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An exploration of contemporary and modern jazz with an emphasis on local talent: the city’s best mix of instrumental and vocal jazz.


20th July

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  • Hammerstein/Romberg: lover come back to me. Allan Vache (clarinet), Harry Allen (tenor sax)
  • Darrensberg: Louisian-i-ay. Bob Barnard (cornet), jazz ensemble
  • Conley/Hare: in a brazilian forest. Galapagos Duck
  • Bowman: East of the Sun. Joe Chindamo, pno., Nina Ferro, voc.
  • Young: Stella by Starlight. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Vince Jones, tpt., Vince Jones, voc.
  • Rodgers/Hart: Falling in love with love. Hank Mobley (tenor sax)
  • Rodgers/Hart: My funny valentine. Dinah Shore (vocal), Andre Previn (piano)
  • Mercer/Bloom: Fools Rush In. Doris Day (vocal), Andre Previn (piano)
  • Dankworth: Sailor. John Dankworth Orchestra
  • Akiyoshi: Sumie. The Toshiko-Lew Tabackin Big Band
  • Warren/mercer: Jeepers Creepers. Karin Krog (vocal), Bengt Hallberg (piano)
  • Noble: The Touch of your lips. Karin Krog (vocal), Bengt Hallberg (piano)
  • Hampton: Hot Mallets. Lionel Hampton (vibes), Dizzy gillespie (trumpet), charlie Christian (guitar)
  • Dameron: Dameronia. Tadd Dameron Sextet
  • Kahn/Malneck/Livingston: I'm thru with love. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon (piano)
  • Lewis/Young: Street of Dreams. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon (piano)
  • Sampson: Stompin' at the Savoy. Bruce Mathiske, gtr., George Golla, gtr.
  • Sampson: Stompin' at the Savoy. Art Pepper, sax.
  • The Corporation: We got a good thing going. Hank Crawford (alto sax), jazz ensemble
  • Lane: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db., Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax.
  • Walton: Rainy Night. Lee Morgan (trumpet), jazz ensemble
  • Carmichael/Washington: The Nearness of You . Sarah Vaughan (vocal and piano)
  • Fraser/Newley: There's no such thing as love. Karrin Allyson (vocal and piano)

  • 13th July

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  • Green/Wolf: Corner Pocket. Count Basie & Orchestra
  • Jones/Khan: I'll see you in my dreams. The String Band
  • Basie: One O'clock Jump. Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Davis: Farouk. Count Basie, pno., Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Ellington/hodges/James/George: I'm beginning to see the light. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Ellington: In my Solitude. Tony Bennett(vocal), Count basie Orchestra.
  • Heywood/gimbel: Canadian Sunset. Tommy Emmanuel (guitar), with Pee Wee Clark & Friends
  • Gibbs: Norwegian Psalm. Joachim Kuhn, pno., Hanover Radio PO/Michael Gibbs.
  • Ighner: Everything Must Change. Nils Landgren, tbn., Flesh Quartet (Strings).
  • unknown: Bridge Work. Count basie Small group
  • Basie: Blue and Sentimental. Count Basie, pno., Ben Webster, sax., Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble.
  • Rodgers: Falling in Love with Love. Sonny Rollins, sax., Hank Jones, pno., Kenny Dorham, tpt., Max Roach, drums, Oscar Pettiford, db.
  • Maschwitz/Strachey: These Foolish things. Janet seidel (vocal)
  • Mandel: A Time for Love. Shirley Horn, voc., Shirley Horn, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Burnett: Bubba's Blues. Fiona Burnett Trio.
  • Arlen/Mercer: Come rain or come shine. Branford Marsalis (tenor Sax), MJQ
  • Arlen/Mercer: Come rain or come shine. Betty Roche (female vocal)
  • Rodgers: My Romance. Keith Jarret (piano), jack de Johnnette (drums), Gary peacock (bass)
  • Zawinul: Midnight Mood. Michael Brecker (tenor)., Herbie Hancock (piano), Pat Metheny (guitar), Jack de Johnette (drums), Charlie Haden (bass)

  • 6th July

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  • Bacharach: A house is not a home. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Bacharach: What the World needs Now. Sammy Davis Jnr., Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Bacharach: What the World needs Now. Stacey Kent (female vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Bacharach: Alfie. Pat Metheny (solo guitar)
  • Bacharach: Make it easy on yourself. Paul Grabowsky Trio
  • Bacharach: I just don’t know what to do with myself. Joe Chindamo (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), Tony Floyd (drums)
  • Bacharach: Wives and Lovers. Wes Montgomery, gtr., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Monk: Straight, no chaser. Gil Evans Orchestra
  • Maltby/Horowitz, Waller: Handful of Keys. Ruby Braff Quartet
  • Waller: I'm crazy about my baby. Fats Waller
  • Waller: Keeping out of mischief now. Fats Waller
  • Whiting: Miss Brown To You. Nichaud Fitzgibbon, voc., The Syncopators.
  • Ellington: I didn't know about you. Nichaud Fitzgibbon (female vocal), Jazz ensemble
  • Alexander/Williams: I would do anything for you. Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Hawkins: Maria. Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (tenor sax), Oscar Petetrson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Alvin Stoller (drums)
  • Van Ross: Someone Somewhere Sometime. Mark Lockett, drums, Kim Kelaart, electronic organ, Paul Van Ross, sax., Hugh Stuckey, gtr.
  • Rowles: After school. Jeri Brown (female vocal), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Eric von Essen (bass)
  • Gershwin: Who cares? George Masso all stars
  • Berlin (arr. Hobgood): Change Partners/If You Never Come To Me. Kurt Elling, voc.

  • 29th June

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  • Traditional: Danny Boy. Christine Sullivan, voc., The Band.
  • Weatherly: Danny Boy. Ben Webster, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Handy: Beale Street Blues. Chris Barber, Ottilie Patterson
  • Smith/Williams: Jailhouse Blues. Chris Barber, Ottilie Patterson
  • Trad.: My Wild Irish Rose. Keith Jarrett (solo piano)
  • Harburg/lane: How are things in Glocca Mora? Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Ellis Marsalis (piano)
  • Harburg/Lane: Look to the Rainbow. Lena Horne (vocal)
  • Zawinul: Birdland. Black Magic Big Band
  • Burke/van heusen: Polka Dots and Moonbeams. Louis Stewart (guitar)

  • 22nd June

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    15th June

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  • unknown: I'm sailing on a sunbeam. Des Tooley (vocal), Frank Coughlan (trombone), Beryl Newell (piano)
  • Berlin: Top, White Tie, and Tails. Frank Coughlan and his Dixielanders
  • Rose: Our Waltz. James Morrison, (trombone), Ray Brown, (bass), Benny Green (piano), Jeff Hamilton (drums).
  • Berardi: Missing You. The Kristin Berardi Band.
  • Gershwin: But not for me. Benny Green (trombone), jazz ensemble
  • Smith: Long Old Road. Vic Dickenson (trombone), jazz ensemble
  • Simons/Marks: All of Me. Joey Defrancesco (Hammond organ), jazz ensemble
  • Porter: I've Got you Under my Skin. Frank Sinatra, voc., Nelson Riddle and His Orch.
  • Sherwin/Maschwitz: a Nightingale sang in berkeley square. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Robert Farnon Orchestra
  • Parish/Perkins: Stars fell on Alabama. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars, Jack Teagarden (trombone and vocal)
  • Johnson/Creamer: If I could be with you one hour tonight. Tom Pickerings Good Time jazz Band, Ade Monsbourgh (vocal)
  • Messore: Mariposa. Lacuna
  • Dellaposta: Lonely in New York. Sophie Milman (female vocal)
  • Turk/Ahlett: Mean to Me. Kate Paradise (female vocal), piano trio
  • Albam/Ward: Lullaby of Jazzland. J.J.Johnson (trombone), jazz ensemble
  • Fuller: Little Messenger. Curtis Fuller (trombone), jazz ensemble
  • Rowles: Driving on the 502. Josh Kyle, voc., Geoff Gascoyne, db., Tom Cawley, pno., Ralph Salmins, drums, Mike Mylarri, tpt.
  • Rowles: 502 Blues (Drinkin and Drivin) Wayne Shorter Tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Joe Chambers (drums)
  • Hodges: Preacher Blues. Johnny Hodges (alto), Lawrence Brown (trombone)
  • Ellington: I Didn't know about you. Andre Previn (piano), David Finck (bass)

  • 8th June

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  • Garner: Part-time Blues. Erroll Garner (piano), Wyatt Ruther (bass), Fats Heard (drums), Candido Camaro (congas)
  • Cahn/Styne: Time after Time. Carl Risely (vocal), jazz orchestra
  • Berlin (arr. McKenzie): Blue Skies. Sarah McKenzie, voc., Sarah McKenzie, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Caymmi: The Harbour. Larry Coryell (guitar), jazz ensemble.
  • Koehler/Arlen: Lets fall in love. Paul desmond (alto sax), Dave Brubeck (piano0, rhythm section
  • Franks: Antonio's Song. Anita Harris, voc., Kim Harris, pno., Leon Heale, db., Alan Richards, drums.
  • Kern/Fields: The way you look tonight. Steve Tyrrell (male vocal)
  • Mulligan: Stand Still. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Joe Benjamin (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
  • Shapiro/Campbell/Connolly: If I had you. George Shearing (solo piano)
  • Spriggs: you don't know. Peggy lee (vocal)
  • Brooks: Darktown Strutters Ball. Steve Waddell's Creole Bells.
  • Barbarin: Bourbon Street Parade. The New Melbourne Jazz Band
  • Desmond: Wendy. Paul Desmond Quartet
  • Gershwin: Lets call the whole thing off. Bernard Berkhouts Swingmates.
  • Simon: Mrs. Robinson. Paul Desmond (alto sax), jazz ensemble
  • Simon: Old friends. Paul Desmond (alto sax), jazz ensemble
  • Hefti: Flight of the Foo Birds Count Basie Orchestra
  • Jones: Dedication. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
  • Jones: Groove Merchant. Generations in Jazz Big Band/Graeme Lyall.
  • Jones: The Summary. Elvin Jones, drums, Hank Jones, pno., George Mraz, db.
  • Duke: Autumn in New York. Billie Holiday, voc., Billie Holiday and Her Orch.
  • Duke: Autumn in New York. Joe Wilder (trumpet), jazz ensemble

  • 1st June

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  • Powell: Mission to Moscow. Johnny Varro Swing Seven.
  • Morrison: From This Day. James Morrison, tpt., Ali Jackson, drums, Peter Zog, gtr., Pierre Boussaguet, db.
  • Porter/Jobim: I Concentrate on You/Wave. John Pizzarelli (vocal, guitar)
  • Jobim: Quiet nights of Quiet Stars. Frank Sinatra (vocal)
  • Hamilton: Max. James Morrison, tpt., Ray Brown, db.
  • Carmichael: One Morning in May. Bill Charlap (piano), Kenny Washington (drums), Peter Washington (bass)
  • Parker: Donna Lee. Jaco Pastorius (bass)
  • Ellington: sophisticated Lady. Jaco Pastorius (bass), Toots Thielemans (harmonica), big band
  • Zawinul: Young and Fine. Weather Report
  • Coleman: Tears Inside. Pat metheny (guitar), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
  • Mays: Ray's Refrain. Bill Mays (piano), Ray Drummond (bass)
  • Morrison: My Beautiful. James Morrison, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Mandel (arr. Lyall): The Shadow of Your Smile. James Morrison, tpt., Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums, BBC Concert Orch/Keith Lockhart.
  • Gershwin (arr. Sidwell): They Can't Take that Away From Me. James Morrison, tpt., Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums, BBC Concert Orch/Keith Lockhart.
  • Nemo: Tis Autumn. Stacey Kent (vocal)
  • Nemo: Tis Autumn. Jackie Paris (vocal)
  • Gershwin: But not for me. The Idea of North , James Morrison (flugelhorn)
  • Reardon/Distel: The Good Life. Betty Carter (vocal)
  • Waldron: Soul Eyes. John coltrane (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)

  • 25th May

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