Fitzroy Bowling Club

578 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia
578 Brunswick Street Fitzroy North Vic 3068 Australia
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377 Rae Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia 0.32 mi
03 9481 338403 9481 3384
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 0.58 mi 0403302324
317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 0.68 mi
03 9486 242303 9486 2423
Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 0.75 mi
03 8415 106703 8415 1067
1st/177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 1 mi
Carlton VIC 3053, Australia 1.08 mi
Formed in 1983, the Melbourne Jazz Co-op has been supporting jazz and improvised music continuously for more than 25 years.  Since presenting the Browne-Costello-Grabowsky Trio at its inaugural concert in January 1983, the MJC has presented hundreds of performances featuring many of Australia’s most respected musicians, from Melbourne and interstate, as well as a number of international artists who otherwise may not have performed in Melbourne. In 2009, the MJC presented 152 performances featuring over 130 ensembles.

The MJC has premiered several important new projects, including the Paul Grabowsky Orchestra (forerunner to the Australian Art Orchestra) and Andrea Keller’s Bartok Project.  On top of this the MJC has regularly debuted interstate acts, providing a vital link in any Australian tour, and exposing Melbourne audiences to the best jazz from across the country.  Of note, the MJC provided Melbourne debuts for The Necks, the catholics, Sandy Evans, the Mike Nock Quartet and Bernie McGann Quartet.

This has all been done while the MJC maintains its core work – providing opportunities for local musicians to present new work in some of the country’s best jazz venues.  High standards have been set by the established generations, and the younger generations of musicians have well lived up to expectations.  The MJC has supported performances by the finest musicians emerging on the scene, such as Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning, Shannon Barnett, Aaron Choulai and Gian Slater.

Since 1993 the majority of MJC performances have been at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, though in recent years the regular program expanded to include performances at the Paris Cat, as well as supporting other performances around Melbourne.  In 1992 the MJC was responsible for bringing jazz in concert format to the Melbourne Festival for the first time, and in 1997 the MJC founded the Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, organizing the festival until 2004 before handing it over to a Festival Board.The MJC presents the largest program of its type in Australia, and is a crucial element in Melbourne’s diverse arts scene.

Contact Person: Martin Jackson, email:

34 Dight Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 1.13 mi
0410 718 2690410 718 269
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053 1.16 mi
Royal Parade, Parkville VIC, Australia 1.19 mi
6/108 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 1.22 mi
30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 1.25 mi
(03) 9417 6420(03) 9417 6420
204 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia 1.36 mi
VIC 3070, Australia 1.52 mi
0407 799 2740407 799 274
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 1.61 mi

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier Jazz Club, Bennetts Lane is open 7 nights a week and features the best of local, interstate and international musicians.

Contact Person: Michael Tortoni

PO Box 6833 Melbourne Vic 3004 1.63 mi
132 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 1.63 mi
Northcote VIC, Australia 1.64 mi
Northcote VIC, Australia 1.64 mi
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Northcote, Victoria, Australia 1.64 mi
2 Saint Andrews Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia 1.64 mi
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