2020 Perth International Jazz Festival To Go Ahead With An IRL Programme

Tal Cohen performs as part of the 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival programme. Tal Cohen performs as part of the 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival programme.

Next month (6-8 November), Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) will proceed with an IRL programme of free and ticketed events.

Alongside more family-friendly and community showcases (including Jazz Parade and Jazz Picnic In The Park), 2020 PIJF will see expats Linda May Han Oh and Tal Cohen on the bill (each has returned from the US to escape COVID-19) as well as a swingin' 1920s-style Cotton Club Dance Party.

PIJF will open with a free night in the State Theatre Courtyard in collaboration with RTRFM 92.1, which leads into free, day-time concerts at Northbridge Piazza on the Saturday and Sunday.

The artist-in-conversations events will take place at the Alex Hotel, where audiences can hear artists speak about their work and lives, and The Ellington Jazz Club will also present a weekend programme including the infamous Jam Sessions.



"It's with great pleasure and, honestly, sheer delight that we're able to present the 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival," Festival Director Dr. Mace Francis says.

"There has been a lot of changes that have had to happen, but at our core we want to give you a weekend of the very best jazz that we can.

"Come and take a risk with us to see as much music as you can, experience new delights, reacquaint yourself with old favourites and just have the best time. This festival is for you and we look forward to seeing you there. . . from a safe distance."

PIJF tickets are on sale now.

2020 Perth International Jazz Festival takes place 6-8 November at various venues: The Rechabite, Goodwill Club, State Theatre Centre - Courtyard, Alex Hotel, The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge Piazza, Hyde Park.

2020 Perth Jazz Festival

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

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