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2021 Regional Festival
Huge success for the WA regions. A new venture for PIJF with huge crowds and fun.

2020 Festival
Despite COVID, PIJF went ahead and even added a Jazz Parade, Picnic at Hyde Park and a 1920s-style Cotton Club Dance Party

2019 Festival
international artists Veronica Swift, Roscoe James Irwin of The Cat Empire and Japanese pianist Fumio Itabashi.

2018 Festival
Kate Ceberano returned to PIJF, teaming up with saxophonist Carl Mackey to pay tribute to the 1961 soul-jazz album ‘Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley’.

2017 Festival
PIJF in Shire of York and Brookfield Place and hosted Internationals Will Vinson, Emma Pask, Kavita Shah and more. Acclaimed Japanese artists Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura performed a suite “composed in the memory of those affected by the 2011 earthquake.”

2016 Festival
Saw headliners Hiatus Kaiyote and Yellowjackets, free performances in St George’s Cathedral included Alex da Costa & Graham Wood Trio, Chris McNulty’s orchestral album Eternal.

2015 Festival
Was launched by local legend Libby Hammer and headlined by Richard Bona (USA) and Barney McAll, the Zydecats, the Howie Morgan Band and Brazil’s Juliana Areias

2014 Festival
Saw headliners Kate Ceberano, PIJF ALl-Star Big Band, multiple international acts including contemporary jazz musician Greg Osby (USA), Peter Bernstein (USA), Kristin Berardi (QLD) and Rai Thistlethwayte (NSW)

2013 Festival
The inaugural festival lineup featured international acts such as Joe Lovano, Katie Noonan and Vince Jones, local jazz performers like Jamie Oehlers, Libby Hammer and Jessie Gordon, and jazz-based organisations such as WAYJO, WAAPA and JazzWA.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 29th 2023