Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues - Saturday 31st October

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues - Saturday 31st October 2020

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Ticket Price for this day pass: AU$15/US$10.50
Bundle ticket price for 7-day pass: AU$79/US$53.15

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3.45pm - Community Program
Soli's Blues Group
This rocking blues set will featuring some of Wangaratta's most talented musicians.
Highlights from the 1986 Australian Jazz Convention*
The Australian Jazz Convention is the longest-running jazz festival in the world. This curated collection presents rare and remarkable footage of some of the best-loved figures in traditional jazz from the ’86 convention in Adelaide.
*Co-presented with the Australian Jazz Museum and the Australian Jazz Convention Archive

5.30pm - From Adelaide

Jo Lawry Quartet from COMA at the Wheatsheaf Hotel

Vocalist and songwriter Jo Lawry is one of the best in the business. Having worked with luminaries including Fred Hersch, Sting and Paul Simon, we are thrilled to present Jo in concert featuring NYC saxophonist, Will Vinson.

6.45pm - National Jazz Award winner and runners-up announcement

7.15pm - Kings and Associates from The Gov
This SA based group threads blues, soul, funk, R&B, and gospel together with virtuosic playing tinged with thought-provoking vulnerability.

8.30pm - The New Cabal from COMA at the Wheatsheaf Hotel
Inspired by the rhythmic language of South Indian classical music, Lyndon Gray's iconic quartet held a mid-week residency in Adelaide for ten years. Find out why!

*Co-presented with Creative Original Music Adelaide (COMA) and the Wheatsheaf Hotel **Presented in conjunction with the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Conceived by a group of locals in 1989 as a way to attract visitors and raise the profile of the town, the first Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (as it was then known) was staged in 1990, with attendances at around 2500.

Since then – with blues added to the program in 1994 – it has grown to become an internationally renowned event, featuring more than 200 jazz and blues artists from the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

With a diverse, eclectic mix of jazz greats and rising stars, each year the program showcases jazz and blues of all styles, including original, contemporary, traditional, mainstream, experimental and improvised. A central feature remains the National Jazz Awards; a competition designed to encourage and promote young musicians.

The Festival has won numerous tourism and sponsorship awards, and is recognised internationally as the foremost jazz and blues event in Australia.

Our Partners
The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Rural City of Wangaratta, Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Pughouse Studios, Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Australian Jazz Museum, Australian Jazz Convention, Creative Original Music Adelaide (COMA), Wheatsheaf Hotel, Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), Venue 505 and The Governor, Hindmarsh

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