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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.


16th November

Show Playlist
  • Brubeck/Gershwin: Summer Song/Summertime. Jackie Cain Roy Kral (vocals), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. George van Epps (solo guitar)
  • McPartland: Twilight World. Allen Farnham (solo piano)
  • Sugar Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums), Johnson "Fat Cat"McRae (vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hart: Thou Swell. Tony Newstead (trumpet), Tom Gwaitney (clarinet)Bill Rank (trombone), Spencer Clark (bass sax), John Eaton (piano), Gene May (bass), Skip Tomlinson (drums),
  • Knight: peppercorns. Peter Knight (trumpet), Colin Hopkins (piano), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Frank Di Sario (bass), Tony Flooyd (drums)
  • Webb: Mr. Shuck and Jive. Art Garfunkel (vocal), Paul Desmond (alto sax solo)
  • Simon: America. Paul Desmond (Alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Bruno Canfora with RAI Big band
  • Elington: Prelude to a kiss. Warren Vache (flugelhorn), Bill Charlap (piano).
  • Ellington (arr. Motzing): Sophisticated Lady. Grace Knight, voc., Col Loughlan, sax., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Carmichael (arr. Motzing): I Get Along Without you Very Well. Vince Jones, voc., Paul Panichi, tpt., Unnamed Orch/William Motzing.
  • Koehler/Arlen: Lets fall in love. The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Dearie: I'm shadowing you. Yvette Johansson (vocal), Joe Ruberto (piano), Michael Tortoni (bass), Michael Rochford (drums)
  • Wallowitch: Bruce. Blossom Dearie (vocal and ).
  • Youmans/Caesar: Tea for Two. Paul Desmond (alto), Gerry Mulligan (baritone), Joe Benjamin (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
  • Malneck/Livingston, Kahn: I'm through with love. Carmen McRae (vocal)
  • Gershwin: How Long has This Been Going On. Carmen McRae, voc., Unnamed Orch.
  • Landesmann/Wolf: Ballad of the Sad Young men. Marcin Wasilewski Trio
  • Desmond: Take Five. Paul Desmond (alto), Ed Bickert (guitar), Don Thompson (bass), Jerry Fuller (drums)

  • 9th November

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington: Take the A Train. Charles Mingus (jazz ensemble)
  • Jobim: So Danco Samba. Stan Getz (tenor sax)

  • 2nd November

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  • Nelson: Stolen Moments. Kenny Barron, pno., Jack DeJohnette, drums, Gary Bartz, sax., Sonny Fortune, sax., Charles Buster Williams, dbl bass.
  • Nelson: Yearnin'. Olver Nelson and jazz ensemble
  • Traditional: Greensleeves. Oliver Nelson jazz ensemble, Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
  • Traditional: Greensleeves. Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Grady Tate (drums)
  • Strayhorn: Rain Check. Art Farmer, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Farmer: Rue Prevail. Art Farmer, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.

  • 26th October

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  • Holman: Bright Eyes. Terry Gibbs and his Big Band
  • Smith: Boogie Woogie. Lester Young, sax., Jo Jones, drums, Carl Smith, tpt., Count Basie, pno., Walter Page, db., Jimmy Rushing, voc., Jones-Smith Incorporated.
  • Basie: Sent For You Yesterday and Here You Come Today. Jimmy Rushing, voc., Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Jackson: Ralph's New Blues. Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Rushing/basie: Blues in the Dark. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brooks: Some of these days. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Isaacs: Walk a Golden Mile. Mark isaacs (piano), James Muller (guitar), Jay Anderson (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Bob Sheppard (soprano sax)
  • Arlen: When the Sun Comes Out. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db., Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax.
  • Lewis: How High the Moon. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Charlie Parker, sax., Jazz at the Philharmonic.
  • unknown: How high the moon. Dianne Reeves (vocal), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Charnett Moffatt (bass), Terry Lune Carrington (drums)
  • Corea: Spain. Chick Corea (keyboards), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Jones: Count 'Em. Bob Barnard, cornet, Bob Barnard's Jazz Orch.
  • Evans: Turn out the Stars. Connie Lansberg (vocal), Piano Trio
  • Chestnut, Cyrus: Sentimentalia. Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Steve Kirby (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)
  • Sinatra/Wolf/herron: I'm a fool to want you. Kenny Burrell (guitar)
  • Ellington: I let a song go out of my heart. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney (vocal)
  • Strayhorn: Passion Flower. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Johnny Hodges (alto sax)
  • Kempk/Ellington: Hello Little Girl. Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing (vocal)
  • Youmans/Rose ellison: more than you know. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Dave Frishberg (piano)

  • 19th October

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  • Peterson: Blues for Big Scotia. Oscar Petrson trio, All-Star Big band
  • Evans: Melinda. Stan Getz, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Gershwin: Who Cares? (Take 5) . Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Evans: Turn Out the Stars. Jim Hall, gtr., Bill Evans, pno.
  • Bernstein: Some other time. Tony Bennett (vocal), Bill Evans (piano)
  • Davis: Freddie freeloader. Bill Evans Trio
  • Golson/Hendricks: That's Killer Joe. Manhattan Transfer (vocal group)
  • Gershwin: Nice work if you can get it. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Bob Brookmeyer (trombone),
  • Gershwin: Love is here to stay. Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Murphy: Slow Exposure. Andrea Keller (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass), Allan Browne (drums)
  • Monk: Blue Monk. Bill Evans (two pianos)
  • Alsop/Doumany: Heaven Help: Christine Sullivan (vocal), jazz ensemble
  • Gershwin: Mine. Buddy de Franco (clarinet)
  • Burke: Wide-eyed. Rob Burke (sax), Tony gould (piano), Nick Haywood (bass), Tony Floyd (drums)

  • 12th October

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  • Kessel: Swedish Pastry. Stan Hasselgard Sextete
  • Rodgers/Hart: Bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Silje Nergaard (vocal)
  • Gershwin: Who cares? Karin Krog (vocal)
  • Swan: When your lover has gone. Bjarne Nerem (tenor sax), Piano Trio
  • Rypdal: Dancing without Reindeers. Terje Rypdal (guitar)
  • Mikkelborg: Glass Painting. Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet)
  • Romberg: When I Grow Too Old to Dream. Judy Bailey, pno.
  • Romberg: When I Grow Too Old to Dream. Red Onions Jazz Band
  • Jones: backbone. Danish Radio Big Band.
  • Gershwin: someone to watch over me. Laila Dalseth (vocal), Piano trio
  • Henderson: Bye Bye Blackbird. Yvette Johannson, voc., John Montesante Quintet.
  • Freed/Lane: How about you? Antti Sarpila Quartet
  • Jones: Stockholm Sweetnin" Al Jarreau (male vocal)
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Hobgood): Norwegian wood. Kurt Elling, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Traditional: Dear Old Stockholm. Ulf Wakenius, gtr., Jan Lundgren, pno., Scott Hamilton, sax., Rhythm Section.
  • Pedersen: Dancing Girls. Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen Trio,
  • Jarrett: Innocence. Keith Jarrett, pno., Jan Garbarek, reeds, Palle Danielsson, db., Jon Christensen, perc.
  • Gustavson: Twins. Tord Gustavson Trio

  • 5th October

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  • Fields/mcHugh: On the Sunny Side of the Street. Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Sonny Rollins , sonny Criss (Sax), rhythm ensemble

  • 28th September

    Show Playlist
  • Guiffre: Four Brothers. Woody Herman's Big Band.
  • Wrabel/Magidson: gone with the wind. Clifford Brown (trumpet), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Porter: You'd be so Nice to Come Home to. Helen Merrill, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Haggart/burke: What's new? Helen Merrill (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Pettiford: Bohemia after dark. Eddy Louiss (organ), Jimmy Gourley (guitar), Guy Pederson (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Moody: last train from Overbrook: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Porter: Love for sale. Zoot Sims, Al Cohn (tenor sax), Mose allison (piano), Major holley (bass), Ossie Johnson (drums)
  • Berlin: Russian Lullaby. Joe Venuti (violin), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Berlin: They say its wonderful. Johnny Hartman (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • xxxxxx All of me. Don Burrows and the Adelaide Connection
  • xxxx Here's that Rainy day. Don Burrows and the Adelaide Connection
  • Gensler/Robin: Love is just around the corner. Alex Hutchinson (clarinet), Mark Fitzgibbon (piano), Geoff Kluke (bass), Sonja Horbelt (drums)
  • Arlen/Mercer: come rain or come shine. Doug De Vries (guitar), Ben Robertson (bass), Niko Schoyble (drums)
  • Brown: Comes Love. Hamish Stuart, perc., Tina Harrod, voc., Matt McMahon, pno., Jonathan Zwartz, db.
  • Brown: Comes Love. Kimba Griffith, voc., Kimba Griffith Septet.
  • Gershwin: 'S Wonderful. Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Joe Pass (guitar), George Mraz (bass), Grady Tate (drums)
  • Lynham/Arnheim/Freed: I cried for you. Zoot Sims (tenor sax), dave McKenna (piano), George Tucker (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
  • Mandel/Webster: Time for love. Ahmad Jamahl (piano), Herlin Riley (drums), Larry Ball (bass)
  • Bradhaw et al: Jersey Bounce. Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz quartet
  • Clare/Gorney: You're my thrill. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Lou Levy (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass)
  • Rubalcaba: Joao. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, pno., Ignacio Berroa, drums, Jeff Chambers, db.

  • 21st September

    Show Playlist
  • Mercer/De Paul: Spring, spring, spring Fred Astaire/Bing Crosby (male vocals)
  • It might as well be spring Australian Jazz Quartet
  • Dickinson (arr. Genoux): Spring Sprung In. James Osborne Jazz Collective.
  • Hubbard: Up Jumped Spring. Charlie Haden, db., Stan Getz, sax., Hank Jones, pno., Abbey Lincoln, voc., Mark Johnson, drums.
  • Lee. Ther'll be another spring. Anna Rys (vocal), George Golla (guitar), Ed Gaston (bass)
  • Dennis/Kilduff: Love turns winter into spring. June Christy (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Davis: Springsville. Miles Davis (trumpet), jazz Ensemble
  • Brown: Joy Spring. Arturo Sandoval (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Pizzarelli: Better run before its spring. John Pizzarelli (vocal and guitar)
  • Rodgers/Hart: Spring is here. The Four Freshman.(group vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Younger than Springtime. Ruby Braff (cornet), Dick Hyman (piano)
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Younger than Springtime. Marty Paich Big Band
  • Duke: April in Paris. Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Landerson/wolf spring can really hang you up the most. Toots Thieleman (harmonica), Jazz ensemble
  • You must believe in spring. Bill Evans Trio
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Hubert Laws (flute), Jazz Ensemble
  • Burke/van heusen: Suddenly its spring. Phil Woods Quintet
  • Willie "The Lion"Smith: Echoes of Spring. Ralph Sutton (solo piano)
  • Clark: They Say It's Spring. Blossom Dearie, voc., Ray Brown, db., Jo Jones, drums, Herb Ellis, gtr., Blossom Dearie, pno.
  • Haymes: A Fine Spring Morning. Blossom Dearie (vocal and piano)
  • Gould: The First Day of Spring. Tony Gould, pno., Robert Burke, sax.