Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions kicks off the year with world-class jazz.
The re-opened Bennetts Lane Jazz Club will play host to Ethio-jazz giant Hailu Mergia, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii’s astounding improvisation project KAZE and a celebration of Australian saxophone legend David Ades in A Life In A Day. Plus enjoy balmy evenings and cool jazz this summer with Swooping Duck and more!
Run by a dedicated Board and Management team who are passionate about making Melbourne a world-class destination for jazz, the festival aims to appeal to young and old, to enthusiasts and the uninitiated, to encourage as many people as possible to experience the very personal impact that jazz can have on its listener. The Festival’s vision is to be one of the leading centres of jazz presentation in the world by providing a platform for performance, collaboration, education and engagement. Its diverse programming includes modern masters of jazz, late night art parties, free events, Australian/international collaborations and pathways for emerging artists.