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Thursday 2nd  August to Sunday 5th August 2018.

The Brisbane Jazz Club is delighted to join with Ingrid James and the Jazz Singers’ Jam Night to present the 3rd Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018. As a flagship event at the Brisbane Jazz Club, BVJF will once again showcase top quality interstate and international jazz vocalists performing alongside local artists.

Jazz is one of the most popular musical art forms, celebrated from its roots in 19th century America through to the present day. Europeans have embraced jazz and developed their own national  ‘signatures’ and we’ve been fortunate in securing the Czech Republic’s multi-award winning a cappella group SKETY, a six-piece collective of professional Czech jazz singers, as Saturday’s headline act. They will also facilitate an interactive workshop demonstrating their vocal techniques and showing how they use polyphony, beatbox, live looping and sound effects to create their dynamic sound. Perfect for individual singers, choirs, and Choir Directors,  this will be an interactive workshop for all levels!

Once again there will be something to sing about, kicking off with the 17th anniversary of the Jazz Singers’ Jam Night on Thursday 2nd August. Joining forces on Friday night will be Nina & Nic, ie. The Nina Ferro Band (Melb) and Nic Jeffries Quartet (Syd), both renowned for bringing “Jazz Class” to The Voice in 2016. Sunday brings us a wonderful brunch session with Inversion Vocal Group followed by the BVJF Fab Four, and their unique program called “Let’s Face the Music and Brunch”. Our Sunday evening finale celebrates the Kings and Queens of Jazz featuring songs from some of the legendary singers of the Jazz Genre including Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Mark Murphy and Frank Sinatra.

Check out our full program now!

Check out what people had to say about the first Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival!