Adelaide Festival Centre is gearing up to celebrate UNESCO’s International Jazz Day on April 30th. The performance, at Dunstan Playhouse, is set to feature two local bands: Women in Jazz Adelaide’s The New Standard and ER@SER DESCRIPTION. The tickets are on sale now.
ER@SER DESCRIPTION will be making their Adelaide Festival Centre debut with their unique blend of jazz, fusion, pop, and soul music. The band consists of two synth players and a drummer, and they have previously performed at Perth International Jazz Festival and supported acclaimed Australian artists such as Ocean Alley and Kate Ceberano.
Women in Jazz Adelaide, a nonet of female composers and musicians, will also be performing at the event. The group emerged in 2021 to support women and gender diverse people in jazz who are living, working, and making music on Kaurna land. Their aim is to create a safe space for everyone to be included in jazz and music.
Ruby Mensforth, the co-founder of Women in Jazz Adelaide, said: “We can’t wait to present The New Standard, a collective of some of Adelaide’s most exciting and talented musicians to share and celebrate the music of women.”
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM stated that this event is an excellent opportunity for South Australians to showcase the incredible talent the state has while also forming stronger bonds across the neighbouring UNESCO cities.
The annual International Jazz Day celebration, held globally on April 30th, recognizes the incredible art form of jazz and presents a unique opportunity to celebrate Adelaide as a UNESCO City of Music. Adelaide was designated as a UNESCO City of Music in 2015, making it the first and only city in Australia to hold the title.
This year’s International Jazz Day performance is a must-see for jazz lovers and music enthusiasts alike. With ER@SER DESCRIPTION and Women in Jazz Adelaide’s The New Standard set to perform, the event promises to be a night to remember. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate jazz and the vibrant music culture of Adelaide on April 30th at Dunstan Playhouse. Get your tickets now!
UNESCO International Jazz Day