The National Jazz Awards presented by the Wangaratta Festival are going ahead this October

“This is a great opportunity for the many talented vocal musicians across the country to take part in these nationally renowned Awards,” Dave Fuller, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues Chair


This marks the 30th anniversary of the Festival and awards, which have played an important role in developing, showcasing, and nurturing Australian talent over three decades.

Previous winners in the vocalist category include Michelle Nicole, Elana Stone and Kristin Berardi.

The National Jazz Awards will be conducted in Wangaratta in strict accordance with the COVID19 restrictions in place at the time and a full COVID Safe Plan will be implemented with the safety of all participants at the forefront with restrictions on attendance. However the Award heats and finals will be live-streamed.

full details of the Awards, including rules, submission procedures and competition presentation will be posted on the Festival website MORE INFO

Feature image Kristin Berardi and Sam Anning (2015 winner)

Michelle Nicole insert image