These Digital Times

These Digital Times is a free, online music festival presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

 

On the last Saturday of May, June and July, we’ll bring you performances from some of the best in Australian and international jazz and contemporary music – live streamed direct to your living room in high definition from ALV Studios in Melbourne.

Join us and our host Fem Belling from 12pm on Saturday 30 May. You will be able to access each performance via this page from the event start times.

All events are free to access and there’s no need to buy a ticket.

For now, just browse the program, find your favourites and come back on the last Saturday of each month.

Like what we do? You can help us keep delivering exceptional live music experiences by donating to MIJF

Saturday 30 May

“It is my pleasure to welcome audiences to These Digital Times. It is a testament to the versatility, resilience and passion of musicians and those that bring them to the stage that even in these difficult times we can find a way to continue to gather and enjoy live music.”

– Michael Tortoni, Artistic Director Melbourne International Jazz Festival

MIJF Career Development Panel - Surviving & Thriving
- 12:00 PM -
The music industry is a wonderful place to be and work, but it’s not without its challenges. This panel discusses issues of mental health and wellbeing in the music industry and how artists can stay creatively vibrant – and healthy – when the industry and world around us is constantly changing. Please note, registrations are essential.
Presented in association with APRA AMCOS and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Closed captioning available.

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Teeny Tiny Stevies
- 1:30 PM -
The ABC Kids favourites will perform their jazziest tunes plus all their crowd favourites. 2020 is a big year for the band with the release of their highly anticipated third album Thoughtful Songs For Little People just around the corner.   Without a Baby Shark in sight, they’ll have little music lovers up and dancing and their big people singing along.  

Buy Merch Stream from 1:30 PM Sat 30 May

Flora Carbo
- 3:00 PM -
Saxophonist Flora Carbo is quickly becoming one of the most exciting young artists in Australian jazz. In a brand new trio, Carbo is joined by brother Theo Carbo on guitar and bassist Sam Anning to draw on a shared joy and curiosity for creating and improvising.

Buy Merch Stream from 3:00 PM Sat 30 May

Direct from Italy: Luca Ciarla
- 4:00 PM -
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla  easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries around the world. This unique solo performance will be streamed direct from Italy. Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Institute and Violipiano Music.

Buy Merch Stream from 4:00 PM Sat 30 May

Julien Wilson's STOCK - Album Launch
- 5:00 PM -
STOCK have harnessed a decade of collaboration, literally hundreds of live gigs, to craft bold, highly interactive music with a distinctly Australian accent.  Featuring Julien Wilson (saxes and effects), Craig Fermanis (electric guitar), Chris Hale (bass guitar) and Hugh Harvey (drums/percussion), STOCK will take you on an epic sonic adventure.

Buy Merch Stream from 5:00 PM Sat 30 May

Kate Ceberano
- 7:00 PM -
Multi ARIA-award winning artist Kate Ceberano has earned her place as one of Australia’s favourite voices with a career spanning 35 years, seven Platinum and seven Gold albums. With 27 albums to her name, she is the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. In her live performance for These Digital Times, Ceberano will perform songs from her many forays into jazz throughout her career. Presented in association with Australia Post.

Buy Merch Stream from 7:00 PM Sat 30 May

Direct from the US: Gretchen Parlato & Mark Guiliana
- 8:30 PM -
Mesmerising vocalist Gretchen Parlato and internationally acclaimed drummer and composer Mark Guiliana welcome you into the living room of their Los Angeles home for a duo voice and drums/percussion performance. Repertoire includes material from Parlato’s past projects as well as new original compositions and never before played material selected especially for this concert. 
Presented in association with U.S. Consulate General Melbourne.

Buy Merch Stream from 8:30 PM Sat 30 May

Late Night Set: Kaiit
- 9:30 PM -
ARIA award-winning vocalist Kaiit’s honeyed vocals and fierce rhymes make her a formidable talent in the Australian jazz and neo-soul scene. With a voice that crosses musical boundaries, Kaiit's music draws inspiration from idols Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill and SZA - but her sound is thoroughly 'Melbourne'.

Stream from 9:30 PM Sat 30 May

Saturday 27 June & 25 July

– Details to be announced –

These Digital Times is supported by

                                                        

                                                                   

For a full list of our partners click here.

For These Digital Times May 30 press release  click here.

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