Melbourne Jazz Fest Line-Up


The Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director Michael Tortoni, Program Manager Melanie Pose, the Hue Blanes Trio and musicians from Monash University celebrated the 2016 program launch last night at The Langham, Melbourne.

The 2016 Festival line-up includes jazz legend Wayne Shorter along with Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, Hiromi, Snarky Puppy, Eddie Palmieri, Gary Bartz, José James, Stu Hunter, Vince Jones, Tomasz Stańko and many, many more.

Bringing together artists from Australia, Ethiopia, Israel, Italy, Poland and the USA, this year’s Festival program features headliners in concert halls, intimate club gigs, late-night jams, close encounters, workshops, family events and free concerts.

Explore the program here: Tickets are on sale now.

You can save up to 20% when you book three or more shows at Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and The Coopers Malthouse. View Jazz Packages here.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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