• 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

Rajiv Jayaweera Quintet (New York/Melbourne)

Rajiv Jayaweera Quintet (New York/Melbourne)

Sunday 17 December @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm The Jazz Lab 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick (off Brunswick Street)

Rajiv Jayaweera was an active member of the Melbourne Jazz scene for over ten years performing with the Joe Chindamo Trio, Bennett’s Lane Big Band, Way Out West and Australian Art Orchestra.

Since 2011, he has been based in New York City and regularly tours around the world with various groups. Having just completed a two-week tour of Japan, Jayaweera will spend a few weeks back in Melbourne catching up with his old mates. For this performance, he will perform his original compositions with visiting European-based expatriate Shannon Barnett (trombone), Gian Slater (voice), Andrea Keller (piano) and Sam Anning (acoustic bass).

Tickets available online at The Jazz Lab

Tickets $20 / $15 concession

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Paper Plane

Paper Plane

Thu 21st December 8:30pm Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Paper Plane is an exciting young quartet featuring Kieran Hensey (tenor saxophone), Hugh Stuckey (guitar), Sam Zerna (acoustic bass) and Hugh Harvey (drums). Formed in 2011 with three former Adelaide musicians to create Paper Plane, they recorded their self-titled debut release in late 2012.

With Hugh Stuckey and Sam Zerna both now based in NYC this will be an unique occasion to hear this band.

Tickets available at the door Uptown Jazz CafeThe Jazz Lab

Tickets $15 concession

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The not-too-distant future


10 December

Andrea Keller’s Still Night feat. Gian Slater & Josh Kyle, Sophie Min & James Sherlock (Brisbane) – Debuts

17 December

Rajiv Jayaweera Quintet

21 December

Paper Plane


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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