• SPEEDBALL (Perth/Melbourne) – Debut

    Dynamic long-running Perth group Speedball was a jewel in the Perth jazz scene until its members were scattered across the globe (two studying in the USA, one based in London, and others relocating to Melbourne and New York)... read more


the immediate future

Johannes Luebbers Dectet

Johannes Luebbers Dectet

Sat 22nd July @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Melbourne Recital Centre

10 years celebrated with 10 new works for 10 members.

Formed in 2007, the Johannes Luebbers Dectet (JLD) is a jazz chamber group focussed on the nexus between jazz and classical traditions.

Combining jazz improvisation, orchestral instrumentation and a diverse compositional language, JLD has released two albums, resulting in two jazz ‘Bell’ awards and an APRA/AMC Art Music Award. This year JLDcelebrates 10 years of innovative musical activity. The performance features 10 newly commissioned works, each a feature for one of the 10 members, and each written in collaboration with the featured artist. Ten years celebrated with 10 new works for their 10 members. This is 10 × 10 × 10.

Visit the concert page on the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

Tickets $30 / $25 concession

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Wilson Keller and Keller, Wilson, Hale

Wilson and Keller & Keller, Wilson, Hale

Sun 23nd July @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm JazzLab 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick (off Brunswick Street)

Acclaimed pianist Andrea Keller & saxophonist Tim Wilson new live CD, Consider This, recently won the 2017 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Instrumental Album. The project was conceived in 2007 from a mutual respect and love for open, interactive music making, and a desire to explore original compositions and improvisations in an intimate duo format.

Having met when they were studying at Victorian College of the Arts, Tim and Andrea have been performing together for over 2 decades, in ensembles such as the Paul Williamson Sextet and the Bennetts Lane Big Band. Virtuoso bassist Chris Hale will join the duo for a night of music featuring solo, duo, and trio performances.

Tickets available online at JazzLab

Tickets $20 / $15 concession

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The not-too-distant future


23 July

Wilson Keller and Keller/Wilson/Hale

27 July (Thurs)

Lewis Pierre-Humbert Quintet & Stephen Blyth Trio

30 July

Tim Stevens Trio

6 August

Alex Hutchings Group (London/Melbourne) – Debut


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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