MJC Event Updates

Recommencing MJC concerts

Creative Victoria has provided substantial support grants to our live music venues, to enable them to survive and re-open. The MJC expects to be able to recommence our concert presentations in late November and December. We expect that audience numbers will be restricted, so bookings will be required, but we’ll keep you informed here and on our social media.

2020 Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival

The MJC founded the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival in 1997 and we have proudly supported it ever since. We hope to be supporting some form of the 2020 Festival in December

Supporting artists in these interesting times

Until the return of concert performances, we recommend that you could 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.

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MJC co-presentations

We’re looking forward to co-presenting with the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in late October. MJC co-presentations listed below. View all festival concerts and buy tickets at wangarattajazz.com

Monday 26 October

8:15pm • barney mcall unit with previously unreleased footage from the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative’s 2016 concert in memoriam of legendary Australian jazz drummer, Allan Browne

Tuesday 27 October

8:15pm • tradition alive with previously unreleased footage from the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative’s 2016 concert in memoriam of legendary Australian jazz drummer, Allan Browne

Wednesday 28 October

8:15pm • i heart improvisation
Exhilarating improvised works, commissioned by the Festival from leading and emerging artists:

  • maria moles, drums
  • scott tinkler, trumpet
  • wolfa: jenny barnes, voice, & mick meagher, electric bass*

Thursday 29 October

8:15pm • 2 x 1 x 3 Leading figures of Melbourne Jazz bookend a retrospective photo essay by Roger Mitchell commissioned by the Festival.

nick haywood and tim stevens* – previously unreleased footage from the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative’s 2016 concert in memoriam of legendary Australian jazz drummer, Allan Browne Together again, Nick and Tim deftly ply their thoughtful and unique approach to standards and original works.

stills in motion – a retrospective – Journalist, photographer, and die-hard jazz devotee, Roger Mitchell presents the WFoJ&B from his unique, informed perspective.

keller | murphy | ball* – – previously unreleased footage from the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative’s 2016 concert in memoriam of legendary Australian jazz drummer, Allan Browne

Multi-award winning pianist Andrea Keller has shared the stage innumerable times with trumpeter Eugene Ball and bassist, Tamara Murphy, but this rare performance unites all three.

In 2020, the MJC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Creative Victoria, and APRA/AMCOS.  
  
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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.

News

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.

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Editorial 2 November 2019

Editorial 2 November 2019

While the Wangaratta Festival is in recession this year, two interstate festival events which were timed to coincide with it – the Perth International Jazz Festival and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival – are both offering strong programs, with several international and interstate artists.

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SUPPORT THE MJC

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.