• 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

Sam Anning’s “DataMeta” with Gian Slater

Sunday, 7 May, 8:30pm at Bella Union, Level 1, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton (entry off Lygon Street)

Exciting new analog electronics-focused group, DataMeta 2015 National Jazz award winner Sam Anning. Tonight’s incarnation features 2016 Jazz ARIA winner Barney McAll (keyboards & electronics), 2015 PBS Young Elder recipient Gian Slater (voice & electronics) and Leigh Fischer (drums & electronics). In this more open and experimental project, they will be “navigating deep sonic subterrain to unearth rare terrestrials and clamber through shifting mercurial structures”. 

Tickets $20 / $15 concession.
Buy tickets online at the Bella Union website

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Grayson, Sherlock and Fischer

Saturday 21 May 8:00 pm at Bella Union, Level 1, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton  (entry off Lygon Street)

Long time collaborators Ben Grayson (Hammond organ) and James Sherlock (guitar) are joined by special guest Danny Fischer (drums). Playing material from the 2016 release ‘Wolf & Hound’ – with Danny replacing the Daniel Farrugia for this gig – as well as new material and standards from the Hammond trio songbook. The trio explores openness and receptivity within the bass-less ensemble format.

Tickets $20 / $15 concession.
Buy tickets online at the Bella Union website

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The not-too-distant future

May / June Brochure

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27 May

Sam Keevers Trio

28 May

Stephen Magnusson Quartet

18 June

Kade Brown Quintet

25 June

MJC Collective


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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