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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.


19th February

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  • Gershwin (arr. Jones): But Not for Me. Dinah Washington, voc., Quincy Jones' s Orch.
  • Gershwin: Embraceable You. Clifford Brown, tpt., Richie Powell, pno., Rhythm Section.
  • Gershwin (arr. Schneider): I Got Rhythm. Mark Sutton, drums, Adam Bodkin, db., Craig Schneider, pno., Craig Schneider, voc.
  • Gershwin: Isn't It a Pity ?. Tommy Flanagan, pno., Tommy Flanagan Trio.
  • Gershwin (arr. Bregman): They All Laughed. Bing Crosby, voc., Buddy Bregman Orch.
  • Gershwin: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off. Louis Bellson, drums, Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Louis Armstrong, voc., Ray Brown, db., Oscar Peterson, pno., Herb Ellis, gtr.
  • Gershwin: They Can't Take that Away From Me. Billie Holiday, voc., Harry 'Sweets' Edison, tpt., Barney Kessel, gtr., Red Mitchell, db., Ben Webster, sax., Larry Bunker, drums.
  • Gershwin (arr. Mooney): A Foggy Day. Sarah Vaughan, voc., Unnamed Orch.
  • Gershwin: Our Love is Here to Stay. Shirley Horn, voc., Shirley Horn, pno., Charles Ables, electric bass, Steve Williams, drums.
  • Gershwin - Who Cares? - Cannonball Adderley alto, Bill Evans pno, Percy Heath bass, Connie Kay dms
  • Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It - Mood Indigo
  • Gershwin - Things Are Looking Up -
  • Gershwin - Love Walked In -
  • Gershwin: A Foggy Day. Grant Green, gtr., Lou Donaldson, sax., Dave Bailey, drums, Baby Face Willette, org.

  • 12th February

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  • Gershwin: Do it again. Shirley Horn, voc., Unnamed Orch/Jimmy Jones.
  • Gershwin: Embraceable You. Clifford Brown, tpt., Richie Powell, pno., Rhythm Section.
  • Gershwin: Fascinating rhythm. Fred Astaire, voc., Ray Brown, db., Oscar Peterson, pno., Barney Kessel, gtr., Charlie Shavers, tpt., Alvin Stoller, drums.
  • Gershwin: How Long has This Been Going On. Frank Wess, sax., Phil Woods, sax., Nicholas Payton, tpt., Slide Hampton, tbn., Bill Charlap Trio.
  • Gershwin: Somebody Loves Me. Frank Wess, sax., Phil Woods, sax., Nicholas Payton, tpt., Slide Hampton, tbn., Bill Charlap Trio.
  • Gershwin (arr. Schneider): I Got Rhythm. Mark Sutton, drums, Adam Bodkin, db., Craig Schneider, pno., Craig Schneider, voc.
  • Gershwin: I Was So Young (You Were So Beautiful). Bill Charlap Trio.
  • Gershwin: Isn't It a Pity ?. Tommy Flanagan, pno., Tommy Flanagan Trio.
  • Gershwin: I've Got A Crush On You. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Ellis Larkin, pno.
  • Gershwin: Lady Be Good. Charlie Parker, sax., Jazz at the Philharmonic.
  • Gershwin: Little Jazz Bird. Blossom Dearie, voc., Ray Brown, db., Kenny Burrell, gtr., Blossom Dearie, pno., Ed Thigpen, drums.
  • Gershwin: Liza. Chick Corea, pno., Herbie Hancock, pno.
  • Gershwin: My One and Only fr: Funny Face. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Ellis Larkin, pno.
  • Gershwin: 'S Wonderful. Artie Shaw and His Orch.
  • Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me. Bud Powell, pno., Art Blakey, drums, Lloyd Trotman, db.
  • Gershwin: Strike Up the Band. Danny Moss, sax., Bob Barnard, cornet, Brian Lemon, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. Lester Young, sax., Lester Young Trio.
  • Gershwin: The Man I Love. Herbie Hancock, pno., Wayne Shorter, sax., Joni Mitchell, voc., Jazz Ensemble.

  • 5th February

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    29th January

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  • Henderson - Isotope - Joe Henderson
  • Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - Australian Cotton Club Orchestra
  • Carisi - Israel - Gerry Mulligan
  • Brubeck - It’s a Raggy Waltz - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Mingus - Jelly Roll - Charles Mingus
  • Jordan - Jordu - Duke Jordan pno, Mads Vinding Ed Thigpen

  • 22nd January

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  • Arlen: Get Happy. Art Tatum, pno.
  • Arlen: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues. Billie Holiday, voc., Billie Holiday and Her Orch.
  • Arlen: Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day. Horace Henderson & His Orch.
  • Arlen (arr. Lyall): I've Got the World on a String. James Morrison, tpt., Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums, BBC Concert Orch/Keith Lockhart.
  • Arlen: Stormy Weather. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Oscar Peterson, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen: It's Only a Paper Moon. Harry 'Sweets' Edison, tpt., Buddy Rich, drums, Alvin Stoller, drums, Paul Smith, pno., Joe Mondragon, db., Buddy Rich, voc.
  • Arlen: Let's Fall in Love. Johnny Hodges, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen (arr. Haden): Ill Wind. Norah Jones, voc., Charlie Haden Quartet West.
  • Arlen: As Long as I Live. Hetty Kate, voc., Art Hirahara, pno., Tal Ronen, db., Dan Aran, drums.
  • Arlen: Blues in the Night. James Morrison, tpt., Joe Chindamo, pno.
  • Arlen: This Time the Dream's on Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc.
  • Arlen: When the Sun Comes Out. Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db., Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax.
  • Arlen: That Old Black Magic. Bill Harris, tbn., Benny Carter, sax., Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Arlen: One For My Baby. Joe Lovano, sax., Judi Silvano, sop., Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble.
  • Arlen: My Shining Hour. Roy Hargrove, tpt., Roy Hargrove Quintet.
  • Arlen: Happiness is a Thing Called Joe. Woody Herman's First Herd.
  • Arlen: Come Rain or Come Shine. George Golla, gtr.
  • Arlen (arr. Kellaway): Out of This World. Wayne Shorter, sax., Helen Merrill, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen: The Man that got Away. Etta Jones, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arlen (arr. Lyall): The Wizard of Oz: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Tony Gould, pno., Graeme Lyall, sax., Tasmanian SO, Rhythm Section/Graeme Lyall.

  • 15th January

    Show Playlist
  • Trad - Loch Lomond - Benny Goodman Orchestra with Martha Tilton
  • Dorge - Fullmoon for a Rhino - Pierre Dorge & his New Jungle Orchestra
  • Dorge - Jubee Jubee (Jubay) - Pierre Dorge & his New Jungle Orchestra
  • Mezza - Paeninsula Tribale - Mezza/Ginsberg Ensemble
  • R. van Bavel - Please Take Notice - Koninklijk Conservatorium Big Band feat. Wolfert Brederode pno, Michael Erian ten, Pablo de Haas ten, Barry Oltbof dms.
  • Jones - Stockholm Sweetnin' - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
  • Giraud/Drejac/Dash/Feyne - Under Paris Skies - Quincy Jones & his Orchestra
  • Porter - I Love Paris - Janet Seidel
  • Piaf/Monnot - Hymne a L'Amour - Janet Seidel
  • B. Golson - I Remember Clifford - Oscar Peterson
  • Shorter - Iris - Miles Davis
  • Cahn/Stordahl/Weston - I Should Care - Hank Mobley sax, Wynton Kelly pno, Paul Chambers bass, Philly Joe Jones dms.
  • Rodgers/Hart - Isn’t It Romantic - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Rodgers/Hart - Isn’t It Romantic - Chet Baker
  • Wallace - East 9 - Paul Williamson sax, Shane Ryall gtr, Tim Neal Hammond B3, Michael Jordan dms, Elvis Aljus perc.
  • De Vries: Peregrine. Doug de Vries Trio.
  • Stevens: This Quiet Life. Tim Stevens Trio.
  • Bley - Sing Me Softly of the Blues - Carla Bley pno and Steve Swallow bass
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 8th January

    Show Playlist
  • Hines: Number 19. Earl Hines and His Orch.
  • Arlen/Koehler - Get Happy - J.J. Johnson tbn, Clifford Brown tpt, Jimmy Heath ten, John Lewis pno, Percy Heath bass, Kenny Clarke dms.
  • Hoffman/Silver - Born to Be Blue - Helen Merrill & the Clifford Brown Sextet arr. Quincy Jones
  • Rodgers/Hart - Falling In Love With Love - Helen Merril & the Clifford Brown Sextet
  • Hubbard - The Intrepid Fox - Freddie Hubbard tpt, Joe Henderson tenor/fl, Herbie Hancock elec pno/org, Ron Carter bass, Lenny White dms.
  • Jarrett - Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett
  • Brubeck - In Your Own Sweet Way - Chet Baker Quartet with Michel Graillier pno, Ricardo del Fra bass, Philip Catherine dms.
  • Kaper - Invitation - Stan Getz sax, Albert Dailey pno, Clint Houston bass, Billy Hart dms.
  • Miller: La Chambre. Mulgrew Miller, pno., Robert Hurst, db., Kenny Washington, drums.
  • Griffin: The Cat. Johnny Griffin, sax., Curtis Fuller, tbn., Steve Nelson, vibraphone, Michael Weiss, pno., Rhythm Section.
  • Salisbury/Mustafa - Call of the Wild - Jen Salisbury & James Mustafa
  • Salisbury/Mustafa - Oh Muse - Jen Salisbury & James Mustafa
  • Mezza - Seismi Dell'Anima - Mezza/Ginsburg Ensemble
  • Schuller: The Birth of the Cool Suite. Joe Lovano, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 1st January

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • Introduction - Auld Lang Syne (trad)
  • Gillespie/Dorsey - Grand Central Getaway - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Jordan/Austin - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
  • Turk/Ahlert - I'll Get By - Harry James & his Orchestra, voc. Buddy Moreno
  • Raye/De Paul - Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Kay Kyser & his Orchestra, voc. Sully Mason
  • Hirsch/Rose - 'Deed I Do - Lena Horne
  • Burke/Van Heusen - Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby with the Music Maids and the Charioteers
  • Shand/Eaton/Leader - Dance With a Dolly - Ginny Simms
  • Segure - Amen - Woody Herman and his Orchestra
  • Ruiz/Skylar - Amor - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra voc. Bonnie Lou Williams
  • Krupa/Eldridge - Drum Boogie - Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
  • Arlen/Mercer - Accentuate the Positive - Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
  • Schultze/Connor - Lili Marlene - Vaughn Monroe
  • public domain - Adjutant's Call - Major Meredith Willson and the AFRS Band
  • Rose/Gallop - Holiday For Strings - Spike Jones and his City Slickers
  • Basie - Jumpin' At the Woodside - Count Basie and his Orchestra
  • Closing - Auld Lang Syne (trad)
  • Duke: I Can't Get Started. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Foster: Shiny Stockings. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Strayhorn: Satin Doll. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Ellington: Sophisticated Lady. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Ellington: Things Ain't What They Used to Be. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Cowan (arr. Burrows): Waltzing Matilda. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Williams (arr. Burrows): Basin Street Blues. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 25th December

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks
  • James/Wheeler - The Silver Stars Are In the Sky - The Idea of North
  • Trad - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Don Burrows Quintet
  • Spikes - Someday Sweetheart - Bob Barnard
  • de Ryk - Thin Air - Mood Indigo
  • Bailey - Another Journey - Judy Bailey cond. Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
  • Trad arr Marsalis - Carol of the Bells - Wynton Marsalis
  • Mann/Blaine - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Oscar Peterson pno,
  • Traditional (arr. Burrows): St. Thomas. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Melrose: Tin Roof Blues. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Leiber: Bernie's Tune. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Mandel: Emily. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Various: Medley: Singin' in the Rain/Get Me to the Church on Time. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Traditional (arr. Burrows): Cradle Song. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Traditional (arr. Burrows): Orchids and Butterflies. Don Burrows Quintet.
  • Petrucci: The Journey Home. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Gennon/Kent - I'll Be Home For Christmas - The Idea of North