The Festival is delighted to announce that this year's National Jazz Awards finalists are: ▪️Thomas Avgenicos ▪️Josh Bennier ▪️Niran Dasika ▪️Simon Ferenci ▪️James Macaulay ▪️Ricki Malet ▪️Eamon McNelis ▪️Joe O’Connor ▪️Alex Taylor ▪️Patrick Thiele The National Jazz Awards have been a central feature of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues since the Festival’s inception in 1990. With a different instrument featured every year, this year the spotlight turns to brass. We look forward to welcoming these 10 outstanding brass musicians to perform at this year’s festival!
DID YOU KNOW... Ford Street this year will be used as our community area! We're expanding our Hot Jazz Cafe and closing the length of the street! We'll be lining it with a great range of food and wine, plenty of tables and chairs, marquees and some great entertainment! It's one you won't want to miss so make sure you save the date in your calendar... November 3-5! See you there!
Jen Shyu is a groundbreaking, multilingual vocalist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and 2016 Doris Duke Artist. See her onstage Saturday 4th November at 2.00pm with Simon Barker at the Holy Trinity Cathedral and again on Sunday 5th November from 8.00pm at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre! Early bird tickets on sale until 31st August. Link in our bio 👆🏻
Whitsunday Islands 🌴✅. Solid tans except @sands91_ & @dannychet ✅. Currently sat in Rochdale pale as out and not a lot of banter ✅. God what a trip, oh well at least ⚽️ is back!!! #australia#travel#whitsundays#wanghang
Respected as one of Australia's iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. Catch him at this years Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues at our new Blues Marquee in Merriwa Park from 10.30pm on Friday 3rd of November.
***TGIF! COMPETITION TIME*** Purchase your gold pass before Friday 11th August to go into the draw to win a chance to meet this years headline act Christian Scott! Hang out and talk jazz with one of the great contemporary jazz talents who just happens to be one incredibly cool cat. That would be a #wanghang memory to cherish forever. Discounted early bird tickets end August 31st. Grab one at www.wangarattajazz.com Music. Moments. Memories.
This years performance will be a CD release celebration for Barney McAll's 12th album as a leader. The album features; Mike Rivett on Tenor Sax, Carl Morgan on guitar and his longstanding trio of Hamish Stuart and Jonathan Zwartz on drums and bass respectively. A favourite of the festival since winning the inaugural international piano competition in 1990, this performance will be an exciting addition to the festival. Follow the link in our bio for a short interview with him 🎹🎤🎺🎷🎻🎸🥁🎼
Have you got your tickets to the #wanghang yet? Get down to our Performing Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday night to see two-time Edison Award and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer producer and music executive Christian Scott!
Where will you spend most of your time this #wanghang ? At the all new Blues Marquee in Merriwa Park or at the heart of the Jazz world at the Performing Arts Centre? Find out Thursday 13th July when we go live with our program!