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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.


19th July

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  • Holiday, Billie: Lady Sings the Blues. Al McKibbon, db., Herbie Nichols, iano, Max Roach, drums .
  • Noble, Ray: Cherokee. Diz Disley, gtr., Ike Isaacs, gtr., Isla Eckinger, db., Stephane Grappelli, vln.
  • Miller, Bernie: Bernie's Tune. Al McKibbon, db., Emil Richards, vibes, George Shearing, pno., Percy Brice, drums, Toots Thielemans, gtr.
  • Jones: Don't get sassy. Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Band, Snooky Young (trumpet)
  • Mercer Ellington: Things aint what they used to be. Keith Jarrett Trio
  • Mercer Ellington: Things aint what they used to be. The Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Marsalis: Jody. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Art Blakey (drums), Ellis Marsalis (piano), Chrles Farnbrough (bass), Billy Pierce (tenor sax)Robert watson (alto sax)
  • Berlin: I've got my love to keep me warm. Art Blakey (drums), Paul Chambers (bass)
  • Casey?Pinkard: Sweet Georgia Brown. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • Jamal: Night Mist Blues. Ahmad Jamal (piano), Israel Crosby (bass), Vernell Fournier (drums)

  • 12th July

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  • Gilbrto: Bim Bom. Sadao Watanabe (sax), vocal and jazz ensemble
  • Jobim: Corcovado. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Joao Gilberto, Astrid Gilberto (vocals)
  • Arlen/Capote: A Sleepin Bee. Oscar Peterson (piano), Nelson riddle Orchestra
  • McAll: New Eyes. Barney McAll (piano), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Gershwin: Someone to watch over me. Oscar Peterson (piano), Stephane Grappelli (violin), Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen (bass), Mickey Roker (drums)
  • Bonfa: The Gentle Rain. The Singers Unlimited (vocal), Oscar Peterson trio
  • Miller/Cohn/Stein/Kreuger: Sunday. Ben Webster (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Kalmar/Ruby: Three little words. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Burton/Lane: I hear music. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass)
  • Youmans/Caesar: Sometimes I'm happy. Anita Harris (vocasl), jazz Ensemble
  • Franks: Antonio's Song. Anita Harris (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Loewe, Frederick: Wouldn't It Be Loverly ?. Oscar Peterson, pno. Oscar Peterson Trio .
  • Lerner/Loewe: Wouldn't it be loverley. Ruby Braff (cornet), Brian Lemon (piano), Warren Vache (flugelhorn), Roy williams (trombone), Howard Alden (guitar), Dave Green (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)
  • Hodges/Ellington,M.: Rabbit out of the hat. Johnny hodges (alto) Wild Bill davis (organ), Lawrence Brown (trombone), jimmy hamilton (clarinet), Billy butler (guitar), Bob bushnell (bass), Joe Marshall (drums)
  • Rodgers, Richard: I Could Write a Book. Liam Burrows, voc. The Liam Burrows Quartet, The Swing City Big Band .
  • Arlen: I've got the world on a string. Anita O'Day (vocal), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), John Poole (drums)
  • Mode: Cafe of Broken Dreams. Dorian Mode (piano, vocal), jazz ensemble.
  • Williams, Spencer: Basin Street Blues. Oscar Peterson, pno.
  • Vache: Too Phat Blues. Warren Vache (trumpet, vocals), Joe Puma (guitar), Murray Wall (bass), Eddie Locke (drums)

  • 5th July

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  • Gibbs, Michael: Sweet Rain. Stan Getz, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Bacharach/David: A house is not a home. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Orchestra
  • Guiffre: Four Brothers. Woody Herman & Thundering Herd
  • Corea: La Fiesta. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Chick Corea (electric piano), Stanley Clarke (bass), Tony Williams (drums), Airto Moreira (percussion)

  • 28th June

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  • Donaldson: At Sundown. The Mell-O-Tones
  • Rodgers/Hart: There's a small hotel. Claude Thornhill Orchestra, The Snowflakes (vocal)
  • Greene: All about Ronnie. Chris Connor (vocal), Ellis Larkins Trio
  • Mandel/Bennett/Underwood: I wish I'd met you. Chris Connor (vocal)
  • Gibbons/Dyronforth: A Garden in the Rain. frank Sinatra (vocal)
  • Gibbons/Dyronforth: A Garden in the rain. Scott Hamilton (tenor sax), Rossano Sportiello (piano)
  • Martin/Blane: Ev'rytime. Chris Connor (vocal)
  • Coward: Poor little rich girl. Chris Connor (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Liza. Chris Connor (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: How long has this been going on? Chris Connor (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Donaldson: Blues Walk. Lou Donaldson (tenor sax), Herman Foster (piano), Peck Morrison (bass), Dave Bailey (drums), Ray Barretto (conga)
  • Pantaziz: iI it OK? Jack Pantazis (guitar), Jazz ensemble
  • Jones: Downstairs. Kenny Burrell (guitar), Roger Kellaway (piano), Joe Benjamin (bass), Grady Tate (drums), Willie Rodriguez (conga)
  • DeLange/Spencer/Newman: Lost April. Monty Alexander (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Jeff Hamilton (drums)
  • Morrison, James: A Brush with Bunj. Ali Jackson, drums, James Morrison, tpt., Peter Zog, gtr., Pierre Boussaguet, db.
  • Weston: Hi-fly. Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), Bobby Timmons (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Louis Hayes (drums)
  • Porter: I get a kick out of you. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Chick Corea (piano), Joe henderson (tenor sax), Stanley Clarke (bass), Lenny White (drums)
  • Weldom/Jacobs: I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town. Lou Rawls (vocal), Les McCann (piano), Leroy Vinegar (bass), Ron Jefferson (drums)

  • 21st June

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  • Witing/Egan: The Japanese Sandman Nat Gonella (trumpet), jazz ensemble
  • Young, Christopher: Kyotonabe. Christopher Young Quartet .
  • Ellington: Ad lib on Nippon. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Frigo: Osaka saki. Johnny Frigo (violin), Gene Bertoncini (guitar), Michael Moore (bass), Bill Goodwin (drums), Bob Kindred (sax), Joe Vito (piano)
  • Silver: Tokyo Blues. Alan Barnes (sax), John Donaldson (pano), Steve waterman (trumpet), Dave Green (bass), Steve Brown (drums)
  • Akiyoshi: American ballad. Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band
  • Woodard, Rickey: Tokyo Express. James Morrison, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Parker: Billies bounce. Keith Jarrett (piano), Jack de Johnette (drums), Gary Peacock (bass)
  • Ozone: Before I was born. Makoto Ozone (piano), John Patituci (bass), Peter Erskine (drums)

  • 14th June

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  • Rodgers: It's Easy to Remember. John Coltrane, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Rodgers/Hart: It's easy to remember. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Monk: Four in One. Thelonious Monk (piano), Jazz Orchestra
  • Brubeck: In your own sweet way. Phil Woods (Alto Saxophone)Sonny Dallas (bass), Nick Stabulas (drums), Bob Corwin (piano)
  • Woods: Johnny Hodges. Phil Woods (alto sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), George Mraz (bass), Kenny Washington (drums)
  • Arlen/Harburg: Last night when we were young. Phil Woods (alto sax), Bill Charlap (piano), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Steve Gilmore (bass), Bill Goodwin (drums)
  • Biondi/Krupa: Boogie Blues. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Mandel/Frishberg: Little did I dream. Tony Bennett (vocal), Orchestra

  • 7th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bolling: Jazzomania. Claude Bolling Big Band
  • Furber/Braham: Limehouse Blues. The All-Stars.
  • Flower/Stone: Give Me the Night. Elana Stone, voc & ensemble
  • Mulligan: Walkin' Shoes. Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax & sensemble.
  • North: Spartacus Love Theme. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Bassman/Washington: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You. Jim Hall, guitar. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Mulligan: Blues Going Up. Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax & ensemble.
  • Robertson: Leia. Emma Gilmartin, voc. Luke Howard, piano. Leonard Grigoryan, guitar. Ben Robertson, bass. Alex Pertout, percussion.
  • Golson: Fair Weather. Art Farmer, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Warren: The Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Chris McNulty, voc., Chamber Ensemble/Stephen Newcomb.
  • Miller/Leiber/Stoller: Bernie's Tune. Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax & ensemble.
  • Towner: When the Fire Burns Low. Badi Assad, guitar
  • Rainey: See See Rider. Jimmy McGriff, organ. Thornel Schwartz, guitar. Willy Jenkins, drums.
  • Thorn: Don't Mention the Moon. Fiona Thorn, voc & ensemble.
  • Jersey Bounce. Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax. Chet Baker, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Peterson: Land of the Misty Giants. Makoto Ozone, piano. Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass. Clarence Penn, drums.
  • Arlen'Gershwin: The Man That Got Away. Nicki Parrott, vocal & bass. Ensemble.
  • Warren/Gordon: This is Always. Annie Ross, vocal, Gery Mulligan, baritone sax & ensemble.
  • Walton: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part. Lynne Arriale, piano. Scott Colley, bass. Steve Davis, drums.
  • Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood. Buddy deFranco, clarinet & quartet.
  • Vine: Love me Sweet. Danny Fischer, drums, Sam Keevers, pno., Julien Wilson, sax., Craig Fermanis, gtr., Jonathan Zion, db., Tamara Kuldin, voc.
  • Gleason/Harbach: Melancholy Serenade/Yesterdays. Jackie Gleason orchestra.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 31st May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Hefti: Kid from Left Bank. Count Basie orchestra.
  • Abrams: The Blues Don't Care. Nat King Cole, vocal. Vount Basie Orchestra.
  • Hines/Woods: Rosetta. Jazz at the Philharmonic Band.
  • Galapagos Duck: Esatern Suburbs Railway Blues. Galapagos Duck.
  • Schreurs/Degiorgio: That Man. Just One Dance. Caro Emerald, vocal & ensemble.
  • Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven. Graeme Lyall, alto sax. Joe Chindamo Trio.
  • Basie: The King. Clark Terry, flugel horn. Bob Brookmeyer, trombone. Roger Kellaway, piano. Bill Crow, bass. Dave Bailey, drums.
  • Jackson: Blues in H (B). Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Kenny: Gone Fishin'. Manhattan Transfer.
  • Golson: Whisper Not. Graeme Lyall, alto sax. Piston Baroque Brass Quintet. Tony Gould Trio.
  • Sample: Chain Reaction. Joe Sample, keyboards & ensemble.
  • dennerlein: Purple. Barbara Dennerlein, organ & ensemble.
  • Berlin: Isn't This a Lovely Day. Sarah Vaughan & Bily Eckstine, vocals.
  • Lyall: La Petite Valse. Graeme Lyall, alto sax. Joe Chindamo trio.
  • Comden/Green/Styne: The Party's Over. Wynton Marsalis, trumpet. Eric Reed, piano. Reginald Veal, bass. Lewis Nash, drums.
  • Porter: Do I Love You. Russell Malone, guitar. David Wong, bass. Montez Coleman, drums.
  • Livingston (arr. Lyall): Tammy. Graeme Lyall, sax., John Hoffman, flugel horn, String Ensemble, Jazz Trio/Graeme Lyall.
  • Dietz/Schwartz, Cahn/Van Heusen: Last Dance, Dancing in the Dark. Tierney Sutton quartet
  • Dietz/Schwartz: Dancing in the Dark. Fred Hersch Trio.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 24th May

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  • Waller: Dinah. Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli & the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  • Brubeck: Lullaby in Rhythm. Dave Brubeck Trio, with Cal Tjader (vibes).
  • Lowe: I'll never smile again. Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Bernie/Pinkard/Casey: Sweet georgia Brown. Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli & the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  • Porter: Night and Day. Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli & the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  • Grabowsky: Horace. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Dale Barlow, sax., Tony Buck, drums, Lloyd Swanton, db.
  • Silver: Blue Silver. Horace Silver, pno. Jazz ensemble
  • Fields/Kern: The way you look tonight. Johnny Varro (piano), Ken Peplowski (clarinet), Frank Tate (bass), Joe Ascione (drums)
  • Berlin: I used to be colour blind. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Alter/Mitchell: You turned the tables on me. Anita O'Day (vocal), Oscar Peterson Quartet.
  • Youmans: Tea for Two. Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli & the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  • Reinhardt: Djangology. Daniel Weltlinger, vln., Nigel Date, gtr., Peter Baylor, gtr., Stan Valacos, bass, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Domino/Bartholomew: I'm walkin'. Kevin Mahogany (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Edison: Kitty. Ben Webster (tenor sax), Harry "Sweets"Edison (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), George Duvivier (bass), Clarence Johnstone (drums)
  • Arlen/Mercer: Hit the road to dreamland. Mel Torme and the Mell-tones
  • Arlen/mercer: Any place I hang my hat is home. Helen Merrill (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Lewis: Django. Gil Evans Orchestra
  • Reinhardt: Nuages. Django Reinhardt & the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  • Rowles: The Peacocks. Ingrid James (vocal), Alexis Tcholakian Trio
  • Rowles: The Peacocks. Larry Goldings, kybd., Till Bronner, tpt., Dean Parks, gtr., Jay Bellerose, drums, David Piltch, bass, Gary Foster, sax.
  • Reinhardt: Django's Dream. Martin Taylor (guitar)