Thu 2 Dec 2021 to Sun 5 Dec 2021

Charging out the gate and out of lockdown to herald the start of Victoria’s summer festival season and the return of live music to the city’s long-empty stages, Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) reveals an updated program of more than 70 live performances and events including 16 premieres and album launches – now packed into a huge four-day long weekend across new dates from Thursday 2 –Sunday 5 December.

For the full program and tickets visit here - and don't forget to join the waitlists as capacities are increasing

PBS are proud to present six selected shows in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival program.


30/70 & Tamil Rogeon at 170 Russell

In an incredible double bill at 170 Russell, experimental hip hop, neo soul and future-jazz outfit 30/70 – led by vocalist Allysha Joy and championed by the likes of BBC tastemaker Giles Peterson – will join viola-jazz pioneer Tamil Rogeon (The Raah Project), showcasing tunes from his critically acclaimed recent release, 'Son of Nyx'. More info here.



Barney McAll at The Toff

3 is One, a trio project headed up by GRAMMY nominated pianist, composer and musical-mystic, Barney McAll, will hit The Toff in a collision of keys, pedals, loops and percussion. Taking audiences on a psychedelic sonic adventure, McAll will be joined by multi-faceted artist Laneous and drumming maestro Leigh Fisher. More info here.




Jazz Northside - Ausecuma Beats and Cool Out Sun at The Night Cat

In a one-day takeover of Brunswick Street celebrating Melbourne’s home of music, Jazz Northside will feature some of the city’s best local acts. This incredible day of live music culminates at The Night Cat where nine-strong Afrobeat ensemble Ausecuma Beats will be joined by multi-genre bass guitarist, producer and composer Haratio Luna for an extraordinary double bill of rhythms and beats bound to get audiences moving. More info here.



STOCK – Julien Wilson project at Melbourne Recital Centre

In a new addition to the 2021 program, STOCK, an electrifying quartet comprised of four of Melbourne’s best musicians, Julien Wilson, Craig Fermanis, Christopher Hale and Hugh Harvey, will perform live at Melbourne Recital Centre, harnessing a decade of collaboration, and hundreds of live gigs, to craft a bold style with a distinctly Australian accent. More info here.





Paul Grabowsky and Emma Donovan: The Old Rugged Cross at Melbourne Recital Centre

At the Melbourne Recital Centre, audiences will be treated to the world premiere of The Old Rugged Cross which sees Grabowsky collaborate with Melbourne’s siren of soul, Emma Donovan. In The Old Rugged Cross, these two acclaimed artists will be joined by a powerful collection of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians in exploring another side of Donovan’s early influences: the gospel and hymn tunes she grew up with in communities. More info here.




Luke Howard Trio: Sanctuary – album launch at The Jazzlab

Luke Howard Trio will launch their fourth studio album Sanctuary at MIJF at the Jazzlab – an album that blends their minimalist aesthetic with elements of improvised and popular music into enthralling compositions. More info here.




PLUS a special Jazz-A-Bye-Baby at  Northcote Town Hall
In this exclusive MIJF edition of PBS 106.7FM’s popular Rock-A-Bye Baby sessions, iconic Melbourne funk/soul trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners will be joined by vocalist Stella Angelico as they bring their Hammond drenched grooves to the Northcote Town Hall. More info here.


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