Tell us what you think and win a Gold Pass

We’d love to know what you thought of this year’s festival because we want to make our 25th in 2014…

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Read the reviews!

The 2013 festival has come and gone, and we’ve been reviewed. Check out what those in the music (and mainstream)…

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Raffle winners announced

Congratulations to the lucky winners of this year’s raffle! 1st prize: Kioti Ride-On Mower 20Hp 42 inch cut (valued at…

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Gerald Clayton Trio (USA)

An exhilarating, swinging pianist with exceptional technique and a clear sense of musical direction, 29-year old Gerald Clayton is regarded…

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Want to hear from some of our artists?

Wangaratta Jazz Board member and guru of the airwaves, Frank Davidson, has recorded a series of brief interviews with some of the hottest…

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CHARLIE PARR (USA)

Minnesota-based guitarist/banjo player and singer Charlie Parr is a compelling storyteller, a genuine ‘roots musician’ who performs heartfelt and plaintive…

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Our top 10 'what else is on' list

One of the best things about our festival is its seriously relaxed atmosphere. Where else can you see a world…

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MONIQUE DI MATTINA

Melbourne pianist, singer and songwriter Monique Di Mattina has performed in a wide range of styles, from hard-swinging grooves to…

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CHRIS WILSON

A powerful, compelling performer as a vocalist and harmonica player, Chris Wilson can always be relied on to deliver an…

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PETER O’MARA AFFILIATION (GERMANY/AUSTRIA)

This is a truly international band, combining two expats based in Germany, with two from Austria, and one from Hungary. Guitarist-composer Peter…

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THE MAGIC TRIO : CHRIS McNULTY, PAUL BOLLENBACK, UGONNA OKEGWO (USA)

The Magic Trio is a long-running collaboration between three highly-regarded musicians on the New York jazz scene : vocalist Chris…

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Official music retailer and signings

Iconic Melbourne retailer Readings, is the official music supplier for this year’s festival! Readings will have music on-sale at the…

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OLD GRAY MULE (USA)

Old Gray Mule is a gritty, raucous duo from the Mississippi juke-joint circuit, comprising CR Humphrey (from Lockhart, Texas) on…

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Extempore launch - flash fiction and a Wangaratta twist

Continuing the tradition of a literary launch to the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, niche publishing company extempore will…

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Volunteer Army

Calling all cool and groovy people bursting with community spirit and an eagerness for a fabulous fun time! Wangaratta Jazz…

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FROY AAGRE ELECTRIC (NORWAY)

One of Norway’s leading saxophonists, Froy Aagre plays tenor and soprano saxophone with an individual sound that builds on such…

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JAZZ UP YOUR SHOP

In 2013 we are bringing back the colour and atmosphere to the streets of Wangaratta again through the ‘Jazz up your…

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JONATHAN ZWARTZ ENSEMBLE

Sydney bassist-composer Jonathan Zwartz has been one of Australia’s most respected bassists for many years, having enhanced the music of…

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NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS FINALISTS

Congratulations to the ten musicians who have been selected to participate in the finals of the 2013 National Jazz Awards…

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Readings in-store jazz event

We’ve taken our relationship with iconic Melbourne bookstore Readings to a new level this year with, among other things, an…

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ERIC VLOEIMANS' GATECRASH (Netherlands)

Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans is one of the leading Dutch jazz artists of his generation, having worked with artists as diverse…

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Kick back with the Silverwoods Jazz Bus

Want to enjoy a glass or two of local wine or beer with that seriously good music? Hop on the FREE…

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PAUL BOLLENBACK TRIO (USA)

New York-based guitarist Paul Bollenback first attracted notice in the late ’80s, when he was working with Gary Thomas and…

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Check out our new look!

We’ve known for a long time that our festival has it all; seriously good music, renowned locally-produced food and wine,…

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JEF NEVE (Belgium)

Belgian pianist Jef Neve has become one of the most in-demand pianists on the European jazz circuit, a passionate and…

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Where to stay?

Wondering where to stay during the festival? The options are almost limitless! Kick back in one of the region’s beautifully appointed…

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Best seat in the house

If you’re a serious jazz fan, grab our new Gold Pass to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Includes everything…

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Discover our foodies' paradise...

This region is a true foodies’ paradise; we grow succulent fruit and nuts, and prime lambs, and make everything from…

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Buy your tickets early

Our Festival Weekend Pass remains the best value way to immerse yourself in four days of seriously good music. Buy…

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2013 program announced!

Did someone say seriously good music? This year more than 200 seriously hot musicians will join us from the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium,…

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NJA judges selecting final 10

Featuring piano this year, the National Jazz Awards (NJA) have again attracted many entries, both from Australia and other countries….

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Could you be a WFOJ Life Member?

Since its humble beginnings in 1990, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues has grown to become an internationally renowned…

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2013 National Jazz Awards : Piano

Australia’s most prestigious jazz instrumental competition, the National Jazz Awards, will feature piano this year. Musicians of any nationality up…

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