Thursday 6th August to Monday 10th August 2020.



Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival 2020

Thursday 6th August to Monday 10th August 2020.


Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival 2019

Honouring the diversity of the jazz vocal art form, the 2019 Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival (1-5 August) was truly Something to Sing About!

Set against the stunning backdrop of the river and the city skyline at the iconic Brisbane Jazz Club, Festival Director, Ingrid James presented some of the finest jazz voices from Australia and around the world.

Headlined by internationally acclaimed improvisational master, RHIANNON (USA) and Grammy-award winning pianist Laurence Hobgood (USA), the festival brought world-class talents to Queensland.

Throughout the program, there was an engaging mix of performances, workshops and concerts, it kicked off with the 18 year anniversary of the fabulous Brisbane Jam Singers’ Jam Night and closed with a splendid tribute to the Kings and Queens of Jazz (featuring songs from legends such as Chet Baker, Louis Prima, George Benson, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan).

Other highlights included a celebration of Nat King Cole’s 100th Anniversary (“Nat & Natalie” with Tnee Dyer and Melissa Western), plus two-time Guinness Book Record Holder for singing the highest note for a male, Adam Lopez and his special brand of Latin/Jazz, as well as featuring many other vocal artists including Velvet Pesu (African influenced jazz), Eddie Gazini & Friends, bringing a touch of Rio de Janeiro to Brisbane as he sang the great hits of Antonio Carlos Jobim, plus so much more!

2019 Photo Galleries

Thanks are due to Geoff Norris and Steve Barrett for their fantastic photographs from the 2019 BVJF!


BVJF 2019: Adam Lopez with Shane Calderbank

BVJF 2019: Tnee Dyer & Melissa Western Quartet

BVJF 2019: RHIANNON Circle Singing Workshop

BVJF 2019: Velvet Pesu

BVJF 2019: RHIANNON and Laurence Hobgood

BVJF 2019: A Brazilian Jazz Affair with Eddie Gazani

BVJF 2019: Kings and Queens of Vocal Jazz

BVJF 2019: “IT’S ALL MUSIC” Workshop with RHIANNON & Laurence Hobgood


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