Program of the Perth International Jazz Festival 2021


The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is bigger and more varied than ever in 2021.

The 2021 event brings new performance spaces, free community events and expansion to Busselton. It will offer the best for music lovers of all kinds, with performances aimed at jazz purists to those who enjoy jazz influenced sounds like funk, Latin, hip hop and beyond.

The celebrations begin with a free event at the State Theater Center featuring live sets from Dr Richard Walley’s Six Seasons with the Junkadelic Orchestra, award-winning Afro-Peruvian jazz group by Daniel Susnjar, and a live performance from Amsterdam by Tin Men and the Telephone, presenting a spicy combination of jazz tunes and tech called ‘GREATEST Show’.

PIJF’s hub for paid shows – The Rechabite – will host the Cotton Club Dance Party with the OZ Big Band, with an energetic 1920s swing to keep you rocking the night away.

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National guests present throughout the weekend include Adelaide multi-instrumentalist Adam Page – best known for his multi-instrumental loop performances (and sound recording for “The Hobbit” films), improvisers Scott Tinkler and Julius Schwing from Bruny Island, Tasmania and awesome dance trio from Adelaide [email protected] The description.

Other highlights of Rechabite include a celebration of Helen Matthews, “WA’s first lady of jazz,” by Ali Bodycoat and Libby Hammer; and jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers presents the music of John Coltrane, with Ben Vanderwal on drums, Zac Grafton on bass and Harry Mitchell on piano.

Other locations have been added including the Cathedral Square and a secret rooftop in the CBD. “Grooves N Brews” in Northbridge Piazza will be transformed into an outdoor bar featuring artists like Liquid Project, Supathick, Trisk & Optamus Present: Prime Time and the Flewnt Boorloo Block Party.

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OZ Big Band

“There is so much music to listen to during the Perth weekend and then at the Busselton Amphitheater on the foreshore the following Saturday. Come play! Take a risk with us and see as much music as you can, ”said festival director Dr Mace Francis.

“Discover new delicacies, reconnect with old favorites and just have the best time. This festival is for YOU, and we can’t wait to see you there, from a distance.”

Tickets are on sale now.

Perth International Jazz Festival performers (alphabetical)

Adam Page (solo)
Artemis Orchestra
Bad whip
Charles / Lee
Daniel Susnjar’s Afro-Peruvian jazz group
Danilo da Paz and Perth Choro
DJ Jimmy Mac
Big Band ECU / WAAPA
ECU / WAAPA Jazz Choir
ECU / WAAPA Guitar Set
ECU / WAAPA 4th year recitalists: Bob Tweedie, Sam Forster, Jayden Blockley and Will Pethick
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MC stolen
Ghost Gum Reverb
Serious body calm
Hanna Kim threesome
Jamie Oehlers Quartet
Jessica Carlton Sextet
Kohesia Quartet
Libby Hammer Quartet
Liquid Project
Lucy Iffla, Matthew Gugeon and Alistair Peel
Marty Pervan’s Midnight Rolls
Oz Big Band
Penny King Quartet
The 6 seasons of Richard Walley with the collective Junkadelic
Scott Tinkler & Julius Schwing
Scott Tinkler (solo)
Tin Men and the Telephone put on the biggest show ever
Tom Salleo Orchestra
TRISK & MC Optamus
Vozes and Ritmos
Afro-Peruvian set WAAPA
WA Youth Jazz Orchestra & Armadale SHS
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The Perth International Jazz Festival takes place November 5-7 in Perth and November 13 in Busselton.

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