Fri 15 Jan 2021 to Tue 2 Feb 2021

Last year's winner Holly Moore

Melbourne International Jazz Festival's (MIJF) Take Note program returns in 2021 for its third iteration to continue to address the underrepresentation of women* in jazz by celebrating and promoting female jazz leaders.

The program supports the career development of an early-career Victorian female jazz artist while championing diversity in leadership among secondary school students across Victoria. 

Each year MIJF selects an inspiring emerging leader to head up the program.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash bursary courtesy of APRA AMCOS to support the creation of a new work to be performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. They'll also receive a tailored career development package to help them further their career in music. 

The leader will help to inspire the next generation of jazz artists by embarking on a tour of Victorian secondary schools to lead improvisation workshops with music students. 

Applications are open now – click here for more information.


*MIJF acknowledges that gender is a diverse spectrum and when referring to women and men it includes those who identify as female and male, and those who are trans, intersex and gender non-conforming.