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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

UNESCO International Jazz Day

with the Thomas Voss Big Band
Music Jazz
Dunstan Playhouse
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1 show

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Celebrate International Jazz Day at Adelaide’s Heart of the Arts! 

Kicking off the night will be Enne R. Project, winner of the prestigious COMA Emerging Artist Award in 2023. They are renowned in Adelaide's jazz circles, their unique soundscapes and captivating performances have left an enduring mark on the Adelaide music scene.  

Following Enne's set, Thomas Voss takes the stage with his celebrated big band. A prodigy of the Elder Conservatorium, Voss has garnered national acclaim, sharing the stage with jazz icons like Vince Jones and Kate Ceberano. His exceptional talent, recognized by nominations for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship and the prestigious Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Award, fuels his music with a captivating blend of innovation and tradition. 

Witness the past, present, and future of Adelaide's jazz scene collide as we celebrate International Jazz Day in our UNESCO City of Music.  

A staple event in the vibrant Adelaide jazz community, this night promises to be an unforgettable experience.  


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Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to be part of a UNESCO designated City of Music and has actively celebrated International Jazz Day since 2017.

Thomas Voss

Performer

Since graduating from the Elder Conservatorium, Thomas Voss has quickly established himself as one of Adelaide’s most versatile trombonists, composer/arrangers and educators. As well as leading his own big band and a number of small group projects, he has performed with artists including Vanessa Perica, Vince Jones and Kate Ceberano, and has played at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival, Sydney Conservatorium International Jazz Festival and the Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2019 International Jazz Day concert.

Thomas was nominated for the 2022 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, was shortlisted for a South Australian Music Award in 2019, and placed first in the International Trombone Association’s 2017 Carl Fontana Jazz Competition, making him the first Australian to win the award.

An in-demand composer/arranger, Thomas was Creative Original Music Adelaide’s 2023 Featured Composer, Composer-in-Residence for the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2022, JazzSA Superbands’ Composer-in-Residence in 2019, and has also served as Program Coordinator for JazzSA since 2021. Thomas has penned test pieces for the ABODA SA and Generations in Jazz band festivals, where he has also featured as an adjudicator and guest artist.

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Enne R. Project

Performer

A beacon in the Adelaide and South Australian music scene, Enne R. Project has firmly established themselves as a pivotal figure in the local jazz community. As a recipient of the COMA Emerging Artist Award in 2023 and a finalist in the SA People's Choice Music Awards for Jazz, their contributions have been widely recognized and celebrated. Their engagement with the COMA Sound Alliance Mentorship Program and regular performances at the Adelaide Fringe from 2021 to 2024 highlight their active presence and commitment to the region's vibrant music landscape.

Enne's performances are a staple in Adelaide's cultural calendar, with memorable gigs at venues like the Wheatsheaf Hotel for the Women In Jazz Adelaide's Summer Program underscoring their local influence. The upcoming album launch at the Wheatsheaf on March 18th, as part of COMA's program, is eagerly anticipated as another milestone in their flourishing career.

Significant moments in Enne R. Project's journey include touring with the James Morrison Academy Big Band and experiences with globally renowned institutions such as Julliard and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Fellows. These experiences not only shaped their musical direction but also underscored their status as an artist of exceptional talent and vision. As they continue to weave their narrative into the fabric of South Australia's music scene, their story is one of inspiration, dedication, and profound musical exploration.

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Performance Location: Dunstan Playhouse

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By foot

From North Terrace, walk to Dunstan Playhouse via the laneway between the Intercontinental Hotel and Adelaide Railway Station. Or, cross the Riverbank Footbridge at Adelaide Oval, heading south. From King William Road, walk along the Walk of Fame to the Riverbank Footbridge.

By bike

The best routes for reaching Adelaide Festival Centre by bicycle include the Torrens Linear Park and cycle paths along all major arterial roads.

By car

A drop off area with two disability access parking spaces is available via Festival Drive. An accessible drop off for visitors with disability is available 45 minutes before performances at the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Driving west on Festival Drive, pass the Festival Plaza car park entrance and stay left, driving through the EOS Hotel visitor drop off loop to arrive at the Adelaide Festival Centre access drop off.

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance and Walk of Fame. 

Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

By public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

Accessible Seating

Boxes 1 and 4 plus selected seats in row L have removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or transfer to a theatre seat.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance Animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio Assistance

Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse have hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System.

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