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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.


23rd October

Show Playlist
  • Legrand, Michel (arr. Garson, Tee): Watch What Happens. Ed Thigpen, drums, Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Frank de la Rosa, db., Tommy Flanagan, pno. Ernie Heckscher Big Band/Tommy Flanagan.
  • Flanagan: Eclypso. Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wilbur Little (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
  • Hupfeld: As Time Goes By. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Ed Thigpen (drums), Frank De La Rosa (bass)
  • Ellington, Duke: Love You Madly. Tommy Flanagan, pno. Tommy Flanagan Trio .
  • flanagan: Beyond the Bluebird. Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Lewis Nash (drums)
  • Rollins: Strode Rode. Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Jones: To You. Manhattan Transfer
  • Wrubel/Magidson: Gone with the wind. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
  • Magidson/Wrubel: Gone with the wind. Tony Bennett (vocal) Johnny Mandel (arranger and conductor)
  • Barris/Koehler/Moll: Wrap your troubles in dreams. pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)

  • 16th October

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  • Davis: So What. J.J.Johnson and his Big Band
  • Porter: Love for sale. Benny carter and his Orchestra, J.J.Johnson trombone solo
  • Johnson/Hendricks: Lament. Mark Murphy (vocal)
  • Johnson, J.J.: Lament. Mike Nock, pno.
  • Strayhorn, Billy (arr. Johnson, J.J.): Take the 'A' train. Benny Golson, sax., Charlie Shavers, tpt., Clark Terry, tpt., Freddie Hubbard, tpt., J J Johnson, tbn., Joe Newman, tpt., Kai Winding, tbn., Phil Woods, sax., Sarah Vaughan, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • McHugh/Fields: I Must have that Man. Abbey Linciln (vocal) J.J.Johnson (trombone), Jazz Trio
  • Youmans/Caesar: Tea for Two. Herbie Hancock (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), J.J.Johnson (trombone), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Vanessa Williams (vocal), Ray Brown (bass), Kenny washington (drums) Big Band
  • Arlen/Koehler: Get Happy. J.J.Johnson (trombone), Clifford Brown (trumpet), Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Mancini: Theme from "Picnic" J.J.Johnson, Kai Winding (trombones), Bill Evans (piano), Tommy Williams (bass), Art taylor (drums)
  • Hamilton: Cry me a River. J.J.Johnson (trombone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Keller: Drums across the Ganges. Andrea Keller (piano), sandy Evans (reeds), Monash Uni students

  • 9th October

    Show Playlist
  • Hamilton/Lewis: How High the Moon/Ornithology. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Coltrane: Central Park West. Joe Lovano (sax), Michel Petrucciani (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
  • Coltrane: Naima. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Jordan, Duke: Jordu. Ian Cooper, vla., Simon Tedeschi, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Jordan/Allyson: Life is a groove. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: The Surrey with the fringe on top. Joshua Redman (tenor sax), Larry Grenadier (bass), Al Jackson (drums)
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: Oh, what a beautiful morning. Hank Jones (piano solo)
  • Ighner: Everything must change. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Bonfa: Gentle Rain. Joe Chindamo (piano), Ben Robertson (bass), David Beck (drums)
  • Bonfa, Luis: Morning of the Carnival. Don Burrows, fte., Luis Bonfa, gtr.
  • Webb: The moon is a harsh mistress. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Newley: There's no such thing as love. Karrin Allyson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble

  • 2nd October

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  • Tracey: Newk's Fluke. Stan Tracey Octet
  • Sherwin/Maschwitz: A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Eberle (vocal)
  • Maschwitz, Eric: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Janus .
  • Strayhorn: Chelsea Bridge. Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Ben Webster (tenor sax), jimmy Rowles (piano), Leroy vinegar (bass), Mel Lewis (drums)
  • Gershwin: A Foggy day in London Town. Fred Astaire (vocal), Orchestra
  • Saarelaht: London Blues. Jex Saarelaht Trio
  • Davies, Ray: Waterloo Sunset. Barb Jungr, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Dankworth: Royal Ascot. Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
  • Sanicola/Sinatra: This love of mine. Ronnie Scott's Quintet
  • Coward: Mad about the Boy. Blossom Dearie (piano, vocal), Jeff Clyne (bass), Johnny Butts (drums)
  • Coates: London by Night. Ernestine Anderson (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Novello, Ivor: Perchance to dream: We'll gather Lilacs. Roger Bell and His Pagan Pipers .
  • Bell, Roger: Was Leicester Square. Graeme Bell's Dixieland Jazz Band .
  • Varney, Jack: Free Man's Blues. Graeme Bell's Dixieland Jazz Band .
  • Noble: i hadn't anyone till you. Mose Allison (vocal)
  • Noble: The Touch of Your lips. Tony Coe (tenor sax), Warren Vache (cornet), Brian Lemon (piano), Dave Cliff (guitar), Dave Green (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)
  • Noble: The very thought of you. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Orchestra Robert Farnon
  • Carr/Tomkins: Pavanne. The Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet
  • Brown: Scales. Sandy Brown's Jazzband
  • Lennon/Mcartney: Here, there and everywhere/Day Tripper Martin Taylor (guitar)
  • Noble: Cherokee. Martin Taylor (guitar)
  • Fame: Jimmy McGroove. Georgie Fame (vocal), Jazz Ensemble

  • 25th September

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  • Basie: Panassie STomp. Count Basie Orchestra
  • Basie/Durham/Rushing: Don't you miss your baby. Jimmy Rushing (vocal), Buck Clayton, Billy Butterfield , Ruby Braff (trumpets), Coleman Hawkins, Julian Dash (Tenor sax), J.C.Higginbotham (trombone), Bobby Donaldson (drums), Walter Page (bass), Kenny Kersey (piano)
  • Noble, Ray: The very thought of you. Billie Holiday, voc., Buck Clayton, tpt., Lester Young, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Humes/ Lewis: Today I sing the Blues. helen Humes (vocal), Buck Clayton All Stars
  • Clayton: Love Jumped Out. Paul Quinichette (tenor sax), Buck Clayton , Shad Collins (trumpet), Jack washington (baritone sax), Nat pierce (piano), Freddie green (guitar), Eddie Jones (bass), Jo Jones (drums)
  • Webb/Goodman/sampson: stompin at the savoy. Eddie Condon All Stars
  • Russell: Midnight Blue. Pee wee russell (clarinet), Buck clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Clayton: Black Sheep Blues. The Buck Clayton Swing Band.
  • Ramirez/Sherman: Lover Man. j.J.Johnson (trombone), Clifford Brown (trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Tenor sax), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny CLarke (drums)
  • Morton, Jelly Roll: King Porter Stomp. Allan Browne, perc., Marc Hannaford, pno., Sam Anning, db.
  • Morton, Jelly Roll: King Porter Stomp. The Syncopators .
  • Rex: Mingus' Sound of Love. Ian Chaplin (sax), Mark Fitzgibbon (piano), Phillip Rex (bass), Scott Lambie (drums)
  • Morrison/Pask: Mr. Better. Emma Pask (vocal), Jazz Orchestra
  • James/Tcholakian: Night Reflection. Ingrid James (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Holiday, Billie: God Bless the Child. Jeff Duff, voc., Steve Morrison, db. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Porter: Anything Goes. Tal Farlow (guitar), Eddie Costa (piano), Vinnie Burke (bass),
  • Porter: Get out of town. Roland Kirk (manzello, tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Vernon Martin (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)
  • unknown: Bermuda. UMO Jazz Orchestra

  • 18th September

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  • Arlen/Capote: A Sleepin Bee. Bill Evans (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Paul Motian (drums)
  • Wrubel/Magidson: The Masquerade is over. keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack de Johnette (drums)
  • Towner: Les Douzilles. Ralph Towner (guitar), Gary Peacock (bass)
  • Muthspiel: Hanne. Christian Muthspiel (trombone), Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar), Gary Peacock (bass), Paul Motian (drums)
  • Peacock: requiem. Gary Peacock (bass), Marc Copland (piano)
  • van Heusen: I thought about you. Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack de Johnette (drums)
  • Peacock, Gary: Vignette. Marcin Wacilewski, pno., Michal Miskiewicz, drums, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, bass .
  • Thad Jones: Thedia. Thad Jones (trumpet), Billy Mitchell (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: I Thought About You. Don Burrows, alto saxophone, James Morrison, trombone, Phil Stack, db.
  • van Heusen/Mercer: I thought about you. Kimba Griffith (vocal), Ryan Griffith (guitar),
  • Livingston/Maineck: I'm through with love. Carmen McRae (vocal), Jazz Trio
  • Kern/Hammerstein: all the things you are. Carmen McRae (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Dubin: Lullaby of Broadway. Tony Bennett (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Ellington: Solitude. Tony Bennett (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra

  • 11th September

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  • Ellington: Warm Fire. Yusef Lateef (tenor sax), Mike Nock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), James Black (drums)

  • 4th September

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington: Black Beauty. Duke Ellington and Orchestra
  • Ellington: Swampy River. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Ellington: Rockin'in Rhythm. Graeme Bell and Orchestra
  • Ellington, Duke: East St Louis Toodle-oo. Allan Browne, perc. Red Onion Jazz Band .
  • Ellington: Jubilee Stomp. Dick Hyman (solo piano)
  • Ellington/Bigard: Saturday Night Function. Buddy Tate (clarinet), Jim Galloway (soprano sax), Jay McShann piano, Don Thompson bass, Terry Clarke drums.
  • Ellington: The Mooche. Toots Thielemans (guitar solo)
  • Ellington: Mood Indigo. Yvette Johansson (solo vocal)
  • Ellington: Mood Indigo. Clark Terry (trumpet), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Britt Woodman (trombone), Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax), Tyree Glenn (vibes), Jimmy Woode (bass), Sam Woodyard (drums)
  • Ayer/Grey: If you were the only girl in the world. Gene Krupa Orchestra
  • Mulligan: Song for an Unfinished Woman. Gerry Mulligan and his Orchestra.
  • Carmichael: Blue Orchids. Bill Charplap (piano), Kenny Washington (drums), Peter Washington (bass), Frank Wess (tenor saxophone)

  • 28th August

    Show Playlist
  • Sangster, John: Sweetness and Light Rag. Bob Barnard, cornet, Chris Taperell, pno., Don Burrows, cl. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Con Alma. Dizzy Gillespie, tpt., Sonny Stitt, sax. Ray Bryant (piano), Tommy Bryant (bass), Charlie Persip (drums)
  • Jackson: it's a start. Paul Jackson (guitar), Stanley Clarke (bass), Bobby Lyle (piano), Ndugu (drums)
  • Green: No. 1 Green Street. Grant Green 9(uitar), Ben Tucker 9bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
  • McDuff: Whap! Brother Jack McDuff (organ), Grant Green (guitar), Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax), Ben Dixon (drums)
  • Kern: Long ago and far away. Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons (saxophone), Don Patterson (organ), Paul weeden (guitar), Billy James (drums)
  • Greene: Don't let the sun catch you crying. Kate Ceberano (vocal), jex Saarelaht (piano), Stuart Speed (bass), Anthony Baker (drums)
  • Saarelaht: cul de S.A.C. Jex Saarelaht (piano), Stuart Speed (bass), Anthony Baker (drums)
  • Warren, Harry: Serenade in Blue. Ray Eberle, voc. Glenn Miller & His Orch, The Modernaires .
  • Rodgers/Hart: Thou swell. Billy May Orchestra
  • Dominguez: Perfidia. Mel Torme (vocal), Jazz Orchestra. Billy May (arranger)
  • Strayhorn: Lush Life. Nancy Wilson (vocal), Orchestra. Billy May (arranger)
  • Parker: Scrapple from the Apple: Sonny Stitt (tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed thigpen (drums)
  • Parker: Parker's Mood. Sonny Stitt (alto sax), John Lewis (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Connie Kay (drums)
  • Dallwitz: Emu Strut. South Coast Jazz.
  • Dallwitz, Dave: Dawn over Euroa. Bob Barnard, cornet, Dave MacRae, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Green: Body and Soul. Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Jimmy Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Jo Jones (drums)
  • Kempk/Ellington: Hello Little Girl. Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing (vocal), jimmy Jones (piano)
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. pee wee Russell (clarinet), Marshall Brown (valve trombone), Russell george (bass), Ronnie Bedford (drums)
  • Ellington: Prelude to a Kiss. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Lerner/Loewe. I've grown accustomed to his face. Annie Ross (vocal). Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Chet Baker (trumpet), jazz ensemble