WELCOME TO JAZZ COUNTRY

Welcome to the 2015 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.
Venture to Victoria’s high country this Spring to enjoy live music from some of the world’s finest jazz and blues artists and discover the rich experiences our region offers. Stroll friendly streets to find music in new spaces, visit bountiful valleys and beautiful places.
If it’s all about the music then your Gold Pass guarantees access to all shows and a year’s worth of live music or for the adventurers, mix in some regional experiences with your Festival Pass.
So get the band together and join us in Jazz country for four days of Jazz, blues and high country hospitality.
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Bentonia Mississippi – Hard Times & Darker Blues

by CR Humphrey / Old Gray Mule Bentonia, MS is one of those places that just have a spooky vibe about it. The first time I rolled into town, it was in the middle of the night and I had some Jack Owens playing on my car radio…something about that minor-tuned guitar, Jack’s plaintive howling vocal, and the full moon peeking through the trees…it...

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How Diddley-difficult can a Diddley Bow be?

It is claimed that making a Diddley Bow and learning how to play it is not difficult. I’m fairly cautious when people claim something is not “difficult”, especially when that something involves making stuff and/or learning stuff; two disciplines which by definition of the term can cause me great effort and enduring hardship. So perhaps I need to pu...

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A warm welcome from our Community

If it takes a village to raise a child then surely it takes a community to host a music festival. For over twenty five years The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues has been a part of the Wangaratta community’s identity. Each Spring over the unofficial Melbourne Cup long weekend the town’s streets and venues swell with locals, expats and tourists...

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