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the immediate future

Kade Brown Quintet

Kade Brown Quintet

Sunday, 18 June 8:30pm at The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick

From the far south coast of NSW, young pianist and composer Kade Brown moved to Melbourne in 2014 to study at Monash University. Over the past two years he has been building his reputation as an emerging voice in the Melbourne jazz scene, and formed his debut quintet in late 2015. Collaborating with some more experienced players, it featured Paul Williamson (trumpet), Julien Wilson (tenor sax), and Sam Anning (bass), as well as his peer, Luke Andresen (drums).

Tickets $20 / $15 concession.
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MJC Collective

Sun 25th June @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm at The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This is a Collective group, formed from bandleaders (and composers), to highlight the work undertaken by the MJC. It was an initiative of tenor saxophonist Mirko Guerrini, who moved to Melbourne from Italy.

The purpose of the Collective is to perform original compositions, and to showcase some of Melbourne’s most talented jazz musicians.  For their fourth performance, they will be expanding their repertoire of all originals written and specifically arranged for the group by Mirko Guerrini, Niko Schauble and other members.

Tickets $20 / $15 concession.
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The not-too-distant future

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18 June

Kade Brown Quintet

25 June

MJC Collective

Johannes Luebbers Dectet
27 July at The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre


About us

The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting original live jazz performance by established and emerging artists in Melbourne. Since 1983 our objectives have been to increase the exposure of contemporary jazz performance by making it accessible to audiences, and to provide award waged performance opportunities for emerging andestablished artists.
In addition to support derived from member contributions, the MJC is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria, via its Arts
Development Programs, and by APRA/AMCOS.

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The MJC is funded not only through state and federal programs, but also by contributions garnered through membership. In addition, we use our membership numbers to demonstrate to funding and governing bodies that live, original jazz performance is an important and valued artform. Annual membership is available in four tiers: Gold level is $75, Silver level is $30 ($20 concession), Bronze level (for musicians) is $10, and Student Discount level is just $5. Membership benefits include free entry for one MJC performance by a Victorian act, concession entry to all MJC performances, special member deals on selected events, and regular giveaways through the e-newsletter.

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