Don Was

4pm Music Workshop

President of Blue Note records, Don Was, critiques two student bands and helps them prepare for the music world today. 

*Don appears courtesy of Blue Note records who are celebrating their 80th anniversary in 2019

Jamie Oehlers

10am Recital Hall WEST

Head of WAAPA B.Mus Jazz Course and one of Australia's most dynamic and internationally recognised saxophonists discusses how he approaches improvisation 

Mat Jodrell

10am Recital Hall East

One of Australia's most accomplished and internationally recognised trumpet players gives an insight into improvisation on trumpet and his time in NYC playing with the worlds best

Ben Vanderwal

11am Music Cafe

Australia's most in demand jazz drummer talks about how he successfully straddles genres as a musician and the secrets behind Riffz2000.  

Kevin Hunt & Friends

11am Recital Hall East

Improvisation: a meeting place

Nardi Simpson, Matthew Doyle, Richard Green and John Nicol.


Jazz pianist Kevin Hunt shows the importance of Aboriginal music in his musical life.