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.
The City of Perth is revitalising urban spaces into thriving new centres, with parks, public places and facilities that celebrate the city’s natural and built form. An unprecedented rate of change and expansion has transformed our riverside City and reinforces Perth’s position as a contemporary, cosmopolitan capital.
Billions of dollars have been invested in major projects, from attractive world-class sporting and entertainment venues to a new museum. Perth is Western Australia’s Capital City, with its idyllic climate, enviable lifestyle, natural landscapes and multicultural heritage, Perth is an attractive place for people to work, live, visit and invest. There has never been a better time to experience the city of Perth.
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 Whelan - Committee Member
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