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A Living Museum of Australian Jazz History

The Victorian Jazz Archive, the premier museum of Australian Jazz, has one of the largest collections of Jazz History and Jazz-related research material in Australia.

Open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 3.00pm or by arrangement Closed Victorian Public Holidays

The VJA and Knox Council

with the the Syncopators  and the New Melbourne Jazz Band


International Jazz Day 2014

Wednesday 30th April

Bookings at Knox Community Arts Centre

9729 7287

Click here for our next event


Eric J. Brown

1931 - 2014

Melbourne Jazz Collector, Writer and Archivist


Eric donated his collection of jazz memorabilia and recorded jazz to the Victorian Jazz Archive which regards this as one of the most significant collections of both Australian and New Orleans jazz to be donated. The collection is currently stored in the Eric J. Brown Room of the Archive, recently refurbished to house his collection, ensuring Eric's contribution to Australian jazz will never be forgotten.  Eric was a long-standing supporter of the Victorian Jazz Archive and our registrar for many years.



Swing Night - Jazz Guitarist Eddie Lang

Click on Bill's photo to listen

Listen to an Historic Radio Program-Recreated from original material held by the Victorian Jazz Archive

"Swing Night" from The Bill Miller Radio Scripts 3-6-1939 (with ABC announcer Bill Passick)


Latest VJAZZ CD - Frank Johnson's Fabulous Dixielanders

Robert Blackwood Hall Melbourne - 1978

Christina Bell recently presented the Archive with

her father's artwork "Moments Musical : Getting It Together"


Enjoy listening to an hour's classic Australian Jazz.

Compiled by Dr Nick Ribush

 Australian Jazz: the Melbourne Sound; the first forty years

is a collection of jazz music and images from the late 1940s to 1984





























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