The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is a volunteer run community festival presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society. It is held the second weekend in June each year. The Festival weekend is preceded by ‘Jazz Week’, a full week of live music in local restaurants and other venues to promote the talented musicians on the Sunshine Coast and create interest in the Jazz Festival Weekend.
The Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society presents other events during the year including concerts, dances, workshops and more. An annual Jazz Festival fund-raising dance is held the third Saturday of January.
The Sunshine Coast Jazz Association was formed in 1995 and registered as a Society in March 2000 as the Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society. Our mandate is to: promote jazz music and the performing arts: to enhance cultural awareness and community involvement: to support local talent and: to provide and facilitate educational opportunity.