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Saturday 23 Aug - 07:00 pm
Jazz club presenting music from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Check the website for detailed program and timings.
Dizzy's Jazz Club - Richmond

Saturday 23 Aug - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents George Garzone (USA) with Mike Nock Trio
"Parallels with John Coltrane's classic quartet are too lightly tossed around but this really did have something of that monumental, wave-like energy, the tenor by turns majestic and searing. "John Shand, Sydney Morning HeraldGeorge Garzone visits our shores to inspire at delight. Garzone has always possessed and expansive and warm tone that moves from inside to out- jazz with relative ease. "Like Trane, his music resonates from what must be w...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 23 Aug - 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

Sunday 24 Aug - 08:00 pm
Tripataka
Tripataka performs original compositions by the band members and unique arrangements of jazz repertoire. Jazz repertoire by Thelonious Monk, Steve Coleman, and George Gershwin are re-imagined in a landscape where odd metres, rhythmic stratafication and bitonality collide to create a rich and stimulating tapestry.Drawing inspiration from North- and South-Indian Classical music, the band performs original compositions that are rhythmically charg...
Long Play - Fitzroy North

Thursday 28 Aug - 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 28 Aug - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat SARAH MACLAINE
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 August 28 we are pleased to welcome back warm and talented songstress, SARAH MACLAINE, 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

Thursday 28 Aug - 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 29 Aug - 08:30 pm
This new project features three of Sydney's most talented and sought after musicians: Ben Hauptmann, Johnathan Zwartz, and Hamish Stuart
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Friday 29 Aug - 08:30 pm
Lauren Dawes: For Eva, A Tribute to Eva Cassidy
LAUREN DAWES: An Eva Cassidy StoryAs a talented and soulful vocalist, Lauren Dawes has spent many years performing as a session singer and backing vocalist for some of Australia's most prominent artists. For much of her career to date she has been an integral part of the Sydney vocal group 'Jubilation' under the guidance of Joy Yates and David MacRae.In 2013, Lauren stepped into the forefront as an artist in her own right, presenting this spec...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Saturday 30 Aug - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Tony Gorman and Bobby Singh +Sandy Evans Trio
Don't miss this all to rare sighting of Tony Gorman and Bobby Singh. Triple ARIA award-winning artist Tony Gorman's 'meditative clarinet is sparse, dreamy, immaculate, drifting music with great power' (limelight magazine). Tony's infintely nuanced clarinet playing is pensive. Accompanied by tabla wizard Bobby Singh, this duo was described by SMH as "intimate, like music being whispered in your ear, or like a confession from a best friend".The...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 30 Aug - 08:30 pm
VINCE JONES
Continuing his successful monthly residency at Foundry616, Vince Jones, Australia’s leading jazz vocalist/composer, returns to the club with a sensational repertoire and band. The combination of his unmistakable voice, thought provoking lyrics and subtle trumpet playing makes for an enticing and often moving performance.Scottish born, Jones’ musical path continues to be influenced by his Celtic heritage, as much as his beginnings as a bebo...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Tuesday 02 Sep - 08:30 pm
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
Exactly one year on from launching Sydney's newest jazz club, Foundry616 welcomes back the thrilling Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra in a stunning new collaboration with Trumpeter Scott Tinkler and Sydney composer Andy Fiddes,One of Australia’s most celebrated trumpeters Scott Tinkler along with Sydney basedcomposer Andy Fiddes team up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra for an exciting new project. Further affirming it’s artistic mi...
Foundry 616 - Ultimo

Wednesday 03 Sep - 08:30 pm
The Evan Lohning Jazz Orchestra
Jazz pianist, arranger/composer Evan Lohning presents a special concert featuring his 16-piece big band @Foundry616Debuting a new and updated program of jazz originals and arrangements, Evan has assembled a mighty crew of talented younger players and seasoned professionals (Susan Gai Dowling vocals; Max Alduca bass; Andrew Dickeson drums; Warwick Alder trumpet; Murray Jackson alto sax/clarinet; Mark Barnsley trombone; Evan Harris alto sax/flut...
Foundry616 - Ultimo

Thursday 04 Sep - 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 Sept 4 we are delighted to feature outstanding, local jazz songstress-violinist, 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 - ...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 05 Sep - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents the Jann Rutherford Project: Discovery
Music of delicacy, optimism, warmth and expressiveness, this project remembers the music of Jann Rutherford, one of the most distinctive voices in Australian jazz. Performed by original members of her band, Paul Cutlan, Roger Manins (saxes) and Craig Scott (bass) who will be joined by award-winning pianist Matt McMahon and drummer Dave Goodman.
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 06 Sep - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents the Spyglass Gypsies
Combining traditional French gypsy jazz tunes with their dazzling swinging originals the Spyglass Gypsies bring the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the here and now. With the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive 'la pompe' of gypsy guitars, they have established themselves as one of the leading ensembles in Australasian Gypsy jazz.
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Sunday 07 Sep - 03:00 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...
Mitchell Conservatorium - Bathurst

Wednesday 10 Sep - 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

Thursday 11 Sep - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat SAMANTHA MORLEY
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 September 11, SAMANTHA MORLEY, just back from workshops in New York, will be our featured singer and she always delivers a class show.Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to avoid disa...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Thursday 11 Sep - 07:30 pm
Alturas performs "Astor"
Sultry, seductive contemporary tango/jazz in Canberra's hippest café.Combining the sensuousness of tango with cool jazz solos, Alturas pays tribute to the music of Astor Piazzolla and contemporary tango composers including Pablo Ziegler and Fernando Egozcue.Based in the Blue Mountains just outside Sydney, Alturas released their acclaimed debut CD Café con Tango in 2013.Alturas push boundaries with their innovative reworking of traditional an...
The Front Gallery & Café - Lyneham

Friday 12 Sep - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents The Vampires
The Vampires’ music is a unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, romantic Afro-Peruvian, danceable Afro-Cuban, exotic Balkan and all-out funk-laden Afrobeat. Combined with risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue and emotion between the sax/trumpet front line, the band defy genre and have wrought a style of their own.
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 13 Sep - 07:30 pm
Alturas performs "Astor"
Combining the sensuousness of tango with cool jazz solos, Alturas pays tribute to the music of Astor Piazzolla and contemporary tango composers including Pablo Ziegler and Fernando Egozcue.Based in the Blue Mountains just outside Sydney, Alturas released their acclaimed debut CD Café con Tango in 2013.Alturas push boundaries with their innovative reworking of traditional and modern jazz-infused music from the heartland of tango.Gaye Thomas (f...
Paris Cat Jazz Club - Melbourne

Saturday 13 Sep - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Reid Between the Lines
The Cam Reid Trio once again joins forces with outstanding vocalist and saxophonist Nic Jeffries. Over the years they have developed a deep musical connection that combines a unique sense of groove, interaction and energy whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on the written lyric.
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Sunday 14 Sep - 11:00 am
Alturas performs "Astor"
Combining the sensuousness of tango with cool jazz solos, Alturas pays tribute to the music of Astor Piazzolla and contemporary tango composers including Pablo Ziegler and Fernando Egozcue.Based in the Blue Mountains just outside Sydney, Alturas released their acclaimed debut CD Café con Tango in 2013.Alturas push boundaries with their innovative reworking of traditional and modern jazz-infused music from the heartland of tango.Gaye Thomas (f...
Stones of the Yarra Valley - Coldstream

Thursday 18 Sep - 06:00 pm
WILBUR WILDE feat with JMQ: JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE
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 September 18, we are delghted to welcome back WILBUR WILDE, a big man and a large talent - who has been an associate of band-leader,John, for more than 40 years.A minimum food spend of $20 is required, with an additional $5 loading for this gig...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Thursday 25 Sep - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat TAMARA KULDIN
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 September 25 we are delighted to showcase the sassy and talented songstress, TAMARA KULDIN, who is always a treat. .Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to avoid disappointment on 03 ...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Saturday 27 Sep - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Bearing the Bell @St Stephen's Church
Set against the striking sanctuary of St Stephen’s church, this rarely performed work takes an intimate look into the music of the fifteenth century English Tudor composer Thomas Tallis through the musical kaleidoscope of four of Australia’s most accomplished jazz musicians. Scored by and featuring award-winning saxophonist Andrew Robson and Sandy Evans (sax), James Greening (trombone) and Steve Elphick (bass).
St Stephen's Uniting Church - Sydney

Saturday 27 Sep - 09:00 pm
JMQ features at DIZZY'S JAZZ CLUB (guest artist tba)
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET returns to Dizzy's for another fine evening of Bebop and Standards from 9pm-11.30ppm. You may also book for dinner from 7pmBook your table early to avoid disappointment on 03 - 94281233 or dizzys@dizzys.com.au
Dizzy's Jazz Club - Richmond

Thursday 02 Oct - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat YVETTE JOHANSSON
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 2, we are pleased to present one of Australia's finest jazz singers, YVETTE JOHANSSON to our appreciative audience. Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to avoid disappointmen...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Thursday 09 Oct - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat MAY JOHNSTON
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 9, we are pleased to welcome back magnificent MAY JOHNSTON who always enthuses her audience.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

Thursday 16 Oct - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS @ THE COMMUNE feat REBECCA MENDOZA
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 16, we are pleased to welcome back the stellar talents of REBECCA MENDOZA, who always delights the crowd.Although there is no cover charge, a minimum food spend of $20 is required. Book your table early to avoid disappointment on 03 - 9...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

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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