The Adelaide Jazz Festival (AJF) is a weekend-long program of live performances celebrating the city’s diverse music scene and UNESCO’s International Jazz Day. Presenting a broad range of jazz genres, the program showcases some of South Australia’s finest emerging and established jazz, funk, soul, R&B and swing artists.
The AJF’s program is now finalised, with the addition of Adelaide jazz icon Penny Eames, Adelaide Festival Centre’s captivating concert line-up, and exciting new venues.
Penny Eames has been part of the Australian jazz scene since the 1970s, making a significant contribution to jazz both locally and nationally. As well as leading her own bands, she toured nationally and internationally with Bob Barnard’s Jazz Band; and was vocalist on Dave Dallwitz’s classic Australian jazz album, The Ern Malley Jazz Suite.
Our Creative Partner, Adelaide Festival Centre, has also announced the line-up for their UNESCO International Jazz Day concert: ER@SER DESCRIPTION with drummer extraordinaire Alexander Flood, and ‘The New Standard’ presented by Women In Jazz Adelaide.
The historic Queens Theatre, established in 1840, has turned the adjoining stables into a fabulous live music venue: the Queens Lounge. Arthur Art Bar is a temporary gallery and music venue, making the most of this classic art deco building before it’s demolished for a new hotel. We are thrilled to have them host AJF live performances in their distinctive venues.
Minister for Arts, Andrea Michaels MP, said: “The Malinauskas Government is proud to support the Adelaide Jazz Festival event through our $10 million See It LIVE initiative. While our traditional festival season has come to a close, other events like this one ensure our strong music culture continues throughout the year.”
Adelaide Jazz Festival
28 – 30 April, 2023