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MJC Editorial

MJC Editorial

This is a particularly bitter sweet weekend for jazz supporters, with “The Last Hurrah” of the slowly fading Wangaratta Festival, following the truly great success of the
MIJF.

Remembering Lynette Irwin

Remembering Lynette Irwin

I had been thinking about the Queensland jazz scene (and jazz education generally) when I learned of the sad passing of Lynette Irwin, after a long and courageous medical battle. All together, she has left an incalculable legacy with the Brisbane jazz scene, as well as the broader Australian jazz scene. 

Editorial – 16 November 2020

Editorial – 16 November 2020

By Martin Jackson The positive news is that Melbourne is following Sydney’s lead in gradually opening up venues to a limited number of patrons. However, with a very cautious limit of 10 patrons, the only jazz venue capable of opening up at this stage is The Jazzlab,...

MJC adopts the WeHaveVoice Collective Code of Conduct

MJC adopts the WeHaveVoice Collective Code of Conduct

Melbourne Jazz Co-op had proudly adopted the Code of Conduct launched by WeHaveVoice. The WeHaveVoice Collective comprehensive Code of Conduct is designed to foster safe(r) workplaces in the Performing Arts, with an unequivocal stance against gender discrimination and...

Editorial 24 January 2020

Editorial 24 January 2020

Announcing that MJC was not successful in the last round of funding. Discussion of arts funding more generally

Editorial 13 December 2019

Editorial 13 December 2019

The MJC is commencing its 38th. year of Annual Programs, which has been staged throughout every year since January 1983. However, as you can see, while there are some familiar artists in the program, we are continuing to introduce new artists too.

Editorial 29 November 2019

Editorial 29 November 2019

The Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival commences this Sunday night, and has managed to offer plenty of worthwhile music, with some ‘new’ younger groups, as well as two Sydney acts.

Editorial 15 December 2015

Editorial 15 December 2015

When I was teaching classroom Music at Kew High School, one of the benefits in recent years was the opportunity to sit in with the Stage Band rehearsal (after school), under the direction of woodwind teacher Martin Corcoran. Not only was Martin an inspiring leader...