Jazz beat back

Linda May Han Oh is back from the US.

THE Perth International Jazz Festival will go ahead in November, though it’ll be slightly less international than most years.

Festival director Mace Francis said planning had been a wild ride, but “it’s with great pleasure and, honestly, sheer delight that we’re able to present the 2020 PIJF.

“There has been a lot of changes that have had to happen, but at our core we want to give you a weekend of the very best jazz that we can.

“Come and take a risk with us to see as much music as you can, experience new delights, reacquaint yourself with old favourites and just have the best time. This festival is for you and we look forward to seeing you there, from a safe distance.”

Along with solid local acts there’s a few internationals including expats Linda May Han Oh and Tai Cohen, who’ve returned to Perth to escape the US’s small Covid problem. 

A free night launches the festival at the State Theatre courtyard on Friday November 6. Other events are spread across the weekend including a jazz picnic in the park, a jazz dinner, a 1920s style Cotton Club Dance Party, and dozens of jazzy acts. Tickets are available for the shows across that weekend via moshtix.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s