Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is a proudly not-for-profit organisation, presenting the highest calibre of jazz and improvised music in Australia, and championing Australia’s place in the global jazz ecology, while fostering the next generation of talent. We rely on the support of passionate people and partners to bring the festival to life each year.

October saw MIJF bring the world’s greatest jazz musicians to Melbourne to perform across iconic concert halls, outdoor amphitheatres and up close at intimate jazz clubs—and commissioning some extraordinary new Australian work, alongside dynamic cross-cultural collaborations that you will not want to miss.

It’s been an especially challenging few years for live music and the performing arts, and the sustained support of our growing community of donors is what has bolstered MIJF throughout. Your support today is helping to strengthen MIJF in 2024 and beyond—generating more opportunities for music to unite and inspire, and for artists and community to connect.


As we work hard to strengthen the festival and enhance our year-round offering for artists, audiences and community, we invite you to be part of the future of Melbourne jazz.

Right now, your support will help MIJF deliver an incredible 10-day festival in October—and continues to support us to enhance our year-round artist and sector development initiatives and community programs in 2024 and beyond.

Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure MIJF can continue presenting the highest calibre of jazz and improvised music in Australia, whilst actively fostering the next generation of talent. And you can be a part of the future of the festival—helping to generate new and expanded opportunities for jazz musicians and audiences across Australia and abroad.

Join MIJF’s community of passionate Melbourne Jazz lovers. Donate today.

How can I support Melbourne Jazz? All donations, big and small, will have an impact across the following areas:

Artistic Excellence

MIJF presents the world’s great jazz legends and modern masters direct to local audiences. We champion collaboration, bringing together the biggest names in international jazz alongside leading and emerging Australian artists.

New Work

We commission Australian artists to develop and present new work at the Festival each year, providing a context for them to take risks, explore and expand the artform, and build their national and international profile.

Sector & Artist Development

MIJF delivers a series of programs and initiatives dedicated to supporting artists and industry at all levels, including our Take Note gender equity initiative, our First Nations Artist Residency Program, our MIJF Export Series, and our MIJF Presents: Australian Artist International Showcase Series.

Community Programs

We present over a third of our annual program for free or at low-cost to reduce barriers to access and inclusion, ensuring all people can experience jazz and improvised music.


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Contact Alexandra Murphy on (03) 9001 1388 or email

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