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For those of you who are lovers of jazz, and I know there are many in Melbourne, this is a festival that you do not want to miss!

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is an annual world-class jazz festival which was first held in 1998. It has been presented at several different times of the year and is now is on over the first two weekends of June, including the Queens Birthday long weekend.

It is therefore in its 21st year, and each 10-day festival now seems to attract more than 40,000 people over 100 public events.

Heading this year's festival is 14-time Grammy winning pianist and jazz great Herbie Hancock, who will play two shows at Hamer Hall. Hancock and more than 350 Australian and international artists will perform in over 25 venues during the 10-day festival.

The festival takes place in concert halls, arts venues, jazz clubs and throughout the streets of Melbourne, as the city enjoys the fantastic jazz and the spirit of this festival.

Each festival program will aim to appeal to young and old, to enthusiasts and those that know little about jazz. This is to encourage as many people as possible to experience the very personal joy that jazz can have for its listener. So even if you have not been to many jazz show, this is a fabulous opportunity to learn and hear about jazz from international and local talents.

The diverse program of this festival include modern masters of jazz, late-night art parties, as well as some free events. There will be Australian and international performances and avenues for up and coming artists.

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is run by a Board and Management team who are passionate about making Melbourne a world-class destination for jazz.

Herbie is from the USA and he will be performing on Saturday 8th June at 7:30 pm, and Sunday 9th June at 7:30 pm. His show will be on at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

You can buy your tickets, find out more about Herbie, and see prices at this link.

Performs Rebirth, and is from the USA. He plays with the Jazzlab Orchestra on Friday 31st May at 7:30 pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Billy is a five-time Grammy Award winner.

Get your tickets and read more at this link.

They are also from the U.S. and will be appearing on Wednesday 5th June, 7:30 pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Learn more about their history and book your tickets at this link.

Vince is Australian and will perform on Thursday 6th June at 7:30 pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Learn more about him and book at this link.

Linda is from Australia and the U.S. and will play with the Michelle Nicolle Quartet Bach Project. Linda will play on Saturday 8th June at 7:30 pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

For more on Linda, and for bookings click on this link.

This show will be with Laura Mvula, Jose James, Troy Miller and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Nationalities include Australian, USA, and UK.

It will be on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June at 7:30 pm, and it will be on at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

They are from USA and Tom Showtime is the DJ. It will be on Wednesday 5th June from 8:00 pm at 170 Russell Street.

There are heaps more performers you can look at, and book for at this website.

You can also find out more information about this festival at their Facebook page.
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Why? For a fabulous jazz festival
When: 1 - 10th June 2019
Cost: Varies, see article
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