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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Welcome News

Artistic Director Adrian Jackson introduces this year’s programme.

Every year brings a couple of familiar challenges. First, how to match the musical standard of last year’s festival ; and second, with so many accomplished and interesting bands submitting an application, deciding which ones can’t be included this time around. This year posed a further challenge: a new format with new spaces presented the opportuni...

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Festival Follows the City’s New Rhythm to Riverside

Things are getting exciting at Festival HQ, with the ‘brains trust’ behind the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, working on a double-time reboot of the city’s favourite weekend. New venues, new audiences; more accessible events and strong community participation, will set the tone for this year’s Festival. A reimagined and relocated Jazz Stree...

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Thank you to everyone who contributed….

What a wonderful way to celebrate 25 glorious years! Four days of stunning performances and collaborations, streets alive with cool jazz and rousing blues, young musicians playing their hearts out on the Reid Street stages….we loved every minute. So thank you to everyone who helped make this year’sfestival a success. Thank you to all the dedi...

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