham Wood - Acting Chairman / Artistic Director

Dr Ian Martinus - Secretary

Ms Pina Caffarelli - Treasurer

Ms Jessica Patterson - Committee Member

Ms Alison Robertson - Committee Member

Ms Aine Wheelan - Committee Member

Artistic Committee


Dr Graham Wood - Chairman

Mr Jamie Oehlers - Head of Jazz, WAAPA

Mr Mace Francis - Musical Director, WAYJO

Mr Pete Jeavons - General Manager, JAZZWA

Mr Ben Vanderwal - Committee Member




Presenting Partner

Community Partner


Supporters and Festival Friends