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MIJF: Mat Jodrell Sextet – ‘Grateful’ Album Launch

Trumpeter Mat Jodrell is one of the most exciting voices in jazz today. Having recently returned to Melbourne after almost a decade performing in New York, Jodrell will lead an all-star sextet to launch his new album Grateful. In these ever changing and uncertain times, to be grateful is one of the most powerful tools...

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MIJF: Luke Howard Trio – ‘Sanctuary’ Album Launch

Comprised of Luke Howard (piano), Jonathan Zion (bass) and Daniel Farrugia (drums), Luke Howard Trio’s minimalist aesthetic blends elements of improvised and popular music, with enthralling compositions by both Howard and Zion. The trio regularly capture audiences with arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Though wordless, their compositions perform...

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MIJF: I Hold The Lion’s Paw – ‘Lost In Place’ Album Launch

Jon Hassell meets Ornette Coleman, meets Sun Ra. I Hold the Lion’s Paw sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard. Presenting a long-awaited sophomore release, the group led by trumpeter-composer-electronic artist Reuben Lewis, launch Lost in Place, an album that takes the audience even deeper into the group's immersive...

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MIJF: Torrio! feat. Ilaria Crociani – MOTUS ANIMI

There is something elusive yet so distinctive in Italian music that makes it immediately recognisable. It allows Alessandro Scarlatti or Barbara Strozzi's music to be performed alongside Ennio Morricone or Bruno Martino's. MOTUS ANIMI, or "moves of the soul", is the Latin equivalent for the English "emotions" In this unique festival-only performance, Tuscan-born singer Ilaria...

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MIJF: Spirograph Studies – Lowlights Album Launch

Post-rock, post-jazz and post-minimalism. Spirograph Studies build dreamy aesthetics and cinematic sounds into the release of their long-awaited second album Lowlights. In this much-anticipated album launch, bassist Tamara Murphy leads Luke Howard, Fran Swinn and James McLean in beautiful musical conversation.

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MIJF: Late Night Jams

Led by local legends The Rookies, these spontaneous, all improvised and unrepeatable festival-only sessions celebrate our Melbourne jazz community alongside Festival artists dropping in to jam – you never know who'll end up on stage.

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MIJF: Take Note 2021 Commission – Ellie Lamb’s Between Worlds

Trombonist, composer and leader of MIJF’s Take Note program Ellie Lamb premieres their ambitious commission, exploring themes of identity and the experience of living between genres and genders. Ellie’s suite draws on a range of musical styles including minimalism, folk and post-rock – all interwoven with lush orchestrations. Leading the listener through a narrative of...

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MIJF: Late Night Jams

Led by local legends The Rookies, these spontaneous, all improvised and unrepeatable festival-only sessions celebrate our Melbourne jazz community alongside Festival artists dropping in to jam – you never know who'll end up on stage.

Free Entry

MIJF: John Scurry’s Reverse Swing – Early Risers

John Scurry has been a stalwart of the Australian swing and trad jazz scene, both as a performer and a recording artist for five decades. His stellar lineup of musicians will be playing a selection of original tunes from recent release, Early Risers, a fresh and contemporary compilation of music generously overflowing with reflections and...

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MIJF: Johannes Luebbers Dectet – Other Worlds & Divide and Conquer Album Launch

One of Australia’s most distinctive jazz composers, Johannes Luebbers explores deep orchestral colours to uncover the connective tissue between various musical styles, pushing genre boundaries and discovering new relationships between them. Celebrating ten years since first coming together, his multi-award-winning dectet debuts their complete 10x10x10 project – Other Worlds and Divide and Conquer. Featuring ten...

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MIJF: Angela Davis Quartet – The Maximilian Project Album Launch

Acclaimed saxophonist Angela Davis debuts a new EP-length suite commissioned by ABC Jazz. Since her last recording, the ARIA-nominated Little Did They Know, Angela has become a mother – and she has drawn on her experiences of motherhood and raising a newborn during the COVID era to write a suite for a new band featuring...

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