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The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra with Special Guest Yvette Johansson

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...

Get Tickets $30.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Anton Delecca Quintet

Tenor saxophonist Anton Delecca’s music is soulful and passionate, drawing from a diverse range of influences including folk, gospel, spiritual jazz, 70s acid fusion and music from the current NYC jazz scene. Joining them tonight will be special guest Brett Williams on piano. Brett has recently moved to Melbourne from NYC and has performed with...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

Transients: Anning/Anderson/Keller

Sam Anning (Bass), Kyrie Anderson (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano) 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...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

+F:rst Sunn+

After releasing their debut album last year +F:rst Sunn+ return to the Jazzlab to begin the next chapter of their journey. Building on the momentum they've gain throughout the last couple of years the group will be developing new material that digs deeper into and expands on what this band can be as well as...

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TLDR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) featuring Aaron Choulai

TLDR sets up hypnotic grooves and off kilter overlapping rhythms using tape loops, analogue and digital delays, and organic instrumental sounds. TLDR premiered in 2023 at Jazzlab for a highly successful season. Led by Peter Knight it features Helen Svoboda bass and voice, Theo Carbo guitar and electronics, Quinn Knight drums, and Peter playing trumpet,...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

Zy The Way (Taiwan)

Join us for an evening where East meets West, ancient meets modern, multimedia meets music, and Australia meets Taiwan. Prepare for an extraordinary musical journey as the Taipei-based jazz collective Zy The Way 中庸 embarks on its inaugural Australian tour. Founded by Australian-Taiwanese vocalist Caitlin Magee, acclaimed American composer Matt Fullen, and Taiwanese multimedia artist...

Get Tickets $35.00 – $45.00

Fem Belling with the Joe Ruberto Trio

SHE’S BACK! We are thrilled to announce the return of Fem Belling, making her Jazzlab return after 328 days of touring Australia in the land of Music Theatre (Cruel Intentions) and singing national anthems (Boxing Day Test). Fem will be returning to her roots in jazz music, bringing her a wealth of experience and a...

Get Tickets $30.00 – $40.00

Lani Zimmer

Naarm-based Soul and Nu-Jazz vocalist Lani Zimmer transfixes listeners with her warm tone, deep emotion and mature musicality. She is bringing together some of Melbourne’s finest young musicians to reimagine some of her favourite songs by artists close to her heart, amongst some new and tender original music.

Get Tickets $30.00 – $40.00

MJC Presents: Number Junky (WA)

The Danish/Australian trio Number Junky from Perth combines exciting rhythms and odd-time signatures while retaining a focus on lyrical melodies and lush harmony. They play contemporary original jazz and re-workings of standards led by Danish guitarist and “post-bop wizard” (Vintage Guitars) Kristian Borring with the “hip and capable” (Ivan Rod) rhythm section of Zac Grafton...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

Transients: Dasika/Magnusson/Keller

Sam Anning (Bass), Kyrie Anderson (drums) & Andrea Keller (piano) 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...

Get Tickets $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...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00

TLDR (Too Long; Didn’t Read)

TLDR sets up hypnotic grooves and off kilter overlapping rhythms using tape loops, analogue and digital delays, and organic instrumental sounds. TLDR premiered in 2023 at Jazzlab for a highly successful season. Led by Peter Knight it features Helen Svoboda bass and voice, Theo Carbo guitar and electronics, Quinn Knight drums, and Peter playing trumpet,...

Get Tickets $20.00 – $30.00