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2019 FLAVOURS

Saturday 16th March 2019

Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

 

 

3:00 pm                The Boon Wurrung Foundation – Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

3:40 pm                DJ KYAANZ – Dancehall, pop and global First Nations sounds

4:20 pm                South of the River Choir – Celebrating diversity and harmony

5:15 pm                Tama Tatau – Samoan Dance

6:00 pm                 Indigneous Hip Hop Projects – High energy interactive dance

7:00 pm                Romanes Canes – Gypsy, Arabic, Bollywood and Turkish music with Balkan/Fusion style

8:00 pm                Black Jesus Experience – Irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove

 

Venue: Greville Street, Prahran

Tickets: Free event

Bookings:

 

 

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE

Sunday 17th March 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

 

 

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE with Enushu-vocals, Peter Harper-Tenor Saxophone, Ian Dixon-Flugelhorn, Zac Lister-Guitar, Chris Frangou-Bass, Nui Moon-Percussion, James Davies-drums, Liam ‘The Monk’ Monkhouse-MC and Bob Sedergreen- keyboards.

 

Venue: The Horn, 20 Johnston Street Collingwood

Tickets: No cover charge

Bookings: Tel: 9417 4670 http://www.thehorncafe.com.au

 

 

ANNEMARIE SHARRY QUARTET

[featuring Bob Sedergreen]

Friday 22nd March 23019

Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm [show duration 7:00-8:40pm]

 


With her sweetly sophisticated singing Annemarie bravely leads a collection of Melbourne’s premier Jazz and Roots misfits:


Bob Sedergreen - keyboards and shiraz
Dale Lindrea - tenor guitar and beats

Hil Bywater - Sax


Taking a well worn Bossa Nova book lavished with 60’s ballads and a happy handful of cabaret pizzazz this delightful ensemble  is far from a typical Melbourne Jazz experience...

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

Tickets: $27.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or www.pariscat.com.au

 

 

BOB SEDERGREEN AND FRIENDS

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm

 


Singer, songwriter, guitarist Geoff Allan's music cleverly blends contemporary styles with memorable melodies that lend themselves to jazz performances. This together with Allan’s fearless vocal deliveries makes for a perfect working partnership with Jazz legend Bob Sedergreen who remains free to improvise free of constraints.

As well as original material they will always include some well-known standards They have tested this partnership at numerous gigs and festivals. Sedergreen & Allan invite audiences to share their journey at the Lido Jazz Room, with double bass player Jon Chidgeand the committed drumming of Sam Young.

 

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

Tickets: $25/20

Bookings: Tel: 03 9524 7900

Bookings Essential!

 

 

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE

Sunday 24th March 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

 

 

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE with Enushu-vocals, Peter Harper-Tenor Saxophone, Ian Dixon-Flugelhorn, Zac Lister-Guitar, Chris Frangou-Bass, Nui Moon-Percussion, James Davies-drums, Liam ‘The Monk’ Monkhouse-MC and Bob Sedergreen- keyboards.

 

Venue: The Horn, 20 Johnston Street Collingwood

Tickets: No cover charge

Bookings: Tel: 9417 4670 http://www.thehorncafe.com.au

 

 

LINDA CABLE & MUSICAL CHAIRS

 

Thursday 28th March 2019

Time 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm showtime (showtime is 8:00-10:00pm)

 

 

London born singer Linda Cable is well known in the Music Industry as one of Australia's best Jazz Singers, always producing top quality work, with an outstanding feel for jazz & blues. Your body will move with the uptempo rhythms and sultry blues grooves and be you'll be entranced by the romance of great story telling within the music. With her amazing stage presence she takes the audience on an inspiring journey throughout every show.


Well known Bob Sedergreen will be playing piano - just watch the sparks fly between Cable and these fabulous musicians and enjoy a brand new repertoire of New York Jazz. Tickets $35.

Larry Kean on drums
Mike Williams on bass 
Bob Sedergreen on piano
Billy Harrower on sax and flute.

Website: https://www.lindacable.net/
Short Video Teaser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K58OzvYug1Y

" There is a jewel in the crown of great Jazz/Blues Singers in Australia and it's Linda Cable. She's always been a major force in the Music Industry, but has now emerged as a polished diamond that when performing live, leaves you breathless and in awe. Her unique gift for performance from deep within, and incredible vocal skills electrify the room and leave you wanting more!

Her vocal range is incredible and her vocal dexterity and choice of notes leave you breathless. As if that wasn't enough, her dynamics and control is second to none. Always has TOP musicians and TOP arrangements integrating Jazz, Blues, & Torch Songs, you'll be SPELLBOUND.  And did I forget to mention her vocal percussion skills.  Awesome!
All I can say is WOW! Don't miss this! "

(Liz Holtham, Artist Review)

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

Tickets: $35:00

Bookings: Tickets at the Door orwww.pariscat.com.au

 

 

AMELIA EVANS

Album Launch – ‘The First Song’

Sunday 31st March 2019

Time 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm showtime

(showtime duration is 7:00-9:00 pm)

 

 

Destined to make her mark on the Australian jazz scene, award-winning vocalist Amelia Evans arrives with the release of her debut album ‘The First Song’. Recorded in the studios of ABC Melbourne, ‘The First Song’ explores a combination of jazz standards and contemporary arrangements, showcasing Evans’ versatile vocal delivery and breathtaking ability to capture an audience via improvisation and storytelling. 
Featuring an impressive line-up of some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, join Amelia and her band at the Paris Cat Jazz Club for the highly anticipated launch of ‘The First Song’ - music from an artist ready to take her place alongside the some of the best jazz vocalists in Australia. 

As the 2017 recipient of the coveted James Morrison Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship, Amelia has recorded and appeared on stage with local and international jazz musicians such as Terri-Lyne Carrington, James Morrison, Linda Oh, Ari Hoenig, Tim Ries, Wycliffe Gordon and Bob Sedergreen. As a recent graduate of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Amelia has studied both locally and overseas, including her participation in the Manhattan School of Music’s Keep an Eye Summer Jazz Workshop and New York University’s Summer Jazz Improvisation Workshop. During her time in Amsterdam and New York, Amelia received high commendations from jazz greats such as Justin DiCioccio, Ray Anderson, John Riley, Dick Oatts, Peter Eldridge, and Tony Moreno. 

Line Up – 
Bob Sedergreen – Piano
Ben Robertson – Double Bass
Tony Floyd – Drums
Special Guest: Steve Sedergreen – Piano 
Sound cloud link - 
https://soundcloud.com/amelia-evans

 

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

Tickets: $30

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or www.pariscat.com.au

 

 

BLOW AT THE HORN

Thursday 4th April 2019

Time: 8:30 pm

 

 

With Bob, Gareth, Ian, Peter and a guest drummer.

 

 

Venue: The Horn, 20 Johnston Street Collingwood

Tickets: No cover charge

Bookings: Tel: 9417 4670 http://www.thehorncafe.com.au

 

 

THE HOTTENTOTS

With Special Guest Bob Sedergreen

Friday 5th April 2019

Time 7:00 pm

 

 

Jazz piano legend Bob Sedergreen, drummerSonja 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 www.pariscat.com.au

 

 

BOB SEDERGREEN AND FRIENDS

Present Free Spirits

Saturday 12th April 2019

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm

 


Free Spirits, featuring Bob Sedergreen, keyboard, David Jones, drum/percussion and Scott Dunbabin, bass. This group received phenomenal audience reaction at every gig they have performed at the Lido jazz Club.

A night of spontaneous jazz created in the moment.

David Jones is not only Australia’s iconic percussionist but in demand internationally. David is no stranger to jazz having played and recorded with the Brian Brown (OAM) and Don Burrows (OAM). David and Bob have also recorded together on the albums “Intuition” and ”Bells make Me Sing”. Their musical relationship spans some 35 years.

The same applies to Scott Dunbabin, who toured and recorded withBob for a decade in “Blues on the Boil”, the only band from the jazz scene to truly define Texas and Chicago Blues. Scott’s unique sound comes from his specially created bass. Scott spent some years playing free jazz with the legendary Brian Brown (Dec). Bob, David and Scott are prote´ge´es of this incredibly gifted and passionate musician.

“The Trio captivated as they took the audience on a 2 hour fun filled, improvised musical journey, spanning the careers of all 3 players. What was created was music to inspire the next generation. The experience made me feel ecstatic, I'm still buzzing! A must see, world class music ensemble.” Ollie 19

 

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

Tickets: $25/$20

Bookings: Tel: 03 8658 0000 or www.lidocinemas.com.

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

 

 

BOB SEDERGREEN AND FRIENDS

A Tribute to Brubeck, Monk and Carmen McRae

 

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? Don’t miss it!!!

 

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

Tickets: $25/20

Bookings: Tel: 03 9524 7900

Bookings Essential!

 

 

AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SONGBOOK

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

 

 

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CELEBRATIONS

Jazz Roots Festival

Sunday 28th April 2019

Time 12:00 noon to 10:00pm

 

 

The Jazz Roots Festival is an Independent and new inclusion to Melbourne’s wonderful and vibrant music culture. It was inspired by International Jazz Day celebrations all over the World. This annual event will feature Australia’s best established and up & coming artists, and will pay tribute to the Art form we all love, JAZZ. 

Proudly presented by The Paris Cat Jazz Club.

Artists Include: 

TOSHI CLINCH New Orleans Big Band
VCA & Monash Artist showcase
SOUL TRANE - Ohlers, Keevers, Hale & Beck
SPIRE- Featuring Xani Kolac
THE MELTDOWN
BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE
EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS

and more ……..

 
http://jazzroots.melbourne/

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

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

Bookings:

https://www.rollerdigital.com/jazzrootsfest/products/…

 

 

BOB SEDERGREEN AND FRIENDS

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.

 

https://jazzseries.com.au/program-archive/bob-sedergreen/

 

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

Tickets: $32.50

Bookings: Tickets at the Door or www.pariscat.com.au

 

 

BOB SEDERGREEN AND FRIENDS – Part of Melbourne International Jazz Festival

A Set of Spontaneous Combustion

Saturday 7th June 2019

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

 

The spirit of Jazz music demands playing and improvising in the moment. It has to be spontaneous. On the other hand, combustion refers to hot horn playing and there is no doubt that two of Melbourne's most accomplished horn players, Mal Sedergreen on sax and Adrian Sherriff on trombone are renowned for their hot playing. 

 

The rhythm section, piano legend Bob Sedergreen together with outstanding bassist, Ivan Rosaand the indefatigable Mark Voogd on drums will keep the flames burning. Enjoy as the band stretches out, improvising in depth on

classic jazz standards.

 

These musicians have all worked together in various groups before and the night will blaze with intensity. 

 

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

Tickets: tba

Bookings: Tel:tba

Bookings Essential!

 

 

BOROONDARA ARTS

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

 

 

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

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