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The Meltdown Play Ray

The Meltdown was born out of a mutual love for Ray Charles music by Lachlan Mclean and Simon Burke. The idea was hatched listening to Ray on the long drives home from other gigs that Lachlan and Simon had started to do together around 2011 - Musicians were wrangled, a set of music was chosen...

Tickets available at the door $30.00 – $40.00

Alcides Neto

Alcides Neto is a Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, drummer and vocalist based in Melbourne. Inspired by folk music from his home country, Alcides aims to present his perspective of Brazilian music, mixing traditional styles with Brazilian contemporary jazz. For this show Alcides put together a 6 piece band to play a blend of his own compositions...

Tickets available at the door $30.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Joel Trigg Quintet – Habits of the Hero

The timeless and archetypal hero myth is the inspiration for pianist Joel Trigg’s second album as a bandleader. Habits of the Hero celebrates the unending quest to overcome adversity and restore balance in a world forever sliding into entropy––a story that plays out across diverse human mythologies, as relevant and fascinating to our modern world...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Transients: Anning/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...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Polymorphic

Polymorphic is Maddison Carter's latest venture, drawing upon his fascination for rhythmic complexity. Whilst blurring the boundaries of jazz and contemporary classical music, the compositions juxtapose tonal and atonal threads. The music shows an affinity for constructed, organised sonic space alongside vast improvisation. Electronic manipulation, tight interlocking rhythms, and vibraphone craft the distinct sound of...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Spirograph Studies

Cinematic and dream-like, Spirograph Studies sculpt live soundtracks, creating different moods and soundscapes. They use influences from post-rock and minimalism to create their post-jazz, genre-bending sound. They introduce themes which slowly build to fill out the space they perform in, drawing on different sonic influences for each track. They are playing an extended series of...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Barney McAll : Unforeseen

Julien (Jase) Wilson - Sax Hugh (The Leopard) Stuckey - Guitar Ben (Pops) Hanlon - Bass Felix (Dirt Eater) Bloxsom - Drums Barney McAll is a Grammy-nominated, ARIA-winning composer and pianist. He has 29 solo albums and has played on countless albums as a side person. He has assembled for this night, the finest musicians...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

John McAll’s Changeover feat. Nichaud Fitzgibbon

John McAll - piano Aaron Mcoullough - drums Nic Ryan-Glenie - trumpet Robbie Finch - bass Anton Delecca - saxophone James Macaulay - trombone and special guest Nichaud Fitzgibbon (vocals) John McAll is an Australian pianist, composer, arranger and producer, with experience ranging from jazz, pop, blues, rock contemporary classical, afrobeat and theatre. McAll launched...

Tickets available at the door $30.00 – $40.00

Chris McNulty

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Chris McNulty returns to the Jazz Lab after her quintet's scintillating performance this past November (see excerpt from jazz writer Ian Muldoon's review below). McNulty's warm, soulful sound and liquid phrasing melds seamlessly across a wide range of styles and idioms. From Sarah Vaughan to Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald she...

Tickets available at the door $30.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Tony Gould’s Birthday Celebration

This special concert is a celebration of the 84th birthday – and ongoing career - of the highly regarded pianist/composer/educator Dr. Tony Gould. Gould is possibly the most ‘formally’ recognized figure to work in the Australian jazz scene (although he refers to his music as "post-jazz"), with an Australia Council Fellowship, the Don Banks Fellowship...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Transients: Talia/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...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00

Jazzlab Orcheztra

Melbourne’s own Jazzlab Orchestra presses re-set on the big band tradition: creating visionary, original, genre-bending jazz music with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. Led by composer/arrangers Cheryl Durongpisitkul and Madison James Smith, the orchestra celebrates Melbourne’s next generation of instrumentalists. The Orchestra continues the tradition of the Bennetts Lane Big Band with a monthly...

Tickets available at the door $20.00 – $30.00