Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Australian
Premiere

José James: The Music of Billie Holiday

Saturday 11 June

With his smoky baritone and magnetic stage presence, one of the USA's hottest young jazz singers José James performs a tribute to his "musical mother" Billie Holiday.

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Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Friday 10 June

“This music is so vital and joyous... a totally celebratory sound” — Time Out London

A living legend renowned for his electrifying performances, Eddie Palmieri is a titan of Latin jazz. 

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Australian
Premiere

Esperanza Spalding

Friday 3 June

Jazz wunderkind Esperanza Spalding makes her long-awaited Australian debut at the 2016 Festival, presenting her new project 'Emily's D+Evolution'.

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Van Morrison's Masterpieces

10 and 14 June

After the sold-out success of Here Comes The Night: Songs from the Van Morrison Songbook, Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra bring to life two of Van's most cherished albums: Astral Weeks and Moondance.

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