The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return for one weekend from Friday 6, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2020.

Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in the Perth Cultural Precinct and Hyde Park, the Festival features ticketed and free community events for you to enjoy!

Stay tuned as we will be rolling out the festival program in the coming weeks.  We promise to bring you a safe, fun, community focused weekend that will have something for everyone. 


Established in 2012, the PIJF was the brain-child of (the late) Associate Professor Graham Wood. Together with the Board of Directors, the Festival in its first year was ranked 4th in Time Out’s ‘Top 7 Australian Jazz Festivals’ (August 2013) and featured in the West Australian’s Art’s ‘Best in the West’ (2013).

The purpose of the PIJF is to promote jazz music to the wider community, including the international community. It aims to bring inspiring music by talented musicians from around Australia and the world to Perth, and present creative programs in an accessible and vibrant way. Our vision is to become nationally and internationally acclaimed as one of the world's iconic jazz festivals and attract distinguished jazz performers from all around the globe.


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The City of Perth is revitalising urban spaces into thriving new centres, with parks, public places and facilities that celebrate the city’s natural and built form. An unprecedented rate of change and expansion has transformed our riverside City and reinforces Perth’s position as a contemporary, cosmopolitan capital.

Billions of dollars have been invested in major projects, from attractive world-class sporting and entertainment venues to a new museum. Perth is Western Australia’s Capital City, with its idyllic climate, enviable lifestyle, natural landscapes and multicultural heritage, Perth is an attractive place for people to work, live, visit and invest. There has never been a better time to experience the city of Perth.

Focus on Sustainability



PIJF is committed to keeping our environmental impact as low as possible. This year we are excited to continue our sustainability initiatives, including the printing of this program on 90% recycled paper. We will have water stations available, so be sure to bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated with free refills! We want to reduce single use plastics as much as we can with biodegradable cups are on offer in the State Theatre Centre Courtyard. And our indoor venues use glass.

Environmental Sustainability Commitment Statement

Promoting Safe Workplaces in the Performing Arts 


PIJF Inc. is proud to be the First Australian organisation to adopt the We Have Voice collective’s Code of Conduct to Promote Safe(r) Workplaces in the Performing Arts

Board of Directors


Ms Mar Knox - Festival Chair

Dr Mace Francis - Festival Director

Mr Jamie Waters - Vice Chair

Ms Bao Wong - Treasurer

Mr Alex Bradbury - Secretary

Ms Angelyne Wolfe - Committee Member

Founding Member



Dr Graham Wood - Director & Founder