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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.

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MWIJF: Ashes & SOLUNE ‘Mad Vantage’

Ashes is a newly formed band led by trumpeter Ashley Ballat. This ensemble plays freely improvised, conceptual pieces of music that are inspired by movie soundtracks from David Lynch, and...

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MWIJF: Bitches Brew & Mia Barham Quartet

Bitches Brew is carnival of young-ish souls brimming with some old time music, already setting stages a-light. Bitches Brew has been cooked up by trombonist/ vocalist Lisa Baird. The Melbourne...

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MWIJF: Nat Bartsch – Lullabies

In 2017 pianist/composer Nat Bartsch became a mother, In the early months of her son Will’s life, she wrote a series of lullabies with the ultimate goal of soothing babies...

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MWIJF: Loretta & Her Boyfriends

When Loretta Miller isn’t going full Rock n’ Roll diva with her band JAZZPARTY or singing rich harmonies with her Family band The Dusty Millers, she likes to slow the...


The Girls Do Jazz workshops, directed by Andrea Keller (Head of Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatory), were delivered through a series of online and in-person sessions on seven Sundays beginning in September. Along with J&I alumni tutors, and undergraduate volunteers, the participants engaged in jazz and improvisation studies covering musics ranging from free improvisation, to tunes from the American songbook and those by contemporary Australian jazz musicians. This free concert celebrates GDJ coming together to explore this wonderous artform!

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