MJC Event Updates

Recommencing MJC concerts

Creative Victoria has provided substantial support grants to our live music venues, to enable them to survive and re-open. The MJC expects to be able to recommence our concert presentations in late November and December. We expect that audience numbers will be restricted, so bookings will be required, but we’ll keep you informed here and on our social media.

2020 Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival

The MJC founded the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival in 1997 and we have proudly supported it ever since. We hope to be supporting some form of the 2020 Festival in December

Supporting artists in these interesting times

Until the return of concert performances, we recommend that you could 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.

Keep up to date with news on the Melbourne and national jazz scenes via our Facebook, Twitter, or our regular eNewsletter.

In 2020, the MJC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Creative Victoria, and APRA/AMCOS.  

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The Rest Is Silence

The Rest is Silence

Sun 29 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bringing together four of Melbourne’s most prodigious young jazz artists, The Rest is Silence’s debut album, A Short Film (on Earshift Music), explores melodically driven compositions against a backdrop of indie-rock, country, and electronica. Featuring siblings Flora Carbo (alto saxophone) and Theo Carbo (guitar) alongside long-time friends Isaac Gunnoo (double bass) and Maddison Carter (drums), their music is a breath of fresh air, fearlessly moving between genres to create a soundtrack to the multiplicity of our modern lives. The Rest…

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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.



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.