Thursday 3 August – Sunday 6 August 2017.
Following the great success of our inaugural Festival in 2016 we are delighted to announce that the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival will again take place from Thursday 3 August-Sunday 6 August 2017 as a flagship event for the Brisbane Jazz Club.
This year, Festival Director – Ingrid James – will be able to use all the experience gained from last year’s inaugural event in creating an even more popular gathering of some of the finest jazz voices from Queensland, interstate and abroad. Although jazz has its roots in the influence of the late 19th and early 20th century popular American musical forms, it was soon embraced in every other part of the world and especially in Europe. Almost every country has gone on to develop its own jazz ‘signature’ and so we are fortunate to have been able to secure one of the top vocal duos from Poland as our headline act this year. The duo consists of Wojciech Myrczek (voice) and Pawel Tomaszewski. (piano). Wojciech Myrczek was awarded “Best Male Jazz Vocalist” in Poland (Jazz Press International Jazz Magazine). He also won the 1st Prize and The Public Prize of the 11th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competitions in 2013.
“It’s amazing that two musicians…sound like a symphony orchestra and a big
band in one.”- Michal Urbaniak.
Once again there will be something to sing about and closer to home. We are sure that the names of Dorian Mode, Dan Barnett, George Washingmachine, Leigh Carriage, Dave Spicer, Melissa Forbes, Elly Hoyt, Steve Russell and Owen Newcomb will not go unrecognised by our BJC regulars. BVJF 2017 will kick off with up to 40 singers on the opening night Thursday 3rd August for its 16th anniversary and will close on Sunday evening 6th August with a splendid tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Anniversary.
That, as they say, is just the tip of the iceberg. Watch out for further details of all the acts.
Bookings are now open!
Highlights of the 2016 Festival
The inaugural Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival 2016 was a huge success and we’ll be adding more vid’s to our new YouTube Channel soon – don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to see them!
We have uploaded all of the official photo’s taken at this years festival. You can navigate to them by following the ‘Photo Galleries’ tab on the Menu Bar or click on the 2016 Archives tab.