2017 saw the introduction of PIJF venues in the Shire of York, as well as a partnership with Brookfield Place which hosted a number of free performances.

International acts included Will Vinson (NYC); vocalist Vivan Sessoms (NYC) and bassist and composer Rafael Jerjen (Switzerland). In addition, acclaimed Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura joined to perform Fujii’s new work Fukushima, a suite “composed in the memory of those affected by the 2011 earthquake.”

PIJF 2017 also hosted New York-based jazz musician, composer and arranger Kavita Shah, performing with bassist Sam Anning, a fellow Manhattan School of Music student.

National performers included vocalist and ARIA Award nominee Emma Pask, as well as Perth-born, New York-based pianist Tal Cohen.