The Jazz Piano Luncheons were started back in 1987 informally in a private home by a group of jazz lovers and jazz pianists. It then evolved to a more formal event and was held in various Melbourne venues.
Marina Pollard who has organised the lunches since 2001-2014 has recently returned to presenting the luncheons and is the current patron. The Luncheons have commenced anew in 2018 at Malvern East RSL and are currently coordinated by pianist Cathy Connor, Geoff Tobin (Malvern RSL) and Marina Pollard.
You can read some articles outlining the history of the Jazz Piano Luncheons here:
Some previous performers at the Jazz Piano Luncheon: