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ASRC Benefit with Wirecutters, ARC & Jazz and Social Justice

Sun 22nd September @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Three ensembles - Jazz and Social Justice, ARC and Wirecutters - come together in celebration of International Peace Day and in support of those seeking asylum and refuge.

Tucker Box Melbourne/Sydney Debut

Sun 29th September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Tucker Box is a new collaboration between Sydney-based trumpeter/composer Tom Avgenicos and Melbourne-based trombonist/composer Josh Bennier (both semi-finalists in the 2017 National Jazz Brass Awards at the Wangaratta Festival, with Avgenicos placing Third in the Finals).

The Red Door Trio & Adam King

Sun 29th September @ 8:30 pm

The Red Door Trio, featuring Phil Collings (drumset), Stephen Hornby  (bass) and Cheryl Durongpisitkul (alto saxophone), performing originals. Plus, Adam King (of Tripataka) performing solo drumset.

Leonie Cohen Quartet (Sydney) featuring Daniel Weltinger (Berlin) – debut

Sun 6th October @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

LEONIE COHEN QUARTET (Sydney) featuring DANIEL WELTINGER (Berlin) - Debut
Sydney pianist/composer Leonie Cohen leads a genre-bending ensemble that dives into, immerses itself in and celebrates a fusion of jazz, classical and klezmer.

Chris Cody

Chris Cody’s Astrolabe (Sydney/Melbourne) – Debut

Sun 13th October @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sydney pianist and composer Chris Cody has been based in Paris for much of the last 25 years, performing and recording internationally. His interests as a Francophile resulted in the writing of a major work, Astrolabe: Suite for La Pérouse, a powerful musical journey, inspired by French navigator Jean-Francois de La Pérouse’s voyage to Australia on the ship, L’Astrolabe, in 1788.

Holopeak – CD Launch

Thu 17th October @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The genuinely exciting young Sydney trio Holopeak (formerly known as Czarektrio when they performed for the MJC last year) are touring to promote the release of their debut album, ‘Summit Over’.

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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.


Editorial 13 September 2019

Editorial 13 September 2019

Awards season for jazz with the Freedman Fellowship, Jazz Bell Awards and APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Awards, along with upcoming MJC concerts and a link to Adam Simmons Creative State 2020+
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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.