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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.


18th May

Show Playlist
  • Durham: Topsy. Oscar Peterson, pno., Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Jones: Don't Get Sassy. Ray Brown, db., Ray Brown Trio.
  • Gold: Exodus. Grant Green, gtr., Kenny Drew, pno., Ben Tucker, db., Ben Dixon, drums.
  • Stept: Comes Love. Tamara Murphy, db., Hetty Kate, voc., James Sherlock, gtr.
  • Campbell: Race Day - Rehearsal. Martin Campbell Trio.
  • Clark: Breathe Into Time. Joe Chindamo, pno., Doug De Vries, gtr., Diana Clark, voc., Simon Starr, bass.
  • Magnani: There's No Zen in Then. Dale Barlow, sax., Sam Anning, db., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., George Coleman, drums.
  • Broomhead: Echoes. Refraction.
  • : Seed Sack. Gene Ammons & trio.
  • Waller: The Jitterbug Waltz. Dizzy Big 4.
  • Brubeck: Kathy's Waltz. Dave Brubeck quartet.
  • : Budgie. Kristin Berardi, voc. James Sherlock, guitar.
  • : Stevens Street. Brendon Foster Sextet.
  • : Song 1. Tamara Kuldin, voc. Jon Delaney, guitar
  • : Song 2. Tamara Kuldin, voc. Jon Delaney, guitar.
  • : Song 3. Tamara Kuldin, voc. Jon Delaney, guitar.
  • Brown: Dahoud. Emily Remler, guitar. Hank Jones, piano. Buster Williams, bass. Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.
  • Various: New York New York medley. Mel Torme, voc & George Shearing (piano) ensemble.
  • Furber/Braham: Limehouse Blues. Kenny Davern, clarinet. Bob Wilber, soprano sax. Dick Hyman, piano. Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar. Bobby Rosengarden, drums. Milt Hinton, bass.
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. Ray Charles, voc. Caount Basie Orchestra.
  • Comden/Green/Bernstein: some Other Time. Tony Bennett, voc. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Dameron: Hot House. Barbara Dennerlein, organ. Roy Hargrove, trumpet. Mike Sim, alto sax. Dennis Chambers, drums.
  • Various: Washington Square. Midnight in Moscow. The Village Stompers.
  • Leoncavello: Pagliacci. Maynard Ferguson, trumpet & orchestra.
  • Hall: Romain. Jim Hall, guitar. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Bryant: Me and the Blues. Ray Bryant, solo piano.
  • Frampton: From Way Back. The Engine Room (Roger Frampton, piano. Steve Elphick, bass, John Pochee, drums) & Warwick Alder, trumpet.
  • : Topsy. OR Moonglow/Them There Eyes. Dick Hyman, piano. Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar & ensemble.
  • Mellin-Wood: My One and Only Love. Doris Day, voc. Andre Previn, piano.
  • Daly/Wilson: Today. Daly Wilson Big Band & Kerrie Biddell, voc.
  • Weiss/Creatore/peretti/Linda: The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Lang/Meder/Reisfeld: It's Oh So Quiet. Ali McGregor, voc & ensemble.
  • Morricone: Cinema Paradiso. Regina Carter, violin & ensemble.

  • 11th May

    Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Giuffre: Four Brothers. DMP Big Band
  • Bishop/Herman: Woodchopper's Ball. Woody Herman & orchestra.
  • Marie: The Golden Wedding. Woody Herman & his orchestra.
  • Trad: Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen. Emma Pask, vocals. James Morrison, brass & ensemble.
  • Trad: Oh Happy Day. Emma Pask, vocals. James Morrison, brass & ensemble.
  • Winkelman: The Tomasa Variations. Ben Winkelman Trio.
  • Becker (arr. Grusin): Do It Again. Dave Valentin, fte., Dave Grusin, keyboards, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Bayes/Norwath: Shine on Harvest Moon. Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax, Oscar Peterson quartet
  • Sadi: Blue Sunrise. Fats Sadi, vibes & piano trio.
  • Legrand/Bergman/Derny: You Must Believe in Spring. Philip Weiss, vocal & ensemble.
  • Trad/Howe: Glory, Glory Hallelujah. James Morrison, piano & ensemble.
  • Trad/Hine: How Great Thou Art. James Morrison, brass & ensemble.
  • Grusin/Bergman: The Kind of Girl She Is. Russell Malone Trio.
  • Ishiguro/Tomlinson: Breakfast on the Morning Tram. Stacey Kent, voc. Ji, Tomlinson, sax & ensemble.
  • Satie (arr. Loussier): Gymnopedie No.1/Var.1. Jacques Loussier Trio.
  • Satie (arr. Loussier): Gymnopedie No.1/Var.4. Jacques Loussier Trio.
  • McLaher/Durham: My Whole Life Through. James Carter Organ Trio.
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: The Surrey With the Fringe On Top. Rene Marie, voc & ensemble..
  • MacColl: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Facw. Toots Thielemans harmonica & Ruud Bos orchestra.
  • Kreisler/Fields: Stars in my Eyes. Warren/Gordon: serenade in Blue. Bobby Hackett, cornet & ensemble.

  • 4th May

    Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bauduc/Haggart: South Rampart Street Parade. Pete Fountain & his ensemble.
  • Hadjidakis: Never on Sunday. Canh/Van Heusen: The Second Time Around. The Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Du Berry: Moi, mon ame et ma conscience. Paris Combo
  • Bukovsky: Bronte Café. Miroslav Bukovsky, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Fain/Webster: Secret Love. Brad Mehldau Trio
  • Goffin/King: Go Away Little Girl. Al Jarreau, voc & ensemble.
  • Gensler/Robin: Love is Just Around the Corner. Alex Hutchinson, clarinet & ensemble.
  • Lennon/McCartney: She's a Woman. Mimi Fox, guitar & ensemble.
  • Sebesky: Free As a Bird. Freddie Hubbard, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Arlen/Harburg. If I Only Had a Heart. Arlen/Mercer: Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home. Susannah McCorkle, voc & ensemble.
  • Van Heusen/Mercer: I Thought About You. Alex Hutchinson, clarinet & ensemble.
  • Goodman: Soft Winds. Lionel Hampton, vibes. Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Hall: Lookin' Up. Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, guitars.
  • Warren/Dubin: September in the Rain. Roy Hargrove, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Mitchell: Both Sides Now. Fred Hersch, solo piano.
  • Strayhorn: Lush Life. Johnny Hartman, voc. John Coltrane, tenor sax & ensemble.
  • Malneck/Signorelli/Kahn: I'll Never Be the Same. Alex Hutchinson, clarinet & ensemble.

  • 27th April

    Show Playlist
  • Arlen'Rose/Harburg: It's only a paper moon. Stephane Grappelli (v), Don Burrows (cl), george Golla (g)
  • Young: Stella by Starlight. Miles Davis, tpt., John Coltrane, sax., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Paul Chambers, db., Jimmy Cobb, drums.
  • Zindars: Elsa. Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Porter: Just One of Those Things. Max Roach, drums, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen: Come Rain or Come Shine. Joe Chindamo, pno., Nina Ferro, voc.
  • Arlen: Come Rain or Come Shine. Modern Jazz Quartet, Branford Marsalis (sax)
  • Sun Ra: A Street named Hell. Sun Ra Arkestra
  • Duning: Theme from Picnic. Bill Evans, pno., J J Johnson, tbn., Kai Winding, tbn., Rhythm Section.
  • Loesser: I'll Know. Bill Evans, pno., Paul Motian, drums, Wendell Marshall, db., Eddie Costa, vibes, Eddie Costa Quartet.
  • Schroder: Nova View. Ken Schroder, sax., Doug De Vries, gtr., Denis Close, perc., Dean Addison, db.
  • Nelson: Yearnin. Oliver Nelson Orchestra
  • Lerner/Loewe: On the street where you live. Bill Frisell (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Paul Motian (drums)
  • Rodgers: My Favourite Things. Fiona Burnett Trio.
  • Bernstein: Some other time. Monica Zetterlund (vocal), Bill Evans (piano)
  • Evans: Very Early. Tierney Sutton (Vocal)
  • Legrand: You Must Believe in Spring. Tony Bennett, voc., Bill Evans, pno.
  • Rantala: Waltz for Bill. Iiro Rantala (solo piano)

  • 20th April

    Show Playlist
  • Bock/Holofcener/Weiss: Too Close for Comfort. Mel Torme (vocal)
  • Heath: For Minors Only. Art Pepper (alto), Chet Baker (trumpet)
  • Adair/Dennis; Violets for your furs. Marty Paich Big Band, Art Pepper (alto sax)
  • Dennis: Violets For Your Furs. Frank Sinatra, voc., Nelson Riddle and His Orch.
  • Sigman: It's All in the Game. Tony Gould, pno., Emma Gilmartin, voc.
  • Rubalcaba: Yolanda Anas. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, pno., Ignacio Berroa, drums, Jeff Chambers, db.
  • Waldron: Soul Eyes. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db., Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax.
  • Robin: Easy Living. George Benson, gtr., Brother Jack McDuff Quartet.
  • Tawadros: Leunig at Midnight. Joseph Tawadros, oud, Christian McBride, db., Mike Stern, gtr., Matt McMahon, pno., James Tawadros, perc.
  • Mandel: Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams. Charlie Haden, db., Stan Getz, sax., Hank Jones, pno., Abbey Lincoln, voc., Mark Johnson, drums.
  • Evans: Funkallero. Elvin Jones, drums, Stan Getz, sax., Ron Carter, db., Bill Evans, pno.
  • Hines: Rosetta. Illinois Jacquet, sax., Jazz at the Philharmonic.
  • Mandel: straight Life. Art pepper (alto sax)
  • Smack Up. Art Pepper (alto sax)
  • Torme: Born to be Blue. Helen Merrill, voc., Clifford Brown, tpt., Max Roach, drums, Quincy Jones' s Orch.
  • Oliver: For Dancers Only. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., J J Johnson, tbn.
  • Farnon: Two's Company. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., J J Johnson, tbn., Robert Farnon Orch.
  • Susnjar: Enciendente Candela. Sam Anning, db., Daniel Susnjar, drums, Alex Pope Norris, tpt., Troy Roberts, sax., Chad Bernstein, tbn., Yuri Juarez, gtr., Paul Bollenback, gtr., Freddy Huevito Lobaton, cajon, Gabriel Alegria, tpt., Laura Andrea Leguia, sax., Daniel Susnjar, gtr.
  • Violin: Stephanne Grappell
  • Redman: Turn Over Baby. Dewey Redman Quartet.

  • 13th April

    Show Playlist
  • Barnes: Something Cool. June Christy, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Jones: Easy street. June Christy (vocal), Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Fields/McHugh: On the sunny side of the Street. June Christy (vocal), Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Dee/Lipmann: I'm Thrilled. June Christy (vocal), Johnny Guarnieri Quintet
  • Rodgers/Hart: It never Entered my mind. June Christy (vocal), Al Viola (guitar), Don Bagley (bass)
  • Weill/Gershwin: My Ship. June Christy (vocal), jazz ensemble
  • Greene: Across the Alley from The alamo. June Christy (vocal), Pete Rugolo orchestra
  • Lewis/hamilton: How high the Moon. June Christy (vocal), Pete Rugolo Orchestra
  • Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm. Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Miller/styne/Krueger: Sunday. Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band of Toulouse
  • Igner: Everything must change. June Christy (vocal), jazz ensemble
  • : Among My Souvenirs. Barry Wratten's New Orleans Pelicans.

  • 6th April

    Show Playlist
  • Williams: I'm So Lonely I Could Cry. Larry Goldings, kybd., Till Bronner, tpt., Dean Parks, gtr., Jay Bellerose, drums, David Piltch, bass, Madeleine Peyroux, voc.
  • Rowles: The Peacocks. Larry Goldings, kybd., Till Bronner, tpt., Dean Parks, gtr., Jay Bellerose, drums, David Piltch, bass, Gary Foster, sax.
  • Rowles: The Peacocks. Bill Evans Trio
  • Sadi: Blue Sunrise. Francy Boland, pno., Kenny Clarke, drums, Fats Sadi, vibraphone, Jimmy Woode, db.
  • Bernstein: I Feel Pretty. Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Loewe: I've Grown Accustomed to her Face. Oscar Peterson, pno., Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Styne (arr. Newcomb): Make Someone Happy. Angela Davis Quartet & Strings.
  • Rodgers/Hart: Where or When. Ruby Carter (vocal)
  • McFarland: Un grao de areia. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • McFarland: Olhos negros. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Porter: Get out of town. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Kaper/mack: Gloria. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Bailey: At Ronnies. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Boland: Griff's Groove. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band

  • 30th March

    Show Playlist
  • Van Heusen: The Second Time Around. Tony Gould, pno., Michelle Nicolle, voc.
  • Hubbell: Poor Butterfly. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Geoff Hughes, gtr., Ronny Ferella, drums, Tom Lee, db.
  • Bricusse (arr. Nicolle): Pure Imagination. Michelle Nicolle, voc.
  • Ellington (arr. Nicolle): Azure. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Schroder: Too Much Pane. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Paul Van Ross, sax., Moovin' and Groovin' Orch.
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Dick Hyman (solo piano)
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Tony Bennett (vocal), Joel Smirnoff (violin), Gray Sargent (guitar)
  • Green: Miss Ann's tempo. Grant Green (guitar), Baby Face Willette (organ), Ben Dixon (drums)
  • Gershwin: Strike up the band. Kenny Baker/Warren Vache (trumpet/cornet), Brian Lemmon (piano), Howard Alden (guitar), Dave Green (bass), Allen Ganley (drums)
  • Romberg/Hammerstein: Lover come back to me. Makoto Ozone (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Peter Erskine (drums)
  • Ozone: Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Gary Burton, vibraphone, Makoto Ozone, pno.
  • Kosma/mercer: autumn Leaves. Chet Baker (trumpet), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob James (electric piano), Ron Carter (bass), Steve Gadd (drums)
  • Coltrane: Blues for Elvin. John Coltrane (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums), Steve Davis (bass)
  • Sunday. Tony goes Chicago, Tony Newstead (trumpet), jazz ensemble
  • Back in your own backyard. Yacht Club band, Tony newstead (trumpet), jazz ensemble

  • 23rd March

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington: A Hundred Dreams from Now. Rosalind Ilett, pno.
  • Ellington: A Hundred Dreams from Now. Bob Ferrazza, gtr., Ki Allen, voc.
  • Towner: The Lutemaker. Ralph Towner, gtr.
  • Hamilton/Sievier: You're Blasé. Stan Getz (tenor), Lou Levy (piano), leroy Vinegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums)
  • Hamilton/Sievier: You're Blasé. Jeannie Bryson (vocal), with jazz ensemble
  • Rodgers: My Romance . Art Farmer, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • News for blueport. Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Art Farmer (trumpet)
  • Noble: Cherokee. Quincy Jones Orchestra, Art farmer
  • Farmer: Farmer's Market. Elvin Jones, drums, Art Farmer, tpt., Hank Mobley, sax., Kenny Drew, pno., Addison Farmer, db.