The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival returns for its 11th year for a week-long celebration (27 October to 5 November). It is a showcase of some of Australia’s and the world’s most talented, inspiring and creative jazz musicians. And they happen to be women. Discover some of the best young talent from Sydney’s jazz scene 🎶

Four headline shows. . . plus a stack of club gigs across eight venues. Jazz jams, artist-led initiatives, intimate speakeasies and a closing party where you’ll actually dance to jazz again,
pushing the boundaries of improvised music. We’re witnessing it, experiencing it, and totally loving every minute of it.

The four main headliners are:
~ Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana,
~ Finnish pianist/ harpist Iro Haarla,
~ Guguyelandji and Woppaburra woman Marlene Cummins, and
~ world-renowned pianist Andrea Keller from Melbourne/ Naarm.

What a program. Jazz is diverse, colourful and innovative. Check out the details at
27 Oct – Melissa Aldana Quartet & Jo Lawry + Dan Tepfer
27 Oct – Jodie Michaels Trio
28 Oct – Marloo’s Blues feat Marlene Cummins + SHAMIN
28 Oct – Tilly Street Trio
29 Oct – Suite Suomi feat. Iro Haarla + Claire Edwardes
29 Oct – Bernice Tesara Trio
30 Oct – Jodie Michael & Ben Lerner Quartet
30 Oct – Belinda Holland
30 Oct – Magdalena Mira
31 Oct – Jiem & Hilary Geddes Quartet
31 Oct – Monday Night Jam Ft. Joy Yates
1 Nov – Lisa Oduor-Noah
1 Nov – Jetsets (three female special guests)
1 Nov – Tuesday Night Jazz Orchestra
1 Nov – Pharos
2 Nov – Abby Constable, Wilbur Whitta, Jack Stoneham
2 Nov – Hinterlandt + Keyna Wilkins
3 Nov – Andrea Keller Trio with String Sextet
3 Nov – Zela Margossian Quintet
3 Nov – 343 Brass Band
4 Nov – Jo Fabro
4 Nov – Major Zulu
5 Nov – Festival Closing Party – Monstress, Natalie Slade, Honey Point
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