jazz and improvised music

sydney international women's jazz festival 2018

Charenee Wade (USA), Helen Sung Quartet (USA/AUS), Sanna Ruohoniemi (Finland/AUS), Kira Kira: Bright Force (Japan/AUS) and an all star line-up of local and international guests

The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. Its goal is to create an annual world class international jazz festival with an emphasis on Women in Jazz, that will enthuse audiences and highlight Sydney as a major international city of music and culture.

The festival presents a remarkably diverse roster of established stars on the international jazz scene alongside a lineup of exceptionally talented local artists.

This year sees international artists from the USA, Finland and Japan playing both their own shows as well as combining with the cream of Australian jazz talent. There’s an equally stunning representation of local artists performing in a number of settings from intimate trios to sixteen and seventeen piece big bands. With both a remarkable diversity of music and some unique one off collaborations this is a festival to truly inspire.

SIWJF is undertaken with our founding partner the Sydney International Jazz Festival and supported by the City of Sydney, APRA/AMCOS and the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation.

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