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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.


11th January

Show Playlist
  • Williams: Basin Street Blues. Don Burrows, sax., Ron Falson, tpt., Norman Erskine, voc., Don Burrows and His Music.
  • Burrows: Come What May. Don Burrows, fte., Don Burrows Quartet.
  • Bonfa: Morning of the Carnival. Don Burrows, fte., Luis Bonfa, gtr.
  • Allison: One of these days. Van Morrison (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Allison: Was. Georgie Fame (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano), Gene Cherico (bass), Jake Hanna (drums)
  • Akiyoshi: Kogun. Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin Big Band
  • Lohning: Lace Embrace. Don Burrows, sax., Australian Jazz Orch 1988.
  • Gershwin: Prelude II. Kenny Burrell (acoustic guitar)
  • Gershwin: A Foggy Day. Tal Farlow (guitar), Bobby Jaspar (flute), Milt Hinton (bass)
  • Webb: Wichita Lineman. Cassandra Wilson (vocal)
  • Webb: By the time I get to Phoenix. Oscar Peterson (piano). Orchestra
  • Ellington: Don't Get Around Much Anymore. Stephane Grappelli, vln., Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr.
  • Burrows: That's What I Thought You Said. Don Burrows, fte., Chris Hinze, fte., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Hines: My Monday Date. Ruby Braff (cornet), Buddy Tate (tenor sax), George Wein (piano), Jack Lesberg (bass), Don Lamond (drums)
  • Fisher/Segal: When Sunny gets Blue. Sonny Criss (alto sax), Walter Davis (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Alan Dawson (drums)
  • Porter: Every time we say goodbye. Norma Winstone (vocal), Glauco Venier (piano), Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet)
  • Porter: Every time we say goodbye. Phil Woods Quintet
  • Burrows: Swampy. Don Burrows, cl., New Don Burrows Quintet.

  • 4th January

    Show Playlist
  • Chindamo: Daughters. Joe Chindamo (piano), Graeme Lyall (alto sax)
  • Chindamo: When you find true love. Christine Sullivan (vocal), Joe Chindamo (piano)
  • Kern: Smoke gets in your eyes. Joe Chindamo (piano solo)
  • Morricone: Cinema Paradis Medley. Joe Chindamo (piano, piano accordion), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rota: Armacord. Joe Chindamo (piano, piano accordion), Jazz Ensemble
  • Wilder/Palitz/Engwick: Moon and Sand. Joe Chindamo Trio

  • 28th December

    Show Playlist
  • Carmichael: Georgia on my mind. Hoagy Carmichael (vocal). Jazz Ensemble
  • Carmichael: Georgia on my Mind. Clark Terry (flugelhorn), Orchestra
  • Carmichael: The nearness of You. Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Chet Baker (trumpet), Carson Smith (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
  • Carmichael: The Nearness of You. Suzanne Wyllie (vocal)
  • Carmichael: Skylark. Billy Eckstine (vocal), Earl Hines Orchestra
  • Carmichael: Skylark. Stan Getx (tenor sax), Jimmy Rowles (piano)
  • Carmichael: Stardust. Artie Shaw Orchestra
  • Carmichael: Stardust. Georgie Fame , Annie Ross (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Carmichael: Two sleepy people. Jane Harvey (vocal), Dick Wellstood (piano), Jazz Ensemble
  • Carmichael: One morning in May. Ralph Sutton (piano), Bob Barnard (trumpet), Len barnard (drums), Milt Hinton (bass)
  • Carmichael: Lazy Bones. Julie O'Hara, George Washingmachine (vocals)
  • carmichael: lazy River. Janet Seidel (vocal)
  • Porter: In the still of the night. Johnny Varro Swing 7
  • Carmichael: I get along without you very well. Nina Simone (vocal)
  • Fischer/Cary: You've Changed. Keith Jarrett trio
  • Green/Sour/Eyton/Heyman: Body and soul. Benny Carter Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax)
  • Carter: Doozy. Benny Carter Orchestra

  • 21st December

    Show Playlist
  • Cohn: P-Town. Zoot Sims, Al Cohn (sax) Mose Allison (piano). Jazz Ensemble
  • Abercrombie: Ralph's Piano Waltz. Philippe Kahn (flute). Jazz Ensemble
  • Berlin: Cheek to Cheek. Blowfish (Jazz Ensemble). Alison Wedding (vocal)
  • Allison: Parchman Farm. Mose Allison (vocal)
  • Allision: Creek bank. Mose Allison (piano, vocal)
  • Allison: Ever since the world ended. Mose Allison (piano, vocal). Jazz Ensemble
  • Allison: Certified Senior citizen. Mose Allison (piano vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Allison: Your mind's on vacation. Mose Allison (piano and vocal)
  • Ellington: Do nothing till you hear from me. Mose Allison (piano and vocal)
  • Mayer/Cahn/Caeser: Crazy Rhythm. Stan Getz (tenor sax), J.J.Johnson (trombone). Jazz Ensemble
  • Noble: The very thought of you. J J Johnson, tbn., Robert Farnon Orch.
  • Maschwitz: A nightingale sang in Berkely Square. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Robert farnon Orch.
  • Schertzinger/Mercer: Tangerine. Alex Hutchinson (clarinet), Mickey Tucker (piano)
  • Albinoni (arr. Loussier): Adagio. Jacques Loussier Trio.

  • 14th December

    Show Playlist
  • Pinkard: Sugar. Dick Hughes, pno., Christa Hughes, voc.
  • Cannon: Bill Bailey. Ray Price and his Port Jackson Jazz Band, Dick Hughes (piano), Kate Dunbar (vocal)
  • McCoy: Weed Smoker's Dream. Dick Hughes, pno., Christa Hughes, voc., Jim Conway, harmonica, John Hibbard, tbn., Grant Arthur, banjo.
  • McCoy: Why Don't You Do Right. Peggy Lee, voc., Benny Goodman and His Orch.
  • Berlin: Midnight Choo Choo. Ray Price and his Port Jackson Jazz Band, Dick Hughes (vocal)
  • Williams: Basin Street Blues. Ray Price and his Port Jackson Jazz Band, Dick Hughes (vocal)
  • Holiday: Don't Explain. Billie Holiday, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Mundy: Trav'lin Light. Billie Holiday, voc., Paul Whiteman and His Orch.
  • Hodges: Little Rabbit Blues. Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Youmans: Without a Song. Roy Hargrove, tpt., Kenny Barron, pno., Johnny Griffin, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Bernie/Casey/Pinkard: Sweet Georgia Brown. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Bill McGuffie (pian0, Bucky Pizzarelli, Louis Stewart (guitar), Lennie Bush (bass), Bobby Orr (drums)
  • Coots: For All We Know. Keith Jarrett, pno., Charlie Haden, db.
  • Gershwin: Isn't it a pity. Stacey Kent (vocal)
  • van Heusen/Cahn: Everybody has the right to be wrong. Frank Sinatra (vocal)
  • Miller/Styne/Krueger: Sunday. Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band
  • Montgomery: D Natural Blues. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
  • Warren/Mercer: Jeepers Creepers. Barney Kessell (guitar), Bob Cooper (sax), Claude Williamson (piano), Monyty Bugwig (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
  • Gershwin: It never entered my mind. Chet Baker (trumpet). Jazz Ensemble.
  • Lerner/loewe: I've grown accustomed to her face. Chet Baker (trumpet). Jazz Ensemble.
  • various: Christmas medley. Swingle Singers
  • Lewis: Three Windows. Swingle Singers, Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Albinoni (arr. Loussier): Adagio. Jacques Loussier Trio.

  • 7th December

    Show Playlist
  • Fisher: Your Feet's Too Big. Fats Waller, pno., Fats Waller, voc., Fats Waller & His Rhythm.
  • Waller: Jitterbug Waltz. Chris McNulty (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Waller: Jitterbug Waltz. Charlie Byrd (guitar), Joe Byrd (bass), Wayne Phillips (drums)
  • Waller: Keepin out of mischief now. Neville Stribling's Jazz Players, "Smacka" Ftzgibbon (vocal)
  • Waller: I'm crazy about my baby. Louis Armstrong (vocal, trumpet), and his All-Stars
  • Waller: Squeeze Me. Ralph Sutton (piano), Don Burrows, John McCarthy (clarinets), Ed Gaston (bass), Len Barnard (drums)
  • Waller: Clothes Line Ballet. Ralph Sutton (solo piano)
  • various The Heather on the Hill/How are things in Glocca Mora? Johnny Frigo (violin), Joe Vito (piano),
  • Jones: One More Thad Jones (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Do it again. Shirley Horn, voc., Unnamed Orch/Jimmy Jones.
  • Tiomkin: Come a Little Closer/Wild is the Wind. Shirley Horn, voc., Shirley Horn, pno.
  • Coots/Gillespie: You go to my head. Bill Holman Orchestra

  • 30th November

    Show Playlist
  • Clayton: Scorpio. Buck Clayton Swing Band
  • Feather/Hampton: Evil gal blues. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Youmans/Caesar: Sometimes I'm Happy. Nat King Cole (vocal), Stuff Smith (Violin)
  • Ellington: In a Mellotone. Oscar Peterson, pno., "Stuff" Smith, vln., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Sims/Mulligan: Red Door. Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Washington: Long John Blues. Dinah Washington, voc.
  • Benton/otis: Baby, you've got what it takes. Dinah Washington , Brook Benton (vocals)
  • Wonder: Isn't she lovely. Aaron Goldberg (piano)
  • Wonder: You are the sunshine of my life. Monty Alexander (piano), Ernest Ranglin (guitar), Eberhard Weber (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Barnhill: That's the Biz. Esstee Big Band
  • Walker/prestwich: Flame Trees. Esstee Big Band, Margot Leighton (vocal)
  • Reardon/Distel: The Good Life. Bobby Darin (vocal)
  • Reardon/Distel: The Good Life. Jack Jones (vocal)
  • Delange/van Heusen: Darn that dream. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Rodgers/Hart: I could write a book. Dinah Washington (vocal)
  • Clare/Stept: Please don't talk about me when I'm gone. Kenny Davern (clarinet), Derek Smith (piano), Howard Alden (guitar), Milt hinton (bass), Joe Ascione (drums)
  • Gould (arr. Gould): Goodbye Michel. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Kern/Gershwin: long ago and far away. Warren Vache (cornet), Jazz Ensemble

  • 23rd 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)