Cancelled: Doug de Vries & Jex Saarelaht

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Doug de Vries & Jex Saarelaht on Saturday 11 July has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at

Event details

The premiere duo pairing of guitarist Doug de Vries and pianist Jex Saarelaht occurred casually in late 2017 at a Jazz Benefit concert, delivering one of the musical highlight performances.

These two incredible musicians have a strong relationship going back decades, to Williamstown High School days. Together the musical architects of what became the Vince Jones band in the early 1980s, in following years they have worked with an A to Z of Australian and international artists. With several albums each as leader, their repertoire will feature distinctive originals, influenced by jazz and Brazilian music, from their large body of compositions.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Jazz Co-operative


Doug de Vries acoustic guitar
Jex Saarelaht piano


This production is part of the following series:

Jazz in the Salon

Whether traditional jazz is up your alley or you fancy something a little more improvisatory, ambient or electric, step away from the daily grind and into the Salon to experience the sweet sounds of jazz at the Best Place to Hear.