In 2019, PIJF’s programme of free events expanded to include performances at Perth Cultural Centre’s Wetlands Stage (supported by Lotterywest, City of Perth & Edith Cowan University), The Rechabite, and Birdwood Square (supported by Lotterywest and City of Vincent).

The 2019 Festival featured several well-reputed international artists, including US jazz singer Veronica Swift, trumpeter Roscoe James Irwin of The Cat Empire and The Bamboos, and Japanese pianist Fumio Itabashi.

Local artists included pianist Tim Voutas, performing compositions from debut album Introducing TVQ; as well as Perth-born bassist Sam Anning returning home after time spent in New York and Melbourne.