After discussion among the organisers, it has been decided that the Territory Jazz and Blues Festival is going to be conducted on a biennal basis - i.e. every second year. This means the next Festival is scheduled for approximately April 2017. A firmer date and detailed announcement will be made on this page closer to the planning commencement date.Thank you to all who have supported us to date and continue to support live music in the NT. Those that attended the May 2015 event are still invited to complete the participant survey below.


We would value your feedback on the Festival. If you were an audience member, performer, venue operator, media person or in any other way connected to the Festival we would ask if you could complete the following survey.....we want to know what you thought we did well, not so well and any constructive suggestions for the future.

The Territory Jazz n Blues Festival is a concept that has been created by a collaboraton of Territory Proud Inc and HPA Inc to create an iconic annual event known as the biggest Jazz n Blues festival in the world. This is certainly true for both its performance period of 10 days and also its geographic reach. In 2015 we anticipate over 30 venues in 20 communities with over 60 performances. The date has been chosen to coincide with the start of the Dry in the Top End and the Tourist season in the Centre.

Our theme is 2015 is Jazz n Blues from the Centre to the Sea. One of the events will the "Centre to the Sea Jazz n Blues Tour" starting at Ayers Rock Resort on May 1 with 10 events in 10 days finishing at the Sky City Casino in Darwin.

The highlight of our festival will be the appearance of James Morrison and his iconic band Hot Horns Happening at the Hilton Hotel in Alice Springs on Saturday May 9 and the lawns of Sky City Darwin on Mothers Day May 10. Hot Horns Happening last played together in 1997 and the Northern Territory is fortunate to have the exclusive opportunity of being the only place in the world this band will play for their brief reunion.