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MJC Presents: Julio & The Stevies

Saxophonist Julien Wilson and the “Stevies” - guitarist Stephen Magnusson, and accordionist Steve Grant – have worked together as the Julien Wilson Trio for the past 17 years, releasing two albums, and touring nationally and internationally (including Europe, South Korea and Indonesia). Their first album, Trio-Live (2007) was recorded as part of The ABC Jazztrack...

Tickets available at the door $20 – $30

Andrea Keller Curates: Niran Dasika Trio

Multi award-winning trumpeter Niran Dasika’s new trio is a collaboration with acclaimed pianist Andrea Keller and emerging bass virtuoso Helen Svoboda. Dasika is known for his ethereal, expressive trumpet playing and deeply evocative compositions, described as “ravishing” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and “exquisite” (Australian Book Review

Tickets available at the door $20 – $25

Lachlan Mclean’s Colourful Plumage Quartet

Lachlan McLean is a saxophonist, composer, musical director and genre-crossing chameleon. His lyrical, distinct sound and phrasing is reminiscent of the depth of gospel singers and slide blues guitar, and his unique musicality contributes to many projects across multiple genres in the Melbourne scene including jazz, fusion, afrobeat, latin and soul.

Tickets available at the door $20 – $25

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 and Jeff Mills, capturing audiences with contemporary classical arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $25.00

Barney McAll: #atrocitybrokerage (early show)

Barney McAll's music is the rainbow in the oil slick of political and global chaos. He came up through the downtown 90s New York scene playing the piano with some of the great spiritual jazz heavyweights like Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Dewey Redman, and Billy Harper. He also submerged himself in a river of unadulterated...

$30.00

Barney McAll: #atrocitybrokerage (late show)

Barney McAll's music is the rainbow in the oil slick of political and global chaos. He came up through the downtown 90s New York scene playing the piano with some of the great spiritual jazz heavyweights like Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Dewey Redman, and Billy Harper. He also submerged himself in a river of unadulterated...

Tickets available at the door $30.00

The Pearly Shells Hot 6 with special guest Julie O’Hara(NEXT SHOW 23DEC)

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 arrangements of 40's and 50's big band music with Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, RnB, Boogie Woogie and Latin styles and play it all with the drive and enthusiasm the music demands and deserves.

Tickets available at the door $30 – $35

Belinda Parsons BEETET – Album Launch (Early show)

Belinda Parsons BEETET is launching her debut album "CHOICES WE MAKE" at the Jazz Lab. Belinda will be joined by Gillan Gregory, Phil Rex, Ryan Menezes, Jordan Murray, Ron Romero, Nina Ferro, and Fem Belling. Special guest Anthony Barnhill! To celebrate the release of the album, it's also happening on Belinda's Birthday!

$35 – $40

Belinda Parsons BEETET – Album Launch (Late Show)

Belinda Parsons BEETET is launching her debut album "CHOICES WE MAKE" at the Jazz Lab. Belinda will be joined by Gillan Gregory, Phil Rex, Ryan Menezes, Jordan Murray, Ron Romero, Nina Ferro, and Fem Belling. Special guest Anthony Barnhill! To celebrate the release of the album, it's also happening on Belinda's Birthday!

Tickets available at the door $35.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Tripataka with Salvador Persico

Tripataka return to JazzLab with a fresh new collaboration. The focus is on Afro-Cuban inspired grooves, with a percussive persuasion driven by Salvador Persico in the engine room. With new repertoire that navigates jazz and its intersections with multiple traditions, expect Tripataka’s signature rhythmically-charged layers with bold harmony and guttural melodic utterances. Adrian Sherriff -...

Tickets available at the door $18 – $25

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...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $25.00

Lachlan Mclean’s Colourful Plumage Quartet

Lachlan McLean is a saxophonist, composer, musical director and genre-crossing chameleon. His lyrical, distinct sound and phrasing is reminiscent of the depth of gospel singers and slide blues guitar, and his unique musicality contributes to many projects across multiple genres in the Melbourne scene including jazz, fusion, afrobeat, latin and soul.

Tickets available at the door $20 – $25