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This project has been assisted by the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The 3PBS-FM Recording Project has been financially supported by Vorticity Music 
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MIJF 2021 Johannes Luebbers Dectet

MIJF | Johannes Luebbers Dectet – Other Worlds & Divide and Conquer Album Launch

Sun 5 December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

One of Australia’s most distinctive jazz composers, Johannes Luebbers explores deep orchestral colours to uncover the connective tissue between various musical styles, pushing genre boundaries and discovering new relationships between them.

Nat Bartsch

Nat Bartsch Octet

Sun 12 December @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nat Bartsch is a pianist, composer, arranger, director and producer. Fusing an unconventional string quartet with a jazz quartet, her music is influenced by classical and jazz music and film.

This World

This World (Sydney/Melbourne) – Melbourne debut

Sun 19 December @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Comprising four of Australia’s most esteemed jazz musicians, this celebrated Australian jazz super group made waves last year with their critically acclaimed debut album, This World. Now, twelve-months on, pianist Mike Nock, drummer Hamish Stuart, tenor saxophonist Julian Wilson and bassist Jonathan Zwartz return with material for a brand new album, “Out of This World”.

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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.

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

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.