Hiatus Kaiyote set to headline as Perth International Jazz Festival returns for 2016

Melbourne ‘future soul’ quartet Hiatus Kaiyote are set to headline the Saturday night of the Perth International Jazz Festival when it returns for a fourth year this June.

Over the first weekend in June, the festival presented in partnership with Brookfield, will see over 50 performances take place across multiple venues across the city; with many of the events free and open to the public.

Joining Hiatus Kaiyote as headliners are Yellowjackets, the renowned jazz-fusion quartet from the United States; who will feature Perth bassist Dane Alderson as their newest member, and help bring the final day of the festival to a close.

The festival will also for the first time make use of the recently renovated Cathedral Square for a number of free performances as part of Saturday’s program. This includes two performances in St George’s Cathedral from Alex Da Costa & Graham Wood Trio and the US’ Christ McNulty who will perform her new orchestral album Eternal.

The festival also aims to feature and showcase local jazz artists; with festival artistic director Graham Wood feeling that the talented pool of players in Perth deserved a platform and opportunity to showcase their work and bring it to a wider audience.

Tickets to the festival are now on sale; for more information (including the full festival program) and to purchase tickets visit: Perth Jazz Festival


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