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JIAL: Anning/Jodrell/Magnusson/McConnachie

'JIAL' is Sam Anning (bass), Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Scott McConnachie (saxophone), and Stephen Magnusson (guitar). Four of Australia’s finest improvisors tackle lesser known tunes and underperformed outliers from the jazz canon. Mat Jodrell: Trumpeter Mat Jodrell is one of the most exciting voices in Jazz today. He has recently returned to Australia after having lived...

$20.00 – $25.00

Claire Cross: ‘Into light’ Album Launch + Opening Act Niran Dasika Solo

“…one of the most restless creative people in Melbourne today. As a jazz-and-beyond bassist, she will blow your mind; as a composer and bandleader, she has created a sonic world of her own…” - Nikos Fotakis, australianjazz.net Bringing together some of Melbourne’s most exciting improvisers, award winning bassist and composer Claire Cross launches her debut album ‘Into Light’ -...

$20.00 – $25.00

Nadav Rayman Trio

Following a sell-out show launching their new album, the Nadav Rayman Trio are back at Jazz Lab for further explorations into the inflection point between Hip Hop and Soul-Jazz. Featuring new instrumental tracks from the trio: Nadav Rayman (Piano), Matthew Coleman (Bass) and Michael Evans-Barker (Drums) and a dedicated vocal set with guests Hyina Mufasa,...

$30.00

thando

Melbourne songstress thando brings a special improvisational set to Jazzlab. Accompanied by musical heavy hitters Tim Coghill, Angus Radley and Mike Pensini, this is an experience not to miss. Recently exploding into Australian homes and hearts via her run on The Voice, thando is a once in a generation talent that we are lucky enough...

$45.00

MJC Presents: Antripodean Ensemble (Bruny Island/Tasmania/Melbourne/Sydney) – Live Recording

The Antripodean Collective is an ever-changing group of some of the finest improvising musicians in Australia. The aim of this group is to explore improvised music from every angle and in every form. On this visit from Bruny Island, Scott Tinkler (trumpet) acts as curator, with Erkki Veltheim (violin), Scott McConnachie (alto and soprano sax),...

$18.00 – $25.00

Transients: Bates/Haywood/Keller

Following the passing of esteemed mentor Allan Browne in 2015, Andrea Keller created Transients, a series of trios inspired by Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit. Transients have held residencies at Bennetts Lane and Uptown Jazz Cafe, released two albums (Transients Volume 1 & 2) and won the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album in...

$20.00 – $25.00

Gianni Marinucci Trio – Album Launch

Official launch of new Recording “Abruzzo Aria” Tonight Gianni, Craig and Tom will be playing material from their latest recording “Abruzzo Aria”. "Marinucci is a highly-gifted and marvelously restrained player possessing a luscious, seductive sound that's filled with both muscular strength and emotional fragility. His melodic and improvisational approach is economical with a superb (and...

$20.00 – $25.00

Sam Anning Septet

Melbourne bassist Sam Anning released his 2018 album ‘across a field as vast as one’  (Earshift) to critical acclaim, receiving a Bell Award, Age Music Victoria, and Australian Music Prize Shortlist awards for jazz album of the year.  ‘Oaatchapai’ was the follow-up album released in Oct 2021. It will feature new music from Sam and a septet of Melbourne’s finest musicians, Mat Jodrell...

$20.00 – $25.00

Barney McAll: Non Compliance Trio

While navigating the ever changing landscape of creative promises, pitfalls and endless bemusement, one thing is certain, music always tells the truth. Barney McAll seeks to find new avenues for music to come to life in it's own way, and on its own terms. Gary Bartz says, "it's not your show, it's the music's show", but how...

$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 – $35.00

Rebecca Mendoza Quartet

Growing up under the influence of jazz pianist/arranger father Noel Mendoza, Rebecca started on the Jazz scene at an early age singing the swingin’ and sultry songs Cole Porter, Gershwin and Van Heusen to name a few. One can tell that Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson were some of the greats that Rebecca grew up...

$30.00 – $35.00

MJC Presents: Raj Jayaweera Quintet (NYC/Mel)

Having spent the last few years based in New York, drummer/composer Raj Jayaweera is on a visit to Melbourne from his current base in Malaga, Spain. He has assembled an outstanding cast of band members for this performance, with Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), and Brett Williams (piano), together with his longterm colleague, double...

$18.00 – $25.00