The inaugural Jazz series Ballarat - JAZZ in winter 2018 - is a part of the Ballarat Winter Festival at various venues around Ballarat.

The JAZZ series is a program of performances, free events, collaborations and educational workshops bringing the spirit of jazz to Ballarat musicians and audiences.

The JAZZ series program is designed to appeal to a wide range of ages and musical tastes.

The JAZZ series program includes performances by established and emerging artists and is designed to encourage you to experience the different sounds and styles of a wide variety of jazz genres.

The JAZZ series was developed and organised by Ballarat Events. Gerard Ballinger, general manager of Ballarat Events, is a lifetime Jazz enthusiast and musician, he is dedicated to the ongoing promotion of contemporary, live, Australian Jazz to new audiences.