International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day 

International Jazz Day is held on 30 April every year. In 2019, Sydney is hosting the Global Concert.

The Arts Unit is working with James Morrison and the organisers of International Jazz Day to provide opportunities for students, teachers and schools to get involved with International Jazz Day.


Band Competition

The winning entry from the Composition Competition will be arranged for intermediate and advanced big bands and made available for school bands to learn.

A band competition, with the grand prize of a performance opportunity on International Jazz Day in Sydney 2019, will be launched in Term 1 2019.


Composition Competition 

The winning composition will be announced shortly!

School-aged students had the opportunity to compose a melody that may be chosen as the theme for International Jazz Day 2019.

Teaching and learning materials.


Virtual Excursions

Forthcoming in Term 1 2019, topics to include:

  • Improvisation
  • Arranging
  • Performance

James morrison



Opportunities to workshop with some of the biggest names in the world of jazz will be available to students and teachers on the 29th and 30th April 2019.