About the
festival

Transforming the city into a sonic playground,
Winter Jazz Fest fills Sydney’s laneways, clubs and cellars with exhilarating jazz and improvised adventures. Discover gypsy swing and jazz-inspired soul, alongside bustling big bands and free improvisation in a kaleidoscopic program to excite and inspire.

Events

Contemporary Underground
At Mary’s Underground

JUNE 16–20
& JULY 21–25

Dive into Sydney’s creative music scene over ten nights of visionary performancesShowcasing the apex of contemporary jazz in Australia.

Freedom Jazzdance
At Foundry616

FORTNIGHTLY ON MONDAY NIGHTS
JUNE 21 – AUG 16

Playing on the freedom of spontaneous improvisation and expression, this series celebrates the delicate dance of engagement that underpins this exciting art form.

Freedom Jazzdance
At Australian Institute
of Music

May-August

Explore space and time in this atmospheric new chamber venue located within the Australian Institute of Music. Join us for four intimate showcases of exquisite acoustic jazz.

Festival team

Amy Curl & Margot Natoli – Festival Directors
Zoe Hauptmann – Artistic Director
Stu Hunter – Freedom Jazz Dance Curator
Emma Collison & Chris Ruhle – Publicist
Reuben White – Marketing Manager
Monica Higgins – Festival branding and web design
Nicola Sinclair – Event Producer (Mary’s Underground)