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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Aun Ngo

Wed Jun 01 2011


The 2011 Melbourne International Jazz Festival invites you to take a wide-eyed, joyful step into the world of jazz.

Headlined by the Colossus himself, Sonny Rollins, the Modern Masters series presents international masters of jazz in Melbourne’s most prestigious venues.

The Jazz Up Close series brings you some of the leading innovators in jazz today, in the intimate surrounds of The Forum Upstairs and The Salon. At The Club sees an outstanding international and Australian line-up at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.

The festival boasts more free events than ever before. Kicked off by The Big Jam and Opening Celebration Concert, each day of the festival offers morning, lunch and night time activities across the city.

Presented free for the first time in 2011, the Masterclass series invites you to enter the minds of the world’s greatest jazz masters.

Finally, the Family Concerts are an excellent way for parents and children to discover the world of jazz.