By Charlotte Callander
With more and more talent popping up all over the joint, Melbourne is rapidly blossoming into a top international destination renowned for its art, culture, and most predominantly, music.
With that in mind, it's time to warm up our ears with some smooth tunes. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is fast approaching with a chaotic schedule of entertainment that's sure to impress both music-players and appreciators alike.
With a vast scope of acclaimed performers from Australia and all over the world, as well as plenty of kid-friendly shows, the city is preparing for an explosion of music and sound. And for those whose wallets are feeling airy, there are over thirty free events taking place during the opening weekend of the festival, including lunchtime concerts at Federation Square, Evening Soundwalks, an Artist Talk with composer Terence Blanchard, and gigs at the ambient nighttime haunt, The Cave at the Kelvin Club.
With over 100 events and more than 300 performers, with both the streets and jazz-clubs of Melbourne set to come alive with sound, make sure you get along to one of the shows. You can check out the full program here.
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