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January 2018
$10 - $15

Julien Wilson’s / Autonomous Resilience Collective / Scott Van Gemert Octet

Thu 25th January @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, 3065
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Julien Wilson

This concert marks the last ever presentation by the M.I.C. (Melbourne Improvisers’ Collective), which has presented a weekly series at Uptown on Thursdays over the past three years, providing a platform for emerging young jazz-based artists.

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$25 - $35

MJC’S 35th Anniversary Celebration

Sun 28th January @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moreland Band Hall, 16-22 Cross Street
Brunswick East, VIC 3057 Australia
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James Macaulay’s Happy Hoppy Orchestra Scott Tinkler and Simon Barker (Sydney) Barney McAll’s Trio Feral Gian Slater with Invenio Choir Andrea Keller: Masters and Apprentices Sam Keevers’ Red Fish Blue Jenny Barnes and Mick Meagher MiroBall Ensemble with Miroslav Bukovsky (Sydney) To celebrate the MJC’s 35th. Anniversary (and the commencement of our 36th. Annual Program), MJC Chairperson Eugene Ball has curated an 8 hour event (and party) featuring many of Melbourne’s creative jazz artists (collaborating with Sydney drummer Simon Barker…

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$15 - $20

Niran Dasika Trio

Sun 28th January @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Young trumpeter Niran Dasika, who has spent much of the past year based in Japan, has fulfilled much of his promise as runner-up at the 2017 National Jazz Brass Awards at the Wangaratta Festival. Equally at home in a variety of musical worlds from the straight ahead to the avant-garde, he always maintains a focus on lyricism and beauty. As a graduate from Monash, he has performed and recorded with the Monash Art Ensemble he recorded with international artists such…

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February 2018
$15 - $20

Tony Gould & Guests: 78th Birthday Celebration & Book Launch

Sun 4th February @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This special concert celebrates the birthday – and ongoing career - of the highly respected pianist/composer Dr. Tony Gould, who retired from his fulltime position as Professor of Music at Monash University at the end of 2015. Gould is possibly the most ‘formally’ recognised figure to work in the Australian jazz scene (although he refers to his music as "post-jazz"), with a Two Year $80,000 Australia Council Fellowship over 2006/2007, and a $60,000 Don Banks Fellowship in 2009 (as well…

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$15 - $20

Dan Sheehan’s Infinite Ape (with Samuel Hall)

Sun 11th February @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Dan Sheehan

Since its formation in 2013, Infinite Ape has always been a shape-shifting, collaborative entity. Placing open-ended collective improvisation at the core of its methodology, the group aims to celebrate the remarkable creative voices of its contributors and to push boundaries for personal and interactive language and expression. The music that unfolds is unpredictable and unrepeatable, incorporating sublime lyricism, avant-grade instincts, and an array of influence from across the jazz and contemporary classical traditions. Pianist Dan Sheehan has led the group through…

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$15 - $20

Origami – 2 CD launches

Sun 18th February @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Origami is led by Adam Simmons, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer (as well as Co-Artistic Director of Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues). Formed in 2010, Origami have performed at various festivals including Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival, Mildura Jazz Food & Wine Festival, Eltham Jazz Festival and The Village Festival. They performed their suite, The Usefulness of Art for the inaugural Peter Blizzard Memorial Concert at the Festival of Slow Music. This is the Melbourne launch of two new CDs:…

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