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Jazz by the Bay will be a blast with more than 45 live performances.

Swing dancing, soul groove, silent discos, jazz'n'shiraz, songbirds and sax life… it's all happening at this year's Jazz by the Bay.

Warm up your winter in Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River from 1 to 4 June. International-standard musicians from WA, around Australia and the USA perform in 45 free and ticketed events from caves to wineries, during the day and late into the night. Whether you're into rhythm & blues, big bands, bebop, swing, scat, bossa or Dixieland – Jazz by the Bay has you covered.

Richard Jackson and Adam Hall
Richard Jackson and Adam Hall

Festival highlights include:

  • Amazing free performances from 10.15am to 4.14pm on the Green in Dunsborough on Saturday and Sunday

  • New York-based art-rock, chamber jazz singer Nerissa Campbell performing in special shows at Grounded in Dunsborough and Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough

  • Jazz'n'Shiraz with much-loved jazz songstress Penny King and her quartet at the stunning Amelia Park Lodge

  • Richard Jackson (USA) and Q Sound (USA) tearing down the house with Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys at the Piano Box Jazz Bar at Old Broadwater Farm

  • Elle Deslandes, Danny Moss Jr and Chris Foster playing at The Studio Gallery

  • Roving performers at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

  • Underground sax performance by Serge Le Goueff in Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup
    Jessie Gordon
    Jessie Gordon

  • Gorgeous jazz and blues vocalist Jessie Gordon doing Saturday Swing at Black Brewing Co, and as part of the 11-piece Cabaret Collective at Clancy's Fish Pub

  • Free songwriting, vocal and jazz workshops with world-class musicians

  • WA Youth Jazz Orchestra ensembles performing at Lions Park and Clairault Streicker Wines

  • Ali Bodycoat Trio at Rustico at Hayshed Hill – with share plates and a gin bar

  • Swingin' Silent Disco at Little Brother

  • Live Jazz performances from Friday to Monday at Caves House Hotel


    Ticketing is made easier this year with all ticketed events bookable through

    Visit to find and book accommodation for a toe-tapping foot stomping long weekend.

    Perth Cabaret Collective

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    Jazz by the Bay is made possible thanks to the City of Busselton, Tourism Western Australia, Lotterywest, Your Margaret River Region, Australia's South West, Scoop Events, Busselton Dunsborough Times, Lane Buck & Higgins, South West Coachlines, Currant Event, Cape Events, RTRFM, Triple M, Dunsborough Holiday Homes, Smiths Beach Resort, AQUA Resort, Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre, Totally Sound, Clancy's Fish Pub, and Caves House Hotel.

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    When: 1-4 June
    Where: Dunsborough
    Cost: Free & Various
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