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This project has been assisted by the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The 3PBS-FM Recording Project has been financially supported by Vorticity Music 
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James Sherlock & Ben Hanlon – CD Launch | Merinda Dias-Jayasinha & Isaac Gunnoo – Debut

Sun 8 August @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Over the 2020 Melbourne lockdown Max wrote a series of exploratory trio works with the specific skill sets of drummer James McLean and bassist Joseph Franklin in mind. Joined by these musicians he will debut the series, entitled ‘Schema’.

Spirograph Studies

Spirograph Studies +

Sun 15 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Inextricably post-rock and post-jazz, this collaborative group features Luke Howard (piano), Fran Swinn (guitar) and James McLean (drums) – this strong collection of music-makers each bring their unique voice to the stage as part a united front led by Tamara Murphy.

This World

This World (Sydney/Melbourne) – Melbourne debut

Sun 29 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Comprising four of Australia’s most esteemed jazz musicians, this celebrated Australian jazz super group made waves last year with their critically acclaimed debut album, This World. Now, twelve-months on, pianist Mike Nock, drummer Hamish Stuart, tenor saxophonist Julian Wilson and bassist Jonathan Zwartz return with material for a brand new album, “Out of This World”.

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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 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 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.

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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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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.