Lucky members have the chance to win a double pass to a variety of performances at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Returning for its twenty-first year, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival continues to demonstrate that ‘jazz can happen anywhere’ for ten days with over 100 events that feature nearly 400 Australian, international and emerging artists.
This year jazz will hit all the right notes in 26 venues across the city ranging from the world-class Hamer Hall to intimate clubs, plus vibrant café gigs in Melbourne’s west and free festival community events including Jazz Massive – a huge participatory mass-music making event on the lawns of State Library Victoria.
Enter now for your chance to see Madeleine Peyroux, The Others or Gretchen parlato flor live.
Renowned for her seductively expressive "smoke and whisky" vocals, and hailed as the legitimate successor to blues icon Billie Holiday, French-American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux delivers highly personal interpretations of jazz standards, blues and original works, infused with a captivating mélange of folk, country and gospel.
Featuring three giants of Australian music – trumpeter James Morrison, composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky and Spiderbait’s Kram on drums – this unlikely ‘’improv supergroup” reunite to explore new ground after their critically acclaimed premiere at the 2017 Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival.Showcasing the unique musical personality of three artists at the height of their craft, The Others is a wild tour-de-force of Kram’s immersive rock drumming, and Morrison’s blistering trumpet, all tempered and woven together by the prodigious talents of Grabowsky on piano.
gretchen parlato flor
Renowned for her subtle, yet masterful command over her vocal instrument, sultry, sensual vocals dominate her performance. With delicate phrasing and a unique ability to transform jazz standards with her inventive and playful interpretations, she fuses jazz with undertones of African and Brazilian beats to create a distinct and intoxicating contemporary jazz aesthetic.
Her 20-year career has seen her work with powerhouses of the contemporary jazz world, including Wayne Shorter, Kenny Barron, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard and living jazz treasure Herbie Hancock.
Entries open at 09.00am on Thursday 3 May, 2018 and close 11.59pm Sunday 27 May, 2018. Winner determined on Monday 28 May at 11.00am at Mastercard Loyalty Solutions, Level 3, 34 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039. Winner’s name published on the Australian Plus website. Total prize pool valued up to $514. Limited to one entry per eligible member.