The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return for one weekend only from Friday 9, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November 2018.

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 (the late) 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.


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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 Ian Martinus - Secretary

Ms Pina Caffarelli - Treasurer

Ms Jessica Patterson - Committee Member

Mr Mace Francis - Committee Member

Artistic Committee


Mr Jamie Oehlers - Head of Jazz, WAAPA

Mr Mace Francis - Musical Director, WAYJO

Mr Pete Jeavons - General Manager, JAZZWA

Mr Ben Vanderwal - Committee Member


Founding Member



Dr Graham Wood - Director & Founder 

Community Partner


Supporters and Festival Friends