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.
This year Festival Director – Ingrid James – will be able to use all the experience gained from our first 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 Paul Tomaszewski. (piano). Wojciech Myrczek was awarded 1st 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, recorded as colourful and varied record that sounds 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.
That, as they say, is just the tip of the iceberg. Watch out for further details of all the acts.
For more information, visit Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival at www.brisbanevocaljazzfestival.com.au