Forrest Place is a pedestrianised square located within the CBD of Perth. It connects Perth Railway Station on Wellington Street with the Murray Street Mall, outside the Carillon City shopping centre and is a stone’s throw away from some of Perth’s major shopping destinations.

Our free and open-air stage, brought to you by Lotterywest, City of Perth and ECU/WAAPA will showcase what the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts contributes to the culture of our city.

Forrest Place will be alive with music on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm featuring WAAPA musicians and engaging panel discussions with PIJF artists.


11am – 12pm Jazz Parade

12.30pm – 1.30pm WAAPA Jazz Choir and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble: Peruano Canta

1.30pm – 2.30pm Panel Discussion / Q&A

Multi-Cultural Influences in Jazz and Improvised Music
Daniel Susnjar, Kate Pass, Jorge Castillo-Romero 

2:30pm – 3:30pm Tom Salleo Orchestra

3:30pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion / Q&A

The Importance of Jazz Education in High School
Jeremy Greig, Mel Skinner, Tim Forster

4:30pm – 5:30pm 4th year recitalists: Bob Tweedie and Sam Forster