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His Final Australian Tour

Saturday 19th January 2019

Time: 4:15 pm – a stripped-back, more intimate performance


Mulatu Astatke is the creator of an entire musical genre, Father of Ethio-Jazz, and one of Africa’s most influential and enduring musical figures.

Mulatu was at the heart of Ethiopia’s urban music renaissance during the latter part of the 20th century. He came to renewed world prominence through the ‘Ethiopiques’ record series and the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Broken Flowers’. Mulatu continues to explore the relationship between ancient and modern Ethiopian music, receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in recognition of this.

Black Jesus Experience is Australia’s premier Ethio-funk ensemble, born of Australia’s vibrant multiculturalism. Mulatu and Black Jesus Experience met in Addis Ababa in 2009, starting an enduring musical friendship.


As this is Mulatu's final Australian tour, make sure you don't miss this show!


“Brilliant beyond belief”
Velo Mitrovich – Glastonbury


See the video for the Sydney Festival here:




Venue: Annexe Theatre, MONA FOMA Festival, Inveresk Precinct, Launceston, Tasmania

Tickets: Included in 3 day festival or Day Pass

Bookings:Book here

Saturday 26th January 2019

Time: 8:00 pm (doors open 7:00 pm)

Venue: Meeniyan Town Hall, 97 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan, Vic


Bookings: Book here

Tuesday 29th  January 2019   

Time: 9:00 pm

Venue: The Night Cat, 137 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Tickets:$35 General Admission + Fee

Bookings: Book here



His Final Australian Tour

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Time: 6:00 pm



Perth/WA friends – here’s one for you!  We’ll be in Perth on 3rd February – the very last chance to see Mulatu in Australia.  We’ll be playing some of his favourite hits and tuns off our upcoming Mulati + Black Jesus Experience album “To Know Without Knowing”

Venue: Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald St, Nth Perth WA

Tickets: $56.65

Bookings: Book here




Friday 8th February 2019

Time: 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:30 – two sets between 8:00 and 10:00 pm)


We are delighted to have picked up the talented saxophonist/flautist, Martha Baartz on the Victorian leg of a lightening tour. Martha is the toast of the Jazz Community in Northern NSW and Queensland due to her funky sounds and command of the changes. This gig reunites Martha with the hottest female rhythm section of Sonja Horbelt on drums and Annette Yates on Bass.


Melbourne jazz legend, Bob Sedergreen has had the joy of working alongside all three brilliant female musicians. Come along and get excited with a program of swing, bebop hard bop and all time standards.


Venue: Lido Jazz Room, 1/675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn Vic

Tickets: $25/$20

Bookings: Tel: 03 8658 0000 or

Bookings essential : this is a small room.  Book early to avoid disappointment.





Bridgette Allen and Bob Sedergreen

Saturday 9th February 2019

Time: 6:00 pm



Three jazz immortals, Brubeck, master of cool jazz, Monk, high priest of bebop and Carmen McRae, Jazz singer extraordinaire. Tonight, vocalist Bridgette Allan who not only befriended but also actually understudied with the great Carmen presents their music. Bob Sedergreen lists both Brubeck and Monk, as major influences and has played and recorded their music for many years.

Sonja Horbelt and Annette Yates were chosen by American Jazz legend Micky Tucker as his rhythm section and since his retirement have been constant companions on bass and drums with Bob.

Who better than this troop to perform an informative and worthwhile tribute gig? An enjoyable, educational and musical experience.




Venue: The Loft, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne Vic

Tickets: $32.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or




Thursday 14th February 2019

Time: 8:30 pm



With Bob, Gareth, Ian, Peter and Ted Vining.



Venue: The Horn, 20 Johnston Street Collingwood

Tickets: No cover charge

Bookings: Tel: 9417 4670




At Uptown on Jazz

Friday 15th  February 2019

Time: 8:30 pm



The Ted Vining Trio is the world’s longest serving trio with powerhouse, hard driving jazz from Bob Sedergreen, Gareth Hill and the unmistakable groove of Ted Vining. Make sure you pick up a copy of their latest CD.

Venue: Uptown Jazz Club, 177 Brunswick St Fitzroy

Tickets: $20

Bookings: Tel: 9416 4540




…more than friends

Saturday 16th February 2019

Time: 7:30 pm (2 sets between 8:00 and 10:00 pm)


MORE THAN FRIENDS. ……….. Bob Sedergreen and Ted Vining have been inseparable music companions for nearly fifty years. Whether playing in Ted’s Trio, the famous Brian Brown Quartet or accompanying internationals both stamp their authority on the music. Mal Sedergreen, reeds, is always an integral part of Bob’s musical activities.   A known wild card he is always sure to add intensity and excitement whenever he performs. Gareth Hill is the current bassist in the Ted Vining Trio.

 He has toured and recorded with Ted and Bob and also shared the stage with Mal. His musical skills always draw an audience’s attention.  This performance will undoubtedly be jazz ,not just in repertoire and spirit but played by  a selection of our finest musicians.


Venue: Lido Jazz Room, 1/675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn Vic

Tickets: $25/$20

Bookings: Tel: 8658 0000 (Bookings essential – this is a small room)




Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Time: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm


Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative was formed to give an opportunity for young musicians to work first hand with two of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians Bob Sedergreen and Gordon Pendleton with a view to giving public performances wherever possible. They have performed at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2007 - 2014), at the Stonnington Jazz in the Park series (2006 - 2014), at the Melbourne International Womens Festival (2008  2017) and the Eltham Jazz Festival 2009 & 2014. This project is made possible through and annual grant from Stonnington Council.

Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative (SYJI) was formed in order to give an opportunity to young musicians to work first hand with two of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians—Bob Sedergreen and Gordon Pendleton—with a view to public performances wherever possible.

Participants are not screened or auditioned the only requirement that they attend school or live in Stonnington. They have performed at Wangaratta Jazz Festival on The Reid Street stage in 2007-14.

Stonnington Jazz in the Park series at Central Park 2006-14 Stonnington Jazz Festival with Don Burrows in 2007-2011. The Melbourne International Women’s Festival 2008-2017, Eltham Jazz Festival 2009 and 2014-2017.

The current group comes from a range of schools in Stonnington/live in Stonnington or have links with Stonnington. Where possible we have other well known musicians guest with them, so for this performance it will be Gareth Hill, bass, Ian Dixon, trumpet, Peter Harper and Mal Sedergreen, saxophones. This project was made possible originally through an annual grant from Stonnington Council.


Venue: Stage 2, Eltham Jazz Festival, Main St Eltham Vic






With Special Guest Annemarie Sharry

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm


Annemarie Sharry is not only a brilliant vocalist but an inspirational choir leader. Annemarie and Melbourne jazz piano legend came into contact when Bob was lecturing at the VCA. These days Bob is an integral part of Annemarie’s club act. Mark Voogd, has dedicated his life to drumming be it educating or performing .

He is a popular and well loved drumming identity. Bob, bassist Gareth Hill and Mark have a regular gig at The Horn  Thursday nights. The emphasis in this concert will  be the jazz feels created by the rhythm section and Annemarie’s ability to enhance and compliment their music.


Venue: Southside Jazz – Classic Cinemas Complex, 9 Gordon St Elsternwick Vic

Tickets: $25/$20

Bookings: Tel: 03 9524 7900




With Kerri Simpson and Mal Sedergreen

Friday 1st March 2019

Time: 9:30 pm



Over the years Bob has enjoyed joining outstanding VIctorian icon singer songwriter Kerri Simpson and her band for many a performance. Kerri knows New Orleans jazz, soul and gospel music because she’s been there and sung with the best of them. Add to this the energetic trumpet and vocal stylings of Paul Coyle.


Kerri Simpson’s band is Dean Addison, double bass, Mark Grunden, drums. Bob will be joined by his musical partner, the astounding Mal Sedergreen on saxophone.


This group blew the audience away at last year’s Eltham Jazz and Blues festival


Venue: Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne Vic

Tickets: $32.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or




With Special Guest Bob Sedergreen

Friday 5th April 2019

Time 7:00 pm



Jazz piano legend Bob Sedergreen, drummer Sonja Horbelt and  bassist Ivan Rosa are a tight and empathetic rhythm section having performed together for over two decades including a residency at Il Primo restaurant in Carlton followed by the release of their definitive recording , ‘The First One’. All three are involved in education and teach at a plethora of Melbourne schools.


Ivan’s cousin Oscar Rosa is a fine guitarist and singer, led a band The Hottentots playing a commercial brand of jazz and blues inspired music.


The Hottentots are a very successful band performing at many venues including concerts at Cruden Farm for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch


Don’t miss a night where you can hear a blend of classic sixties jazz and popular standards.


Venue: The Basement, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne Vic

Tickets: $32.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or




Amelia Evans and Bob Sedergreen

Saturday 27th April 2019

Time 8:00 pm (1 hour performance)



Join award-winning vocalist Amelia Evans and Australian jazz legend Bob Sedergreen as they explore and celebrate the Australian Jazz Songbook


Inspired by the composers and improvisers of the Australian jazz scene, the duo seeks to combine vocal jazz artistry and

improvisation with original, Australian works from the past and present.


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Amelia Evans


Venue: Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Bvde and Sturt Street, Melbourne

Tickets: $30 ($25 concession)

Bookings: Book tickets




Jazz Roots Festival

Sunday 28th April 2019

Time 12:00 noon to 10:00pm



To all our Jazz Lovers. 

The Paris Cat is Proud to announce the launch of 2 new festivals in 2019.


The first is our Jazz Roots Festival on the Sunday 28th April 2019 to coincide with International Jazz Day Celebrations and the second is our Soul Roots Festival in November 2019…date TBC. 

This will be a wonderful, Melbourne Jazz Community event not to be missed!


Check out all the details online…secure your Early Bird Tickets now via the link and save the date!


Venue: The Malthouse Theatre Courtyard, 113 Sturt St, Southbank

Tickets: $65 (earlybird) or $55 concession (early bird)





A Tribute to Jazz Pianists

Saturday 4th May 2019

Time 6:00 pm



Saluting the great pianists/composers from Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines to Keith Jarrett. Jazz is a litany of great pianists Fats Waller and Earl Hines in the thirties, Duke Ellington in the forties and fifties, Les McCann and Bobby Timmins in the sixties. The big three, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea in the seventies as well as a few other surprises. Come on this musical  journey with legendary pianist Bob Sedergreen whose career now spans sixty years of hard driving jazz of all genres.


Joining Bob for this musical tour will be bassist Gareth Hill , who plays with Bob in the Ted Vining Trio and his Canberra mate drummer Sam Young, Their empathy will be apparent to all.


A must see for lovers of jazz piano - a light-hearted fun romp.


Venue: The Basement, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne Vic

Tickets: $32.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or




The Three Sedergreens

Friday 30th August 2019

Time 8:00 pm – 9:50 pm



Local jazz royalty Bob Sedergreen raised his sons Steve and Mal on a diet of jazz, so it isn’t a surprise they’ve grown up to be exceptional jazz musicians themselves. 

Joined by an outstanding line-up of musicians, witness this beloved musical family as they perform jazz and blues greats from the likes of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, as well as from popular artists like Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, all played in unique Sedergreen style!


Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Vic

Tickets: $38 ($32 concession)

Bookings: Book here




The Three Sedergreens

Friday 17th September 2019

Time 8:00 m



Bob, Mal and Steve Sedergreen have become synonymous with jazz in Melbourne.


Well versed in a myriad of influences, they perform original compositions from their family songbook.




Venue: Primrose Potter Salon, Melb Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Bvde and Sturt St, Melbourne

Tickets: $30 ($25 concession)

Bookings: Book here