The MJC has reluctantly cancelled Mason-Stuckey-Anning originally scheduled on 9 January (our opening gig for 2022), because of COVID-related issues.
Over from Adelaide, Hugh Stuckey (guitar) and Angus Mason (drums) will both perform with pianist Brett Williams on Monday at The Jazzlab (The MJC will pay the musicians a 50% cancellation fee).
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Tony Gould

Tony Gould’s Birthday Celebration

Sun 30 January @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

For this occasion, birthday boy Tony Gould is joined by longtime colleagues Ben Robertson (double bass) and Tony Floyd (drums) to play two sets with two different “groups”: one with guests, Angela Davis (alto saxophone) and James Sherlock (guitar), and the other with Ilaria Crociani (vocals) and Mirko Guerrini (tenor saxophone). 

Composer and pianist Steve Barry seated, leaning forward face-on. He's wearing a dark shirt, khaki pants and brown leather shoes

Steve Barry Quartet (Sydney/Melbourne) – Premiere

Sun 6 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In this concert, composer and pianist Steve Barry will collaborate with Josh Kelly (alto saxophone), Ben Robertson (double bass) and Danny Fischer (drums).

female saxophonist Holly Moore

Holly + Friends – Premiere

Sun 13 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Holly + Friends is a new project led by alto saxophonist Holly Moore, bringing together long time friends and collaborators to explore each other’s compositions.  This new line up features Matt Hoyne (guitar), Claire Cross (electric bass), Harry Cook (piano) and Luke Andresen (drums).

Stephen Byth Octet

Stephen Byth Octet

Sun 20 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

For this performance he reconvenes that personnel with Niran Dasika (trumpet), Josh Kelly (alto saxophone), Stephen Byth (tenor), James Macaulay (trombone), Julien Wilson (clarinet and bass clarinet), Kade Brown (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) and Angus Mason (drums).

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(((F:rst Sunn))) – Premiere

Sun 27 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

(((F:rst Sunn))) is a quintet formed by double bassist/composer Stephen Hornby, featuring Andrew Saragossi (tenor saxophone), Cheryl Durongpisitkul (alto saxophone), Tom Stewart-Tonna (guitar) and Phil Collings (drums).

Niran Dasika and Tom Avgenicos

Niran Dasika (Solo) & DELAY 45 (Sydney) – CD Launch/Debut

Sun 6 March @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This concert features two trumpet tyros who placed 2nd and 3rd in the 2017 National Jazz Brass Awards: Niran Dasika (in a solo project with electronics), and Tom Avgenicos with his Sydney group, Delay 45, featuring Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). Delay 45 will launch with debut CD, “Big Ears”.

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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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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.

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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.