PIJF: Jazz In The Garden

PIJF: Jazz In The Garden

Sunday, 13th November 2022 - 11:00am to 4:30pm


Join us in the beautiful surrounds of Aravina Estate for an afternoon of world-class live jazz.

Why not treat yourself for the day and become a VIP?

VIP ticket | $220pp

Canapes and welcome drink on arrival
Superb 2 course lunch with matching wines per course in the Aravina’s Terrace restaurant
Reserved seating in the garden for the Michelle Nicolle concert
20% discount at the Cellar Door for any wine purchase
Exclusive access to Aravina Estate for the day including motor vehicle museum and classic cars display
Please note the VIP service will commence from 11:30am, with lunch served at 12pm
General Admission | $25 / $20

Exclusive access to Aravina Estate for the day including motor vehicle museum and classic cars display
Delicious food and beverages will be available for purchase
BYO low seating or a rug for viewing the headlining concert. The seating area will be on a tiered, terraced lawn.
General admission for people aged 17 and under is free
Event access will commence from 11am with the support act Ricki Malet & Chris Foster commencing at 12pm and Michelle Nicolle commencing at 2:30pm.

2:30pm – 4:30pm Headlining act

Michelle Nicolle is celebrated as one of Australia’s finest female jazz singers. Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an in the moment improviser, Michelle has released 8 CDs and toured extensively Australia and internationally including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival (Korea), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Asia Pacific Festival (Russia), Prague Jazz Festival, Sidebar, (New Orleans).

She is the recipient of several awards including Bell Award (2017), Mo Award (2001, 2003 & 2004), National Jazz Award (1998) winner and ARIA award finalist (2001, 2004, 2009).

Joining Michelle, this special Perth International Jazz Festival performance will also feature the exquisite talents of:
Matthew Gudgeon – guitar
Nick Abbey – double bass
Daniel Susnjar – drums

12pm – 2pm Supporting act

Two well known legends of the Perth jazz scene join forces to deliver you an afternoon of live jazz in the lush surrounds of Aravina Estate.
Ricki Malet has been playing trumpet around Perth, across Australia and internationally for over 20 years, with a regular residency at The Moon Cafe with jazz band THE FIX for over 15 years. When not performing, he teaches at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and is Musical Director of the WAYJO Minter-Ellison Monday Night Orchestra.
Also part of Perth jazz institution THE FIX, in-demand pianist Chris Foster can be found in jazz ensembles across the Perth scene, including TRISK, the Chris Foster Trio, Abbey | Foster | Falle, and Optamus. Chris also appears as a sideman on projects by leading Perth artists such as Kate Pass, Libby Hammer, Nick Abbey, Laura Corney, Ryan Daunt, Downsyde and Drapht.

Located in the stunning Margaret River region, Aravina Estate is 180 acres of expansive, rolling hills and vineyards. ‘Jazz In The Garden’ offers the opportunity to escape to this secluded, gloriously lush location for incredible food, wine and of course, world-class performances from some of Australia’s top jazz musicians.

Part of the Perth International Jazz Festival.