Global Celebrations 2016

Country/Territory Event Venue
Australia Yvette Johansson Sings from the Great American Songbook

Popular Melbourne singer Yvette Johansson will make her debut at Australia’s premier jazz club, Bird’s Basement. She will present classics from the Great American Songbook, including some associated with her favorite jazz vocalists, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Contact: Adrian Jackson | +61 (439)-272-708
Official Website: Click Here

Bird's Basement

Event Time: 20:00
Australia The Ellington Jazz Club presents UNESCO International Jazz Day – Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love

Join us at the Ellington Jazz Club as we celebrate the music of the man that we named our venue in honour of – Duke Ellington. The Duke’s birthday (April 29, 1899) also coincides with the celebrations of the ever growing and expanding UNESCO International Jazz Day.

Contact: Graham Wood | +61 4080 69867
Official Website: Click Here

The Ellington Jazz Club

Event Time: 19:00
Australia International Jazz Day at Woodville Train Station

Join local jazz band the Crowettes, on April the 30 at 11.30am at the Woodville Train Station to celebrate International Jazz Day. This 4 piece band of local residents of the Hindmarsh Ward, intend to thrill you with a special Latin version of the original crows theme song.

Contact: Tracey Davis | +61 82 4300 01

Woodville Train Station
Woodville Road
Adelaide, SA 5011
Event Time: 11:30
Australia Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and Pal Joey (1957 Frank Sinatra movie)

Celebrating International Jazz Day, 7:30pm, Friday, April 29. A double bill of live 1920s-30s swing & a classic 50s film set in the 20s-30s.

On stage: Australia’s only real 1920s-30s jazz singer Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters, with 1957 Sinatra classic, Pal Joey, on the big screen.

Contact: Greg Poppleton | +61 43 8194 195
Official Website: Click Here

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
69 Avoca Drive
Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
Event Time: 19:00
Australia Paige Duggan Jazz Album Launch

This INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY, local jazz chanteuse, Paige Duggan, is excited to be launching her first jazz album, Indigo. With a natural sensibility steeped in experimentation and improvisation, this evening will feature classic, jazz standards, from the album. 8pm , $12 (tickets at the door)

Contact: Dani Fry | +61 04 0859 1213
Official Website: Click Here

Suttons House Of Music
31 Sturt Street
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Event Time: 20:00
Australia Live Webcast – Australian Jazz – Bob Sedergreen, Ruby Rogers and Geoffrey Williams

FedUni-LIVE Production students present 4th year of IJD Webcasts from Australia. Featuring local legend Bob Sedergreen in ‘Bourbon St to Brunswick St’ (Live 3pm AEST- replay at 8pm AEST) Geoffrey Williams vocal legend with some Nina Simone tunes (9.15pm AEST) and Ruby Rogers Experience (10.05pm AEST)

Contact: Rex Hardware | +61 35 3278170
Official Website: Click Here

Courthouse Theatre, Ballarat
Federation University Australia, SMB Campus, Lydiard St Sth
Ballarat, VIC 3350
Event Time: 20:00
Australia Vince Jones & Fiona Burnett

The Australian Jazz Museum in partnership with Knox Community Arts Centre presents Vince Jones and Fiona Burnett in a celebration of jazz. Leading vocalist, trumpet player and composer, Vince Jones will entertain us on UNESCO International Jazz Day with his elite group of musicians. Music will include original songs and beautiful contemporary versions of jazz standards. Supported by the eternally popular saxophonist, Fiona Burnett.

Contact: Susan Tickner | +61 03 9729 7287
Official Website: Click Here

Knox Community Arts Centre
Corner Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road
Bayswater VIC 3153
Event Time: 20:00
Australia Brisbane International Jazz Day Street Parade

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz.

Contact: Dan Quigley | +61 07 3216 1110
Official Website: Click Here

Queen Street Mall
Queen Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Event Time: 12:00
Australia Burnie Arts & Function Centre

Our fifth annual celebration of International Jazz Day in North-West Tasmania. This year internationally acclaimed singer and trumpet player Gianni Marinucci, from Melbourne, will be accompanied by the Viktor Zappner Trio at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Contact: Viktor Zappner | +61 03 6430 5875

Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Event Time: 19:30
Australia International Jazz Day Byron Bay Australia

International Jazz Day Byron Bay Australia, featuring Jazz musicians from the Northern rivers area including Internationally acclaimed, Visions of a Nomad. “The Space” is a beautiful, dedicated venue to the Arts, join us for a night to remember in this celebration of excellence, unity and dedication to human kind.

Contact: Silvana Van Dijk | +61 4 9009 3892
Official Website: Click Here

The Space Byron Bay
4 Acacia street
Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481
Event Time: 18:30
Australia Soulscope – Special International Jazz Day Broadcast

Soulscope is heard every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Sydney, Australia. The equivalent time in Washington DC will be 10:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Join your hosts Reed and March as we present 2 hours of music from Australian and international jazz artists. Our special interview guest will be Chris Jasper live online from New York!

Contact: Georgina Reed | +61 24 1494 9593
Official Website: Click Here

Northside Radio FM99.3
112 Victoria Ave
Chatswood, NSW 2065
Event Time: 22:00
Australia Junk

Launceston Jazz Club is celebrating International Jazz Day with local young musicians. Junk comprises:
Michael Woods Trumpet
Damon Warner Sax
Jason Whatley Keys
Corey Gilham Bass
Bruce Innocent Drums
Members entry price for all – $10

Contact: Karen Bourke | 61 03 6324 0202

Invermay Bowls Club
Forster Street
Launceston, Tas 7248
Event Time: 19:00
Australia Jazz at The Markets

Free performances by The Lagerphones, proudly presented by the Victorian Jazz Alliance (Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz and Blues and Stonnington Jazz).

9.30am – 10am
Queen Victoria Market

11.30am – 12.00pm
Prahran Market

Proudly supported by Gandel Philanthrophy.

Contact: Suzanne Barton | +61(390)-011-388
Official Website: Click Here

Queen Victoria Market & Prahran Market
513 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Event Time: 09:30
Australia Mildura River City Jazz Club Inc International Jazz Day

With no suitable venue available on “the day” the Mildura event will take place the following day, Sunday, 1st May. The entertainment will be provided by the DON MAYNE JAZZTET, a local group that has appeared at past Mildura Jazz Food & Wine Festivals and at previous Jazz Club functions.

Contact: Ian Horbury | +61 03 5023 0404

Mildura Golf Resort
Twelfth Street West
Mildura, Victoria 3500
Event Time: 12:04
Australia City Sounds for International Jazz Day

From dulcet tones to boistress brass – South Bank Parklands will be buzzing with jazz music on Saturday 30 April to celebrate International Jazz Day.

Taking over the free City Sounds live music program for the day, visitors can chill out to a performance by local jazz performers.

Contact: Belinda Edwards | +61(417)-048-493
Official Website: Click Here

South Bank Parklands
Little Stanley Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Event Time: 15:00
Australia Fine Music Digital Jazz

Fine Music is a volunteer run community radio station based in Sydney, Australia, & broadcasting on 102.5FM, Fine Music Digital, and world wide at
Our digital stream will be broadcasting non stop jazz from 2am till midnight, including 8 bands recorded performing in our own studios.

Contact: Jeannie McInnes
Official Website: Click Here

Fine Music Digital
Chandos St
St Leonards, NSW 2065
Event Time: 2:00
Australia 24 Hours of Jazz on Australia’s Community Radio Network

Australia’s Community Radio Network is hosting 24 hours of special Jazz programming to celebrate the work, enthusiasm and impact of Australian community broadcasters on the international jazz scene.

Shows will include the CRN’s core jazz programming, and extra live recordings/documentaries.

Contact: Andrew McLellan | +61 02 9310 2999
Official Website: Click Here

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Sydney, NSW 2015
Event Time: 0:00
Australia The 29th Thredbo Jazz Festival

The Thredbo Jazz Festival is back for its 29th year, a three day celebration of Jazz music, great food and wine set in picturesque Thredbo in the heart of the spectacular Snowy Mountains. Thredbo offers a truly unique environment to enjoy some of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians.

Contact: Jen Wilson | +61 26 457 6882
Official Website: Click Here

Thredbo Village
4 Mowamba Place
Thredbo, NSW 2625
Event Time: 16:00
Australia Wagga Wagga International Jazz Day

A one day Jazz Festival!

Contact: Jean Haste or Dale Allison | +61 04 0726 3521

Nathan Room at Commercial Club
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Event Time: 14:00