Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) celebrates jazz in its many forms and contributes to Western Australia’s growing reputation as an arts and culture destination. Embracing innovative programming, artistic excellence and collaborative partnerships, PIJF engages with local, domestic, and international artists to produce high quality jazz experiences in Perth and regional Western Australia. 

Our vision is to be renowned worldwide as a producer and presenter of extraordinary Western Australian jazz experiences. Western Australian artists will collaborate with leading national and international artists, particularly from our Indian Ocean Rim neighbours, to undertake creative projects that attract audiences and acclaim worldwide. West Australians living in metropolitan, regional and remote areas will have strong connections and engagement with PIJF through our expansive annual program. We will be known for inclusivity and sustainability, and for the celebration of diverse jazz genres and artists. 

We will be recognised for our two key programs, the first being our annual festival program in Perth metropolitan and within the City of Busselton, and the second being our regional program of events throughout other parts of Western Australia. 


The annual festival program will take over the cities in November each year with high quality jazz music and cultural activities including musicians from around the world, film programs, multi-art collaborations and a jazz industry conference. 

The PIJF regional program will take parts of the November program to regional areas to expand our audience reach and accessibility of the art form. 


Diversity and Accessibility:

Through affordable programming and regional reach, featuring Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) artists, indigenous artists, balanced gender representation, diverse genres and musical tastes. 

Collaboration and Engagement:

With our communities, our performing artists, our stakeholders, our country and our region in order to cross-fertilise ideas, develop emerging artists, maximise funding and attract new audiences. 

Excellence and Innovation:

In artistic merit, organisational capacity and contribution to WA’s diverse arts ecosystem and curation for innovative spaces in our city with attractiveness of events; and 

Leadership and Sustainability:

To be the leader in our artform in Western Australia, demonstrating sustainable and industry best practices. To grow in a sustainable manner with financial prudence and producing events that leave a light environmental footprint.