Great jazz of all styles, ranging from easy listening to more funky, standard works. Swing into the night with overseas and local (Melbourne and other Australian) groups – and don’t miss the Jazz Venue Gig Guide.

Peter de Ryk


4th August

Show Playlist
  • Montgomery - Twisted Blues - Wes Montgomery with Oliver Nelson's Orch
  • Edens/Stoll/Bassman/Johnson - Cabin in the Sky - Rosemary Clooney with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra originally introduced in the 1943 film by Ethel Waters & Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
  • Ellington - Grievin'- Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington & his Orch
  • Hagen - Harlem Nocturne - Martin Denny
  • Arlen, Harold: I've Got the World on a String. Joe Lovano, sax., Judi Silvano, sop. Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble .
  • Kuhn – The Real Guitarist (in the House) - Steve Kuhn - keyboards, George Mraz - bass, Bruce Ditmas - drums, Sue Evans - percussion,
  • Joe Henderson – Recordame – Joe Henderson Quintet - Personnel: Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Butch Warren (bass), Pete La Roca (drums)
  • Mingus – Re-Incarnation of a Lovebird – Charles Mingus Quintet - Personnel: Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Curtis Porter (alto sax), Wade Legge (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
  • Hubbard – Red Clay – Bass -- Ron Carter Drums -- Lenny White Piano -- Herbie Hancock Tenor Saxophone -- Joe Henderson Trumpet -- Freddie Hubbard
  • McLaughlin – Resolution – Mahavishnu Orchestra Electric Guitar, Composer, Lyricist, Producer: John McLaughlin Drums: Billy Cobham Mastering Engineer: Mark Wilder Keyboards: Jan Kammer Violin: Jerry Goodman Bass: Rick Laird
  • Sangster - First Light/Sunrise/The Birds/Procession of Tadpoles and Water Stridewers/Possum/Forest With Birds/Man the Destroyer/The Desert/Skulls and Bones/The Sand Swimmer/Rain/The Knob-Tailked Gecko/The Centre/The City - John Sangster Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor, Vibraphone, Electric Piano, Other [Quijada], Bells, Wind Chimes, Bongos, Congas – John Sangster Flute [Concert, Alto, Bass], Clarinet – Don Burrows Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Tony Buchanan Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone – Errol Buddle Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Graeme Lyall Guitar [Classical], Electric Guitar – George Golla Bass – Ed Gaston Drums – Derek Fairbrass + the sounds of nature

  • 28th July

    Show Playlist
  • Lionel Bart - From Russia With Love - Count Basie & his Orch
  • Calloway - The Ghost of Smokey Joe - Cab Calloway & his Orch
  • Carmichael - Stardust - Fats Waller pno solo
  • Breakfast Feud - Benny Goodman clt,
  • Tiny's Exercise - Nat King Cole Trio
  • Gillespie - Con Alma - Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms
  • Swallow - Portsmouth Figurations - Gary Burton vibes, Larry Coryell gtr, Steve Swallow bass, Roy Haynes dms
  • Ellington - Prelude to a Kiss - Billie Holiday with Harry Edison (tp) Benny Carter (as) Jimmy Rowles (p) Barney Kessel (g) John Simmons (b) Larry Bunker (dms) Billie Holiday (vo) / Los Angeles aug 1955
  • Shorter - Prince of Darkness - Miles Davis(trp),Wayne Shorter(ten.sax),Herbie Hancock(p),Ron Carter(b),Tony Williams(d)
  • Mingus – Pussy Cat Dues - Charles Mingus
  • Zeitlin – Quiet Now – Denny Zeitlin Trio Danny Zeitlin pno, Bass – Charlie Haden Drums – Jerry Granelli Produced by John Hammond
  • Jarrett – The Raven (Speaks) - Gary Burton(vibes), Keith Jarrett(keyboards,sopr.sax), Steve Swallow(b),Sam Brown(g),Bill Goodwin(d)
  • McHenry - Adelaide - Ross McHenry
  • Keller - Meditations on Light - Andrea Keller and Five Degrees Below
  • Tropea - Feathers Flight - POD (Point of Difference)

  • 21st July

    Show Playlist
  • Mancini - Peter Gunn Theme - Dave Grusin 7 Orch.
  • Calloway - Mr Paganini, Swing For Minnie - Cab Calloway & his Orch
  • Schmitt - Bossa Dorado - Jazz Manouche
  • Piazzola - Libertango - Gary Burton
  • Ron Falson - Criss Cross - The Australia All Stars
  • Ron Falson - Down the Mine - Australia All Stars
  • Allison - Everybody's Crying Mercy - Bonnie Raitt
  • Davis – Pfrancing (No Blues) – Tpt: Miles Davis, Drums: Jimmy Cobb Piano: Wynton Kelly Bass: Paul Chambers Tenor Saxophone: Hank Mobley
  • Shorter – Pinocchio – Miles Davis - trumpet Wayne Shorter - tenor sax Herbie Hancock - piano Ron Carter - bass Tony Williams - drums
  • Mingus – Pithycanthropus Erectus – • Charles Mingus – bass • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone • J. R. Monterose – tenor saxophone • Mal Waldron – piano • Willie Jones – drums
  • Monk – Played Twice – Thelonious Monk pno, Drums: Frankie Dunlop Bass: Butch Warren Tenor Saxophone: Charlie Rouse
  • Mancini/Mercer - Whistling Away the Dark - Connie Lansberg
  • Mezza - Seismi Dell' Anima - Mezza/Ginsburg Ensemble
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - It Ain't Necessarily So - Herbie Hancock
  • Ellington/Mills - Prelude to a Kiss - Keith Jarrett pno, Gary Peacock bass, Jack De Johnette dms
  • Dubin/Warren - Boulevarde of Broken Dreams - Pippa Wilson Ron Trigg - flute Helen Jowsey pno Neil Jowsey bass Ron Sandilands dms
  • Keller - Suicidal Snails - Andrea Keller & Five Degrees Below
  • Perica - Scar for Charlie - Vanessa Perica Orchestra

  • 14th July

    No available playlist

    7th July

    Show Playlist
  • Webb: Medley - Up Up & Aay/Wichita Lineman/Macarthur Park. Daly Wilson Big Band
  • Delange/Alter: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans. Daly Wilson Big Band, Marcia Hines, voc.
  • Armstrong: Gatemouth. New Orleans Wanderers - Kid Ory (trombone), Lil Hardin (piano), Johnny St Cyr (banjo), George Mitchell (cornet), Johnny Dodds (clarinet).
  • Williams, Spencer: Basin Street Blues. James Morrison, trumpet, & ensemble.
  • Handy: Beale Street Blues. Juliarna Clark, voc & ensemble.
  • Saarelaht: Nock-Turn. Jex Saarelaht Trio - Jex Saarelaht, piano. Stuart Speed, bass. Anthony Baker, drums.
  • Ian: Jesse. Kate Ceberano, voc. Jex Saarelaht, piano. Ensemble.
  • Donaldson: Pork Chop. Jimmy Smith, organ. Lou Donaldson, alto sax. Quentin Warren, guitar. Donald Bailey, drums. John Patton, tambourine.
  • Hauser/Parks: Blue Serenade. Manhattan Transfer.
  • Golson: Blues On My Mind. Cal Collins, guitar. Larry Vuckovitch, piano. Bob Maize, bass. Jeff Hamilton, drums.
  • Ellington: New Orleans Suite. Duke Ellington Orchestra.
  • Altman/Lawrence: All or Nothing at All. Roberta Piket, piano. Harvey Swartz, bass. Jeff Williams, drums. John O'Callagher (saxes - check if playing).
  • Altman/Lawrence: All or Nothing at All. Diana Krall, piano & vocal. Russell Malone, guitar. Christian McBride, bass.

  • 30th June

    Show Playlist
  • Davies: Dialmentia. Tim Davies Big Band
  • Johnson/Mack: Old-Fashioned Love. Steve Waddell's Creole Bells. Sandra Talty, voc.
  • Scaggs, Boz: We're All Alone. Angela Davis, sax., Chris Ziemba, pno., Linda Oh, db., Rajiv Jayaweera, drums .
  • Winkelman, Ben: The Spanish Tinge. Ben Vanderwal, drums, Ben Winkelman, pno., Sam Anning, db.
  • Santana: Evil Ways. Yvette Johansson, voc. Joe Ruberto, keyboards. Michael Tortoni, bass. Michael Rochford, drums.
  • Schifrin: Toccata. Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) and orchestra.
  • Bechet, Sidney: Petite Fleur. Sidney Bechet & his All-Stars.
  • Philips: California Dreaming. George Benson, guitar & ensemble.
  • Kenny, Nick: Gone Fishin'. Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby, vocals.
  • Ellington/Lee: I'm Gonna Go Fishin'. Rebecca Dumaine, voc. Dave Miller Trio - Miller, piano; Mario Suraci, bass; Bill Belasco, drums.
  • Henderson: Bye Bye Blackbird. Jarrett/Peaccock/DeJohnette: Blackbird, Bye Bye. Keith Jarrett, piano. Gary Peacock, bass. Jack DeJohnette, drums.
  • Kaper/Deutsch: Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo. Etta Jones, voc. Kenny Burrell & Bucky Pizzarelli, guitars. Jerome Richardson, flute. Bobby Donaldson, drums.
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Kenny Burrell, guitar.
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Ali Ryerson, flute
  • Redding: End of a Love Affair. Roy Hargrove, trumpet. Ron Blake, saxes. Marc Cary, piano. Rodney Whitaker, bass. Gregory Hutchinson, drums.

  • 23rd June

    Show Playlist
  • Styne/Cahn (arr McAllister): It's You or Nobody Else. Admiral's Own Big Band.
  • Porter, Cole: So In Love. Geoff Hughes, gtr., Michelle Nicolle, voc., Ronny Ferella, drums, Tom Lee, db.
  • Weems: Washing Dishes with my Sweetie Baxter: Piccolo Pete. New Harlem Jazz Band.
  • Rivers: Beatrice. Rob Burke, sax. Tony Gould, piano. Tony Floyd, drums. Nick Haywood, bass.
  • Layton, J. Turner: After You've Gone. Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr., James Morrison, tpt., John Sangster, vibraphone, Julian Lee, pno. Rhythm Section .
  • Wonder: All in Love is Fair. Mel Torme, orchestra.
  • Williams: Smoking Section. Jessica Williams, piano, whistles. Jay Thomas, tenor sax. Jeff Johnson, bass. Mel Brown, drums.
  • Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood. Jessica Williams, piano.
  • Brown/DeSylva/Henderson/Johnson: Sonny Boy. Stephane Grappelli, violin. Marc Fosset, guitar.
  • Colombier/Williams: We Could Be Flying. Karin Krog, voc. Steve Kuhn, keyboards. Steve Swallow, bass. Jon Christensen, drums.
  • Massey: These Are Soulful Days. Lee Morgan, trumpet. Jackie McLean, alto sax. Bobby Timmons, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Art Blakey, drums.
  • Lewis, John: Django. Modern Jazz Quartet.
  • Cohen: Dance Me To The End of Love. Handy/Koenig/Williams: Careless Love. Madeleine Peyroux, voc & guitar. Dean Parks, guitar. Larry Goldings, keyboards, David Piltch, bass. Jay Bellerose, drums & percussion.
  • Carmichael, Hoagy: Two Sleepy People. Diane Delin, violin. Dennis Luxon, piano.
  • Barron: Twilight Song. Kenny Barron, piano. Charlie Haden, bass.

  • 16th June

    Show Playlist
  • Hooper, Stix: Never Make Your Move Too Soon. Nichaud Fitzgibbon, voc. Moovin' and Groovin' Orch .
  • Golson, Benny: Whisper Not. Nichaud Fitzgibbon, voc. Mark Fitzgibbon, piano. Matt Clohessy, bass. Dave Beck, drums. The Blowfish horn section.
  • Golson, Benny: Whisper Not. Piston Baroque Brass Quintet, Tony Gould & Graeme Lyall..
  • Bacharach, Burt: Walk on By. Joe Chindamo Trio. Joe Chindamo, piano. Ben Robertson, bass. Tony Floyd, drums.
  • Bricusse, Leslie: Pure Imagination. Hook Turn Orch .
  • Chattaway/Ferguson: Primal Scream. Maynard Ferguson, trumpet & big band.
  • Rollins, Sonny: St. Thomas. Doug Watkins, db., Max Roach, drums, Sonny Rollins, sax., Tommy Flanagan, pno.
  • Fox: Raquel, Mi Amor. Mimi Fox, guitar. Randy Halberstadt, piano. Jon Evans, bass. Paul van Wageningen, drums.
  • Kern/Harbach/Hammerstein: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/All the Things You Are. Roberta Gambarini, voc. Tamir Hendelman, piano. John Clayton, bass. Willie Jones II, drums.
  • Freeman: That D minor Thing. The World's Greatest Jazz Band.
  • Becaud: It Must Be Him. World's Greatest Jazz Band.
  • Silver: Sister Sadie. Blue Mitchell, trumpet. Junior Cook, tenor sa. Horace Silver, piano. Gene Taylor, bass. Louis Hayes, drums.
  • Berlin, Irving: Blue Skies. Ellis Larkins, piano.
  • Gershwin, George: But Not for Me. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Ellis Larkins, piano.
  • Gordon/Warren: Serenade in Blue. Rodgers/Hart: Little Girl Blue. Stan Getz, tenor sax & ensemble.
  • Bach/Sebesky: Passacaglia. Hubert Laws, flute & electric flute. Bob James, Electric piano. Gene Bertoncini, guitar. Dave Friedman, vibes. Ron Carter, bass. Fred Waits, Richie Pablo Landrum & Airto Moreira, drums & percussion.

  • 9th June

    Show Playlist
  • Baldridge/Sone/Bonime: Let's Dance. B # Big Band
  • Montgomery: Mr. Walker. James Sherlock Trio, Mark Fitzgibbon, piano.
  • Porter: Samantha. Royal Garden Jazz Band.
  • Gensler/Robin: Love is Just Around the Corner. Alex Hutchinson, clarinet. Mark Fitzgibbon, piano. Geoff Kluke, bass. Sonja Horbelt, drums.
  • Handy: Beale Street Blues. Juliarna Clark, voc. Jazz ensemble.
  • Gershwin (arr. Grant): Summertime. Steven Grant, piano.
  • Coltrane: Impressions. Straight Ahead (w Regina Carter, violin)
  • Carter: The Intimacy of My Woman's Beautiful Eyes. James Carter, alto sax. Craig Taborn, piano. Dave Holland, bass. Leon Parker, drums.
  • Ellington, Duke: Come Sunday. James Carter, reeds. Keyon Harrold, trumpet. Vincent Chandler, trombone. Gerard Gibbs, organ. Leonard King, drums & vocal.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Winter. Jacques Louissier Trio.
  • Arlen: When the Sun Comes Out. Phil Woods, sax. Bill Charlap, piano. Steve Gilmore, bass. Bill Goodwin, drums. Brian Lynch, trumpet (check).
  • Marlow/Scott: A Taste of Honey. Wright: Dreaming Wide Awake. Lizz Wright, voc, & ensemble.
  • Brown: Joy Spring. Clifford Brown, trumpet. Max Roach Quintet - Clifford, Harold Land, tenor sax, Richie Powell, piano, George Morrow, bass, Max Roach, drums.
  • Mandel: A Time for Love. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Jenkins: This is All I Ask. Bill Evans, piano. Toots Thielemans, harmonica. Larry Schneider, reeds. Marc Johnson, bass. Eliot Zigmund, drums.
  • Gardot, Melody: Your Heart is as Black as Night. Melody Gardot, gtr., Melody Gardot, pno., Melody Gardot, voc. Studio Orch .
  • Gardot, Melody: Our Love is Easy. Melody Gardot, gtr., Melody Gardot, pno., Melody Gardot, voc. Studio Orch .