Listen up, jazz lovers! The Brisbane International Jazz Festival is back after the success of its inaugural event last year. This year from June 4-8, festival goers will be treated to the smooth sounds of local, interstate and international artists.

Highlights of the upcoming festival include:

  • An opening night performance from award Queensland jazz composers; Rafael Karlen, Andrew Butt, Louise Denson and Sean Foran. They will be presenting ‘World Premieres’, a performance that was exclusively commissioned by Jazz Queensland.
  • Finland’s Jukka Perko Avara Trio performing a mix of contemporary jazz with Finnish hymns
  • A Sunday lunch river cruise with the Paradise City Jazz trio on the Kookaburra River Queen
  • “One of Europe’s most inventive saxophonists”, Julian Arguelles will be performing with the piano trio, TRICHOTOMY.

There will also be a range of free concerts held in Queen Street to showcase upcoming local jazz talent.

Concerts and performances will be held at a variety of venues around Brisbane including the Queensland Multicultural Centre, the Brisbane Jazz Club, Queen Street Mall and the Jazz Music Institute.

To book tickets head to the Brisbane Jazz Festival website and check out our event guide for more information.