World Premiere | Australia
International Jazz Day reimagined for 2020. Join us for an unforgettable night of world class music, featuring a stellar line-up of local jazz luminaries.
Renowned Adelaide jazz musician, composer and ARIA award-winner Lyndon Gray curates a line-up of some of South Australia’s best local jazz talent to celebrate Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music. In the event’s new home, the state-of-the-art redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre, be part of history at this world-premiere concert with knockout collaborations, familiar jazz standards, toe-tapping improvisations and contemporary jazz charts showcasing one of the world’s most beloved musical genres — jazz!
The night will include the announcement of the COMA Emerging Jazz Writer's Award 2020 for female, non-binary, and gender diverse jazz artists.
A musical feast, a degustation of the very best that jazz had to offer in a short two hours of pure enjoyment and delight. Global Media Post
The programme was filled with surprises, challenges, nostalgia, humour, originality, diversity and musical virtuosity…I left with a sense that I witnessed history. Berenice Norris, reviewer
Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to celebrate Adelaide's designation as a UNESCO City of Music.