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Reuben Lewis (composition, trumpet, pedals, synths) collaborates with Emily Bennett (voice, synths, electronics), Adam Halliwell (bass) and Ronny Ferella (drums).
“A beguiling stew of afro-beat, jazz-rock-inflected postbop, and electro-acoustic noise” - Andy Hamilton, The Wire, UK
Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone) and Adam Simmons (alto saxophone), with classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the lines between contemporary folk and modern jazz.
Supporting artists in these interesting times
As concert performances slowly return, you can also support Australian artists by purchasing any of the steady stream of recently released albums. Bandcamp is recommended by many musicians because of its reasonable fee structure, and generous Bandcamp Fridays when they waive their revenue share.
And don’t neglect the rich array of past releases, or important classic albums, such as the late Mark Simmonds’ 1995 ARIA winner, Fire.
The Melbourne Jazz Co-Op
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 and established artists. Read more about how we are funded.
By Martin Jackson The positive news is that Melbourne is following Sydney’s lead in gradually opening up venues to a...
Melbourne Jazz Co-op had proudly adopted the Code of Conduct launched by WeHaveVoice. The WeHaveVoice Collective...
Announcing that MJC was not successful in the last round of funding. Discussion of arts funding more generally
SUPPORT THE MJC
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.