MIJF’s Jazz Talk podcast

Jazz Talk is Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s podcast of conversations, panels, and masterclasses, recorded live at the festival. Each episode offers fascinating insights into the world of jazz, improvisation, and music from Australia and the world.

Listen to Jazz Talk below or on Apple Podcasts.

Season 2

In conversation with Christopher Hale and Minyoung Woo

Hear from acclaimed Melbourne bassist Christopher Hale and Korean percussionist Minyoung Woo as they discuss their myriad influences and approach to cross-cultural collaboration. Facilitated by Owen McKern. Translated/interpreted by Chloe Kim.

Beyond Words

Following a vital discussion as part of Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2021, examining the historical and cultural influences that have shaped modern jazz, blues, Latin jazz and more, Beyond Words is back this MIJF for round 2. Facilitated by artist, curator and Multicultural Arts Victoria Co-CEO Zii Nzira, hear from panellists NIASHA, Craig Calhoun and Danny Atlaw as they dive into a lively discussion exploring the connection between Eastern, Southern and American Jazz.

In conversation with Dan Tepfer

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Dan Tepfer has earned an international reputation as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality, and drive, one “who refuses to set himself limits” (France’s Télérama). In conversation with Tamara Murphy, Tepfer discusses his process, influences, and fascinating technical innovations at the intersection between science and art.

In conversation with Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola sits firmly among the greatest guitarists of our time, with a celebrated international career spanning almost five decades and numerous prestigious accolades under his belt. In conversation with Saul Zavarce, Di Meola talks music, his extensive career, and legendary jazz figures from his life.

Season 1

Beyond Words

Some of Australia’s most exciting artists examine the historical and cultural influences that have shaped modern jazz, blues, Latin jazz, desert blues and more. Presented in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria.

A Salute to the Great Allan Browne OAM

In this special panel conversation, hear from Allan’s collaborators, friends and family on his musical life and incredible contribution to the sector, reminding us how we can all learn something from his legacy.

Chart a Course: Navigating the Industry

This highly informative panel presents a map of the music industry, navigating income streams and essential tools for artists building sustainable careers. Presented in partnership with APRA AMCOS.

Perspectives on Jazz Piano

Hear from four masters of jazz piano, Luke Howard, Monique DiMattina, Barney McAll and Adam Rudegeair in a lively conversation about their chosen instrument and sources of inspiration throughout their storied careers.

Accessing International Markets

Australia is the 6th largest music market in the world with incredible local talent, but how do we ensure audiences abroad hear our music? This discussion investigates what opportunities Australian artists can explore in other territories, including touring, promotion, publishing and marketing.

Panic at the Distro

This panel asks record labels, distributors, managers and media the big questions; what is the best way to release music? Singles or albums? Digital or vinyl? How do I promote my music? Do I need a label? Do I need a publicist?

Your Brain on Jazz

What actually happens inside your head when you improvise or witness a mind-blowing solo? Experts from the Clinical and Music Neuroscience Lab (University of Melbourne) discuss fascinating research that explores the relationship between our brains, music and improvisation. Presented in partnership with the Clinical and Music Neuroscience Lab (University of Melbourne).

In Conversation with Paul Grabowsky AO

Multi-award-winning composer, pianist and MIJF Artist in Residence Paul Grabowsky AO shares his thoughts on jazz, and his extensive career in the music industry. This conversation is hosted by his friend and long-time collaborator, Steve Vizard.

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