Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues

Jazz Festival

Held on Melbourne Cup weekend each year, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues showcases jazz & blues of all styles.

The Festival started in 1990 and has grown to become an internationally renowned event, featuring more than 200 jazz and blues artists from the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

With a diverse, eclectic mix of jazz greats and rising stars, each year the program showcases jazz and blues of all styles, including original, contemporary, traditional, mainstream, experimental and improvised. An important part of the festival is the National Jazz awards which is designed to encourage and promote young musicians.

There is no doubt you will start tapping your toe at this lively and fun event.