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Monday 20 Oct - 07:00 pm
Jazz club presenting music from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Check the website for detailed program and timings.
Dizzy's Jazz Club - Richmond

Monday 20 Oct - 08:30 pm
Bennetts Lane is an institution for the Melbourne Jazz scene and has been presenting jazz for over 17 years. Bennetts Lane is open every night from 8:30pm Unless otherwise specified, gigs normally start at 9:00pm weeknights or 9:30pm on weekends Please check their website for more information.  http://www.bennettslane.com/
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club - Melbourne

Thursday 23 Oct - 05:00 pm
Russell Holmes Trio every Thursday. Russell is a well known player of Jazz, teaching at WAPA and playing regular gigs at various venues in Perth including the Ellington. He plays at sundowner time in a little wine bar in Leederville, where you can drink lovely wines and eat delicious gourmet food.
Amani Wine Bar - Leederville

Thursday 23 Oct - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat ANNA GILKISON
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET continues its Thursday weekly appearances at The Commune. 6pm-9pm, where it has the regular stellar line-up, as well as special guest singers every week. On October 23, we are pleased to welcome Anna Gilkison, one of Melbourne’s favourite chanteuses.Anna is a fine jazz singer whose haunting tones and evocative interpretation of jazz repertoire touches the hearts of fans and novices alike, and lea...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Thursday 23 Oct - 06:30 pm
JAZZ ON THURSDAYS with the JOE RUBERTO TRIO & guests
Jazz lovers will be treated to some of Melbourne’s finest singers at the newly transformed Rising Sun Hotel.This historic South Melbourne Hotel has a long association with the best in Jazz. Now with new owners, new menu & freshly opened upstairs lounge, this grand two storey building is poised for a bright future for all to share in.The foundation of the music is the traditional jazz piano trio (piano, double bass and drums), led by Joe Rube...
Rising Sun Hotel - South Melbourne

Friday 24 Oct - 08:30 pm
Allira Wilson is one of Australia’s most exciting young talents, whose musical approach has been described as ‘brave and raw as it is supple and intricate’.Her music combines jazz harmony with a contemporary edge and a soulful dynamic. Endowed with a powerful voice, her innovative twists and youthful approach revitalize not only the music, but creates a distinctive and fresh sound.Allira Wilson is a graduate of the Western Australian Aca...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 25 Oct - 08:30 pm
”A very promising young contemporary jazz acoustic piano trio from Sydney that are in the rhapsodic EST mould, but with a clear personal vision in their mix of trancey melodies and live musical jump cuts.” Jazzwise (UK)The Casey Golden Trio is one of the most exciting young bands on the Sydney jazz scene. They’ve had a busy year that has resulted in the recording of two albums: the studio project Outliers and Live at Bennetts Lane, recor...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 25 Oct - 09:00 pm
SARAH MACLAINE feat with JMQ @ DIZZY's JAZZ CLUB, Oct 25.
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET returns to Dizzy's Jazz Club on Saturday, OCT 25 and features versatile and engaging songstress, SARAH MACLAINE. The musicians performing with her that evening include Michael Harding, James Clark, Carlo Alberto Canevale, Tony Hicks + John Montesante.Dinner is served from 7pm, with show time 9pm . Book your table early to avoid disappointment on 03 - 94281233
Dizzy's Jazz Club - Richmond

Thursday 30 Oct - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat FEM BELLING
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET continues its Thursday weekly appearances at The Commune. 6pm-9pm, where it has the regular stellar line-up, as well as special guest singers every week. On October 30, we are pleased to welcome back jazz songstress, FEM BELLING , who always delights.Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to avoid disappointment on 03 - 96545477.
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 31 Oct - 08:30 pm
SPOKE is a true ensemble whose synergy is its identity, where collaboration is the medium. Borrowing from the best of the rock and popular music tradition, SPOKE set out to break the model of bands led by a lone soloist/composer and a supporting group. Using an acoustic, chamber quartet format to explore a wide range of musical influences from jazz to salsa to contemporary classical, SPOKE constantly seeks out new boundaries to explore.Andy Hu...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 01 Nov - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents MARA! 30th Anniversary concert
Mara! band celebrate their 30th Anniversary at SIMA Sound Lounge, Sat 1st November 2014.Sydney’s original urban/cross-cultural/world/jazz/fusion ensemble continues to captivate audiences 30 years on, with their own genre of music that straddles time, culture and tradition.Dual ARIA award-winning Mara!, featuring the cream of Australia’s jazz & world musicians, have been showcasing their unique and challenging music internationally since 19...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Monday 03 Nov - 08:30 pm
Enrico Rava Quintet (Italy) @The Basement
Enrico Rava is Italy’s greatest jazz musician and one of the outstanding figures on the European jazz scene for the last five decades. He has an immediately recognisable sound and approach whether playing trumpet or flugelhorn. His use of space is crucial, giving maximum impact to each expressive nuance in what he plays. He is a master, capable of fire and lyricism, abandon and control.It is Rava's ravishing lyricism, his pure, burnished ton...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Wednesday 05 Nov - 08:30 pm
Syd Intl'  Women's Jazz Festival- Dee Alexander
The 2014 Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival is proud to present the Australian debut of the great Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander. From the first few notes you know you’re in for a treat. Dee’s flawless intonation, interpretive brilliance, intrepid improvising, and command of a wide range of genres places her as one of America’s premier vocalists. She is celebrated in her home town as one of the finest jazz singers in the world...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Thursday 06 Nov - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat OLIVIA CHINDAMO,
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET continues its Thursday weekly appearances at The Commune. 6pm-9pm, where it has the regular stellar line-up, as well as special guest singers every week. On Nov 6, we are delighted to welcome back one of Australia's rising jazz stars, OLIVIA CHINDAMO, who always entrances with her stunning vocals.Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to av...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 07 Nov - 08:30 pm
Syd Intl'  Women's Jazz Festival- Dee Alexander
The 2014 Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival is proud to present the Australian debut of the great Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander. From the first few notes you know you’re in for a treat. Dee’s flawless intonation, interpretive brilliance, intrepid improvising, and command of a wide range of genres places her as one of America’s premier vocalists. She is celebrated in her home town as one of the finest jazz singers in the world...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Friday 07 Nov - 08:30 pm
SIWJF- Hannah James Trio Triliphony launch
The Hannah James Trio invites you to join them as they embark on a journey of sonic intrigue and musical storytelling. Featuring soaring melodies, explorative solos, shape-shifting rhythms, cinematic textures and musical twists as told by bassist Hannah James, Casey Golden (piano) and Edward Rodrigues (drums). They invite you to join them for the launch of their latest album Triliphony, which was recorded live earlier this year at the Sound Lo...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Friday 07 Nov - 08:30 pm
Syd Int'l Women's Jazz festival- Sarah McKenzie
Pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie is "already in full possession of an individualistic voice," DownBeat Magazine. She has been described as an Australian national treasure, whose album Close Your Eyes won ‘Best Jazz Album’ at the 2012 ARIA Awards. She has performed throughout Australia and Europe, and toured with Michael Bublé, Chris Botti, John Patitucci, and Enrico Rava. Sarah just graduated from Berklee College of Music ...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Saturday 08 Nov - 02:00 pm
Embracing the many colours of the jazz spectrum, Fat Yahoozah, led by the outstanding Ellen Kirkwood has lush horn sounds, African rhythms and an absolutely infectious ability to make you want to move. This fantastic band’s sound has been described as worldly dance beats with fat horn action! They will be joined by Lisa Parrott as a special guest artist on the baritone saxophone. Make sure you catch this free event.Ellen Kirkwood is one of t...
Seymour Centre - Chippendale

Saturday 08 Nov - 08:30 pm
Syd Intl'  Women's Jazz Festival- Dee Alexander
The 2014 Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival is proud to present the Australian debut of the great Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander. From the first few notes you know you’re in for a treat. Dee’s flawless intonation, interpretive brilliance, intrepid improvising, and command of a wide range of genres places her as one of America’s premier vocalists. She is celebrated in her home town as one of the finest jazz singers in the world...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Saturday 08 Nov - 08:30 pm
Syd Int'l Women's Jazz Festival- Lisa Parrott
Considered the most important female saxophonist to emerge on the Australian jazz scene since Sandy Evans, Lisa's talent was recognised by band leaders such as John Pochee, Paul Grabowsky and Lloyd Swanton who invited her to join their bands Ten Part Invention, the Australian Art Orchestra and The catholics, for specific projects. Moving to New York in the late 1990s Lisa is busy with club and festival appearances, tours as well as teaching. H...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Sunday 09 Nov - 08:30 pm
Exuberant, passionate with fire and finesse, Gai Bryant’s 18 piece big band has found inspiration in traditional Cuban music and jazz.On a recent visit to Cuba to research rumba styles for her Master’s degree project, Bryant met percussionist Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez, who is an expert in Cuban rumba and is a founding member of the prestigious Conjunto Folclorico Nacional de Cuba as both a percussionist and dancer. He has been an exp...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Monday 10 Nov - 06:00 pm
Amani presents Lofty Heights presenting Conan Greenway. Conan brings a young youthful Jazz sound to Amani every second Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. Conan plays at various venues in Perth and we are priveledged to have him play at Amani. Entry is free, bar and restaurant is open.
Amani Wine Bar - Leederville

Wednesday 12 Nov - 08:30 pm
We are delighted to present this new work, specially developed to premiere at the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival. Andrea Keller and Miroslav Bukovsky have been working on a project inspired by the music of Polish jazz pianist Kryzstof Komeda. While reasonably well known to cinema enthusiasts as the composer of the scores to Roman Polanski's films Knife in the Water, The Fearless Vampire Killers and Rosemary's Baby, Komeda's impor...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Sunday 06 Sep - 05:30 pm
Alturas: modern tango/jazz quintet
Alturas quintet performing their new repertoire of modern tango with jazz influences.In 2013, Alturas released their debut CD to enthusiastic audiences, receiving regular airplay on ABC Radio National and ABC Classic FM.Alturas have developed an exciting new repertoire, which takes them further away from traditional tangos, exploring pieces by Piazzolla, Ziegler as well as some original tangos by Jane Andino and Greg Gibson.Gaye Thomas (flutes...
Nolan on Lovel Gallery - Katoomba

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