From humble beginnings in a single restaurant, the Noosa Jazz Festival today boasts over 90 performances in multiple venues throughout Noosa Heads and the surrounding Region. The festival centre is in the Festival Village, Lions Park Noosa Heads where there are 2 stages, food and market stalls, entertainment for the kids, a VIP tent and mini croquet course.
In addition to the main venue, Noosa Jazz Festival spreads out over the town including various venues on the renowned Hastings Street strip and venues all the way to Noosaville come alive to the great sound of jazz and progressive music every year.
Today, the festival has grown from a community event to a sophisticated celebration of jazz and progressive music, which is an internationally acclaimed festival attracting thousands of music lovers to South East Queensland.
In recent years, performances from Cat Empire, Paul Grabowsky, Megan Washington, Katie Noonan and the kings and queens of traditional jazz like The Syncopators, Peter Gaudion and George Washingmachine amongst many great performers, have given the Noosa Jazz Festival a renewed lease of life. The organisers have big plans for the future and are now investing in attracting international performers to the festival.