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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The week-long Melbourne International Jazz Festival week features an excellent line-up with more than 100 unique jazz performances by top artists and performers.

Popular venues like the Hamer Hall, Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club and Coopers Malthouse are just some of the many the venues for this event; attracting thousands of fans from all across the country to watch the artists in action.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival – 2018 Dates & Program Schedule

If you love jazz music, then come and enjoy a live performance here at this popular jazz festival in Melbourne – a must-see event for all music lovers.

The Melbourne International Jazz festival was first held in 1998, with a number of volunteers also join the management team to help manage and organise the event. Interested individuals are always welcome to be a part in this event, as it promotes all forms of jazz music. Novice jazz bands and musicians are always welcome to participate and showcase their talents.

The 2017 festival celebrated the icons of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with performances by Bill Frisell, Patti Austin, James Morrison and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall on opening night. Three time Grammy Award winning artists Dianne Reeves also performed at the festival at Hamer Hall. Check back with us closer to the festival date for the complete 2018 lineup. There will be many performances scheduled, with a number of free events.


01 June 2018 to 10 June 2018


Hamer Hall


Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Town Hall, ACMI and various others.
Melbourne, VIC

Contact Details

(03) 9001 1388
[email protected]


Opening night: From $50


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