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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Jazz in Paris!

Words and images by Chris Cody Paris, city of lights, dreams, romance and artists has always fascinated. It’s not only a beautiful ancient town with amazing old buildings, and a fascinating history to tell on every corner, but is one of the great artistic capitals of the world, with hundreds of museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, exhibitions...

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We get by with a lot of help from our Friends

The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is more than a music festival. Twenty six years ago a group of enterprising local Jazz fans realised the potential economic and cultural value an annual music festival could bring to their beloved Wangaratta (Not to mention saving many trips to Melbourne and Sydney to satisfy their own love of live jazz music). The W...

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Spring into Jazz country with these 5 ‘Civilised’ Adventures

Excuse the ‘obvious’ title but as the winter thaw reveals blossoms bursting against our impossibly blue High Country skies I have rediscovered the spring in my step (Sorry, again) and thought I’d select a few of the more ‘adventurous’ activities you might like to add to your Jazz country itinerary over the festival weekend. Some people journey to J...

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