Welcome to the website of the Australian Jazz Museum.
We’re a proud group of dedicated volunteers who are maintaining the premier Australian Jazz Museum.
Home of the largest Australian jazz collection.
Group Tours ($25/person) and School Tours (free)
Group and school visitors enjoy a comprehensive tour of the museum, including what goes on behind the scenes; lunch, afternoon tea, or light refreshments; and a live jazz performance by either a pianist (for groups of less than 20) or a jazz band (for groups of 20 or more). Our preferred group size is 20-30. Members and friends are welcome to “tag along” with group tours, for the same per-head charge. Check out our calendar for upcoming group tours. Tours can be scheduled for 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, or evenings, any day except Saturday and public holidays. Advance booking is essential.
Read about the many great benefits of becoming an Australian Jazz Museum member.
An interview with our Collections Manager, Mel Blachford, recorded at the 2016 Stonnington Jazz Festival.
When we were still known as the Victorian Jazz Archive one of our Sound Engineers, Ken Simpson-Bull, compiled an overview of our collection of rare Jazzart-label recordings. Click below to enjoy it.
It’s February 1940, and the Australian government has introduced a ban on the importation of records. Radio jazz program “Swing Night” writer Bill Miller is able to put together a program based on the last records to get into the country prior to the ban. More details here.
AJM member Ken Brandt’s interview on 3SER Casey Radio’s ‘Win Win Business Show’ on 97.7FM with host Paul Tero of Dellium Advisory recorded on Tue, 7 July 2015.