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.

Composition Competition 

School-aged students have the opportunity to compose a melody that may be chosen as the theme for International Jazz Day 2019. Teaching and learning materials available.

Entries due: 7 December 2018 more

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.

Virtual Excursions

Composition Competition – an opportunity to ask questions of James Morrison, and learn more about the art of composing a great melody, will be broadcast at 12pm on Monday 12 November 2018 via Dart more info and how to book. 

James morrison


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