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Saturday 26 Apr - 08:30 pm
presented by SIMA & Yum Yum Tree Records Lekker is the second offering from award-winning guitarist Ben Hauptmann which showcases an electroacoustic mix of groove-based music inspired from Ben’s recent travels through The Netherlands, Turkey and India. Tonight Ben launches his album, Lekker, supported by Danaides and MC Luke Escombe. Please note this performance is located at Fbi Social Club. Ben Hauptmann (electric, midi guitar) Franco Ragg...
FBI Club (Kings Cross Hotel) - Sydney

Sunday 27 Apr - 07:30 pm
Alturas - Ascension: Jazz infused Tango, Brazilian and Latin
Contemporary tango group Alturas perform selected pieces from their Ascension concert series.Combining tango with strong jazz influences, Alturas have expanded their repertoire to also include some Brazilian and Latin Jazz pieces.In 2013, Alturas released their debut CD to enthusiastic audiences, receiving regular airplay on ABC Radio National and ABC Classic FM.If you love the music of Piazzolla, Ziegler and contemporary tango composers, you ...
Jam Gallery - Sydney

Thursday 01 May - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAY feat DAINA JOWSEY
The JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET, a stellar, horn-led jazz combo performs Thursday Jazz Evenings at The Commune Cafe on the city's edge from 6pm-9pm. With its regular line-up of fine musicians and rotating guest vocalists, a vast array of quality and enjoyable music is performed while you savour a meal and drinks, either alone or with friends. The special guest singer on May 1st is DAINA JOWSEY.Table bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. ...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 02 May - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents the Maegraith/MacDonald Band
Drawing influences from diverse ends of the musical spectrum, their original music demand an inviting as opposed to confronting improvisational approach coupled with an appealing sense of driving rhythm.www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 03 May - 07:30 pm
JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET @ PARIS CAT with YVETTE JOHANSSON
The stylish, horn-led JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET will appear at The Paris Cat's early Saturday Show on May 3rd. Doors 7pm One set of 70mins will kick off at 7.30pm, featuring the band and special guest singer Yvette Johansson. The musicians are John Montesante (trumpet/flugelhorn), Tony Hicks (saxophone), Nic Johnston (piano), Phillip Rex (double bass), and Rod Gilbert (drums).Come along and start your Saturday in style, listening to some of the ...
Paris Cat - Melbourne

Saturday 03 May - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Greg Osby
Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby makes his only Sydney appearance at the Basement. Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz music for the past 20 years, earning numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.www.sima.org.au
The Basement - Circular Quay

Thursday 08 May - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAY feat ANDREW SWANN
The JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET, a stellar, horn-led jazz combo performs Thursday Jazz Evenings at The Commune Cafe on the city's edge from 6pm-9pm. With its regular line-up of fine musicians and rotating guest vocalists, a vast array of quality and enjoyable music is performed while you savour a meal and drinks, either alone or with friends. The special guest frontman on May 8th is ANDREW SWANN.Table bookings are essential to avoid disappointment...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 09 May - 08:30 pm
2 by 2- Andrew Dickeson and Dale Barlow
This band is an exciting project led by 2 of Australia's most experienced jazz musicians - Dale Barlow and Andrew Dickeson .The group explores the freedom of grooves, textures and sounds uniquely available to this "chordless" instrumentation.www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 10 May - 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

Saturday 10 May - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Brendan Clarke Quartet
Following the successful release of his debut album 'Stretch' in December last year, Brendan Clarke will be leading his quartet at the Sound Lounge. The band packs a powerful punch and is renowned for its energetic and exciting performances. Features a mix of Clarke's originals as well as some lesser known standards.www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Thursday 15 May - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAY feat KIMBA GRIFFITH
The JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET, a stellar, horn-led jazz combo performs Thursday Jazz Evenings at The Commune Cafe on the city's edge from 6pm-9pm. With its regular line-up of fine musicians and rotating guest vocalists, a vast array of quality and enjoyable music is performed while you savour a meal and drinks, either alone or with friends. The special guest singer on May 15th is KIMBA GRIFFITHTable bookings are essential to avoid disappointment...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 16 May - 08:30 pm
Melbourne vocalist Josh Kyle and pianist Sam Keevers collaborate on this project, which Josh calls ‘Songs of Friends’. They present their interpretations of songs written by Australian singers/composers that Josh especially admires, including Kristin Berardi, Sam Keevers, Daniel Gassin and Sean Coffin.Josh Kyle (voice) Sam Keevers (piano)Featuring original compositions by Matt as well as arrangements of folk and dance music with origins as...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 17 May - 07:30 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, George Harrison and many more. His ground breaking solo album Artistry, was released in 1992 to much critical acclaim. It w...
The Basement - Circular Quay

Saturday 17 May - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Captain KirkwoodCaptain Kirkwood play unique modern Jazz, hinted at times with a mix of other styles from around the world. Their music’s moods are diverse; joyous, unexpected, lyrical, dark, energetic and sublime. Their first album, “Theseus and the Minotaur,” features a 5 part suite of the same name, which is a narrated “music story” version of the ancient Greek myth.www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 17 May - 09:00 pm
WILBUR WILDE feat. with JMQ @ DIZZY'S MAY 17th, 9pm
The John Montesante Quintet is influenced by bebop, and offers a modern take on standards and Montesante's special jazz arrangements. The JMQ has gained respect in the discerning jazz scene due to its quality musicianship, entertainment value and ability to perform with any vocal or musical artists, from in or out of town.This evening the feature artist will be WILBUR WILDE, who gained prominence in various bands of the 70s and 80s and as saxo...
Dizzy's Jazz Club - Richmond

Sunday 18 May - 07:30 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, George Harrison and many more. His ground breaking solo album Artistry, was released in 1992 to much critical acclaim. It w...
The Basement - Circular Quay

Thursday 22 May - 06:00 pm
JMQ JAZZ THURSDAY, feat SURPRISE INTERNATIONAL GUEST
The JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET, a stellar, horn-led jazz combo performs Thursday Jazz Evenings at The Commune Cafe on the city's edge from 6pm-9pm. With its regular line-up of fine musicians and rotating guest vocalists, a vast array of quality and enjoyable music is performed while you savour a meal and drinks, either alone or with friends. The special international guest singer on MAY 22 will be revealed closer to the date, due to a temporary e...
The Commune Cafe Bar - East Melbourne

Friday 23 May - 08:00 pm
STONNINGTON JAZZ - JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET w. JULIE O HARA
A stylish horn-led modern Jazz combo, JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET has a penchant for New York bebop, with a modern take on standards and special arrangementsThe stellar line up of Ben Robertson, Tony Hicks, Darrin Archer, Rod Gilbert & John Montesante, and the diversity of vocal artists performing with the band, gives the JMQ a freshness, versatility and vitality that engages its audience. It is a Dinner Show of 3 course Set Menu, 6.30pm meals sta...
Mt Erica Hotel - Melbourne

Friday 23 May - 08:30 pm
The Fantastic Terrific Munkle
The Fantastic Terrific Munkle play dance music, from swinging romps to dirty tangos to delicate waltzes. There's also a bit of bluesy goodness, music from other lands, and seemingly from other planets, all filtered through the unique Munkle lineup.Julian Curwin (guitar, banjo) Jeremy Rose (clarinet) Sam Golding (tuba, trumpet) Danny Heifetz (drums, percussion)www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 24 May - 08:00 pm
DR MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, George Harrison and many more. His ground breaking solo album Artistry, was released in 1992 to much critical acclaim. It w...
The Street Theatre - Canberra

Saturday 24 May - 08:30 pm
Hannah James Trio
‘She handles a bass like a commando handles an assault riffle’ Timeout Magazine, SydneyFeaturing soaring melodies, explorative solos, shape-shifting rhythms, and musical twists, 2011 Jann Rutherford Award recipient Hannah James invites you to join her trio as they embark on a journey of sonic intrigue and musical storytelling as they record live at the Sound Lounge.Hannah James (bass) Casey Golden (Piano) Edward Rodrigues (drums)www.sima...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Sunday 25 May - 07:30 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ AND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. This tour will see him perform works from The Great American songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel which was nominated for an ARIA for best Jazz Album.Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Ste...
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel - Hindmarsh

Tuesday 27 May - 08:00 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. This tour will see him perform works from The Great American songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel which was nominated for an ARIA for best Jazz Album.Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Ste...
UTAS - Hobart

Wednesday 28 May - 07:30 pm
DR. MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE MASTERCLASS
RON LEIGH’S MUSIC FACTORY PRESENTSGUITAR MASTERCLASS WITH DR MARTIN TAYLOR MBEWednesday 28th May, Doors open 7.00pm- Masterclass starts at 7.30pmBookings :(03) 9593 3900 www.ronleighsmusicfactory.com.au/ www.oztix.com & Oztix retail outlets 1300 762 545 http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=42677Don’t miss this rare opportunity to listen and learn from UK’s Martin Taylor MBE, multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and innovator....
Milanos Tavern - Brighton

Thursday 29 May - 07:00 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. This tour will see him perform works from The Great American songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel which was nominated for an ARIA for best Jazz Album. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Ste...
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club - Melbourne

Friday 30 May - 08:00 pm
DR.MARTIN TAYLOR MBE (UK) JAZZ & FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SHOW
Martin Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first tour of the country in five years. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck and many more. His ground breaking solo album Artistry, was No 1 in the HMV Jazz Charts for a record 12 weeks. Taylor has re...
MEENIYAN HALL - Meeniyan

Friday 30 May - 08:30 pm
Jo Fabro Quintet
2012 SIMA jazz development artists Jo Fabro returns to the Sound Lounge to showcase her powerhouse vocals. Tonight she will play music from Second album, JFQ.Jo Fabro (voice) Aaron Flower (guitar) Greg Coffin (piano) Brendan Clarke (bass) Miles Thomas (drums)www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 31 May - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Trichotomy featuring Julian Arguelles (UK)
"this is a genuine trio, with three equally important parts, and they never put a foot or finger wrong" 5 stars! BBC Music MagazineAcclaimed Brisbane trio Trichotomy collaborate with award winning British Saxophonist Julian Arguelles. Most known for his work with progressive European artists including John Taylor, Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler and the legendary UK band Loose Tubes, Aguelles' sound is captivating, drawing on his varied musical in...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Thursday 05 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Livio Minafara (ITALY)
Infusing his compositions with expressive lyricism, rhythmicdrive and an adventurous sensibility, Livio Minafarahas emerged a unique voice in European Jazz. Drawing onclassical, jazz and folk music, Livio explores all possibilities ofsolo piano performance.Livio Minafara (piano)Tickets: $25/$20Bookings: www.sima.org.au or 9351 7940
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 07 Jun - 07:00 pm
ANDY FIRTH - A MELBOURNE JAZZ SPECIAL EVENT - Dinner & Show
Jazz On Thursdays and JRT Jazz are very excited to announce a Special Melbourne Jazz Event–Dinner & Show with internationally acclaimed virtuoso clarinet player-Andy Firth!Andy Firth is renowned as Australia's clarinet virtuoso & has performed around the world including a concert in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation. Andy has performed with some of the worlds finest jazz and R & B musicians: Gary Motley, Buddy DeFranco,...
Rising Sun Hotel - South Melbourne

Sunday 08 Jun - 08:00 pm
SIMA presents Joshua Redman Quartet (US)
“Every time you hear Redman, he’s at a higher level.”- The New York Times Redefining the boundaries of modern jazz with technique that is innovative, expansive and adventurous, Joshua Redman is widely considered this generation’s giant of the tenor saxophone. Son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman, he never intended on becoming a professional musician until he moved to NYC on a year’s deferment before starting a law degree at Yale...
John Painter Hall, Australian Institute of Music - Surry Hills

Friday 13 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Julien Wilson Quartet, featuring Barney McAll
“The band Wilson has chosen could scarcely be surpassed anywhere” Australianjazz.netFreedman Fellow and National jazz Award Winning saxophonist Julien Wilson has assembled an all-star quartet in the classic mould; New York based pianist/conjurer Barney McAll, Sydney’s own deep and swinging Jonathan Zwartz on bass and Australian jazz legend, drummer Allan Browne. A highlight of the 2013 Wangaratta Festival, their anticipated reunion prom...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 14 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents the Chris Cody Trio
Cody’s music reveals not only his deep love of the jazz and classical traditions, but also the influence of contemporary French, African and Arab musicians he has worked with in Paris. Blended with contemporary urban grooves, its warmth, lyricism and humour have seduced a wide and diverse public around the world receiving rave reviews from the critics.Chris Cody (piano) Alex Boneham(bass)James Waples (drums)Bookings: www.sima.org.au or 9351...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Friday 20 Jun - 08:30 pm
“Art that allows us to be other than who we are, even for a moment, is invaluable… Mesmerising” Sydney Morning Herald One of the most distinctive and spellbinding units in improvised music; the Alister Spence Trio has attracted global recognition for their ingenious compositions and magnetic live interplay. Together, they create luminous soundscapes that are dark, lyrical, textured and endlessly surprising.Alister Spence (piano/samples) ...
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Tuesday 24 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Adrian Sherriff’s Nandi
This brand new ensemble showcases the first time collaboration between three outstanding musicians, all well versed in classical and contemporary Indian music styles. Adrian Sheriff (trombone) Sandy Evans (saxophone) Bobby Singh (table)$25/$20/$10Bookings: 9351 7940www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Friday 27 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Matthias Schubert
Described as the 'high maestre' of the tenor saxophone and well-acknowledged throughout Europe and U.S., Matthias Schubert has been recorded on more than 60 recordings, and has collaborated during the last 3 decades with many of the finest players in improvised music, from Barry Altschul to Michael Zerang, and many in between.Matthias Schubert (Saxophone) Lloyd Swanton (bass) James Waples (drums)Bookings: www.sima.org.au or 9351 7940
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

Saturday 28 Jun - 08:30 pm
SIMA presents Phil Slater Sun Songbook
The Sun Songbook is the latest project from 2003 National Jazz Award winner, trumpeter and composer Phil Slater, and features his adaptations and interpretations of the music of the distinguished Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.$25/$20/$10Bookings 9351 7940 or www.sima.org.au
Sound Lounge - Chippendale

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