And all that jazz

Noosa Jazz Party 2022 to feature trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso

Latest in Entertainment

It will be a bold and brassy affair in Noosa as it attracts big-name jazz musicians.


Noosa will swing this August with the Noosa Jazz Party.

Twenty-five of Australia's top jazz musicians and featuring world famous trumpeter, Jon-Erik Kellso, from New York, are coming to Noosa on August 28 to create eight days of exciting improvised jazz.

The Noosa Jazz Party is making a return after missing two years because of the pandemic. It has now come back with a program that organisers say is the best in the 30 years the festival has been held.

Unlike other jazz festivals, the Noosa Heads Jazz Club only invites the best individual jazz musicians to play and forms them into ensembles.

In addition to bringing Jon-Erik from overseas, the Jazz Club has Ian Date coming out from Ireland, playing his special brand of gypsy jazz to join up with his guitar-playing brother Nigel and violinist George Washingmachine.

Pop up bands on Noosa's Street corners, swinging restaurants, a concert in the park, sunset river cruises - all topped with four nights of jazz at The J theatre in the heart of Noosa with five ensemble sets each night, starting on Wednesday, August 31 and going through to Saturday, September 3.

You can get all the information, regular updates, and ticketing details at the Jazz Club's website here.