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MJC Presents: Peter Knight’s TL;DR Quartet

TL;DR (Too Long Didn’t Read) is a new group put together by trumpeter/composer Peter Knight, the Creative Director of the Australian Art Orchestra, and leader of the internationally-acclaimed Way Out West group. It features A.A.O. Associate (and 2020 Freedman Jazz Fellow) Helen Svoboda (bass and voice), two young talents in Theo Carbo (guitar and electronics)...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Unbroken Trio + Data Entry

‘Data Entry’ Is a new trio formed by drummer/composer Luke Andresen, and featuring Bernard Alexander (alto saxophone) and Sam Anning (electric bass). All of the compositions were written with these musicians and instrumentation in mind, and explore the juxtaposition of compositional influences such as Duke Ellington, Ornette Coleman and John Hollenbeck in a contemporary trio...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Antelodic + Nat Bartsch (solo)

Antelodic is an instrumental chamber jazz trio featuring the unusual instrumentation of guitar with two saxophones. The woodwinds often perform the role of rhythm section, allowing the guitar to become the melodic voice. The trio has developed a highly nuanced approach to their creative practice that allows them to experiment in the moment while maintaining...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: SHAYAN with Melbourne Amplified Strings – album launch

With a sound that incorporates electronic music, Iranian folk melodies, hip-hop and chamber music, this MJC concert features a collaboration between Jazz quintet SHAYAN and electronic string duo, 'Melbourne Amplified Strings' (MAS). They will launch SHAYAN's new album, Living in the Machine, performing Omid Shayan’s original compositions that blur the lines between classical, jazz, world...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: James Bowers Trio feat. Marty Holoubek (Japan)

James Bowers has been busy on the local scene for around a decade, including Julia Stone, Vaudeville Smash and Sex on Toast. His long-awaited debut album as a leader, "My Trio Album" was recorded in Tokyo, featuring Marty Holoubek (bass) and Shun Ishiwaka (drums). Musically the album ventures into sonic worlds inspired by modern jazz,...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: James Sherlock Trio

Throughout his three decade career, playing original compositions has always been a major part of guitarist James Sherlock’s music. Recent years have seen more of a focus on repertoire bands (such as the Bopstretch weekly residency), and accompanying many excellent singers (as well as his interpretations of classical repertoire in his duo with bassist Ben...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Gooey Deliria (Adel)

Gooey Deliria is a collaboration of some of Adelaide and Melbourne’s leading “next generation” artists, with Dylan Paul (bass), Kyrie Anderson (drums) and Flora Carbo (saxophone), together with the more experienced Dave McEvoy (piano). Anderson and Carbo first met at the Banff Creative Music Intensive in Canada in 2019, and have since performed together in...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Kade Brown Trio

Pianist/composer Kade Brown impressively premiered a quintet for the MJC at Bennetts Lane in early 2016, announcing his potential (after moving to Melbourne in 2014 from the far south coast region of NSW). He studied classical piano with William Hawkey, and jazz under Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll and Sam Keevers at Monash University and was...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Andrea Keller’s Five Below with Julien Wilson

Julien Wilson (saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), James McLean (drum set) & Andrea Keller (piano) Five Below formed in 2017 as part of Keller’s Monday night residency at the Jazzlab. In 2018, they released Five Below Live (recorded live at the Jazzlab) and following on from the success...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Gideon Brazil Quintet

Under the moniker of The Natives, Gideon Brazil (saxophone and flute) led a quintet which independently released their debut album, Yma Jam Yma, back in 2007. After a long break of several years, the Gideon Brazil Quintet is reformed, with this performance being in preparation for an upcoming album recording. The group will explore new...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Ted Vining Trio (Tas/Vic)

Now based in Hobart, veteran drummer Ted Vining is an important figure in jazz circles for forming two long-running ensembles: the Ted Vining Trio (1970-2006) and Musiikki Oy (renamed as Blow in 2000). Now an energetic 85, his achievements were recognised with the Hall of Fame award at the 2017 ‘Bell’ Australian Jazz Awards. With...

$18.00 – $25.00

MJC Presents: Katarzyna Wiktorski Octtet

After independently releasing her lockdown octet EP From a Distance, Kat’s octet ensemble is returning to the Jazzlab, with the support of the Melbourne Jazz Co-op. This project celebrates the fusion of jazz, classical and improvisation through a dynamic group of players. Kat’s compositional approach strives to create balance between complexity and simplicity with an...

$18.00 – $25.00