Melbourne International Jazz Festivals


From latest to earliest

Melbourne International Jazz Fest 2016 

Robert Glasper Trio at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Ross McHenry Trio at the Melbourne Recital Center 

Wayne Shorter Quartet (USA) at the Hamer Hall 

Snarky Puppy at the Forum 

Jose James at the Hamer Hallk 

Tribute to Allan Browne at Bennetts lane Jazz Club

Paolo Angeli (Italy) at Bennetts lane Jazz Club

Vince Jones at the Melbourne Recital Centre 

Joe O’Connor at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club 

Kerstin Berardi at the Malthouse to be added


Melbourne International Jazz Fest 2015

Opening Ceremony at Federation Square    A perfect Melbourne day to watch performances by The Bad Plus (USA),  Eric Harland (USA) with his band Voyager and the Melbourne sextet The Hoodangers

Eric Harland – Voyager at Bennets Lane Jazz Club 

Joe Lavano Paul Grabowsky Rex and Beck at Bennets Lane Jazz Club 

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield from New Orleans 

Death of a Jazz Club also featuring the Lagerphones  Martin Martini planned a night to end all nights, “The Death of a Jazz Club”, in honour of the penultimate night at Bennetts Lane.

Melbourne International Jazz Fest 2014

Opening Ceremony at Federation Square   Featured after 3 PM featured Jorge Pardo ‘Huellas”, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, and Jazzamatazz.

Eric Harland at the Bennets Lane Jazz Club  and  also Jamie Oehlers, Paul Grabowsky  and Reuben Rogers

Peter Hearne with Dizzy’s Big Band

Monique Dimattina at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club 

Melbourne International Jazz Fest 2013 


Opening Night at the Palais Theatre, St KIlda, Melbourne   Sarah McKenzie, Michelle Nicole and Mahalia Barnes. At the Palais Theater 

Here Comes the Night – Joe Camilleri, Vince Jones, and Vika Bull   Palais Theatre 

Roaring Swing at the Melbourne Town Hall – Michael Mcquaid and the Red Hot Rytm Makers

Swing Patrol at the Town Hall 

Masterclass with James Darcy and Fem Belling  Wheeler Centre

Mary Mass and the Roger Clark Quartet  Dizzy’s Jazz Club

Patrons Event – Private  at Paris Cat.

Free Concert Fed Square  featured the WAAPA Jazz Ensemble directed by Jamie Oehlers. (WAAPA – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).

Free Convert 7th June at Federation Square  VCA Contemporary Music Performance – Tonos Ensemble directed by Geoff Hughes, Ensemble Max  directed by Rob Vincs and the The Matter Hatter Band directed by Joe Chindamo