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Experience a showcase of the world's best musicians at the largest jazz festival in Australia

Jazz masters from all around the world will come together at this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Three hundred acts from Australia, USA, UK, Italy, Israel, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece and New Zealand will appear. Highlights include performances by headliners Robert Davi (pictured) – the actor making his Australian debut with a tribute to Sinatra – Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jorge Pardo, Maria Farantouri and Django Bates Belovèd. Plus, an interactive jazz-dance experience, 774’s Swing Noir.

From vintage swing to neo-soul, funk to flamenco, there’s something for everyone from the jazz-curious to the aficionado. Here are our picks…

Derrick Hodge plus Chris Turner
Don’t miss this union of the leading next-generational jazz musicians as they perform together for one night only. Expect a combination of jazz, hip hop, funk and soul from the duo. The Forum, Sat Jun 7.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
They're 77 years young and still 'In the Mood' to bunny hop with the Broadway Swing Dancers. Hamer Hall, Fri May 30.

Larry Carlton Quartet
A guitar legend who has worked with Stanley Clarke, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and more steps into the spotlight. Melbourne Recital Centre, Wed Jun 4.

Mary Stallings
Lady sang the blues with Dizzy, Cannonball and the Count. Say no more. Melbourne Recital Centre, Thu Jun 5.

Chick Corea & Gary Burton Duets
American fusion space cadets lock orbits for unmissable piano-vibraphone sojourn. Hamer Hall, Sun Jun 8.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9001 1388

Date 30 May-08 Jun

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