King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

5-Star Jazz at InterContinental Perth City Centre, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter. Choose your own adventure with over 40 shows, boasting 38 acts at 5 venues in a 3-night celebration of Perth jazz.

Step into the InterContinental Perth City Centre – a haven where lifestyle meets luxury, sophistication meets culture and moments make memories. Enjoy an eclectic selection of Perth’s Jazz in Gallery Meeting Suite 3, situated on the first floor of this opulent 5-star hotel.

Neighbouring His Majesty’s Theatre, corner Hay and Kings Streets Perth, the InterContinental hosts 9 shows over 3 nights; Josh Cusack Seven Sided Die, Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Velu, Matt Smith 6, Tristan Wills Quartet, Austin Salisbury Quartet, Live Wyre, Human Contact and The Newhouse Collective.

For full festival details, head to Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at

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King Street Corner Pocket 2018
InterContinental Perth City Centre Program

Thursday 5 July

6.00pm Josh Cusack’s Seven Sided Die

Sometimes dark and a little quirky, composer Joshua Cusack formed this ensemble with the ability to keep the improvisational tradition alive within his own compositions. Consisting of a four-piece horn section supported by a three-piece rhythm section, Seven Sided Die are heavily inspired by the hard bop, post-bop and Avant-guard era. Expect many twists, turns, and rolls of the die.


7.30pm Jamie Oehlers Quartet

One of Australia’s leading jazz artists and saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers brings his quartet featuring some of the country’s leading lights for two intimate performances. It’s harder to name the jazz greats that Oehlers hasn’t performed with and this is a unique opportunity to experience the best Australia has to offer as close as you can get.


9.00pm Velu

Perth’s newest jazz quartet led by Meg Davidson (saxophone), Velu are set to wow audiences with an engaging set of tunes in the trad jazz tradition. An array of original compositions and reimagined standards await audiences in these thoughtful and charming performances.


Friday 6 July

6.00pm Matt Smith 6

Trumpeter and composer Matt Smith has appeared on stage with some of Australia’s leading Jazz and Hip-Hop Musicians; from Vince Jones and Rai Thistlethwayte to Drapht and Mathas. The Matt Smith 6 feature some of the most dedicated young jazz musicians Perth has seen, presenting thoughtful and technically brilliant performances sure to leave audiences wanting more.


7.30pm Tristan Wills Quartet

The Tristan Wills Quartet performs the original, heavily energised compositions of Tristan Wills. Influenced by artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Ambrose Akinmusire and Avishai Cohen. The Tristan Wills Quartet has performed at many venues in Perth including the Ellington, Canton bar, Bar sequel and many more. They are excitedly anticipating the performance of new original compositions as well as well known originals.


9.00pm Austin Salisbury Quartet

Jazz Giants. Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck are some of the legends responsible for influencing the Austin Salisbury Quartet. Lead by pianist, Austin Salisbury, the ASQ perform an exciting and energetic interpretation of jazz standards from the Cool Jazz era with exuberant finesse and style.


Saturday 7 July

6.00pm LiveWyre

Featuring an original blend of cinematic, groove, neo-soul, jazz, ambient and fusion sounds, LiveWyre present an exciting set of music to delight. Blending genres and drawing on the influence of jazz masters like Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi Uehara, and Robert Glasper, LiveWyre will challenge you to rediscover jazz in a new light.


7.30pm Human Contact

With melodic horns and an angular yet driving rhythm section, Human Contact look to be the sleeper hit of the Corner Pocket Festival. Lead by Alana Macpherson, Human Contact is free jazz of the finest quality, blending the improvised with the composed in an experience unlike any other you’ll hear this July.


9.00pm The Newhouse Collective

The Newhouse Collective is an octet of versatile, multi-tasking musicians, the musicians covering a diverse background of genres and forms, from jazz, classical and music theatre to free improvisation spheres. Film soundtrack-like one second, progressive rock-like the next, the sound always keeps you guessing.

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