Global Celebrations 2019

Country/Territory Event Venue
Australia International Jazz Day 2019

To celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day, the very best jazz talent from South Australia and beyond will be showcased at a special International Jazz Day concert on 30 April 2019. Since its designation in 2015 as a UNESCO City of Music, Adelaide’s reputation as a vibrant city of music has flourished. Held annually on April 30 Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to continue its role in the UNESCO initiative of International Jazz Day. Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Contact: Terri Dichiera | +61 8 8216 8574
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Adelaide Town Hall
128 King William Street Adelaide
Adelaide, SA

Event Time: 19:00
Australia Brisbane Jazz Club IJD Concert with Live broadcast on MBS Light Radio

A special inaugural concert @ BJC with live broadcast on MBS Light Radio to celebrate International Jazz Day 2019. The All-star Queensland lineup includes: Brisbane Big Band with vocal guests, Held To Ransom, Sophie Min Trio, Jazz Singers’ Jam Night Special, Andrew Butt Quintet, Caxton St. Jazz Band and Estampa. Doors Open: 6pm. Show 7pm – 10:15pm Tickets: $15/$10

Contact: Diane Clark | +61409720410
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Brisbane Jazz Club
1 Annie Street
Kangaroo Point
Brisbane, QLD

Event Time: 18:00
Australia International Jazz Day Street Parades on King Street

Jazz Music Institute will be holding street parades down King Street in Fortitude Valley to celebrate International Jazz Day from Monday 29th April to Friday 3rd May!

Come down and join in the festivities of celebrating jazz in the community with an all-inclusive street parade!

Monday 29th April – 8:30am
Tuesday 30th April – 5pm
Wednesday 1st May – 9am
Thursday 2nd May – 12pm
Friday 3rd May – 12pm

Contact: Nick Quigley | +61732161110

King Street Brisbane
King Street

Event Time: 17:00
Australia International Jazz Day

Feature artist: Melbourne jazz singer, Emma Gilmartin

Emma performs regularly with her jazz quartet throughout Australia and beyond, and has also performed along-side some of Australia’s finest young jazz vocalists.

Emma has released multiple albums and is currently teaching voice at Monash University, Melbourne.

Creative Team:
Alistair Dobson – saxophone
Kelly Ottaway – vibraphone
Viktor Zappner – piano
Nick Haywood – double bass
Beau Thomas – drums

Contact: Karina Rose | +61 364305850
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Burnie Arts & Function Centre
77-79 Wilmot Street
Burnie, Tasmania

Event Time: 19:30
Australia MBS Light International Jazz Day Broadcast

MBS Light – the digital side of the Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland – will be celebrating International Jazz Day with a 6-hour program anchored by MBS Light and national community radio announcer, John Diegan, working from a custom-built studio at the Brisbane Jazz Club. John will commence the program at 6.00 pm followed by a tribute to the New Orleans Jazz scene by MBS Light Jazz presenter, John Van, aka Dr Gumbo, an honorary citizen of the city of New Orleans. Live action at the Club will be broadcast on MBS Light through to 10.15 pm when the program will cross to MBS Light’s Coorparoo studios. Technical support will be provided by Chris Nainby of Totally Technical and Jason Whiting of JTV Video and MBS Light volunteers.

Contact: John Carrier | +61 7 3847 1717

384 Old Cleveland Road

Event Time: 18:00
Australia Paco García (Mexico) and Lewis Florez Duo concert

Paco García (Mexico) and Lewis Florez Duo (Melbourne) Flamenco LatinJazz Concert and Dinner

Book your tickets to give you a beautiful table in the gorgeous Gasparo’s restaurant in George’s Hall and enjoy amazing cuisine, outstanding service and hospitality and mesmerising music…. What more could one ask for!

Beautiful venue worth traveling to from all over Sydney!

Friday 3rd May 2019
7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Gasparo’s Restaurant
255 Henry Lawson Drive
George’s Hall

Contact: Laura Aoun | +61426974448
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Gasparo’s Restaurant George’s Hall Sydney
255 Henry Lawson Drive

George’s Hall, NSW

Event Time: 19:00
Australia Manly Swing Session

At the birth ground of Australia’s longest running Jazz Festival we are holding a swing dancing session at Manly’s John Speight Stage. Bring your dancing shoes and let loose.
Professional dancers will show you the best moves to our cool sounds presented by The Djangologistis.

Contact: Madison Wyllie | +61 2 9976 1786
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Manly Corso
The Corso
Manly, NSW

Event Time: 15:30
Australia International Jazz Day – Swing dance at The River

It’s International Jazz Day!!! So come and celebrate the amazing music we love to dance to and can’t get enough of!

Jazz superstars and local legends Doxy will be getting you in the mood. Band starts at 6:30pm. Don’t be late and miss a second of what will be a big celebration of all things jazz!

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All are welcome to come along, dance and enjoy the company of the South West Swing dancing community.

Contact: Linda Dreaver

The River
Walcliffe Road
Margaret River, Western Australia

Event Time: 18:30
Australia Jazz & Blues Collective

Celebrating international Jazz Day with Shannon Marshall & his SOULS ALMIGHTY. Shannon is one of Brisbane city’s coolest and captivating musicians.
For this special invitation to perform at the Maroochydore Jazz-Blues Collective Shannon is bringing his band the Souls Almighty, some of the country’s most respected musicians Wil Sargisson on keyboards, bass player Greg Lyon & Aaron Jansz on drums @ the Old Soul Bar 19 Ocean St Maroochydore. Doors open at 1.00pm. Music from 2.00pm to 4.30pm (latest 5.00pm. Tickets $24.00 Seniors $21.00 Keep Live Jazz N Blues Alive In Maroochydore. Bookings:

Contact: Graeme Buchanan | + 61 417633734

Old Soul Bar
19 Ocean St
Maroochydore, Qld

Event Time: 14:00
Australia Me & My Left Brain Film

Me & My Left Brain is an Australian romantic comedy feature film which features an all-jazz soundtrack, the first of its kind, by award-winning composer Cezary Skubiszewski(The Sapphires, Red Dog). The film is made in the spirit of early Woody Allen films.

The soundrack has been officially released today.

Me & My Left Brain will be in cinemas in Australia from the 16th May.

Contact: Alex Lykos | 0404468653
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80 Renwick St

Marrickville, NSW
Australia Mildura River City Jazz Club's celebration of International Jazz Day

Our Jazz Club will celebrate at “Doog’s winerary and restaurant” in Eleventh Street, Mildura (Victoria,Australia). The music will be provided by The Blues Berries. All welcome. No cover charge The function will begin at 12 noon, EST. Music from 1.00 pm..

Contact: Ian Horbury

Doog's Winery and Restaurant
Doog's Winery and Restaurant
Eleventh Street
Mildura (Victoria,Australia)

Event Time: 12:00
Australia 24 Hour Jazz Broadcast on Eastside Radio 89.7FM

Eastside Radio presents 24 hours of jazz as part of International Jazz Day. Located right in the heart of the host city Sydney, Eastside Radio is the home of jazz with over 50 programs each week playing jazz or jazz related music. Many of our announcers are musicians too bringing a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the music being played. Expect to hear a lot of Australian jazz as well, especially from our talented women whose skill and passion for jazz is of the highest standard.

Contact: Phil James | +61293313000
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Paddington Town Hall
249a Oxford St
Paddington, NSW

Event Time: 00:00
Australia Hale School Senior Assembly

Hale Jazz Orchestra will perform at the Senior Assembly to promote both the Jazz Orchestra and the #JazzDay to the school community.

Contact: Melissa Skinner | +61409486686

Memorial Hall - Hale School
Hale Road
Wembley Downs
Perth, Western Australia

Event Time: 12:50
Australia Women in Perth Jazz

For this year’s International Jazz Day, we will be celebrating the talent of the brilliant women we have right here in Perth’s exceptional jazz scene, performing original compositions and arrangements created by them.

This show will be led by Gemma Farrell, saxophonist and lecturer in jazz studies at WAAPA. The line up is:

Gemma Farrell – Saxophones
Jessica Fiocco – Trumpet
Catherine Nobler- Trombone
Candice Susnjar – Guitar
Kirsten Symczycz – Piano
Kate Pass – Bass
Liam Hickey – Drums

Contact: Cleo Schurrer | +61892281088
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The Ellington Jazz Club
191 Beaufort Street
Perth, WA

Event Time: 19:00
Australia WAYJO and WAAPA Celebrate International Jazz Day

Celebrate International Jazz Day at this FREE concert event featuring the next generation of jazz greats from the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and WAAPA.

In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. This year the official international celebration is held in Sydney.

This event is presented in collaboration with WAYJO, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), the Perth International Jazz Festival and with kind support from the Minderoo Foundation.

WAYJO and WAAPA Celebrate International Jazz Day
State Theatre Centre of WA – Courtyard
Doors open 5:30pm
Concert 6:30-8:30pm
FREE General Admission

Contact: WAYJO Marketing | +61 8 9471 1950
Official Website: Click Here

State Theatre Centre of WA
174 - 176 William Street
Perth, WA

Event Time: 18:30
Australia Dr V’s Swing Thing

“Dr V’s Swing Thing” ( Big Band) will perform from 5pm on 30 April 2019 at the front of the State Library NSW (Sydney) on Mcquarie Street . After an Interval “Monsieur Camembert” will conclude the evening show organised by the State Library NSW on the International Jazz Day .

Contact: Vlad Khusid | +61416372862

State Library New South Wales
State Library New South Wales
Macquarie Street
Sydney, Australia

Event Time: 17:00
Australia Wagga Wagga International Jazz Day Celebration

Let us all celebrate the wonders of Jazz together!!

Wagga Wagga International Jazz Day Inc plans to show a simulcast (if available) of the Sydney Opera House Concert in the Nathan Room at the Wagga Wagga Commercial Club.

If you wish, Dinner (at your cost) can be booked at the Commercial Club, prior to the Opera House concert showing.

Cost for attending the showing of the concert will be advised in due course.

Further details will be announced as they become available.

Contact: Jean Haste | +61 0407 263 521

Wagga Wagga Commercial Club
77 Gurwood Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Event Time: 19:30
Australia Jazz at the Bay

Local jazz pianist, Dom Vella will be at Bay85 in Wagga Wagga with an occasional special guest.
Sensory overload, see, hear, taste and feel great.
We will be celebrating along with the rest of the world as Australia hosts this years international event.
Jazz at the Bay.
Let us know if you’re inclined to join in for a song or two.

Contact: Dominic Vella | +61 4 14240999

85 Baylis Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Event Time: 11:30