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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.


20th February

Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Beard/Schulz - Please Make Good Harmony Mr. Schulz - Frock
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein - My Favourite Things - Anita Baker and Cyrus Chestnut
  • My Romance - Cyrus Chestnut Trio
  • Linus and Lucy - Cyrus Chestnut
  • Bach - Solfeggietto - Cyrus Chestnut Trio
  • Sangster - Water Ballet - John Sangster
  • Sangster - The Birds - John Sangster
  • Driftin' - Christian McBride bass, Nicholas Payton, Mark Whitfield
  • You're Not the Kind - Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown
  • Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Egg/Sko - The Bitter End - Sinne Egg
  • Lewis - Intakes from the Snake Charmers - I Hold the Lion's Paw
  • Lewis - Deleusian Lawn Bowls - I Hold the Lion's Paw

  • 13th February

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Roy Byrd (Prof Longhair) - Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Kador/trad/Neville, Porter, Modeliste, Nocentelli - I Done Got Over/Iko Iko/Hey Pocky Way - Irma Thomas
  • Harrison/Harrison - Hu-Ta-Nay - the Donald Harrison Band feat. Dr. John voc/gtr
  • Morton - Ponchatrain - Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers feat. Bubber Miley
  • Morton - Grandpa's Spells - Dick Hyman Big Band
  • Rebennack inspired by Gottschalk - Litanie Des Saints - Dr. John
  • Maedgen - There is a Light - Blind Boys of Alabama with Clint Maedgen lead voc and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Trad - Trouble in Mind - Richie Havens with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Re-Birth Brass Band - Do Whatcha Wanna - Re-Birth Brass Band
  • Ory - Ory's Creole Trombone - Louis Armstrong's Hot 5
  • Marsalis - B's Paris Blues - Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • Trad - Stack-a-Lee - Dr. John
  • Byrd - Tipitina - Professor Longhair
  • Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - James Booker
  • You Didn't Know, Did You - Allen Toussaint
  • McCoy - If I Had Any Sense I'd Go Back Home - Irma Thomas with Dr. John
  • Trad - Mavis Staples with Dr John and the Dirty Dozen Bass Band
  • Domino/Kenner - Somethin You Got - Davell Crawford
  • Treme theme song - John Boutte
  • Trad - Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing - Tom Waits woithe the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Berlin - Blue Skies - Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Heads Up - Bluesiana Triangle
  • Do To Me - Trombone Shorty

  • 6th February

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Morton - Georgia Swing - Australian Cotton Club Orchestra
  • Spikes - Someday Sweetheart - Bob Barnard
  • Romberg/Hammerstein - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Storyville Jazztet featuring Peter Gaudion
  • Ellington/Miley - Black & Tan Fantasy - Stephen Grant piano solo
  • Chindamo: The Bermuda Tango. Joe Chindamo, pno., Doug De Vries, gtr., Nigel MacLean, vln., Sam Anning, db.
  • Browne - William Street - Allan Browne's Australian Jazz Band
  • Oliveri - Játtendrai - Mark Twigden & Jazz Manouche
  • Johnson - Big City - Mood Indigo
  • Stolen Moments - Down Beat Big Band
  • Davidson - La Jaquine - Radio Rhythm Orchestra
  • Tizol/Ellington - Caravan - James Morrison Big Band
  • Chindamo: The Gift. James Morrison, tpt., Joe Chindamo, pno.
  • Sting - Fragile - The Idea of North
  • Walker - Khe Sanh - Frock
  • Simon - So Long Frank Lloyd Wright - Joe Chindamo Trio
  • Universal Suite - Pyramid
  • Skepper - The Persian Princess - Shol
  • Jones/McAll - Here's to the Miracles - Vince Jones
  • Helm/Rebennack - That's My Home - Bob Barnard
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 30th January

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Strayhorn/Ellington - Hey Buddy Bolden - Nina Simone, Malcolm Dodds Singers and Orchestra
  • Strayhorn/Ellington - Something to Live For - Nina Simone
  • Strayhorn/Ellington - You Better Know It - Nina Simone
  • Ballade: Lush Life (Strayhorn)/Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere/Young)/Makin' Whoopee (Donaldson/Kahn)/It Never Entered My Mind (Rodgers/Hart) - Stan Getz ten, Gerry Mulligan bar, Harry Edison tpt, Oscar Peterson pno, Herb Ellis gtr, Ray Brown bass, Louis Belson dms.
  • Gershwin: I Loves You, Porgy from Porgy and Bess. Nina Simone, pno.
  • Gershwin: My Man's Gone Now. Nina Simone, voc., Nina Simone, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Strayhorn/Ellington - Agra - Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Strayhorn/Ellington - Amad - Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Simone (arr. Mooney): Old Jim Crow. Nina Simone, voc., Bobby Hamilton, drums, Nina Simone, pno., Rudy Stevenson, gtr., Lisle Atkinson, db., Studio Orch/Hal Mooney.
  • Hughes: Backlash Blues. Nina Simone, voc., Nina Simone, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Strayhorn - Chelsea Bridge - Rembrandt Jazz Trio
  • Noble - Cherokee/Red Skin Rhumba - Charlie Barnet Orchestra
  • Noble - Cherokee - Clifford Brown tpt, Harold Land ten, Richie Powell pno, George Morrow bass, Max Roach dms.
  • Kuhn - Chicken Feathers - Steve Kuhn pno/voc, George Mraz bass, Bruce Ditmas dms, Sue Evans perc.
  • Corea - Children's Songs - Chick Corea pno, and Gary Burton vibes.
  • Strayhorn - My Little Brown Book - Joe Lovano Nonet
  • Strayhorn: Upper Manhattan Medical Group. Mark Fitzgibbon Trio.
  • Hawkins: I Put a Spell on You. Nina Simone, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Strayhorn: The Flowers Die of Love. Dianne Reeves, voc., Peter Martin, pno., Reuben Rogers, db., Greg Hutchinson, drums.
  • Strayhorn: Valse. Bill Charlap, pno.
  • Donaldson: My Baby Just Cares for Me. Nina Simone, voc., Nina Simone, pno., Arthur Adams, db., Cornell McFadden, drums.
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 23rd January

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Chambers: Hello to the Wind. Kenny Barron, pno., Harold Land, sax., Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, Gene McDaniels, voc., Wally Richardson, gtr., Herbie Lewis bass, Joe Chambers dms, Candido Camero congas
  • Schertzinger: I Remember You. Stan Getz, sax., Kenny Barron, pno.,Rufus Reid bass, Victor Lewis dms
  • Cahn: I Should Care. Kenny Barron, pno.Rufus Reid bass.
  • Corea - Captain Marvel - Chick Corea and Return to Forever (feat. Airto Moreira perc. And Flora Purim wordless voc.)
  • Towner - Canyon Song - Oregon (Paul McCandless oboe, Ralph Towner gtr, Glen Moore bass, Collin Walcott dms)
  • Morgan - Ceora - Lee Morgan tpt, Jackie McLean alto, Hank Mobley ten, Herbie Hancock pno, Larry Ridley bass, Billy Higgins dms
  • Jobim - Chega de Saudade - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (James Moody sax, Kenny Barron pno, Christopher White bass, Rudy Collins dms.)
  • Swallow - Chelsea Bells - Gary Burton vibes, Steve Swallow bass
  • Barron: Other Places. Kenny Barron, pno.Bobby Hutcherson vibes, Ralph Moore sax, Rufus reid bass, Victor Lewis dms, Mino Cinelu perc.
  • Canning: Hush-A-Bye. Kenny Barron, pno., Johnny Griffin, sax.,Kenny Barron pno, Christian McBride bass, Victor Lewis dms
  • Kern - Yesterdays - Mads Vinding Trio (Enrico Pieranunzi pno, Mads Vinding bass, Alex Riel dms)
  • Clausen - Nippon - Carlos Malta sop, Thomas Clausen Fender Rhodes, Romulo Duarte elec bass, Niclas Campagnol dms.
  • Marcel - Nostalgio de un Sueno - Blanco Y Negro
  • Nelson: Stolen Moments. Kenny Barron, pno. Gary Bartz, sax., Sonny Fortune, sax., Charles Buster Williams, dbl bass. Jack DeJohnette, drums,
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 16th January

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Parker: Billie's Bounce. John Coltrane, sax., Donald Byrd, tpt., Red Garland, pno., Art Taylor, drums, George Joyner, db.
  • Davis: Milestones. Miles Davis, tpt., John Coltrane, sax., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Red Garland, pno., Philly Joe Jones, drums.
  • Storch: Auf Wiederseh'n. Red Garland, pno., Sam Jones, db., Ray Brooks, drums.
  • Porter: You'd be so Nice to Come Home to. Art Pepper, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Red Garland, pno., Philly Joe Jones, drums.
  • Van Heusen: All the Way. Billie Holiday, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Van Heusen: Here's That Rainy Day. Stan Getz, sax., Gary Burton, vibraphone, Gene Cherico, db., Joe Hunt, drums.
  • Van Heusen: I Thought About You. Joe Pass, gtr., Red Mitchell, db.
  • Van Heusen: Let's Make Love. David Klein Quintet.
  • Van Heusen: Like Someone in Love. Ted Vining Trio.
  • Van Heusen: Nancy with the Laughing Face. Jim Hall, gtr., Paul Desmond, sax., Connie Kay, drums, Gene Cherico, db.
  • Van Heusen: Oh, You Crazy Moon. Wes Montgomery, gtr., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Van Heusen: Only the Lonely. Keith Jarrett, pno., Gary Peacock, db., Jack DeJohnette, drums.
  • Van Heusen: Second Time Around. James Morrison Quartet.
  • Van Heusen/Cahn - Come Dance With Me - Oscar Peterson pno, Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms
  • Van Heusen - It Could Happen to You - Miles Davis Quintet

  • 9th January

    Show Playlist
  • Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brubeck - Strange Meadow Lark - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Desmond - Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brubeck - Three to Get Ready - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brubeck - Kathy's Waltz - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brubeck - Everybody's Jumpin' - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Brubeck - Pick Up Sticks - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Ellington - Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Ellington - C-Jam Blues - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Carmichael - Georgia on My Mind - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Jackson - Bags' Groove - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Durham - Moten Swing - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • James/Oliver/Young - Easy Does It - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Liggins - The Honeydripper - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Ellington/Persons - Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Ellington/Webster - I Got It Bad - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Ellington - Band Call - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Peterson - Hymn to Freedom - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Ellington - Happy Go Lucky Local - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Durham - Moten Swing (rehearsal) - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Porter - My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Parker - Now's the Time - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Allen - This Could Be the Start of Something - Oscar Peterson Trio

  • 2nd January

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Parker: Billie's Bounce. John Coltrane, sax., Donald Byrd, tpt., Red Garland, pno., Art Taylor, drums, George Joyner, db.
  • Davis: Milestones. Miles Davis, tpt., John Coltrane, sax., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Red Garland, pno., Philly Joe Jones, drums.
  • Storch: Auf Wiederseh'n. Red Garland, pno., Sam Jones, db., Ray Brooks, drums.
  • Porter: You'd be so Nice to Come Home to. Art Pepper, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Red Garland, pno., Philly Joe Jones, drums.
  • Van Heusen: All the Way. Billie Holiday, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Van Heusen: Here's That Rainy Day. Stan Getz, sax., Gary Burton, vibraphone, Gene Cherico, db., Joe Hunt, drums.
  • Van Heusen: I Thought About You. Joe Pass, gtr., Red Mitchell, db.
  • Van Heusen: Let's Make Love. David Klein Quintet.
  • Van Heusen: Like Someone in Love. Ted Vining Trio.
  • Van Heusen: Nancy with the Laughing Face. Jim Hall, gtr., Paul Desmond, sax., Connie Kay, drums, Gene Cherico, db.
  • Van Heusen: Oh, You Crazy Moon. Wes Montgomery, gtr., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Van Heusen: Only the Lonely. Keith Jarrett, pno., Gary Peacock, db., Jack DeJohnette, drums.
  • Van Heusen: Second Time Around. James Morrison Quartet.
  • Van Heusen/Cahn - Come Dance With Me - Oscar Peterson pno, Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms
  • Van Heusen - It Could Happen to You - Miles Davis Quintet

  • 26th December

    Show Playlist
  • Waller - Minor Drag - Fats Waller & His Buddies
  • Waller - African Ripples - Fats Waller piano solo
  • Porter - You're the Top - Fats Waller piano solo
  • McHugh/Fields - I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Adelaide Hall and Fats Waller, organ
  • Waller - The London Suite - Fats Waller, piano solo
  • Waller/Razaf - Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
  • Burton- Boston Marathon - Gary Burton
  • Sun Ra - Brainville - Sun Ra and his Arkestra
  • Metheny - Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny
  • Coleman - Broadway Blues - Ornette Coleman
  • Porter - Night and Day - Mel Torme
  • Porter - It's All Right With Me - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Porter - You Do Something to Me - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Porter - Love For Sale - Miles Davis
  • Porter - Begin the Beguine - Les Paul Trio
  • Porter - What Is This Thing Called Love - Les Paul
  • Porter - Miss Otis Regrets - Rosemary Clooney
  • Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye - Buster Williams
  • Porter - Get Out of Town - Anita O'Day
  • Porter - From This Moment On - Anita O'Day
  • Loesser - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Mel Torme