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MJC Presents: The Mouth

Saxophone virtuoso Julien Wilson and percussionist Ray Pereira explore a fresh approach to improvisation and groove in THE MOUTH. The Mouth perform original tunes based on rare Afro Cuban, African and Sri Lankan grooves where harmony and melody weave around interlocking polyrhythms. Interesting and innovative music that you can dance to or listen to. The...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: I Hold The Lion’s Paw – EP Launch

I Hold the Lion’s Paw is a sonic trip like no other. Led by ARIA nominated trumpeter-producer Reuben Lewis, this ensemble is a guide into an immersive world of twisted funk, electro-grunge and psychedelic jazz that will leave you with "the feeling of having stumbled into someone else’s LSD trip” (Sydney Morning Herald). This is...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Katarzyna Wiktorski Quintet

After independently releasing her lockdown octet EP From a Distance, pianist/ composer/ arranger Katarzyna Wiktorski’s Quintet project celebrates the fusion of jazz, classical and improvisation. Kat’s compositional approach strives to create balance between complexity and simplicity, with an overall arc of emotional sentiment and storytelling. This new collection of works explores interplay and groove and...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Callum G’Froerer Quartet

Callum G’Froerer is a trumpet player and composer who is active between many musical genres – improvisation, jazz, commissioning new contemporary repertoire, and electro-acoustic composition. In the jazz realm, he has performed widely across Australia and at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, and internationally (Dizzy’s at the Lincoln Center, Monterey Jazz Festival, B-Flat Berlin). G’Froerer was...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Green/O’Connor/Svoboda – (Bris/Mel) Album Launch

Helen Svoboda (double bass), Tim Bekavac Green (drums and cymbals) and Joe O'Connor (piano) celebrate the launch of 'Time Together, Time Apart' an album of improvisation released by New York label 577 Records in May. The album was recorded in 2019 at a time when the musicians lived in different cities, across two continents (with...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Brennan Hamilton-Smith Quartet feat. Kade Brown

Woodwind soloist Brennan Hamilton-Smith (clarinet & tenor saxophone) is probably best-known for his work on clarinet with ensembles such as “Reverse Swing”. However, he is equally adept in contemporary idioms, recording all-originals with his group Rhombus on their album, “Enter The Rats Nest”. For this performance he is joined by long-time collaborator Kade Brown (piano),...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Remco Keijzer Quartet feat. Special Guest Daniel Gassin (Paris/Mel)

Originally hailing from Amsterdam, tenor saxophonist Remco Keijzer has called Melbourne home for many years, but has spent the past year interstate touring with his wife Alinta Chidzey (of Alinta & The Jazz Emperors fame, and currently lead of the musical Moulin Rouge). This concert sees him reuniting with Paris-based expatriate pianist Daniel Gassin who...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: Niko Schauble & Carl Pannuzzo Duo

This year has seen drummer and composer Niko Schauble premiering two of his compositions for large ensemble in Australia (with the MJC Orchestra) and in Europe (with Nick Haywood, Andrea Keller performing ‘Clear Waters’ for jazz trio and symphony Orchestra). Always seeking new creative possibilities, Niko has teamed with Carl Pannuzzo (a multi instrumentalist and...

$20.00 – $30.00

MJC Presents: TMT

After the recent completion of a another national tour with her quartet, Spirograph Studies, double bassist and composer Tamara Murphy performs with her TMT trio, featuring guitarist Stephen Magnusson and drummer James McLean. They released their self-titled debut CD late last year to critical acclaim. Their repertoire mainly comprises originals, but with some imaginative interpretations...

$20.00 – $30.00