The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is being staged from June 2-11, with over 120 events, including artists from Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Luxenberg, Poland and Singapore.
Headline U.S. artists are vocalists Dianne Reeves, and Patti Austin, while the Modern Masters series at the M.R.C. will feature the trios of pianists Kenny Barron and Carla Bley (with Steve Swallow and Andy Shepard), and guitarist Bill Frisell (all making their Australian debuts), as well as saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s Group.
Other artists include Greg Osby, Jim Black, Satoko Fujii, Ari Hoenig, and Tigran Hamasyan. Australian artists include The Necks, Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky.