Perth International Jazz Festival 2022: Libby Hammer, Brekky Boy, Jazz Picnic in the Park and more

The 10th anniversary installment of the Perth International Jazz Festival is coming to WA this week, with over 30 events over 10 days and 18 venues, from the Perth CBD to Busselton.

Interstate and international stars set to land on WA include Finnish pianist and composer Kari Ikonen, Sydney jazz trio Brekky Boy and Israeli-born American pianist Tal Cohen.

Local artists include popular singers Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat, saxophonist Jayden Blockley and bassist Kate Pass.

Other highlights of the program include the free Jazz Picnic in the Park at Hyde Park on November 6 and the opening night on November 4 at The Rechabite with Vanessa Perica and the ANJO Youth Big Band, Meretrio with Heinrich von Kalnein and We Made A Thing. !. Plus, don’t miss Grooves N’ Brews on November 6, a rooftop party at a secret location in town with Hard Jazz DJs from Fremantle.

Camera iconLocal favorites Ali Bodycoat and Libby Hammer will also be among the more than 30 events. Credit: Ryan Amon

Established in 2012, the PIJF is the brainchild of the late Associate Professor Graham Wood and was conceived as a way to promote jazz music to the wider community, including overseas fans.

PIJF Managing Director Richard Evans says he hopes to make the event a destination for all jazz lovers from WA and beyond.

“As well as our strong program of international and local artists, we have some stunning new venues that will make Perth the place to be at the start of November,” he said.

The Perth International Jazz Festival runs November 4-6 (Perth) and November 12-13 (South West).

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