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 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.
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