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Rebecca Mendoza with the Joe Ruberto Trio

Growing up under the influence of jazz pianist/arranger father Noel Mendoza, Rebecca started on the Jazz scene at an early age singing the swingin’ and sultry songs Cole Porter, Gershwin and Van Heusen to name a few. One can tell that Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson were some of the greats...

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MJC Presents: Jex Saarelaht Quartet feat. Grant, Anning, and McLean

Stalwart of the Melbourne musical landscape, pianist/composer Jex Saarelaht continues to present his own distinctive compositions, along with less-travelled pieces by jazz composers including Geri Allen and Andrew Hill, joined by three outstanding musicians - eclectic multi-instrumentalist Steve Grant, here performing on trumpet, master-bassist Sam Anning, and winner of the 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, drummer...

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Andrea Keller Curates: Composers’ Circle

Niran Dasika (trumpet), Flora Carbo (saxophone), Callum Mintzis (trombone), Andrea Keller (piano), Theo Carbo (guitar), Kyrie Anderson (drums) & Helen Svoboda (double bass) The Composers’ Circle brings together leading Melbourne-based jazz improvisers & composers. The sextet presents world premieres & re-imaginings of its member’s compositions. The inaugural iteration of the group and a selection of...

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The Mouth with special guest Brett Williams

Master percussionist Ray Pereira and Saxophone virtuoso Julien Wilson formed THE MOUTH to explore new original music influenced by the rhythms of Cuba, West Africa and Sri Lanka. The compositions of the group use rarely heard rhythms as a basis for these compositions, where the saxophone and guitar weave harmony and melody around the intricate...

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Luke Howard Trio

Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard has been described as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior...

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Holly Moore Quartet

Holly Moore brings together her new quartet, featuring Australian Art Orchestra Artistic Director Aaron Choulai (piano) as well as Melbourne rhythm section stalwarts Robbie Finch (bass) and Luke Andresen (drums). After being awarded an ABC Jazz Composition Commission, Holly released her first recording ‘Reunion’ to high acclaim in late 2023. She is an artist with...

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The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra with special guest Julie O;hara

Formed around the turn of the century by double bassist Steve Purcell as a Count Basie style dance band, The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra has evolved over more than 15 years to become a unique Melbourne musical institution with an enormous repertoire of original charts and ties through out Melbourne's musical universe. The Pearly Shells mix their own...

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Sarah McKenzie (USA/UK/AUS)

Sarah McKenzie is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, and bandleader whose breezy technical style, songwriting acumen, and pronounced lyrical sense of swing have drawn comparisons to Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall. McKenzie was born in Melbourne, Australia and began playing piano at the age of nine. Throughout her high-school years Sarah was a member...

Sarah McKenzie (USA/UK/AUS)

Sarah McKenzie is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, and bandleader whose breezy technical style, songwriting acumen, and pronounced lyrical sense of swing have drawn comparisons to Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall. McKenzie was born in Melbourne, Australia and began playing piano at the age of nine. Throughout her high-school years Sarah was a member...

MJC Presents: Griswold-Svoboda-Kim (Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne) – Anatomical Heart

Anatomical Heart is a collaborative trio who focus on the spontaneity of each moment. Together they create colourful musical cells, glitchy rhythms and vibrant soundscapes, using prepared piano, bass, drums and collected objects. A trio of musicians based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, they first came together in the remote bush property of Harrigans Lane,...

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Transients: Magnusson/Talia/Keller

Inspired by Allan Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit, Transients are a series of evolving trios devised by Andrea in 2016. The project has released multiple albums, including Transients Volume 1 & 2 (winning the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album in 2019), and Andrea Keller Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Volume...

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Jazzlab Orcheztra

Melbourne’s own Jazzlab Orchestra presses re-set on the big band tradition: creating visionary, original, genre-bending jazz music with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. Led by composer/arrangers Cheryl Durongpisitkul and Madison James Smith, the orchestra celebrates Melbourne’s next generation of instrumentalists. The Orchestra continues the tradition of the Bennetts Lane Big Band with a monthly...

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