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The Rookies

The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent...

$20.00 – $25.00

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: 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

The Rookies Play Jazz 2 Album Launch

Melbourne’s favourite cult jazz band the Rookies return with their 3rd LP, ‘Play Jazz 2’, a sequel to their acclaimed debut, ‘Play Jazz’. This new collection of re-imagined songs from the vast pantheon of jazz standard repertoire features arrangements of music by Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, Ron Carter and Ornette Coleman, as well as a...

$20.00 – $25.00

The Rookies

The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent...

$20.00 – $25.00