• 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

Melville/Frater/MacDonald – Debut

Daniel Gassin Trio & Guests (Paris/New York/Melbourne)

Sunday 14 January @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm The Jazz Lab 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick (off Brunswick Street)

Robbie Melville (guitar), Zoe Frater (bass) and Dan MacDonald (drums) usually perform together as the rhythm section of Melville’s quintet cleverhorse. On this occasion they will be exploring the cleverhorse catalogue as a trio. The music of cleverhorse is a fascinating merger of genres, creating an electric and electrifying soundscape of different sonic textures.

Tickets available online at The Jazz Lab

Tickets $20 / $15 concession

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Jessica Carlton's Reunion Quintet - debut

Jessica Carlton’s Reunion Quintet – debut

Thursday 18 January @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Uptown Jazz Cafe  Upstairs 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

his concert marks the penultimate presentation by the M.I.C. (Melbourne Improvisers’ Collective). The opening set is from the young quartet, CSRO, comprising Christy Wositzky-Jones (piano), Simon Dass (guitar), Robbie Finch (bass) and Ollie Cox (drums).  CSRO will present an array of new, original repertoire with focus on group interplay and contemporary improvisation.

At 9:45pm, Jessica Carlton will perform with Holly Moore (alto saxophone), Tim Willis (guitar), Hiroki Hoshino (bass) and Luke Andresen (drums).T

Tickets available at Uptown Jazz Cafe Upstairs 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Tickets $15 / $10 concession

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The not-too-distant future


21 January

Anton Delecca Quartet (New York/Melbourne)

25 January

Julien Wilson’s Autonomous Resilience Collective
Scott Van Gemert Octet

28 January

MJC’S 35th Anniversary Celebration

28 January

Niran Dasika Trio


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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