2013 NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS

Entries are now open for Australia’s most prestigious jazz performance competition, the National Jazz Awards, featuring Piano in 2013. The…

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Home Host

If you are interested in meeting new people while opening your home to a festival patron or are a patron…

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Sunday Market

Great news, the 2013 Sunday Market will be again be held at Merriwa Park, Ryley Street Wangaratta.   Application are…

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New Chair appointed for 2013

At Friday’s first official board meeting for 2013, the festival board welcomed new appointees being Tony Rumble, Emma Routledge, Wendy…

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Got the Blues on ABC's 7.30 Report

Our initiative (with thanks to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation) to introduce Blues music to local year 9 students as…

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Announcing the festival’s Patron: Paul Grabowsky

We are thrilled to announce that Australian pianist, composer and jazz legend, Paul Grabowsky has accepted our invitation to be…

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EXTEMPORE LAUNCH

The tradition continues!  extempore launches their latest publication EXT 2012 at a free event at the Wangaratta Library, 21 Docker…

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Festival Launch Cocktail Party feat. Michelle Nicolle

FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2012, 6 – 8.30PM QUALITY HOTEL WANGARATTA GATEWAY   Get in the festival mood and celebrate the beginning…

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Interviews with NJA Finalists

It’s always interesting to read Miriam’s interviews with the NJA finalists… Cyrille Aimee Joshua Kyle Thanks to Miriam at Jazz-Planet,…

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Calling for volunteers

We are now calling for our volunteer army to dig deep and rally the troops for this year’s grand festival….

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Cup Eve Concert

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (WPAC) NOT COVERED BY A FESTIVAL WEEKEND PASS, TICKETS COST $50 AND MUST…

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NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS FINALISTS

Congratulations to the 10 jazz singers who have been chosen to perform in the finals of the 2012 National Jazz…

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Masterclass with Cyrille Aimee

As part of this year’s exciting workshop program, brilliant young French jazz singer will host a vocal masterclass for aspiring…

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Music Industry Forum

Presented by Music Victoria & APRA: ‘How To Get A Gig In Regional Victoria’ A panel of leading musicians (pianist…

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Addition to Blues Lineup

The Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society runs an annual ‘Blues Unearthed’ competition, to give an opportunity to new bands on the…

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Trio M (USA)

Trio M is a collective ensemble comprising pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson, each an acclaimed improviser,…

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WINSEC MELBOURNE CUP DAY

TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER Part of the biggest social event for the region, attracting over 4500 people each year to celebrate…

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JAZZ SUNDAY MARKET

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER, 9AM-4PM Merriwa Park Admission: Free A vibrant street market with a variety of both local and regional…

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Jazz up your shop!

Wangaratta businesses, restaurants and shops are set to get jazzy once again, as part of the ’Jazz up your Shop’ competition….

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Luxury Accommodation at Lindenwarrah

STAY IN STYLE Looking for upmarket accommodation in or near Wangaratta over the Festival weekend? Consider a special package covering…

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Gregory Porter (USA)

A rising star on the New York jazz scene, Gregory Porter is a powerful, persuasive singer, whose music blends jazz…

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READINGS

Readings has a great selection of books, music and films. You will be able to find products for many of…

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Cyrille Aimee (France/USA)

Brilliant young French jazz singer Cyrille Aimee won the first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival International Singing Competition in…

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Joseph Tawadros Jazz Project

An internationally-renowned master of the oud (fretless Arabic lute), Joseph Tawadros was born in Cairo, but grew up in Sydney,…

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Cup Eve Concert

Following Sarah McKenzie’s cancellation from the Cup Eve Concert, we have arranged for New York-based French jazz singer Cyrille Aimee to…

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Cup Eve Concert

We have good and bad news regarding the Cup Eve Concert. The bad news is that Sarah McKenzie will be…

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From the Australian: Festival of variety and talent

Adrian Jackson, the mastermind of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, has a way of picking greatness before the…

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Download the full 2012 program

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM HERE (860 kb)

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We need YOU!

Would you like to meet new people, contribute to your local community and enjoy some seriously good jazz and blues…

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Buy your tickets early

Our Festival Weekend Pass remains the best value way to immerse yourself in four days of seriously good jazz and…

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2012 Festival Program announced

When we said ‘seriously good jazz & blues’ we meant it. This year VOCALS will take centre stage, in a…

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First e-newsletter released

Keep up to date with this year’s program, artist news, give-aways and all things festival, withour brand new e-newsletter –…

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JazzART entries open

Feeling creative? Entries are now open for the city’s iconic art competition: the jazzARTaward and jazzART NEXT Youth Awards. Asking…

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