Matthew Roche Group + Jonathan Cooper trio
May
29
to May 30

Matthew Roche Group + Jonathan Cooper trio

JOYING - a new jazz band featuring Matthew Roche - guitar, Tom Flenady - double bass and Liam O'Leary - drums.

Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, JOYING is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive.


Jonathan Cooper trio

Jonathan Cooper sax Harry Morrison (bass) and Patrick Earl Danao (drums).

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Jank Featuring Maddison Carter
May
22
8:30 PM20:30

Jank Featuring Maddison Carter

Coming together after a brief recording that was far too fun, ‘Jank' plays old and new tunes in a style that embraces trad jazz, Tom Waits, New Orleans second line, and pretty much anything gritty.

Musicians onboard the Jank - Brennan Hamilton-Smith - clarinet | Theo Carbo - baritone guitar | Christy Wositzky-Jones - piano | Maddison Carter - drums


Website: www.maddisoncarter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maddisoncartermusic/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddisoncartermusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqD78_jn4uA&t=7s

Bandcamp: https://maddisoncarter.bandcamp.com/releases 


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Elision Ensemble
May
21
8:30 PM20:30

Elision Ensemble

Members from the ELISION Ensemble perform with special guests in musical exploration. 

Donation Entry

ELISION Ensemble is an international contemporary music ensemble dedicated to fine performances of the most cutting edge music.

ELISION is an Australian performing arts company of international significance. Having established a virtuosic profile for Australian new music performance ELISION is heavily engaged in experimenting with different modes of performance. The practice of the ensemble ranges from concert giving to cross-disciplinary projects with a range of new media and visual artists, installation-performance works, and the use of improvisational experiences as a creative tool to inform more structured and formally notated music. International concert and recording engagements received include performances at the Hebbel Theater of Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Judisches Museum Berlin, Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Radio Bremen, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Züricher TheaterSpektakel, Saitama Arts Theatre of Japan, IRCAM as part of the Agora festival in Paris and the Ultima Festival of Oslo. This activity complements an extensive programme within Australia marked by major appearances at the Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals and the release of several recordings with NMC, MODE, Etcetera and ABC Classics. Recently the performance-installation work TULP, the body public with composer John RODGERS and new media artist Justine COOPER premiered at both Sydney and Brisbane festivals. Yuè Lìng Jié (Moon Spirit Feasting), a Ritual Street Opera by Liza LIM (music) and Beth YAHP (libretto) was premiered at the Adelaide and Melbourne festivals, and in 2002 toured to theatres in Berlin, Zürich and Japan as well as further performances in the 2006 Brisbane Festival. Other major projects have included the performance-installation works DARK MATTER and Opening of the Mouth with Richard BARRETT, Sight and Sound of a Storm in Sky Country with composer Timothy O'DWYER and indigenous visual artist Lilla WATSON, and glass house mountains with Liza LIM and indigenous visual artist Judy WATSON. ELISION has recorded over fourteen compact discs, undertaken nineteen international tours to fourteen different countries and initiated thirty-four international commissions supported by organisations in England, Canada, Holland, France and Japan. It now consists of twenty leading musicians from four Australian capital cities, Singapore, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Bonn and Bern.

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 Jazz Orbit
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Orbit

What better way to spend the evening than with a refreshing beverage of your choice and some fine swinging jazz from Jazz Orbit!


Featuring Agus Batara on piano, Paul Phillips on drums, Chuck Probert on trumpet, and Matthew Birtchnell on bass.

Entry by gold coin donation!

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PRIME Album Launch
May
14
8:30 PM20:30

PRIME Album Launch

PRIME : Ren Walters guitar + Scott McConnachie saxophones launching their new record out through SoundOut Recordings: (tag them if you can)

“This collection of Live recordings of Prime [Ren Walters & Scott McConnachie] includes a set from 2018 SoundOut festival in Canberra and a set from the Make it Up Club's (in Melbourne) 20th Anniversary 2018. These sets show a masterful delicacy juxtaposed with the brilliant blistering passion that Prime brings to their performances, that needs to be heard on the world stage.” 

https://soundoutrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/prime-live

830pm start

2 sets

Entry by donation

$10 Album Download Cards will be available

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 Chris Maunders Trio
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Maunders Trio

Playing in the style of Toots Thielemans, young Melbourne improvisers Jordan Tarento, Tom Allen-Graham and Chris Maunders explore communicative possibilities through jazz standard repertoire, embracing a chamber sound of the ensemble with a textural exploration of their instruments.

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica
Tom Allen-Graham - Guitar
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass

Suggested $5 Entry

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  Geoff Hughes Trio
May
8
8:30 PM20:30

Geoff Hughes Trio

Featuring Geoff Hughes on Guitar, Tom Lee on Bass and Ronny Ferella on Drums.

Regular Monthly Gig. Donation Entry!

Geoff Hughes is one of Australia’s leading improvising guitarists, and music educators, with over 25 ears of professional experience of playing and teaching in Australia and overseas. With a strong harmonic sensibility, and an exploratory instinct for tone colour and musical touch, he is a unique voice on the Australian scene.
 Since his arrival in Melbourne in 1993, Geoff has performed around Australia with many of the country’s leading artists, as regular sideman with acclaimed singer Michelle Nicolle, and Australian Jazz legend Allan Browne and many others including Paul Grabowsky, Joe Chindamo, Paul Williamson, Jamie Oelhers, Julien Wilson, Nina Ferro, and many others.

He has toured internationally with the Michelle Nicolle 4tet, with performances in Asia and Europe including the prestigious Northsea Festival, recorded 5 CD releases (3 with ABC Jazz) and a live DVD in Korea, recorded 3 CD’s with Allan Browne including his trio CD “the Drop” and the acclaimed “Drunken Boat” for which he co-composed the music with trumpet luminary Eugene Ball. Geoff and Eugene also form the duo “CASMA” which has just released a debut CD on Downstream records ‘Whist” featuring experimental and improvised music. He also records at his home studio for the label and has two more releases pending with Mandala and By a Thread which feature Ronny Ferella, Marc Hannaford and trumpeter Paul Williamson respectively.

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Nick Tsiavos solo bass +  Hold The Lions Paw with Nick Tsiavos
May
7
8:30 PM20:30

Nick Tsiavos solo bass + Hold The Lions Paw with Nick Tsiavos

Reuben Lewis’ psychedelic jazz group I Hold The Lion's Paw will assemble at The Brunswick Green with special guests every first Tuesday of 2019.

Fela Kuti meets Miles Davis, meets Karlheinz Stockhausen. IHTLP sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard. Nominated for ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ in the 2018 Australian Jazz "BELL" Awards, their music is born out of an organic cross-over of afro-beat, jazz and outré electronics.

Their debut studio album ‘Abstract Playgrounds’, was released in 2018 on Earshift Music and has been described by Andy Hamilton in The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music as “a beguiling stew of afro-beat, jazz-rock-inflected postbop, and electro-acoustic noise – and on a deeper level, one of the richest, most insightful examinations of Miles Davis’s early 1970s work that I know.”

“Is this exactly where jazz needed to have ended up? Future-primitive grooves – there are echoes of Radiohead, what Robert Plant is doing in rock and Sydney’s 20th Century Dog are doing in jazz. It is an exhilarating spirit that moves this collective, taking the best from the past, and from the future and grafting them to the present.” - John Hardaker, Words About Music

“Danceable, infectious, and the inevitable deconstructions are subtle - ★★★★” – Eric Myers, The Australian

“Abstract Playgrounds conjures its own unique rhythmic universe, spurred on by an unfettered belief in improvisation and group dynamics. It’s a high-wire act, made possible by the fact that IHTLP is awash with first-rank improvisers.” - Des Cowley, Australian Jazz

https://reubenlewis.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-playgrounds

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Donation Entry
photo credit - Rhys Newling - Video Artist

This event is happening on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to all elders past, present and emerging and recognise that Indigenous Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Tango Sur
Apr
30
8:30 PM20:30

Tango Sur

Diego Neder - Electric Bass 
Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica 
Danilo Rojas - Piano 
Salvatore Persico - Percussion 

Join Melbourne's newest tango ensemble "Tango Sur" for an evening of extraordinary Argentinian folk music and the more progressive sounds of modern day Buenos Aires. 
Tango Sur was constructed by Argentina's own Diego Neder, a spectacular bass player specialising in the Tango style. The band celebrates the recent arrival of Neder and after such a short period of playing together, have quickly developed their own unique ensemble sound with a lineup unheard of within the Australian tango community. 

The energy of this band should not be missed. 

$10 cover charge

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McConnachie/Dewhurst/Barker - Rock Dog Album Launch Melbourne
Apr
23
8:30 PM20:30

McConnachie/Dewhurst/Barker - Rock Dog Album Launch Melbourne

Scott McConnachie (saxophones), Simon Barker (drums) and Carl Dewhurst (guitar) come together to celebrate the release of their trio album 'Rock Dog', recorded in Melbourne in 2017.

This night is a rare opportunity to hear the trio perform and marks the launch of the album which is available now on vinyl and digitally through Earshift music.

Simon will also be running a rhythm workshop before the gig from 7 till 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/418952112011513/

Workshop: $10
Album Launch: $15

The album was made possible by the inaugural Moreland City Band Improvisation and New Music Award.

earshift.com
https://scottmcconnachie.bandcamp.com/

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Simon Barker Rhythm Workshop
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Barker Rhythm Workshop

On April 23rd 2019 Simon Barker, one of the world's greatest improvising drummers, will run a rhythm workshop at 7pm in The Brunswick Green front room before performing with Carl Dewhurst and Scott McConnachie for their "Rock Dog" album launch.
Past workshops held at Uptown jazz cafe have been joyous, deeply insightful events with drummers and non-drummers all walking away better for attending.

Workshop: $10
Album launch: $15 https://www.facebook.com/events/265505224383698/

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Jazz Orbit
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Orbit

What better way to spend the evening than with a refreshing beverage of your choice and some fine swinging jazz from Jazz Orbit!


Featuring Agus Batara on piano, Paul Phillips on drums, Chuck Probert on trumpet, and Matthew Birtchnell on bass.

Entry by gold coin donation!

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Elision Ensemble
Apr
16
8:30 PM20:30

Elision Ensemble

Members from the ELISION Ensemble perform with special guests in musical exploration. 

Donation Entry

ELISION Ensemble is an international contemporary music ensemble dedicated to fine performances of the most cutting edge music.

ELISION is an Australian performing arts company of international significance. Having established a virtuosic profile for Australian new music performance ELISION is heavily engaged in experimenting with different modes of performance. The practice of the ensemble ranges from concert giving to cross-disciplinary projects with a range of new media and visual artists, installation-performance works, and the use of improvisational experiences as a creative tool to inform more structured and formally notated music. International concert and recording engagements received include performances at the Hebbel Theater of Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Judisches Museum Berlin, Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Radio Bremen, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Züricher TheaterSpektakel, Saitama Arts Theatre of Japan, IRCAM as part of the Agora festival in Paris and the Ultima Festival of Oslo. This activity complements an extensive programme within Australia marked by major appearances at the Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals and the release of several recordings with NMC, MODE, Etcetera and ABC Classics. Recently the performance-installation work TULP, the body public with composer John RODGERS and new media artist Justine COOPER premiered at both Sydney and Brisbane festivals. Yuè Lìng Jié (Moon Spirit Feasting), a Ritual Street Opera by Liza LIM (music) and Beth YAHP (libretto) was premiered at the Adelaide and Melbourne festivals, and in 2002 toured to theatres in Berlin, Zürich and Japan as well as further performances in the 2006 Brisbane Festival. Other major projects have included the performance-installation works DARK MATTER and Opening of the Mouth with Richard BARRETT, Sight and Sound of a Storm in Sky Country with composer Timothy O'DWYER and indigenous visual artist Lilla WATSON, and glass house mountains with Liza LIM and indigenous visual artist Judy WATSON. ELISION has recorded over fourteen compact discs, undertaken nineteen international tours to fourteen different countries and initiated thirty-four international commissions supported by organisations in England, Canada, Holland, France and Japan. It now consists of twenty leading musicians from four Australian capital cities, Singapore, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Bonn and Bern.

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Chris Maunders Trio
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Maunders Trio

Playing in the style of Toots Thielemans, young Melbourne improvisers Jordan Tarento, Tom Allen-Graham and Chris Maunders explore communicative possibilities through jazz standard repertoire, embracing a chamber sound of the ensemble with a textural exploration of their instruments.

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica
Tom Allen-Graham - Guitar
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass

Suggested $5 Entry

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 Geoff Hughes Trio
Apr
10
8:30 PM20:30

Geoff Hughes Trio

Featuring Geoff Hughes on Guitar, Tom Lee on Bass and Ronny Ferella on Drums.

Regular Monthly Gig. Donation Entry!

Geoff Hughes is one of Australia’s leading improvising guitarists, and music educators, with over 25 ears of professional experience of playing and teaching in Australia and overseas. With a strong harmonic sensibility, and an exploratory instinct for tone colour and musical touch, he is a unique voice on the Australian scene.
 Since his arrival in Melbourne in 1993, Geoff has performed around Australia with many of the country’s leading artists, as regular sideman with acclaimed singer Michelle Nicolle, and Australian Jazz legend Allan Browne and many others including Paul Grabowsky, Joe Chindamo, Paul Williamson, Jamie Oelhers, Julien Wilson, Nina Ferro, and many others.

He has toured internationally with the Michelle Nicolle 4tet, with performances in Asia and Europe including the prestigious Northsea Festival, recorded 5 CD releases (3 with ABC Jazz) and a live DVD in Korea, recorded 3 CD’s with Allan Browne including his trio CD “the Drop” and the acclaimed “Drunken Boat” for which he co-composed the music with trumpet luminary Eugene Ball. Geoff and Eugene also form the duo “CASMA” which has just released a debut CD on Downstream records ‘Whist” featuring experimental and improvised music. He also records at his home studio for the label and has two more releases pending with Mandala and By a Thread which feature Ronny Ferella, Marc Hannaford and trumpeter Paul Williamson respectively.

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Paul Carter's "Playground" at The Brunswick Green
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Carter's "Playground" at The Brunswick Green

Paul Carter’s band “Playground” was inspired by the desire to play some of his favourite slightly obscure American and Australian jazz standards in the only way he knows how: soulfully, joyfully and playfully.

Playground will be featuring Paul Carter on saxophone, Ainsley Finn on piano, Chris Schurmann on double bass and Kein Jenkin on drums.

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All IN Melbourne
Mar
27
8:30 AM08:30

All IN Melbourne

8:30pm

Alma Zygier

Alma Zygier has been fascinated by the pre war era of Jazz; the singers, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Memphis Minnie, & the Broadway composers who largely provided the repertoire, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers. 
She has a voice from another era & brings an emotional maturity to her performance that belies her years. Performing with the immensely talented Kade Brown on keys they bring their American Songbook repertoire to the 21st century  


9:30 pm

The Furbelows

The Furbelows are the ultimate 1930s party band. Based in Melbourne, they perform classic jazz standards with close vocal harmony and fiery gypsy guitars

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Entropy Quartet
Mar
26
8:30 PM20:30

Entropy Quartet

This week Entropy Quartet are looking forward to sharing with you their latest interpretations from Bonobo and Solange. Playing two sets from around 8pm, come down to experience creative, emotive, interactive live music in real time.

You'll be listening to :
Sally Rochlin - saxophone
Ben Delves - guitar
Ben Tansey - double bass
Kein Jenkins - drum kit

Donation entry.

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