The Noosa Jazz Festival

Noosa Heads Jazz Festival 2023

26 August - 3 September 2023 

The Noosa Heads Jazz Club will organise and stage the Noosa Jazz Festival (incorporating the Noosa Jazz Party).

It will be in the same format as previous years, a festival of performances every day over nine days in concert theatres, on river cruises at sunset, in restaurants and bars and an outdoor concert at a riverside park.

Jazz at The J Theatre remains its centrepiece event.

A real celebration of traditional jazz and a unique event  unlike any other jazz festival in Australia!

All in the natural beauty of Noosa’s rivers, lakes, beaches, National Parks and Hinterland.


It's unique because we bring together in the one location, a unique gathering of leading Australian and overseas-based jazz musicians who are the among the best.

They form into unique bands or ensembles challenging their skills and leading to exciting improvisation to come together for a feast of exciting, classic jazz.


A perfect time to visit noosa

Why do so many of our visitors return time and time again? 

They come to Noosa for two main reasons: 


  • One to listen to the best jazz musicians that Australia has to offer.


  • Secondly to enjoy the sunny, mild Noosa days and emerge from the chills of winter. 

about the noosa jazz party

First presented as The Noosa Jazz Party in 1992 by a group of volunteers, enthusiastic local jazz musicians and well known interstate jazz musicians. Two years later it was rebadged as the Noosa Jazz Festival and run as a commercial operation.

The Noosa Heads Jazz Club revived the original Jazz Party format in 2011 initially as the traditional component of the Noosa Jazz Festival and in 2016 as an event in its own right when the event company that organised the Noosa Jazz Festival ceased operating.

No other jazz festival in Australia offers the prospect of enjoying more than 25 of Australia's top traditional jazz musicians, plus high-profile overseas musicians all performing in one locality.

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