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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.


23rd April

Show Playlist
  • Strayhorn: Rain Check. Art Farmer, tpt., with orch. arr/cond Oliver Nelson
  • Parish: Ruby. Art Farmer, tpt., with orch. arr/cond Oliver Nelson
  • Stacy/Spanier/Wiley: Down to Steamboat Tennessee. Bob Barnard, tpt., Dick Hughes, pno., Christa Hughes, voc.
  • McCoy: Weed Smoker's Dream. Dick Hughes, pno., Christa Hughes, voc., Jim Conway, harmonica, John Hibbard, tbn., Grant Arthur, banjo.
  • Berlin: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. Les Brown and His Orch.
  • Berlin: Remember. Wes Montgomery, gtr., The Montgomery Brothers (Buddy pno, Monk bass, Bobby Thomas dms).
  • Montgomery: Bock to Bock (Back to Back). Wes Montgomery, gtr., The Montgomery Brothers.
  • Jones - Boo's Blues - Quincy Jones Orchestra
  • Goodman/Christian/Mundy - Air Mail Special - Quincy Jones Orchestra
  • Mayfield: It's All Right. Wynton Kelly, pno., Kenny Burrell gtr, Paul Chambers bass, Jimmy Cobb dms, Candido Camero conga.
  • Stevenson: South Seas. Wynton Kelly, pno.,as above
  • Scofield - So Sue Me - John Scofield gtr, Joe Lovano sax, Charlie Haden bass, Jack De Johnette dms
  • Scofield - Flower Power - John Scofield as above
  • McHugh (arr. Clark): I Must Have That Man !. Steve Grant, cornet, Richard Miller, sax., Nigel Date, gtr., James Clark, db., Juliarna Clark, voc., Michael Harding, pno.
  • Nock: Indifference. Mike Nock, pno., Josh Bennier tbn, Stephen Byth ten, Paul Williamson tpt, Hiroki Hoshino bass, Julian Steele dms.
  • de Rose: Lamp is Low. Tony Gould, pno., Rob Burke ten, Niran Dasika tpt, Dan Mamrot gtr, Angus Radley bass, Alastair Kennedy dms.
  • Nock: Duality. Tony Gould, pno., Mike Nock, pno.
  • Pederson - To a Brother - Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson Trio with Ulf Wakenius gtr, Adam Nussbaum dms.
  • Rex: Hammond Song. David Rex, sax., Tom Lee, db., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Craig Simon, drums.
  • Fitzgibbon: Izone. David Rex, sax., Tom Lee, db., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Craig Simon, drums.

  • 16th April

    Show Playlist
  • Hancock: Chan's Song. Geri Allen, pno., Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, Christian McBride, db., Al Foster, drums.
  • Adderley: Sermonette. Nat Adderley, cornet, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Benson: Just Another Sunday. George Benson, gtr., Brother Jack McDuff Quartet.
  • Robin: Easy Living. George Benson, gtr., Brother Jack McDuff Quartet.
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Paul Rettke Trio
  • Rollins - St. Thomas - The Jazz Connection
  • Waller/Razaf - Honeysuckle Rose - George Shearing pno solo
  • Monk - Blue Monk - George Shearing & the Dixie 6
  • Desmond - Take Five - George Shearing & the Dixie 6
  • Reinhardt - Belleville - Django Reinhardt & the Air Transport Command Band
  • Gillespie - Afro Paris - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Haydn/Wood - Roses of Picardy - Don Byas
  • Powell - Parisian Thoroughfare - Bud Powell
  • Duke/Harburg - April in Paris - Charlie Parker with Strings
  • Jones - I'm Heading for Paris - Jonah Jones
  • Heywood/Will/Cook - I'm Comin' Virginia - Benny Carter Orch with Django Reinhardt
  • Lewis - Period Suite parts 1&2 - John Lewis
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  • Donaldson/Moten - You're Driving Me Crazy/Moten Swing - Mel Torme & Frank Wess Orch.
  • Smith - Dot Com Blues - Jimmy Smith

  • 9th April

    Show Playlist
  • All I Need is the Girl - Frank Sinatra with the Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Yellow Days - Frank Sinatra with the Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Ray Charles' Place - Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
  • Wanderlust - Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
  • Ellington - Black, Brown & Beige pt. 1 - Duke Ellington Orch with Mahalia Jackson (on "Come Sunday")
  • Blues I Love to Sing - Adelaide Hall & the Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Strayhorn - Something to Live For - Ella Fitzgerald with the Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Strayhorn - My Little Brown Book - John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
  • The Feeling of Jazz - John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
  • Ellington - Symphony in Black - Duke Ellington Orchestra with Billie Holiday
  • Holiday/Herzog - Don't Explain - Billie Holiday with Duke Ellington
  • I'm Just a Lucky So'n'So - Louis Armstrong with the Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Handy - St Louis Blues - Pippa Wilson
  • Jones - Pastorale - Peter Jones
  • Ju-Ju - Wayne Shorter
  • Mingus - Jump Monk - Charles Mingus
  • Gibbs - June the 15th 1967 - Michael Gibbs & the NDR Big Band
  • Just Friends - Chet Baker
  • Just Friends - Bill Watrous & Art Pepper

  • 2nd April

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington: All Too Soon. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Duke Ellington and His Orch.
  • Ellington: Battle Royal. Duke Ellington and His Orch, Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Green: Until I Met You. Duke Ellington and His Orch, Count Basie and His Orch.
  • Ellington - Hey Baby - Rosemary Clooney and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Ellington/Mills/Parish - Sophisticated Lady - Rosemary Clooney and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Sy Oliver - The Minor Goes Muggin" - Duke Ellington with Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra
  • Ellington/Strayhorn - Tonk - Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn at one piano
  • Handy - St. Louis Blues - Bing Crosby with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • House of Lords - Earl Hines with Duke Elington & his Orchestra
  • Ellington - Fleurette Africaine - Duke Ellington with Charlie Mingus bass and Max Roach dms
  • Ellington/Tizol/Mills - Caravan - Duke Ellington with Charlie Mingus bass and Max Roach dms
  • Meinken/Ringle - Wabash Blues - Duke Ellington pno and Johnny Hodges alto with Harry Sweets Edison tpt, Les Spann gtr, Sam Jones bass, Jo Jones dms
  • Matthews - Weary Blues - Duke Ellington pno and Johnny Hodges alto with Harry Sweets Edison tpt, Les Spann gtr, Sam Jones bass, Jo Jones dms

  • 26th March

    Show Playlist
  • Morton: King Porter Stomp. Cannonball Adderley, sax., + orch cond Gil Evans
  • Gershwin (arr. Williams): Our Love is Here to Stay. James Morrison, tpt., Patti Austin, voc., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums, Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Gillespie - Disorder At the Border - Coleman Hawkins & his Orch incl. Dizzy Gillespie tpt/arr, Max Roach dms
  • Monk - 52nd Street Theme - Dizzy Gillespie Orch Tenor Saxophone – Don Byas Trumpet – Dizzy Gillespie Vibraphone – Milt Jackson Guitar – Bill De Arango Piano – Al Haig Bass – Ray Brown Drums – J.C. Heard
  • Powell - Bouncin With Bud - Keith Jarrett pno, Gary Peacock bass, Jack DeJohnette dms
  • Powell: Dance of the Infidels. Bud Powell, pno., Fats Navarro tpt, Sonny Rollins ten, Tommy Potter bass, Roy Haynes dms.
  • Holiday: God Bless the Child. Jim Hall, gtr., Sonny Rollins, sax., Bob Cranshaw, bass, Ben Riley, drums.
  • Desmond: Take Ten. Jim Hall, gtr., Paul Desmond, sax., Connie Kay, drums, Eugene Wright, db.
  • Schwartz: Alone Together. Jim Hall, gtr., Paul Desmond, sax., Connie Kay, drums, Gene Cherico, db.
  • Hall: Sazanami. Jim Hall, gtr., Rhythm Section.
  • Burnett - Who's Been Talkin' - Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo
  • Various: Don't Smoke In Bed. Peggy Lee, voc.
  • Bach (arr. Loussier): Partita in B flat, BWV825. Jacques Loussier, pno., Pierre Michelot, db., Christian Garros, perc.
  • Shorter: The Chess Players. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Wayne Shorter ten, Lee Morgan tpt, Bobby Timmons pno, Jymie Merritt bass, Art Blakey dms
  • Bock (arr. Williams): Too Close for Comfort. James Morrison, tpt., Patti Austin, voc., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums, Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Belle: A Sunday Kind of Love. Vika Bull, voc., The Essential R&B Band.
  • Mayfield - The Voice Within - Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo
  • Mancini - Dreamsville - Cleo Laine with Gerry Mulligan

  • 19th March

    Show Playlist
  • Potts - Standing Up in a Hammock - Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Holman - Loose - Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Bach (arr. Loussier): Prelude No.2 in C minor, BWV847. Jacques Loussier, pno., Pierre Michelot, db., Christian Garros, perc.
  • Bach (arr. Loussier): Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV847. Jacques Loussier, pno., Pierre Michelot, db., Christian Garros, perc.
  • Raksin: Laura. Andre Previn, pno., Ray Brown, db., Joe Pass, gtr.
  • Phillips: Blues for the Midgets. Flip Phillips, sax., Oscar Peterson, pno., Barney Kessel, gtr., Charlie Shavers, tpt.
  • Burns (arr. Burns): Music for a Stripteaser. Flip Phillips, sax., Ralph Burns' Orch/Ralph Burns.
  • Brown - Brown Bossa - Ray Brown Trio
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - Who Cares - Cannonball Adderley
  • Loesser - If I Were a Bell - McCoy Tyner
  • Leiber: Some Cats Know. Jeanie Bryson, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Jones - Lose That Zero - Justine Jones ten, Linda Bacon French pno
  • Nat Cole - Errand Girl for Rhythm - Pippa Wilson
  • Dubin/Warren - Boulevarde of Broken Dreams - Pippa Wilson
  • Douglas Furber/Philip Braham - Limehouse Blues - Arne Domnerus clt, Bengt Hallberg pno, Lars Erstrand vib, Georg Riedel bass, Egil Johansen dms
  • Shearing - Conception - The New George Shearing Quintet
  • R. Beirach - Broken Wing - Chet Baker
  • Djavan/Wernech - Upside Down (Flor de Lis) - Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae
  • Carmichael - The Nearness of You - Gerry Mulligan
  • Ellington - In a Sentimental Mood - Justine Jones ten. and Linda Bacon French pno.

  • 12th March

    Show Playlist
  • Cave: A Stranger in Helsinki. Justin Buckingham, sax., Luke Liang, gtr., Divergence Jazz Orch/Jenna Cave.
  • Porter: Love for Sale. Anton Delecca Quartet.
  • Ellington (arr. Nicolle): Isfahan/Caravan. Michelle Nicolle Quartet.
  • Ibrahim: Maraba Blue. Ted Vining Trio.
  • McGann: Nights of the Wizz. Bernie McGann Quartet.
  • Lane: Old Devil Moon. Kimba Griffith, voc., Kimba Griffith Septet.
  • Rainger: If I Should Lose You. Paul Williamson Quartet.
  • Mercer: I'm an Old Cowhand. Sam Lemann, gtr., Andy Baylor, gtr., Michel Rose, gtr., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Wonder (arr. Crellin): Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer. The Idea of North.
  • Nock: Hadrian's Wall. Mike Nock Trio.
  • Cave: Dear Miss Upstill. Will Gilbert, tpt., Michael Avgenicos, sax., Divergence Jazz Orch.
  • Fitzgibbon: Stealthy. David Rex, sax., Tom Lee, db., Mark Fitzgibbon, pno., Craig Simon, drums.
  • Sherlock: The Bass. Kristin Berardi, voc., James Sherlock, gtr.
  • Torme: Born to be Blue. Sam Anning, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Kristin Berardi, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Steve Newcomb, pno.
  • Hunter: So to Speak. Matt Keegan, sax., Andrew Gander, drums, Matt McMahon, pno., Steve Hunter, electric bass.
  • Lincoln (arr. McKenzie): The Music is the Magic. Sarah McKenzie, voc., Sarah McKenzie, pno.
  • Chindamo: Saying Goodbye. Joe Chindamo, pno., Nigel MacLean, vln., Sam Anning, db., Hugh Stuckey, gtr.

  • 5th March

    Show Playlist
  • Crawford - Iko Iko - Dr. John horns arr. Harold Battiste
  • Byrd - Big Chief - Professor Longhair feat. Snooks Eaglin gtr.
  • Ruffins - It's Later Than You Think - Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band
  • Ruffins - When I Die You Better Second Line - Kermit Ruffins
  • Modeliste/Neville - They All Ask'd for You - The Meters (includes 2 of the Neville Brothers, Art & Cyril) Opening act for the Rolling Stones at the time.
  • Lewis/Smith - Re-consider Me - Johnny Adams
  • Greg Allman (of the Allman Bros.) - Whipping Post - Bonerama Soloists: Bert Cotton gtr, Steve Suter tbn
  • Toussaint - You Didn't Know Did You? - Allen Toussaint
  • Toussaint - Get Out of My Life, Woman - Allen Toussaint
  • Dural - Rock, Boogie, Shout - Buckwheat Zydeco (Catherine Russell background vocals)
  • Butler - Butler's Boogie - Henry Butler pno solo
  • Butler - Dixie Walker - Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9
  • Keep On Gwine - New Orleans Nightcrawlers
  • Sanchez/DeKay - Could Have Been Worse - Irma Thomas, Margie Perez and Herman Roscoe Ernest III
  • Sanchez/DeKay - Rebuild Renew - Lillian & John Boutte, Allen Toussaint, Anders Osborne
  • Curtis Mayfield - Let's Do It Again - Rebirth Brass Band
  • L. Chase - Such a Night - Dr. John
  • Toussaint - Here Come the Girls - Trombone Shorty
  • Byrd - Hey Now Baby - Professor Longhair feat Snooks Eaglin gtr and horn section
  • Air I Breathe - Caren Green
  • Carmichael - Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  • 26th February

    Show Playlist
  • Franklyn Marks - Lullaby to a Lamp Post - Dudley Cantrell and the Grace Grenadiers
  • Will Hudson - Harlem Heat - Dudley Cantrell and the Grace Grenadiers
  • Jackson: Bags' Groove. Milt Jackson Quintet.
  • Johnson - Turnpike - J.J. Johnson
  • Silver: Senor Blues. Horace Silver Quartet.
  • Guaraldi (arr. Jones): Cast Your Fate to the Wind. Bob James, kybd., Bobby Scott, pno., Eric Gale, gtr., Martin Stamm, flugelhorn, Studio Orch/Quincy Jones.
  • Waller: Squeeze Me. Geoffrey Keezer, kybd., Ray Brown, db., Karriem Riggins, drums, John Pizzarelli, gtr.
  • Lagrene: Place du Tertre. Bireli Lagrene, gtr., Hono Winterstein, gtr., Franck Wolf, sax., Diego Imbert, db.
  • Grabowsky: Paradise. Paul Grabowsky Sextet.
  • Mulligan - Oh Mr Sauter? Yes Mr Finegan? - Gerry Mulligan Quartet + guests
  • Hancock (arr. Belden): Come Running to Me. Kurt Elling, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Lewis: Fontessa. Milt Jackson, vibraphone, John Lewis, pno., Percy Heath, db., Connie Kay, drums, The Modern Jazz Quartet.
  • Williamson: You can't wear a cape every day. Paul Williamson Quintet.
  • Delecca: The Ark. Anton Delecca Quartet.
  • Jordan - Cool and Funky - Ronnie Jordan
  • Keller: Patience. Zoe Knighton, vlc., Helen Ayers, vln., Erkki Veltheim, vln., Matt Laing, vla., Andrea Keller Quartet.
  • Carmichael - Stardust - Wynton Marsalis