The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return to the city for its fifth consecutive year, from Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May 2017.
Presented by Brookfield, over 40 incredible jazz performances will take place across various venues throughout Perth and York. The three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events by a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz artists.
The festival returns with an enriched line-up, headlined by saxophonist and composer Greg Osby (NYC) who will collaborate with one of the hottest young jazz talents, pianist Tal Cohen (PER) to launch Tals latest album Gentle Giants in performances at both The Palace and Brookfield Place.
Regularly touring with the likes of Sting and Paul Simon, Australian vocalist and songwriter Jo Lawry (NYC) has also joined the bill and will return to Perth to captivate audiences at Brookfield Place.
Hailed as one of the most original voices in jazz today, Satoko Fukii (JPN) will team up with trumpeter and composer Natsuki Tamura (JPN) for a unique performance premiering a new suite called ‘Fukushima’, composed in the memory of the people of those affected by the 2011 Japan earthquake.
In a first for the event, the town of York will play host to a number of performances by revered local artists including Adrian Galante (PER) and Mia Simonette Quintet (PER) on Friday 26 May, and Bean Bumas’s Boys of Rhythm (PER), Ali Bodycoat Quartet (PER), James Flynn Quartet (PER), Victoria Newton (PER) and Howie Morgan (PER) on Saturday 27 May.
Unmissable festival highlights also include saxophonist and composer Will Vinson (NYC); pianist and composer Steve Newcombe (QLD); flautist and percussionist Vivan Sessoms (NYC) and bassist and composer Rafael Jerjen (Switzerland) among many others.
To find out more about the festival and book tickets online, you can visit the Perth International Jazz Festival website, or visit their Facebook page.