|May 1, 2010||to||May 8, 2010|
Melbourne Jazz Festival features some of the world’s leading modern masters of jazz in iconic Melbourne spaces
- 1 May – 8 May 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Free and ticketed events
Jazz Festival in Melbourne is centred on Federation Square but events will be held in various other centres.
Melbourne will embrace the spirit of jazz as the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival spoils music lovers with a diverse range of exciting concert experiences.
Featuring some of the world’s leading modern masters of jazz, a rich multi-layered program of music events will be presented in iconic Melbourne spaces, also incorporating film, public art installations and forums.
The Festival will be a stunning celebration of the breadth and exploratory possibilities of jazz music.
The Modern Masters program includes a huge line-up of jazz legends of the world stage:
•American icons saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Ahmad Jamal;
•the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke;
•gifted Israeli bass player Avishai Cohen, guitarist John Abercrombie and nu jazz artists Tortoise and Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The acclaimed Australian Art Orchestra will also present a stunning tribute to Miles Davis. There are also many free events on offer.
Federation Square 2 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Federation Square is the festival ‘hub’ but events will also be held at various venues throughout the CBD.
Date & times
01/05/2010 to 08/05/2010
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Prices vary for each concert. Many events are free.