Brisbane Youth Jazz Festival
An impressive new generation of jazz
This festival is a niche space for young, emerging jazz musicians. It’s tailored to the aspirations of the next generation of professional musicians.
Performing in front of a live audience in a professional venue does a lot for building confidence and gaining maturity as musicians. We’ve seen that happen time and again. This festival enables young people to take their skills to the next level in a non-competitive atmosphere, giving them an opportunity to shine.
Who is the festival for?
Audiences are typically made up of family and friends of the musicians, but anyone is welcome. We encourage warm feedback and support of the performers.
If you’re anywhere between 9- and 21-years-old and you play in a jazz band, this festival was designed with you in mind. Most participants are school and college bands, but any youth band of three instruments or more can request to participate.