International Jazz Day Education Program


International Jazz Day Education Program

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

Southbank campus

204-234 St Kilda Road

Booking not required

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The International Jazz Day 2019 Daytime Educational Program will offer students, professional musicians and jazz lovers from Melbourne and around the world the opportunity to learn directly from masters of the music. The renowned Melbourne Conservatorium will host a series of learning modules with artists including Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, James Morrison, Eric Reed, Eli Degibri and A Bu, all presented free and open to the public.

The program will also include the second annual International Jazz Day Organisers’ Panel, featuring an inspiring discussion between community organisers from Italy, Singapore, South Africa and beyond on their Jazz Day experiences.

As part of the two-day lineup, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will present a master class alongside the Fellows from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a highly selective two-year master’s program widely recognized for training the next generation of jazz luminaries. The agenda on April 30 will culminate in a performance and open jam session led by the Hancock Fellows.

All participants are encouraged to bring their instruments!

The events at the Melbourne Conservatorium are a key part of a larger citywide celebration that will feature public performances by some of Australia’s best up-and-coming jazz ensembles as well as community service and outreach activities. We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for a very special International Jazz Day.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.

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