The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is an annual festival of jazz and blues held in the town of Wangaratta, located 2.5 hours from Melbourne. The festival highlights all that is ‘jazz and blues’ and is a renowned international jazz festival. The festival has become the premiere jazz event in Australia and is renowned internationally.
Since inception in 1990, the festival has grown to include 90 events and over 350 national and international artists performing each year. With 11 venues the Wangaratta Jazz Festival has become the largest Blues festival in the state of Victoria. The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz also hosts the National Jazz Awards, Youth Jazz Workshops, Master classes and events throughout Wangaratta and surrounding wine regions.
The town of Wangaratta is only 2.5 hours north east of Melbourne city it is easily accessible by car, bus or train. Other related events are held around the nearby wine regions of Wangaratta during the festival.