The Southern Highlands Jazz Inc. was formed at the start of 2018. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote the culture of live jazz music within the Southern Highlands.

 

Our Mission

Our main objective is to broaden audiences and participants within the region and make live jazz music more accessible and sustainable, particularly for smaller villages of the Shire. Another primary objective is to focus on the youth demographic, by exposing them to live jazz music and facilitating performance opportunities for emerging musicians of the Wingecarribee Shire.


Sh! Jazz inc. has created performance opportunities for both emerging and professional jazz musicians within the Southern Highlands Region, with a particular focus on the youth. As a school band leader, working in the Highlands, it has been wonderful to see my students be given the chance to perform for members of the local community.
— Ben Jones, Mittagong Public School, Frensham, Oxley College Band Leader

What We have Achieved

  • We’ve received a Community Assistance Grant from the Wingecarribe Council

  • We have facilitated mentorships of jazz musicians

  • We have offered Jazz/ Improvisation Master-classes to all highschool students in the Southern Highlands Region

  • We have established a regular program of live Jazz in the Southern Highlands.

  • We have raised over $10,000 in support of re-establishing a Jazz Festival in the Southern Highlands

  • We have created greater live performance opportunities for musicians and audiences alike living in the Southern Highlands.

  • We have sought to bring back the culture of live music to the Southern Highlands making it accessible to all community members

  • We have a program of fundraising events organised