Showcasing the amazing talent that WA has right on its doorstep, the Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) takes over the city this weekend from Friday to Sunday with free and ticketed events.
Jazz in the outdoors sounds just as divine as in those late-night New York-style basements, and thanks to the generous support of Lotterywest, City of Perth, City of Vincent and ECU/WAAPA, PIJF will open on Friday with a completely free night in the State Theatre Courtyard in collaboration with RTRFM 92.1, leading into free day time concerts at Northbridge Piazza on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Jazz Picnic in Hyde Park on Sunday.
Utilising The Rechabite as the Festival Hub, there’s also ticketed top-class performances from expats Linda May Han Oh and Tal Cohen – who have returned to Perth from the US to escape COVID-19; a swingin’ 1920s-style Cotton Club Dance Party; and a Jazz Dinner at Shadow Wine Bar and more.
Tickets are on sale via Moshtix and prices vary from $20 to $35 + BF per individual performance (excluding the Jazz Dinner at Shadow Wine Bar). Make a weekend out of it and get 15% off if you purchase tickets to three shows at The Rechabite (within one transaction when purchasing tickets online), or have a staycation at the Alex Hotel with 15% off your accommodation over the festival weekend.
What: Perth International Jazz Festival 2020
When: Friday 6, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2020
Where: The Rechabite, Goodwill Club, State Theatre Centre – Courtyard, Alex Hotel, The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge Piazza, Hyde Park
Tickets: From $20 to $35 + BF on sale now via Moshtix
Artists performing at Perth International Jazz Festival 2020
[in alphabetical order]
Allira Wilson & Harry Mitchell: The Music of Paul Simon | Artemis Orchestra | Brass Party | Chris McNulty | Cotton Club Dance Party with the 950 Express & Oz Big Band | Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse | Harry Mitchell Quintet | Jamie Oehlers Double Drummer Band | Jayden Blockley Trio | Jazz Parade Joshua Nicholls Plus 7 | Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble | Linda May Han Oh & Fabian Almazan Duo | Linda May Han Oh with WAYJO | Lucy Iffla Quartet | MELVE | MI7 with Libby Hammer | MLC Jazz Orchestra | Namora Nonet | Riffz2000 | Sassafras | Swinging at The Savoy | Tal Cohen Quartet |The Amnesiacs (Radiohead Big Band) | TLC Trio | Tom O’Halloran Trio – Axiom | Tonic | WAAPA Brazilian Ensemble | WAAPA Ensemble (4th Year) WAAPA Jazz Choir + Big Band: Basie to Beyonce | WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra | WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra