What an incredible way to celebrate 25 glorious years....

We thought our 25th Festival was seriously great – do you agree? The reviewers certainly do. With comments like "This was a superb festival, like so many over 25 years" (, "...there were more than enough standout performances across the long weekend to create a thoroughly satisfying and well-balanced festival,” (The Age) and “The twenty-fifth edition of ‘Wang’ will be remembered as a monumental program of towering talent and diversity” (The Australian), we're thrilled with how the Festival was received.
Remember to pop next year's dates in your diary NOW: Friday 30 October – Monday 2 November 2015. See you then!

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Our 25th Festival declared a hit!

The milestone 25th Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues drew to a close on Monday 3 November after four days and nights of stunning performances and collaborations. The city was transformed as the streets and venues came alive with the sounds of cool jazz and rousing blues in a program that featured outstanding international artists alongside th...

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National Jazz Award winners

On Sunday 2 November, the prestigious 2014 National Jazz Awards saw 26-year-old Carl Morgan take out first prize, winning $12,000, an ABC recording session and an invitation to perform at the 2015 Stonnington Jazz Festival. Melbourne’s Hugh Stuckey was runner-up and Sydney’s Peter Koopman received third prize. The three young guitarists...

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Missed the Festival? Catch up with ABC Jazz…

Missed this year’s Festival? ABC JAZZ did a fantastic job of covering the 25th Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival. The finals of the National Jazz Awards were broadcast live-to-air on Jazztrack with Mal Stanley on ABC Classic FM, and are still available to listen to here:

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