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.

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Eugene Ball 4tet

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

Eugene Ball 4tet is Eugene Ball (trumpet) James Macaulay (trombone), drummer James McLean (drums), and electric bassist Mick Meagher (bass). For this MJC performance, the 4tet will draw on their existing repertoire and premiere some new material. 

$20 – $30

Vince Jones Quintet

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

(The MJC Series is interrupted by the third night of Vince Jones’ season)
Vince Jones (trumpet and vocals) is joined by Matt McMahon (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), Felix Bloxsom (drums), and John Mackey (sax)

$55

Niran Dasika (Solo) + VOYAGE – Debut

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

Every Voyage performance is a completely improvised adventure inviting audiences to journey through evolving orbits of looped and layered vocals amidst fractals of effected electric guitar and ethereal pads of pulsating synthesiser and piano.
An opening set will feature the solo project of trumpeter Niran Dasika, whose work encompasses jazz, free improvisation and electronic music.

$20 – $30

Tim Stocker Quartet − debut

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

This performance will feature original compositions from Tim's album "The View From Here", recorded in New York City, along with some newer tunes that have been kept in the vault.   Tim Stocker (baritone saxophone & effects) performs with a strong rhythm section of Darrin Archer (piano), Harry Morrison (double bass) and Felix Bloxsom (drums).

$20 – $30

Aaaron Choulai Quintet

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

Aaron Choulai is an award winning and critically acclaimed pianist and composer whose work is recognised as innovating new directions in jazz, hip-hop and improvised music. From large scale multi […]

$20 – $30

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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.

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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. 

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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.