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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.


9th April

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  • Zwartz, Jonathan: Home. Hamish Stuart, drums, Jonathan Zwartz, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Mike Nock, pno.
  • Zwartz, Jonathan: Travelling Song. Barney McCall, pno., Doug De Vries, gtr., Fabian Hevia, perc., Hamish Stuart, drums, Jonathan Zwartz, db., Phil Slater, tpt.
  • Brown, Lew: Comes Love. Hamish Stuart, perc., Jonathan Zwartz, db., Matt McMahon, pno., Tina Harrod, voc.

  • 2nd April

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  • Lunceford/Cahn/Chaplin: Rhythm is our Business. Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, Willie Smith (alto sax and vocal)
  • Lorenzo/Whiting: Sleepy Time Gal. Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
  • Waller: Dixie Cinderella. Bob Barnard (cornet), Joep Peeters (piano), Tomas Ornberg (soprano sax), Olle Brostedt (bass), Olle Nyman (banjo),
  • Waller/Razaf: How can you face me? Bob Barnard (cornet), Ralph Sutton (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Len Barnard (drums)
  • Gershwin, George: Summertime. Bob Barnard, tpt., Christa Hughes, voc., Dick Hughes, pno.
  • Coots, J Fred: You Go to My Head. Christa Hughes, ukulele, Christa Hughes, voc., Dick Hughes, pno.
  • Rainger/Robin: If I should lose you. Rob van Bavel Trio
  • Styne/Cahn: Its been a long, long time. Harry James Orchestra , Kitty Kallen (vocal)
  • Hawkins/Johnson/Dash: Tuxedo Junction. Harry James Octet
  • Rodgers, Richard: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Tony Bennett, voc. Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet .
  • Rodgers/Hart: The most beautiful girl in the world. Joanne Bracken (solo piano)
  • Wunch, Frank: Joanna's Waltz. Angela Davis, sax., Chris Ziemba, pno., Linda Oh, db., Rajiv Jayaweera, drums .
  • Wells/Segal: When Joanna loved me. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Jim Hall (guitar), Connie Kay (drums), Eugene Wright (bass)
  • Smith: Cool Blues. Willie Smith (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Stoll: Young man with a horn. Willie Smith (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hubbard, Freddie: Sunflower. Billy Higgins, drums, Cedar Walton, pno., David Williams, db., Ralph Moore, sax.
  • Arlen/Koehler: Let's fall in love. Ann Hampton Callaway (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hart: Little girl blue. Ann Hampton Callaway (voca), String Orchestra
  • Chaplin: Please be kind. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Livingston/Evans: I was a little too lonely. Nat King Cole (vocal, piano), Willie Smith (alto sax), John Collins (guitar), Charlie Harris (bass), Lee Young (drums)
  • Styne/Kahn: A beautiful friendship. Susannah McCorkle (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rodgers/Hart: It never entered my mind. Susannah McCorkle (vocal) Jazz Ensemble

  • 26th March

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  • Petrucciani: September Second. Michel Petrucciani, pno.Jazz Ensemble
  • Richards: Young at Heart. Monique DiMattina (vocal), Jazz Ensemble.
  • Richards, Johnny: Young at Heart. Kristin Berardi, voc., Sam Anning, db., Steve Newcomb, pno.
  • Barlow, Dale: Bushwalk. Dale Barlow, sax., George Coleman, drums, Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Sam Anning, db.
  • Anning, Sam: Across a field as vast as one. Andrea Keller, pno., Carl Mackey, sax., Danny Fischer, drums, Julien Wilson, sax., Mat Jodrell, tpt., Sam Anning, db.
  • Petrucciani: Memories of Paris. Michel Petrucciani (piano/synthesiser), Andy McKee (bass), Victor Jones (drums), Frank Colon (percussion), Gil Goldstein (accordion)
  • Gershwin/Gershwin: I got rhythm. Stephane Grappelli (violin), Michel Petrucciani (piano), George Mraz (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)
  • Coltrane: Central Park West. Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Michel Petrucciani (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
  • Springer/Leigh: How little it matters. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • Howard: Fly me to the Moon. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Bailey, Judy: Gee Whiz. Bottrall. Tobias, tpt., Alexandra Tan, sax., Angus Davison, sax., Callum Mintzis, tbn., Imre Scicluna, sax., Jack Doherty-Brown, tbn., Ji Koelewyn, gtr., Lachlan Smith, tbn., Liam Shorter, tpt., Mathew Trigge, tpt., Michael Pehm, tbn., Patrick Barton-Grace, pno., Rory Hannan, drums, Sam Ondaatje, sax., Sebastian Calderon, tpt., Thomas Bell, sax., Timothy Hannan, bass .
  • Leiber/Stoller: Kansas City. Peggy Lee (vocal), Quincy Jones Big Band
  • Williams: Basin Street Blues. Peggy Lee (vocal), Quincy Jones Big Band
  • MacDonald, Ballard: (Back Home Again in) Indiana. David 'Fathead' Newman, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Whittle: In Lester's Scrapbook. Tommy Whittle (tenor sax), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Richard Busiakiewicz (piano), Jim Richardson (bass), Bobby Worth (drums)
  • Silver: Opus de Funk. Alan Barnes (tenor sax), Steve Waterman (trumpet), Dave Green (bass), John Donaldson (piano), Steve Brown (drums)
  • Gershwin: I got plenty of nuttin 'The Porgy and Bess All-Stars
  • Gershwin: I loves you Porgy. Nina Simone (vocal, piano)
  • Gershwin: Bess, you is my woman now. Miles Davis (trumpet), Jazz Orchestra, Gil Evans (arranger)
  • Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood. Michel Petrucciani (solo piano)
  • Petrucciani: Home. Michel Petrucciani (solo piano)

  • 19th March

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  • Styne/Cahn: I've heard that song before. Harry James and his Orchestra
  • James, Harry (arr. Durham, Eddie): Life Goes to a Party. Benny Goodman and His Orch .
  • James, Harry: Peckin'. Harry James, tpt.
  • Burke/Haggart: What's New. Louise Tobin (vocal), Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Freed, Ralph: I Cried for You. Helen Forrest, voc. Harry James & His Orch .
  • Bregman/Vocco/Conn: Corner Pocket. Harry James and his Big Band
  • Wilkins: The Jazz Coonosseur. Harry James and his Orchestra
  • Jones: That's Thad. Harry James and his orchestra
  • Wilkins, Ernie (arr. Schroder, Ken): Stereophonic. Schroder's Big Band .
  • Ellington, Duke (arr. Wilkins, Ernie): It Don't Mean a Thing. Ernestine Anderson, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Berardi: Murphy's Law. The Kristin Berardi Band
  • Mancini, Henry (arr. Nicolle, Michelle): Slow Hot Wind. Michelle Nicolle, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Mancini, Henry: Days of Wine and Roses. Bruce Mathiske, gtr., George Golla, gtr.
  • Youmans/Rose Eliscu: more than you know. Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Jazz Ensemble
  • Freed/Brown: Should I? Frank Sinartra (vocal), Orchestra, Babe Rusin (saxophone)
  • Koehler/Moll/Barris: Wrap your troubles in dreams. Frankie Laine (vocal), Jazz Ensemble, Babe Russin (tenor saxophone)
  • Barris/Koehler/Moll: Wrap your troubles in dreams. Tony Coe (tenor sax), Gerald Presencer (flugelhorn), Brian Lemon (piano), Dave Green (bass)
  • Hodges/Davis: Taffy. Bob Wilber (alto sax), Dick Hyman Organ), Britt Woodman (trombone), James Chirrillo (guitar), Phil Flanigan (bass), Joe Ascione (drums)
  • Terry: Digits: Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hammerstein/Kern: Ol' Man River. Dick Hyman (solo piano)
  • Kern/Hammerstein: All the things you are. Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack de Johnnette (drums)

  • 12th March

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  • Styne/Cahn: I've heard that song before. Harry James and his Orchestra
  • James, Harry (arr. Durham, Eddie): Life Goes to a Party. Benny Goodman and His Orch .
  • James, Harry: Peckin'. Harry James, tpt.
  • Burke/Haggart: What's New. Louise Tobin (vocal), Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Freed, Ralph: I Cried for You. Helen Forrest, voc. Harry James & His Orch .
  • Bregman/Vocco/Conn: Corner Pocket. Harry James and his Big Band
  • Wilkins: The Jazz Coonosseur. Harry James and his Orchestra
  • Jones: That's Thad. Harry James and his orchestra

  • 5th March

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  • Segal/Fisher: When Sunny gets blue. Sara Serpa (vocal), Ran blake (piano)
  • Fisher/Segal: When Sunny gets blue. Sarah Vaughan (vocal), Barney Kessell (guitar), Joe Comfort (bass)
  • Duke/Harburg: What is there to say? Barney Kessell (guitar), Harry Babasin bass, Shelley Manne (drums)
  • Parker: Yardbird Suite. Hampton Hawes (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
  • Murphy, Tamara: Tumbarumba. Joe Talia, perc., Jordan Murray, tbn., Julien Wilson, sax., Nashua Chen Lee, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.

  • 26th February

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  • Jones, Quincy: Soul Bossa Nova. Quincy Jones' s Orch .
  • Jobim: Triste. Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Jobim: Happy Madness. Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano)
  • Jobim/Lees: This happy madness. Stacey Kent (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Franks: Antonio's Song. John Pizzarelli (vocal), Jazz ensemble
  • Jobim, Antonio-Carlos: Luiza. Imogen Manins, vlc., Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Diorio: To Jobim, with love. Joe Diorio (solo guitar)
  • Jobim: How Insensitive. Frank Sinatra (vocal), A.C.Jobim (guitar), Orchestra
  • Jackson: Bags Groove. Eddy Louis (organ), Jimmy Gourley (guitar), Guy Pedersen (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Rogeon: Mount Olympus. Tamil Rogeon (viola), Jazz Ensemble
  • Alessi: Heist. Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Gary Versace (piano), Drew Gress (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)

  • 19th February

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  • Rodgers, Richard: I Could Write a Book. Liam Burrows, voc. The Liam Burrows Quartet, The Swing City Big Band .
  • Rodgers/Hart: I didnt know what time it was. George van Eps (solo guitar)
  • Rodgers, Richard: I Didn't Know What Time It Was. Pamela Knowles, voc.
  • Golson: Whisper Not. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Melvin Rhyne (organ), Paul Parker (drums)
  • Wrubel Magidson: Gone with the wind: Wes Montgomery (guitar), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
  • Tizol, Juan: Caravan. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Johnny Pate's Orch .
  • Webster/Mandel: The Shadow of your Smile. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Don Sebesky Orchestra
  • Ruby/Bloom: Give me the simple life. Tony bennett (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Styne/Cahn: I fall in love too easily. Tony Bennett (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Sedergreen, Steve: Musician and Chef. Mal Sedergreen, sax., Mike Jordan, drums, Simon Starr, bass, Steve Sedergreen, pno.
  • (arr. Howard, Luke): Ma Testahalchi. Adam Starr, gtr., Luke Howard, kybd., Mike Jordan, drums, Simon Starr, bass, Willy Zygier, gtr.
  • Jones, Samuel: Unit 7. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Coltrane, John: Impressions. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Millinder/Simon: Big Fat Mama. Jimmy Smith (organ), Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Ike Quebec (tenor sax), Donald Bailey (drums)
  • (arr. Sebesky, Don): Up and At It. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Jazz Ensemble/Don Sebesky.
  • (arr. Sebesky, Don): Goin' on to Detroit. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Jazz Ensemble/Don Sebesky.
  • (arr. Sebesky, Don): Samba with some Barbecue. Paul Desmond, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • de Rose, Peter: Lamp is Low. Tony Gould, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Eliscu/Rose/Youmans: Without a Song. Bill Evans Trio