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This year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival boasts a number of overseas artists, as well as a strong cohort of local Australian talent.

Find the full line-up on the MIJF Website.

This year, the iconic piano duo of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are opening the festival at Hamer Hall, which is part of the 'Modern Masters' series. Hamer Hall will also play host to Kurt Elling with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (May 30 and 31), the Glenn Miller Orchestra (June 5), Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda (June 6) and Dee Dee Bridgewater (June 7). Furthermore, Pharoah Sanders will be performing on June 4 at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the series.

Bennetts Lane will showcase a solid line-up of jazz heavyweights from both Australian and abroad. This will be the club's last MIJF before it closes down later in June, 2015. Some of the key artists featured in the 'At The Club' series are Walter Smith III (USA), Eric Harland (USA), Julian Lage (USA), Joe Lovano (USA), Marc Hannaford (Aus), Alan Browne (Aus) and Cat Empire (Aus).

Another key venue is The Malthouse, which will host the 'Explorations in Jazz' series, with Richard Bona (May 29), The Bad Plus (May 30), Barney McAll (June 3), Tord Gustavsen (June 4) plus Miguel Zenon and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra (June 5).

There will also be a host of educational workshops, family events and free shows, so be sure to visit the Melbourne International Jazz Festival Website for more information, and stay tuned to ABC Jazz for our coverage both in the lead-up to and during the event and as the festival unfolds. You can also stay up to date via our Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to tweet with the hashtag #melbjazzfest.

Artist Biography


Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has...

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On May 4, 2015. 8:08am
ABC Jazz said

Hi @Michael-John Staib - you can find the full details here: http://abcjazz.net.au/features/abcjazzhands-2015-melbourne-international...

Good luck!

On May 3, 2015. 11:09am
Michael-John Staib said

Would I please receive the details for "Jazz Hands Competition", I cannot find it on the site. Many thanks M-J

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