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Alma Zygier Band

Alma Zygier is bewitching and idiosyncratic, both playful and peculiar. Singing jazz and blues from the pre war song book, She imbues it simultaneously with both power and fragility whilst bringing old music to a new audience.

Tickets available at the door $30.00 – $35.00

MJC Presents: Sherlock Hanlon – ‘Stravinsky’ Album Launch

‘Stravinsky’ is the second album by jazz guitarist James Sherlock and MSO bassist Ben Hanlon’s Melbourne based duo project. With shared backgrounds in classical music and jazz, the duo is focused on the potential of arranging orchestral works for improvising, and here they take on iconoclastic Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s canonical works The Rite Of...

Get Tickets $18.00 – $25.00

Jazzlab Mini-Orcheztra

Melbourne’s own Jazzlab Orchestra returns to the Jazzlab  as the Jazzlab Mini-Orcheztra for some social distance conscious fun. The group 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 Mini-Orcheztra celebrates Melbourne’s next generation...

Get Tickets $20 – $25

Nick Haywood Trio

This performance is a celebration of the critically acclaimed album "Back to the Garden" by Nick Haywood Trio with Petra Haden. The album was launched in September but lockdown prevented an album launch. Tonight the trio is excited to perform tunes from the album alongside some new material, all played in the spirit of the...

Get Tickets $15.00 – $25.00

MIJF: Mat Jodrell Sextet – ‘Grateful’ Album Launch

Trumpeter Mat Jodrell is one of the most exciting voices in jazz today. Having recently returned to Melbourne after almost a decade performing in New York, Jodrell will lead an all-star sextet to launch his new album Grateful. In these ever changing and uncertain times, to be grateful is one of the most powerful tools...

Get Tickets $35 - $39

MIJF: Luke Howard Trio – ‘Sanctuary’ Album Launch

Comprised of Luke Howard (piano), Jonathan Zion (bass) and Daniel Farrugia (drums), Luke Howard Trio’s minimalist aesthetic blends elements of improvised and popular music, with enthralling compositions by both Howard and Zion. The trio regularly capture audiences with arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Though wordless, their compositions perform...

Get Tickets $35 - $39

MIJF: I Hold The Lion’s Paw – ‘Lost In Place’ Album Launch

Jon Hassell meets Ornette Coleman, meets Sun Ra. I Hold the Lion’s Paw sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard. Presenting a long-awaited sophomore release, the group led by trumpeter-composer-electronic artist Reuben Lewis, launch Lost in Place, an album that takes the audience even deeper into the group's immersive...

Get Tickets $35 - $39

MIJF: Torrio! feat. Ilaria Crociani – MOTUS ANIMI

There is something elusive yet so distinctive in Italian music that makes it immediately recognisable. It allows Alessandro Scarlatti or Barbara Strozzi's music to be performed alongside Ennio Morricone or Bruno Martino's. MOTUS ANIMI, or "moves of the soul", is the Latin equivalent for the English "emotions" In this unique festival-only performance, Tuscan-born singer Ilaria...

Get Tickets $35 - $39

MIJF: Spirograph Studies – Lowlights Album Launch

Post-rock, post-jazz and post-minimalism. Spirograph Studies build dreamy aesthetics and cinematic sounds into the release of their long-awaited second album Lowlights. In this much-anticipated album launch, bassist Tamara Murphy leads Luke Howard, Fran Swinn and James McLean in beautiful musical conversation.

Get Tickets $35 - $39

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.

Free Entry

MIJF: Take Note 2021 Commission – Ellie Lamb’s Between Worlds

Trombonist, composer and leader of MIJF’s Take Note program Ellie Lamb premieres their ambitious commission, exploring themes of identity and the experience of living between genres and genders. Ellie’s suite draws on a range of musical styles including minimalism, folk and post-rock – all interwoven with lush orchestrations. Leading the listener through a narrative of...

Get Tickets $35 - $39