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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.


22nd October

Show Playlist
  • Brown/Garcia: Someone is taking my place. Ozzie Nelson Orchestra
  • de Vries: North Wind. Doug de Vries, Andrew Pendlebury (guitars)
  • De Vries, Doug: Peregrine. Doug de Vries Trio .
  • Gershwin: There's a boat that's leavin soon for New York. Eric Marienthal (soprano sax), Dave Grusin (keyboards), John Patitucci (bass), Sonny Emory (drums)
  • Gershwin: Soon. George Masso All Stars
  • De Vries, Doug: Bela Nova. Denis Close, perc., Doug De Vries, gtr., Ken Schroder, sax.
  • De Vries, Doug: Choro Arabesco. Doug De Vries, gtr., Mauricio Carrilho, gtr. Unnamed Ensemble .
  • Lees/Jobim: This Happy Madness. Stacey Kent (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ishiguro/Tomlinson: The Summer we crossed Europe in the rain. Stacey Kent (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers, Richard: I Didn't Know What Time It Was. Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, Freddie Waits, drums, Herbie Lewis, db., McCoy Tyner, pno.
  • Smith, Lonnie: Slouchin'. David 'Fathead' Newman, sax., Lee Morgan, tpt., Lonnie Smith, org. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Ronell, Ann: Willow Weep for Me. Louis Armstrong, voc., Oscar Peterson, pno. Rhythm Section .
  • Ronell: Willow weep for me. David "Fathead" Newman (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Goodman, Benny: Seven Come Eleven. Ben Robertson, db., David Jones, drums, Doug De Vries, gtr., James Morrison, sax. Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • De Vries: Trustworthy Little Sweethearts. Vince Jones (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Jobim: Wave. Diana Clark (vocal), Doug de Vries (guitar)
  • Davis/Evans: Eleven. Gil Evans Orchestra
  • Chase/Robin/Whiting: My Ideal. Kenny DOrham (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
  • Monk: Round Midnight. Bill Mays (piano), Ray Drummond (bass)

  • 15th October

    Show Playlist
  • Barnhill: That's the Bizz. Esstee Big Band
  • Ellington, Duke: Happy-Go-Lucky Local (aka Night Train). Oscar Peterson, pno. Oscar Peterson Trio .
  • Bacharach: A house is not a home. Stan Getz ((tenor saxophone), Jazz Orchestra
  • Berlin: Mandy. Smakka Fitzgibbon (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Baxter: I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas. Smacka Fitzgibbon (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Evans, Bill: Waltz for Debby. Ted Vining Trio .
  • Rota, Nino: Come Live With Me. Ken Schroder, sax.
  • Ginsburg, Mark: Letting Go. Mosaic .
  • Mann: Memphis Underground. Herbie Mann (flute)
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: The Champ. Billy Hart, drums, Jimmy Smith, org., Quentin Warren, gtr.
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Surrey with the fringe on top. Blossom Dearie (vocal, piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums)
  • Hendricks/Hefti: Lil' Darlin' Mark Murphy (vocal) '
  • Fryer/Hawkins: Tuxedo Junction. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • Barbarin: Bourbon Street Parade. World's Greatest Jazz Band
  • Porter: Get out of town. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Levy: Alone. Don Ellis Orchestra
  • Metheny/Mays: End of the Game. Pat Metheny Group
  • Noble: The very thought of you. Sarah Vaughan (vocal), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Joe Comfott (bass)
  • Noble: The very thought of you. Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Bill Evans, pno., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Jimmy Cobb, drums, John Coltrane, sax., Miles Davis, tpt., Paul Chambers, db.

  • 8th October

    Show Playlist
  • Suso: Yombo Yombo. The Senegambian Jazz Band
  • Miller: Congo Square. Society Syncopaters
  • Butler: African Breeze. Hugh Masekela (trumpet), Rhythm backing
  • Sandoval: Africa. Arturo Sandeval (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble, voices
  • Mseleku: Through the years. Abbey Lincoln (vocal), Bheki Mseleku (piano, tenor sax), Michael Bowie (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
  • Santamaria, Mongo: Afro Blue. Alex Pertout, perc., Nilusha Dassenaike, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Caesar, Chico: Mama Africa. Diana Clark Trio .
  • Thompson: Burkina Faso. Gail Thompson Orchestra
  • Ibrahim: The Mountain. Abdullah Ibrahim (piano), Belden Bullock (bass), Sipho Kunene (drums)
  • Ibrahim: The Mountain. Abdullah Ibrahim (piano), Carlos Ward (flute), Cecil McBee (bass), Ben Riley (drums)
  • Ibrahim: Beautiful Love. Grover Washington (soprano sax), Abdullah Ibrahim (piano), Bill OÇonnell (pian'/synthesiser), Charles Farnbrough (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion)
  • Weston: Ifrane. Randy Weston (keyboards), Jazz Orchestra
  • Ibrahim, Abdullah: Maraba Blue. Ted Vining Trio .
  • Ibrahim: African Marketplace. Bruce Mathiske, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Folvig, Elliott: African Wisdom. Fallingwater Trio .
  • Ellington: Togo Brava Suite. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Mseleku: My Passion. Bheki Mseleku (piano), Michael Bowie (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)

  • 1st October

    Show Playlist
  • Gordon/Warren: Chattanooga Choo Choo. The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Gordon: You make me feel so young. Beverly Kenney (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Loesser/McHugh: Let's get lost. Susannah McCorkle (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hart: I like to recognise the tune. The new George Shearing Quintet
  • Bernie/Casey/Pinkard: Sweet Georgia Brown. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Bill McGuffie (piano), Louis Stewart, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitars), Lennie Bush (bass), Bobby Orr (drums)
  • Rollins: Oleo. Louis Stewart (guitar), Tony Mclennan (drums), Ronnie Rae (bass)
  • I never has seen snow. Beverly Kenney (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Torme: Born to be Blue. Beverly Kenney (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rowe: A world beneath the door. Django Rowe (guitar), Adam Page (soprano sax), Kyrie Anderson (drums), Rachel Johnston (cello), Dylan Kuerschner (bass)
  • trad. Greensleeves. Kenny Burrell (guitar), Jazz Orchestra
  • trad. Greensleeves. Jeri Brown (vocal), Pierre Michelot (bass)
  • Paul: Fifth Avenue. Dylan Paul (bass), Flora Carbo (alto sax), Jason McMahon (tenor sax), Kyrie Anderson (drums)
  • Rodgers/Hart: It never entered my mind. Susannah McCorkle (vocal), Piano Trio
  • Bonfa/Maria: Manha De Carnaval (Sunrise). Susannah McCorkle (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rubalcaba, Gonzalo: Promenade. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, pno., Ignacio Berroa, drums, Jeff Chambers, db.
  • Higginbotham/Drake/Fisher: Good Morning Heartache. Bernie McGann (tenor sax), John Pochee (drums), Steve Elphick (drums)
  • Ian/Fleming: Ruby. Ian Shaw (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Tivoli: Dexter Gordon (soprano saxophone), Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet), Cedar Walton (piano), Mads Vinding (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
  • Mikkelborg: Prince of Peace. Palle Mikkelvborg (trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards), Helen Davies (harp)

  • 24th September

    Show Playlist
  • Porter: Just one of those things. Tony Bennett (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Layton, J. Turner: After You've Gone. Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr., James Morrison, tpt., John Sangster, vibraphone, Julian Lee, pno. Rhythm Section .
  • Layton/Creamer: After you've gone. Dave McKenna (solo piano)
  • Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia. Art Blakey (drums), Clifford Brown (trumpet), Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Curly Russell (bass), Horace Silver (piano)
  • Porter, Cole (arr. Alldridge, Ray): You'd be so Nice to Come Home to. Dave Sanders, rums, Gary Holgate, db., Grace Knight, voc., Ray Alldridge, pno.
  • Tauber/Mercer: Drinking Again. Grace Knight (vocal), Orchestra
  • Sanders, Pharoah: Country Mile. Pharoah Sanders, sax.
  • Monk: Evidence. Thelonious Monk (piano), Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • Rodgers, Richard: My Romance. Art Blakey, drums Jazz Ensemble .
  • Elis/Frigo: Detour Ahead. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (bass)
  • Brown, Ray: Blues for Junior. Geoffrey Keezer, kybd., Herb Ellis, gtr., Karriem Riggins, drums, Ray Brown, db.
  • Golson, Benny: Whisper Not. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers .
  • Barlow, Dale: Bunyip. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers .
  • Styne: Just in Time. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Young: Street of Dreams. Tony Coe (tenor sax), Warren Vache (cornet), Dave Cliff (guitar), Brian Lemon ((piano), Dave Greeen (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)
  • Jenkins/Mercer: P.S. I Love You. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Nelso Riddle Orchestra
  • Jenkins, Gordon: Blue Prelude. Patricia Barber, pno., Patricia Barber, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Jenkins, Gordon: Goodbye. Charlie Haden, db., Keith Jarrett, pno.

  • 17th September

    Show Playlist
  • ,Young: Lester Leaps In. Johnny Frigo (violin), Terry Gibbs (vibes) Larry Gray (bass), Rick Frigo (drums), Joe Vito (piano)
  • Simons/Marks: All of Me. Dinah Washington 9vocal), Terry Gibbs (vibes), Urbie Green (trombone), Don Elliott (mellophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul West (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Ellington: Cottontail. Terry Gibbs Dream Band
  • Troup: Route 66. Betty Roche (vocal), Jazz Ensemble, Conte Candoli (trumpet)
  • Gershwin, George: Summertime. Conte Candoli, tpt., Leroy Vinnegar, db., Lou Levy, pno., Shelly Manne, drums, Stan Getz, sax.
  • Burke, Sonny: Black Coffee. Ed Shaughnessy, drums, Jimmy Rowles, pno., Max Wayne, db., Peggy Lee, voc., Pete Candoli, tpt.
  • Burke/van Heusen: Oh, you crazy moon. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra , Pete Candoli (trumpet)
  • Turk, Roy: Mean to Me. Budd Johnson, sax., Miles Davis, tpt., Sarah Vaughan, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Turk/Ahlert: Mean to Me. Ruby Braff (cornet), Buddy Tate (tenor sax), Jack Lesberg (bass), George Wein (piano), Don Lamond (drums)
  • Gibbs, Terry: Oge. Terry Gibbs Quartet .
  • Holman: Evil Eyes. Terry Gibbs and his Big Band
  • Strayhorn: UMMG. Mark Fitzgibbon (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), David Beck (drums)
  • Monk, Thelonious (arr. Murray, Jordan): Trinkle, Tinkle. Desmond White, bass, Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Mark Lockett, drums, Paul van Ross, sax., Shannon Barnett, tbn.
  • Jacobs et al: Bei Mir Bist Du Schon. Terry Gibbs (vibes), Jazz/Jewish Ensemble
  • Coltrane (Alice): Journey in Satchidananda. Alice Coltrane (harp), Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax), Tulsi (tamboura), Cecil McBee (bass), Rashied Ali (drums), Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine)
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Some Other Time. Trio Toykeat .
  • Anning, Sam: Hone Heke. Speedball .
  • Anning, Sam: Hands reaching. Andrea Keller, pno., Carl Mackey, sax., Danny Fischer, drums, Julien Wilson, sax., Mat Jodrell, tpt., Sam Anning, db.
  • Stanko: Song for Sarah. Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), Jazz Trio

  • 10th September

    Show Playlist
  • Miller/Styne/Kruger: Sunday. Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band of Toulouse
  • Elias: September. Eliane Elias (piano), Jazz Ensemble
  • Petrucciani: September 2nd. Michel Petrucciani (piano), Rhythm ensemble
  • van Heusen/Burke: Like someone in love. Anita Harris (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Fields/McHugh: I can't give you anything but love. Anita Harris (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Dorham: Sunrise in Mexico. Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Kenny Drew (piano), Payul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
  • Warren/Dubin: September in the Rain. Bing Crosby (vocal), Buddy Bregman Orchestra
  • Warren/Dubin: September in the Rain. Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Watanabe: Capri. Kazumi Watanabe (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Benson: Shape of Things that Are and Were. George Benson (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Duke/Latouch/Fetter: Taking a chance on love. Kerrie Biddell (vocal), Jazz Ensemble, chorus
  • Mandel/Bergman/Bergman: Where do you start? Kerrie Biddell (vocal), Julian Lee (piano)
  • Faith, Percy: Maybe September. Bill Evans, pno., Tony Bennett, voc.
  • Weill/Anderson: September Song. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Orchestra, conductor Gordon Jenkins
  • Hodges: The Jeep is Jumpin. Ben Webster (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Berlin: How deep is the ocean. Ben Webster (tenor sax), Jazz Trio
  • Ellington: Things aint what they used to be. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Ed Bickert (guitar), Don Thompson (bass), Jerry Fuller (drums)
  • Grabowsky, Paul: September. Andrew Gander, drums, Gary Costello, acoustic bass, Paul Grabowsky, pno.
  • Alter: September 11th. Salvatore Bonafede piano, Pierre Vaiana soprano sax, Greg Cohen bass, Joey Baron drums, Jaques Morelenbaum
  • Metheny/Mays: SeptemberFifteenth. Pat Metheny (guitars), Lyle Mays (keyboards), Nana Vasconselas (percussion)

  • 3rd September

    Show Playlist
  • Heath/Fletcher/Marr: Roll ém girls, roll ém. Frisco Joe's Good Time Jazz , Smacka Fitzgibbon (vocal)
  • Foster/Hendricks: Shiny Stockings. Karin Krog (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Eckstine: Jelly, Jelly. Earl Hines Orchestra , Billy Eckstine (vocal)
  • Eckstine/Valentine: Blowing the Blues Away. Billy Eckstine and his Orcjhestra
  • Handy, W. C.: St Louis Blues. Billy Eckstine, voc. Metronome All Stars .
  • Jagger, Mick (arr. Shaw, Roland): Honky Tonk Women. Ted Heath and His Music .
  • Jagger, Mick (arr. Dennerlein, Barbara): Satisfaction. Barbara Dennerlein, org. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Berlin, Irving: Change Partners. James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Berlin, Irving: What'll I Do. Alison Wedding, voc., Belinda Moody, db., Colin Hopkins, pno., Danny Fischer, drums .
  • Berlin: Easter Parade. Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan (vocals), Hal Mooney Orchestra
  • Berlin, Irving: Easter Parade. Bob Sedergreen, pno., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Adderley: You got it! Cannonball Adderley Quintet
  • Scwartz/Dietz: Dancing in the Dark. Cannonball adderley (alto saxophone), Hank Jones (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
  • Belle/Leonard: A Sunday kind of love. Billy Eckstine (vocal), Orchestra
  • Arlen/Koehler: When the sun comes out. Billy Eckstine (vocal), Orchestra
  • Silver: Nica's Dream. Art Farmer (trumpet), Orchestra
  • Silver, Horace: Peace. Desmond White, bass, Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Mark Lockett, drums, Paul van Ross, sax., Shannon Barnett, tbn.
  • De Sylva/Brown: The best things in life are free Ade Monsbourgh (tenor sax), Graham Coyle (piano)
  • Hubbard: First Light. Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Wilder: Blackberry Winter. Malcolm McNeill (vocal), Piano trio
  • Wilder: It's so peaceful in the country. Joe Wilder (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), George Duvivier (bass), Osie Johnson (drums), Jerry Sanfino (flute), Al Cassimenti (guitar), Urbie Green trombone

  • 27th August

    Show Playlist
  • Battle/Durham: Topsy Dick Hyman (piano), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington/Strayhorn/Mercer: Satin Doll. John Pizarelli (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Redman, Don: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You. Brian Czach, drums, Bucky Pizzarelli, gtr., Mike Lee, bass, Tony DeSare, pno., Tony DeSare, voc.
  • Tizol, Juan: Perdido. Shelley Scown, voc. Moovin' and Groovin' Orch .
  • Tizol: Caravan. Duke Ellington (piano), Charlie Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Fields/McHugh: Exactly like you. Kenny Davern (clarinet), Jazz Ensemble
  • various: S'Wonderful/Someone to watch over me/I got rhythm. Stephabne Grappelli (violin), Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Jon Burr (bass)
  • Pilbrow: Remembering Woody Shaw. Simon Pilbrow with the Brent Fischer Orchestra
  • Ellington, Duke: Sunset and the Mockingbird. Charlie Watts and the Tentet .
  • Styne/Comden/Green: Just in Time. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Green/Heyman: Easy Come, Easy Go. Anita O'Day (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Howard, Luke: Hornsby. Ben Robertson, db., Darryn Farrugia, drums, Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Luke Howard, pno.
  • Nock, Mike: Old's Cool. Hamish Stuart, drums, Jonathan Zwartz, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Mike Nock, pno.
  • Grabowsky, Paul: Horace. Dale Barlow, sax., Lloyd Swanton, db., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Tony Buck, drums .
  • Elington/Mills/Bigard: Mood Indigo. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • Ellington: Mood Indigo. Charles LLoyd (sax), Jason Moran (piano)
  • Weill/Nash: Speak Low. Harold Land (tenor sax), Rolf Ericson (trumpet), Carl Perkins (piano), Leroy Vinegar (bass), Frank Butler (drums)
  • Land: Ursula. Harold Land (tenor sax), Joe Gordon (trumpet), Barry Harris (piano), Wes Montgomery (guitar), Sam Jones (bass), Louis Hayes (drums)
  • Kahn/Lombardo/Green: Coquette. Bucky, John Pizzarelli (guitars)i
  • Rodgers/Hart: My Romance. Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar solo)