Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues

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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues
P. O. Box 860
Wangaratta, VIC 3676
Physical address:
1a Victory Pde
Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Phone: (61) 3-5722-1666
Fax: (61) 3-5722-1656

Festival Description

Since the festival began in 1990, it has grown to include 90 events and over 350 national and international artists performing each year. The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz also hosts the National Jazz Awards, Youth Jazz Workshops, Masterclasses and events throughout Wangaratta and surrounding wine regions. Since its inception the festival has maintained uncompromising artistic excellence, featuring all jazz styles—but with particular emphasis on modern and contemporary jazz.

Festival Dates November 1 - 4, 2013
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Festival Events:

Jazz Lineup 2013:
  • B For Chicken
  • Barney McAll Non-Compliance Trio
  • Barney McAll Solo Piano
  • Barry Wratten’s New Orleans Pelicans
  • Blow
  • Callum G’Froerer Ensemble
  • Chris McNulty with the Paul Grabowsky Trio
  • Cope Street Parade
  • Dixie Jack
  • Drumbling : The Schauble/Ferella Project
  • Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash (Netherlands)
  • Expose: Tolley-Hicks-Thompson
  • Froy Aagre Electric
  • Generations In Jazz Academy Big Band
  • Generations In Jazz Academy Big Band
  • Gerald Clayton Trio (USA)
  • Gian Slater/Jamie Oehlers : The Differences
  • Jazz Mass with Kerri Simpson
  • Jef Neve
  • Joe Chindamo Trio
  • John Morrison All-Stars
  • Jonathan Zwartz Ensemble
  • Josh Kyle & Sam Keevers
  • Julien Wilson Quartet
  • Mace Francis Nonet
  • Mark Lockett Trio
  • Mike Nock-Stephen Magnusson-Julien Wilson
  • Mirko Guerrini/Stephen Magnusson Acquacheta
  • Monash University Big Band
  • Monique DiMattina
  • NYJA Ensemble
  • Paul Bollenback Trio
  • Paul Grabowsky Sextet
  • Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo
  • Peter Knight Solo
  • Peter O’Mara Affiliation
  • Red Fish Blue
  • Sam Anning-Julien Wilson-Allan Browne
  • Shannon Barnett Quartet
  • Steve Grant Quartet
  • The Finer Cuts with Geoff Bull & Allan Browne
  • The Magic Trio: Chris McNulty, Paul Bollenback, Ugonna Okegwo
  • The Subterraneans
  • The Sugarfoot Ramblers
  • The Vampires
  • Tight Corners: Phillip Johnston - Jex Saarelaht Quartet
  • Trichotomy
  • U.nlock
  • Wangaratta High School Stage Band & Big Band
  • Way Out West
Blues Lineup 2013:
  • Andrea Marr & The Funky Hitmen
  • Charlie Parr
  • Chris Wilson
  • Chris Wilson & Geoff Achison: Box Of Blues
  • Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers
  • Jeff Lang
  • Kerri Simpson
  • Luke R Davies’ Recycled String Band
  • MBAS Unearthed: Catfish Voodoo
  • Muddy Waters Tribute Australia
  • Old Gray Mule (USA)
  • Russell Morris
  • Steve Tallis & The Holy Ghosts
  • The Backsliders


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