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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 -...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

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,...

Get Tickets $25.00 – $35.00

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...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $25.00

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...

Get Tickets $10.00 – $20.00

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...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

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...

Get Tickets $25.00 – $35.00

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

MWIJF Presents: Lara Bello Quartet (Spain/Aus) + Ilaria Cociani (Italy/Aus) + Ruby Glynn

Lara Bello Quartet Born in Granada, Spain and now based in New York, singer/song-writer, Lara Bello conveys the music of her hometown: Flamenco, Arabic melodies and Mediterranean roots masterfully fused with African and Latin American rhythms. Her magical voice expressively touches your heart whilst her poetic lyrics take you on a beautiful journey. “Captivating vocals,...

Get Tickets $35.00 – $45.00

MWIJF Presents: Jam and Hang

Jam session and general hang! This is a chance for female and non binary musicians and vocalists to play in the jam session, or just plain hang out and connect with other musicians. MWIJF is really keen for female and non binary musicians/vocalists to meet and play with each other and network – we really...

MWIJF Presents: Gender Defying Jazz

Gender Defying Jazz (GDJ) is a program run by Andrea Keller, Head of Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. The program serves to create a safe learning environment and community for female identifying, and gender-diverse musicians interested in exploring jazz and improvisation. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the annual workshops...

MWIJF Presents: Teri Roiger Quartet (USA/Aus) Celebrated the music of Abbey Lincoln & Peggy Lee’s Open Thread (Can/Aus)

Teri Roiger Quartet “Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter but with her own uniqueness.” JACK DEJOHNETTE An American jazz musician vocalist, pianist, songwriter, educator, and producer, Teri lives in New York City and also spends time in New York’s Hudson Valley. She began playing piano...

Get Tickets $35.00 – $45.00