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Jazzlab Orcheztra – Album Launch

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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Named after the feel good Lee Morgan tune, PARTY TIME, come together for one night only to celebrate five of their 30th birthdays. Celebrating the only way they know how, they are playing all the great standards about growing up and staying young. Holly Moore - alto saxophone Niran Dasika - trumpet Matt Hoyne -...

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The Vampires (NSW)

Immerse yourself in an evening of distinctive melodies and rhythms with The Vampires, an instrumental ensemble celebrated for what the Guardian UK calls their “genre-hopping creativity”. Having captivated audiences from the UK to Europe and their native Australia, The Vampires have received critical acclaim, an ARIA nomination, and stand out as the first instrumental act...

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Rita Satch

The Jazzlab is thrilled to welcome back Rita Satch, alongside an all star line up. Performing original music from her forthcoming album, as well as interpretations from the great American songbook and beyond. This special performance features the incredible talents of Brett Williams (Marcus Miller), Mick Meagher (The Putbacks), Gillan Gregory (Kylie Auldist) & Felix...

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Fem Belling with the Joe Ruberto Trio

SHE’S BACK! We are thrilled to announce the return of Fem Belling, making her Jazzlab return after 328 days of touring Australia in the land of Music Theatre (Cruel Intentions) and singing national anthems (Boxing Day Test). Fem will be returning to her roots in jazz music, bringing her a wealth of experience and a...

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MWIJF Presents: AURA – ‘Same Sky’ Album Launch & New Frontiers

After their debut album's success, Aura reunites to launch their new release 'Same Sky.' This quartet, famed for their chord-less style and melodic skill, presents fresh compositions inspired by deep friendship and musical synergy. Don't overlook their 2023 show - a rare chance to hear them live. Flora Carbo - Alto Saxophone Audrey Powne -...

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MWIJF Presents: ZÖJ & Across Silence

ZÖJ is an experimental cross-cultural music duo based in Australia, comprising Gelareh Pour on Kamancheh Qeychak Alto and Voice and Brian O’Dwyer on drumkit. The duo has been creating music as ZÖJ since 2016 but have worked together in other projects since 2012. The ideals of ZÖJ are firmly rooted in true expression of inter-culturalism,...

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MWIJF Presents: Monash University Sounding Change feat. Monique diMattina

Monash University Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are passionate supporters of Australian Music, Gender Diversity, and Jazz and Improvisation. We are proud to sponsor the MWIJF, and thrilled to have our students perform, listen and learn through the fantastic artists and events featured within the festival. This concert will feature student ensembles performing two...

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MWIJF Presents: Crybaby Session with Beyond The Lake

Beyond the Lake weave mesmerising soundscapes that transport listeners to tranquil realms. Their use of various effects and live looping techniques creates a captivating tapestry of textures, offering a soothing ambiance ideal for sleep, meditation, yoga, reading, and restless minds. The dynamic duo hailing from Melbourne, Australia, showcases the exceptional talents of Anita Quayle and...

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MWIJF Presents: Mim Crellin Band (SA) + Little Big Band (Directed by Angela Davis)

Mim Crellin Band Both a farewell show before Mim heads overseas and a preview of her forthcoming EP Mim Crellin - voice Morten Duun - guitar Flora Carbo - woodwinds Sam Anning - bass Kyrie Anderson - drums MWIJF Little Big Band Featuring Tertiary students from Monash University, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Melbourne Conservatorium of...

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MWIJF Presents: Sasha Gavlek Quartet (Tas/Vic) & Monash Art Ensemble feat. Andrea Keller and Cheryl Durongpisitkul

Sasha Gavlek Quartet Sasha Gavlek - Bass Angus Leighton - Tenor Sax Stella Anning - Guitar Holly Thomas - Drums SGQ x Melbourne A collaboration between local jazz legends of naarm/Melbourne and nipaluna/Hobart; bassist, soup enthusiast, and queer jazz luminary of lutruwita, Sasha Gavlek presents her original compositions in company with Stella Anning (guitar), Holly...

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MWIJF Presents: Elly Hoyt – My Nightingale & Nina Ferro –“Distance” the songs of Emily King

Elly Hoyt - My Nightingale “…Now she is a nightingale.
Night after night I hear her in the garden of my sleepless dreams.” – My Nightingale by Rose Ausländer Elly Hoyt transmutes her soulful jazz roots to indie-folk to create My Nightingale. A sound which was described by the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival as, "absolutely exquisite......

Get Tickets $35.00 – $45.00