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


26th May

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  • Bailey - Two Part Sketch - Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band
  • Smith, Jimmy (arr. Pate, Johnny): Groove Drops. Jimmy Smith, org. Unnamed Orch/Johnny Pate.
  • Burke/Van Heusen - Like Someone in Love - Chris Tanner's Virus
  • Bluff/Blenkhorn - Archie's Theme - Chasing the Moon
  • Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk - TISQ (Turtle Island String Quartet)
  • Sangster - The O'Goblin Tattoo - John Sangster
  • Sangster - The Misty Mountains - John Sangster
  • Ponty - Mandarin Dream - Clara Ponty, pno
  • Quebec, Ike: Acquitted. Al Harewood, drums, Freddie Roach, org., Ike Quebec, sax., Milt Hinton, db.
  • Li'l Darlin'. Clark Terry, tpt.
  • N. Adderley - The Jive Samba. Cannonball Adderley, sax. Various .
  • I Love You, Samantha. James Chirillo, gtr.
  • Rantala - September - Iiro Rantala, pno
  • Rantala - October - Iiro Rantala
  • Tropea - Fireflies a Sprinkle - POD (Point of Difference)
  • Talk To Me Baby. Terrie Richards Alden, voc.
  • Ballad For Very Tired And Very Sad Lotus Eaters. Ken Peplowski Quartet .
  • Search For Love. Martin Sasse Trio .

  • 19th May

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  • Ellington, Duke: Reminiscing in Tempo. Duke Ellington, pno. Duke Ellington and His Famous Orch .
  • Williams - That Cat is High - The Ink Spots
  • Oakland/Drake - Java Jive - The Ink Spots
  • Kenton - Harlem Folk Dance - Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Kenton - Tribute to a Flattened Fifth - Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Interlude. Sarah Vaughan, voc. Dizzy Gillespie and His Orch .
  • Leveen: I'm scared. Sarah Vaughan, voc. John Kirby & His Orch .
  • Thomas, Walter: Flyin' Hawk. Thelonious Monk, pno. Coleman Hawkins Quartet .
  • Monk, Thelonious: In Walked Bud. Thelonious Monk, pno. Thelonious Monk Quintet .
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Con Alma. Dizzy Gillespie, tpt., Sonny Stitt, sax.
  • Richmond: Melody from the Drums. Dannie Richmond, drums .
  • Eldridge, Roy: Me and You Blues. Charles Mingus, db., Roy Eldridge, tpt. Tommy Flanagan pno, Jo Jones dms.
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Bilbo's birthday party. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: The grey heavens. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Tropea - The Vertical Garden - POD
  • Tropea - A Day With Madeline - POD
  • Rantala - July - Iiro Rantala, pno
  • Rantala - August - Iiro Rantala pno
  • Lewis, John: Concorde. Branford Marsalis, sax. Branford Marsalis Quartet .
  • John Lewis - Django - Wynton Marsalis

  • 12th May

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  • Lohning, Evan: Lace Embrace. Don Burrows, sax. Australian Jazz Orch 1988 .
  • Burrows, Don: That's What I Thought You Said. Chris Hinze, fte., Don Burrows, fte. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Coslow, Sam: Sing, You Sinners. Hetty Kate, voc. The Irwell Street String Band .
  • Mercer, Johnny: Trav'lin Light. Hetty Kate, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.
  • Raney, Jimmy: (arr. Sherlock/Hanlon):Parker 51. Benjamin Hanlon, db., James Sherlock, gtr.
  • Haden, Charlie: First Song (for Ruth). James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Vale Theoden. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Three cheers for Smeagol. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Cole - Errand Girl for Rhythm - Pippa Wilson
  • Eckstine, Billy: Lonesome Lover Blues. Billy Eckstine, voc. Count Basie and His Orch .
  • Golson, Benny: Blues March. Art Farmer, tpt., Benny Golson, sax., Curtis Fuller, tbn. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Noble - The Very Thought of You - Diane Schuur & orch cond Dave Grusin
  • Corea, Chick: Spanish Fantasy. Chick Corea, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Rantala - May - Iiro Rantala, pno
  • Rantala - June - Iiro Rantala, pno
  • Loesser, Frank: I Believe in You. Bill Evans, pno., Monty Budwig, db., Shelly Manne, drums .

  • 5th May

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  • Jazz Rivers, New and recent releases, classic Jazz and some fun...
  • Jamie Oehlers: Alter Ego. Jamie Oehlers – tenor saxophone Ricki Malet – trumpet Harry Mitchell – piano Zac Grafton – bass Ben Vanderwal – drums
  • Andrea Keller: Sleep Cycles. Flora Carbo – alto saxophone James Macaulay - trombone Stephen Magnusson – guitar Andrea Keller – piano
  • Nick Haywood: Nellie's Tune Nick Haywood - Bass Colin Hopkins - Piano Niko Schäuble - Drums
  • John Scurry: Virology. Eugene Ball - trumpet Michael McQuaid - clarinet, tenor saxophone Matt Boden - piano Howard Cairns - double bass, english concertina John Scurry - guitar
  • John Scurry : Last Trams. Eugene Ball - trumpet Michael McQuaid - clarinet, tenor saxophone Matt Boden - piano Howard Cairns - double bass, english concertina John Scurry - guitar
  • Strayhorn, Billy: Kissing Bug. Art Hirahara, pno., Dan Aran, drums, Hetty Kate, voc., Tal Ronen, db.
  • Stept, Sam: Comes Love. Hetty Kate, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.
  • Mercer, Johnny: I'm an Old Cowhand. James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Johnny Mercer : I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone, Ray Brown - bass, Shelly Manne - drums.
  • Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James I'm Beginning To See The Light. Sonny Stitt - alto saxophone, Lou Levy - piano, Paul Chambers - bass, Stan Levey - drums
  • Sonny Clark : Voodooo. Sonny Clark — piano Tommy Turrentine — trumpet , Charlie Rouse — tenor saxophone, Butch Warren — bass, Billy Higgins — drums.
  • Ray Bryant: Cubano Chant. Rufus Reid Bass, Grady Tate drums.
  • Irving Berlin: Russian Lullaby. Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet, Joe Pass - guitar, Ray Brown - bass, Mickey Roker - drums.
  • Bob Emmerich; Buddy Bernier; Joseph Meyer; Robert Bob D. Emmerick: Hurry Home. Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet, Joe Pass - guitar, Ray Brown - bass, Mickey Roker - drums.
  • Coltrane, John: Naima. Jimmy Cobb, drums, John Coltrane, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Wynton Kelly, pno.
  • Gus Kahn, Bronislau Kaper: While My Lady Sleeps John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, Johnnie Splawn – trumpet Mal Waldron – piano on side two Paul Chambers – bass Albert "Tootie" Heath – drums
  • Anouar Brahem : Opening Day. Anouar Brahem oud, Dave Holland bass, Jack DeJohnette drums , Django Bates piano.

  • 28th April

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    21st April

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  • Sampson/Goodman/Parish - Don't Be That Way Youmans/Caesar/Grey - Sometimes I'm Happy Durham/Smith - One O'Çlock Jump - Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • Edwards - Sensation Rag Munro/Sterling/Lewis - When My Baby Smilkes At Me Mack/Dabney/Brown - Shine - Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • Ellington/Carney - Blue Reverie - Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • James/Goodman - Life Goes to a Party Waller/Razaf - Honeysuckle Rose Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton - Body and Soul - Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • Rose/De Sylva/Johnson - Avalon Gershwin/Gershwin - The Man I Love Gershwin/Gershwin - I Got Rhythm - Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
  • Petkere/Young - Lullaby of the Leaves - Australian Jazz Quartet
  • Styne/Cahn - The Things We Did Last Summer
  • Rodgers/Hart - My Romance - Mace Francis Orchestra
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Blues for Boromir. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Uncle Gandalf needs you. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Rantala - January - Iiro Rantala (pno)
  • Rantala - February - Iiro Rantala (pno)
  • Burjan - Ooh La La - Chasing the Moon

  • 14th April

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    7th April

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  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Elvish tea-party with dance. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Sangster, John: Lord of the Rings: Orcs. John Sangster, perc. Jazz Ensemble, String Quartet .
  • Basie, Count (arr. Bernstein, Steven): Harvard Blues. Kevin Mahogany, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Davis - Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees - Miles Davis
  • Grusin - The Plan - Dave Grusin
  • Stealin' Apples - Benny Goodman Quintet
  • I've Got a Heartful of Music - Benny Goodman Quartet
  • Hancock - Jane's Theme - Herbie Hancock
  • I May Be Wrong - Doris Day and Harry James
  • Parker - Ko Ko - Charlie Parker
  • Waldron - Loser's Lament - Mal Waldron
  • Ellington - Paris Blues, Main Theme - Duke Ellington Orch.
  • Pete Kelly's Blues - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Bechet - Si Tu Vois Ma Mere - Sidney Bechet
  • Street Runner With Child - Sonny Rollins
  • Ellington, Duke: Anatomy of a Murder. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • The Peacocks - Dexter Gordon