Melbourne Jazz Festival

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival was first held in 1998.

Under the artistic direction of Michael Tortoni and program direction of Sophie Brous since 2009, the 2012  Melbourne International Jazz Festival presents a rich program defined by unique collaborations, music partnerships and world-class artistry.

As of 2010, the festival has included a successful one day mini festival called OVERGROUND. OVERGROUND aims at putting together rare collaborations and exploring the more extreme area's of Jazz.