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Transients: Anning/Wilson/Keller

Inspired by Allan Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit, Transients are a series of evolving trios devised by Andrea in 2016. The project has released multiple albums, including Transients Volume 1 & 2 (winning the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album in 2019), and Andrea Keller Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Volume...

$20.00 – $30.00

IKSRE ‘abundance’ Album Tour 2024 supported by Willebrant

Vocalist, multi instrumentalist and producer IKSRE (aka Phoebe Dubar)’s music has been described by critics as “at the delicate intersection of the natural world in fissure with atmospheric electronics and instruments” (The Wire Magazine); “a techno-naturalistic exploration of the relationships between people, places and times” (Dazed Magazine) and “a deft use of verdant strings, undulating...

$18.00 – $25.00

Joshua Breakstone (USA) – Workshops

1pm For Singers (1.5hrs for all levels): A discussion on what it means to be a jazz singer and why singing jazz is so different from singing most other kinds of music. We’ll listen to examples of jazz vocalists singing in their own ways and at their best. We’ll discuss how to both listen and...

$30.00 – $60.00

Sweethearts

In the depths of the covid lockdowns a competition was formed. It was meant as a joke, people took it seriously. From all over the world musicians (and non-musicians) submitted their entries to the 'Covid-19 Sweethearts' competition - everyone creating their own version of the Australian Jazz standard 'Sweethearts'. Winners were crowned, runners up were...

$20.00 – $30.00

Joshua Breakstone (USA)

"Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone's jazz guitar," wrote Paul Weidman in The Sante Fe New Mexican. "His flowing lines on up-tempo cookers are impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse," has raved Guitar Player...

$20.00 – $30.00

The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra with Special Guest Julie O’Hara

Formed around the turn of the century by double bassist Steve Purcell as a Count Basie style dance band, The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra has evolved over more than 15 years to become a unique Melbourne musical institution with an enormous repertoire of original charts and ties through out Melbourne's musical universe. The Pearly Shells mix their own...

$30.00 – $40.00

La Mauvaise Réputation

French gypsy swing ensemble La Mauvaise Réputation is returning to the Jazzlab for two sets of upbeat jazz manouche and glorious chanson française. Featuring Paul Gillett (vocals, rhythm guitar), Salvatore Greco (accordion), Enzo Ruberto (double bass) and Adam Russo on lead guitar, the group have kept the momentum going since the launch of their 2023...

$25.00 – $30.00

Cannonball with Chantal Mitvalsky

Melbourne based sextet ‘Cannonball’ presents its take on the timeless works of jazz/groove/soul master Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley. Fronted by acclaimed vocalist Chantal Mitvalsky, and featuring some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, Cannonball will captivate you with its blend of soulful classics, infused with jazz, blues & gospel, and cemented in a deep, infectious groove. The...

$30.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Diane Peters/Tamara Murphy Duo (Italy/Aus)

On a visit from Italy, Diane Peters (harp and voice) reunites in a duo performance with Tamara Murphy (double bass) to perform a program of jazz-inspired originals and Afro American grooves and improvisations, inspired by the styles of Alice Coltrane and Anouar Brahem. When based in Melbourne in the late 1990s Peters recorded the self-titled...

$20.00 – $30.00

Transients: Magnusson/Talia/Keller

Inspired by Allan Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit, Transients are a series of evolving trios devised by Andrea in 2016. The project has released multiple albums, including Transients Volume 1 & 2 (winning the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album in 2019), and Andrea Keller Curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab Volume...

$20.00 – $30.00

Luke Howard Trio

Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard has been described as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior...

$20.00 – $30.00