MJC NEWS

Horst Liepolt, Vale

Horst Liepolt, Vale

Entrepreneur/producer Horst Liepolt passed away in New York on January 8, at the age of 91. Before moving to New York in 1981 (where he became a partner in the successful Sweet Basil Jazz Club, and produced numerous albums), he was a driving force and great champion...

State and Federal Funding results for MJC

State and Federal Funding results for MJC

The MJC received Federal funding results in December, with an offer of $60,000 support for our 2019 Program, which is a very positive development after four unsuccessful applications for A.C. funding for our 2018 Program. Previously Federally funded on an annual basis...

‘Girls do jazz’ – course

‘Girls do jazz’ – course

Want to be inspired, get more involved in the world of jazz and improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a likeminded creative community and develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances,...

Editorial June 2018

Editorial June 2018

Another Melbourne International Jazz Festival - the 19th event in the 21 years since the inaugural 1998 Festival - has concluded with obvious overall success for its broad program. While they are yet to make an announcement about attendances, it will be no surprise to...

Federal funding results for MJC 2018

After two Australia Council funding applications for our 2018 program were unsuccessful last year, the MJC was informed that a third application for 12 month funding (from May onwards) was also unsuccessful. This means that for the first time in 36 years the MJC will...

MJC Newsletter 29 July 2017

MJC Newsletter 29 July 2017

It is with real sadness that I report the premature passing of Perth pianist Graham Wood (pictured) last week, as he was a 'great bloke', and his death represents a truly enormous loss to both the Perth and national jazz scenes. Despite (or possibly because) he had...

JazzLab venue launched

JazzLab venue launched

The JazzLab venue, the new venture from Bennetts Lane founder (and MIJF Artistic Director) Michael Tortoni, opened on April 7 at 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick. Situated near Brunswick Train Station, and close to Sydney Road’s tram services, the venue has many positive...

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2-11 June

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2-11 June

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...

Stonnington Jazz 2017

Stonnington Jazz 2017

Stonnington Jazz program launched – a highlight is the Monash Art Ensemble with the Young Wagilak Group