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How to make the most of this weekend’s Perth International Jazz Festival
 
It’s not too late to experience an exciting program of local and international acts at this year’s Perth International Jazz Festival. Check out these ticketed and free events that are sure to jazz up your weekend plans!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tickets still on sale
 
 
Steve Barry Trio (SYD)
 
Fri, State Theatre Centre
Award-winning pianist Steve Barry is joined by local powerhouses Pete Jeavons and Ben Vanderwal in an exciting exploration of creative original compositions.
Tickets: $30
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
 
 
 
 
Melissa Aldana (USA)
 
Fri, State Theatre Centre Courtyard
Chilean alto saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana is set to cause a stir this weekend as she performs an array of music from her highly anticipated, unreleased new album.
Tickets: $40
Time: 9pm - 10pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zac Hurren (QLD)
 
Sat, State Theatre Centre Courtyard
Catch the brilliant, ARIA award-winning saxophonist Zac Hurren in a highly acclaimed performance steeped in adventurous, rich jazz heritage from across the world.
Tickets: $30
Time: 5pm - 6pm
 
 
 
 
Anita Wardell (UK)
 
Sat, State Theatre Centre
Anita Wardell is a recipient of the highly contested BBC Jazz Award, and will present a program showcasing her exquisite clarity, improvisational skills and emotional resonance.
Tickets: $40
Time: 6pm - 7pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free events
 
 
RTR Courtyard Club: Melve
 
Fri, State Theatre Centre Courtyard
Join up-and-coming jazz quintet MELVE for an exciting set of original jazz tunes and the launch of their new album, both heavily influenced by legends of the genre from across the world.
Time: 5pm - 6pm
 
 
 
 
Libby Hammer Club Choir Rehearsal
 
Fri - Sun, State Theatre Centre Courtyard
Get into the community spirit with singer Libby Hammer’s singalong sessions for aspiring jazz artists, where participants will learn songs, harmonies and bond over a love for jazz.
Time: 10am - 12pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you really want to make the most of your jazz weekend, take advantage of the Weekend Pass for only $200. This gives you access to all State Theatre Centre shows over three days. All of them!
This means you can walk in with a drink and catch a bit of each performance. You get the best value and the best way to enjoy jazz .