Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues - Saturday 31st October Community 2020
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Community Program: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. Co-presented with the Australian Jazz Museum and the Australian Jazz Convention Archive.
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 1986 convention in Adelaide.
HistoryConceived 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 PartnersThe 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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