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.


Please note venues will have Covid-safe requirements. When booking tickets please make sure you understand the measures in place.

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MWIJF: Open Thread (Can/Aus) and Teri Roiger Quartet (USA/Aust)

The Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria

This concert is a co-presentation by Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival and Melbourne Jazz Cooperative - Teri Roiger Quartet and Peggy Lee's Open Thread

$35 – $45


The Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria

Drummer and composer Maddison Carter's Polymorphic is his latest venture, drawing upon his fascination for rhythmic complexity. Jessica Lindsay Smith (flutes); Imogen Cygler (violin & keyboards); Flora Carbo (alto saxophone & bass clarinet); Niran Dasika (trumpets, effects, & synthesizer); Isaac Gunnoo (double bass & bass guitar); and, Maddison Carter (drums & vibraphone).

$25 – $30

Rajiv Jayaweera Quintet featuring Carl Morgan

The Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria

Expatriate drummer Rajiv Jayaweera, visiting from Spain, leads a quintet performing his originals, featuring Berlin-based guitarist, Carl Morgan.

$25 – $30

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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.

Keep up to date with news on the Melbourne and national jazz scenes via our Facebook, Twitter, or our regular eNewsletter.



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.