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Bookings: Early bird tickets available

Tel:  (07) 5447 2229

Noosa Jazz Party

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Time: 5:00 pm

Jelly Legs


Brett Iggulden (trumpet), Paul Furniss (reeds), Paul Williams (reeds) Bob Sedergreen (piano), Anthony Howe (drums), Matt Eves (bass), Dave Burrows (guitar) and Anna Eves (vocal)


Venue:   Jazz at the J, Noosa Junction, Qld


Noosa Jazz Party

Friday 4th September 2015

Time: 5:00 pm

The Famous Brew


Brett Iggulden (trumpet), Harry Price (trombone), Brad Child (reeds), Bob Sedergreen (piano), Ian Smith (drums), Matt Eves (bass), Dave Burrows (guitar) and Anna Eves (vocal)


Venue:   Jazz at the J, Noosa Junction, Qld


Noosa Jazz Party

Saturday 5th September 2015

Time: 9:00 pm

Louis Jordan Remembered


Peter Gaudion (trumpet), Dan Barnett (trombone), Ashley Gaudion (saxophone), Bob Sedergreen (piano), Rod Gilbert (drums), Matt Eves (bass) and Jacqui Hamilton (vocal)


Venue:   Riverdeck Restaurant, Noosa Junction, Qld


Noosa Jazz Party

Sunday 6th September 2015

Time: 9:00 pm

Tricia’s Team


Peter Gaudion (trumpet), Dan Barnett (trombone), Brad Child (reeds), Bob Sedergreen (piano), Rod Gilbert (drums), Matt Eves (bass) and Tricia Evy (vocal)


Venue:   Riverdeck Restaurant, Noosa Junction, Qld



Saturday 19th September 2015

Time: 9:00-11:00 pm



With Mal Sedergreen (sax) and Sonja Horbelt (drums) - original members of Bob Sedergreen’s multi ethnic ground- breaking group Art Attack which dealt with issues of multiculturalism and minority rights in the eighties. Gareth Hill (bass) has spent 5 years playing and recording with bob in BLOW and The Ted Vining Trio


This performance will feature a mixture of standards, jazz classics as well as original compositions. Don’t miss this one-off event!!!!!


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

Tickets: $15

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

 Bookings on line or phone : 03 8658 0000



Thursday 24th September 2015

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



Friday 25th September 2015

7:00 pm



with Geoff Allan


“Get the f@*# outta here!  You’re from Australia?! Do that again!” – Takoma Station Jazz Club Patron, Washington DC.


Together they swing, rock and whisper in your ear.  A relaxed night that will delight and move you, hear Geoff Allan with Bob Sedergreen.


On Geoff’s song writing: “…this I really like…it’s high quality music in every department!” – Adam Sief, Director of Jazz, Sony Music.


Allan is known as one of the best male vocalists around: “Great arrangements and vocals” – Award winning Canadian songwriter Jesse Weeks.


Legendary pianist Sedergreen rumbles a rhythm and groove fuelled by an extensive international career with talents such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nat Adderley. You’ll laugh and cry as they move from Sinatra to Sammy, New York to New Town, Louis to Lennon, in two sets of great listening vocal music.

Get your tickets early


Genre: Straight ahead swing

Venue: Basement, The Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: General admission $20





Tuesday 29th September 2015

Wednesday 30th September 2015

Thursday 1st October 2015

Friday 2nd October 2015

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Sunday 4th October 2015


Time: 6:30-7:30 pm


Mini Festival of Short Plays and Music (Melbourne Fringe Festival)


Do you have an angry polar bear in your swimming pool? Look again. Bjorn and his Inuit mates are in town, mightily pissed off about the climate change crisis, global warming and the shrinking ice caps. So say authors Gerald Frape and Peter Hardy (a climate scientist who spent four years working in the Arctic).

Soul Theatre presents a mini festival of theatre, poetry, comedy and music about the climate change crisis and what we're not doing about it. 

Join Australian jazz icon Bob Sedergreen with Amelia Evans vocals, comic master Rod Quantock and the Soul Theatre ensemble as they put a carbon-neutral rocket under our entrenched complacency.

Soul has rights to 25 short plays on the climate change crisis. Many have come from Alex Broun's Short and Sweet Festival. A selection of these is being presented at Fringe.

Soul Theatre has been around since 1993, producing high quality shows that represent the misunderstood, the disadvantaged and disenfranchised and combatting attitudes of narrow-mindedness, bigotry, injustice and ignorance. 

Soul's Founder and Artistic Director Alicia Liley says, “ … there is just way too many deaths and destruction throughout the world. It is mankind's responsibility to protect our home”.


Venue:   Metanoia at the Mechanics Institute, Studio, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Tickets: $25 [$20 concession]

Bookings:  Purchase online or tel: 9660 9666




Saturday 17 October 2015

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 pm 

Please note: Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm



featuring Gianni Marinucci and Guest vocalist


Melbourne based band leader/trumpeter and vocalist Gianni Marinucci’s Swing Train project features some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, including Gianni Marinucci – trumpet/flugelhorn, Frank Disario – bass and Michael Jordan – drums, and special guests Paul Williamson – vocals/sax, Bob Sedergreen on piano, and  – guest vocalist TBA


The group will perform a wonderful selection of jazz standards and is always a fun night.


Bookings strongly recommended.


Genre: Intimate / cool jazz

Venue: Basement, The Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: from $25 





Saturday 24th October 2015

Time: 8:00- 11:00  [Doors open: 8:00 pm for 8:30 pm showtime]



- CD Launch


Bourbon Street to Brunswick Street has become a Paris Cat institution.  Elder statesman meets young maverick as pianists Bob Sedergreen and Adam Rudegair join forces to create a cross-generational jazz party that celebrates the intensity and spirit of New Orleans!


After three years of B2B, Adam and bob have decided to document the vibing interplay of this spontaneous and ebullient jazz project. The don’t like to plan things too much, just have an intense and irreverent conversation on the bandstand, aided and abetted by Adam Spiegl on bass and Thom Mitchell on drums.


Acclaimed producer Myles Mumford recorded two sets on the evening of Friday the 24th July, on this CD. And to mark this auspicious occasion, Adam and Bob have co-written a new tune, "Brunswick Street" which will be premiered on the night. Come and join us for what is sure to be a historic performance!


Genre: Jazz/Blues

Venue: Parisian Loft, The Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: From $25







Tickets: Early bird tickets available



Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

Friday 30th October 2015

Time: 9:00 pm

Venue: Pinsent Hotel




Trumpeter-vocalist Peter Gaudion is one of Australia’s leading players in the traditional-mainstream styles. Going back to his early days with Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers, then with the long-running band The Syncopators, and his own band the Blues Express, Peter has always been known for the fire and power of his trumpet playing, as well as his relaxed singing and irreverent sense of humor. Among the international artists he has performed with are Ralph Sutton, Jimmy Witherspoon and Kenny Ball.

The current version of the Blues Express features the great Bob Sedergreen on piano, Peter’s son Ash Gaudion on alto sax and vocals, along with James Macaulay (trombone), James Clark (bass) and Rod Gilbert (drums) ; and special guest, Jackie Gaudion on vocals.


Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday 31st October 2015

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: WPAC Hall




One of the elder statesmen of the bass in Australian jazz, Geoff Kluke began his career in Adelaide  in the late ‘60s. A move to Melbourne in the early ’80s gave him a wider range of opportunities as both a player and teacher.

Geoff’s cv is remarkable. He has worked with many of the leading artists in Australian jazz, including Brian Browne, Bob Sedergreen, Allan Browne, Tony Gould,  Serge Ermoll, Don Burrows and Ted Nettelbeck. Among the many visiting soloists he has played with : Phil Woods, Mark Murphy, Nat Adderley, Lee Konitz, George Cables and Clifford Jordan.

In recent years, Geoff has recorded some of his original compositions, on Valley Road and Like It Is. Both CDs feature some of Geoff’s contemporaries on the Melbourne scene, and some of his favourite younger-generation players.


For this concert,Geoff will be joined by Bob Sedergreen (piano), Peter Petrucci (guitar), Mike Jordan (drums), and Wilbur Wilde and Paul Williamson (saxophones).


Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

Sunday 1st November 2015

Time: 12:00 noon

Venue: Hume Bank Gardens Stage




BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) is an 8-piece band playing an irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove. Drawing together immigrants from five nations, the band and its music reflects the multicultural vibrancy of Melbourne and Australia.

Singer Enushu began entertaining her local community as a child in Addis Ababa. Forced to leave Ethiopia, Enushu migrated to Australia bringing hauntingly beautiful compositions inspired by her remarkable life story and the unique vocal traditions of Ethiopia. Enushu is joined on vocals by poetic giant and lyrical miracle Mr Monk, Zimbabwe born and Outback bred.

Saxophonist Peter Harper and trumpeter Ian Dixon have played jazz and jazz-based improv over many years, in bands like Musiikki Oy and Blow.

When not touring, BJX run a weekly session at cultural hub The Horn creating new songs live on stage featuring guest artists from all walks of life. The comfort BJX has with this practice lies in the improvising traditions of Hip Hop, Jazz, Azmari and Funk.

BJX’s fourth album ‘Migration’ won ‘The Age-Music Victoria Best Global Album 2014’ award. Other awards for BJX include ‘Most Outstanding Performance Troupe Of The Year, African Australian National Awards 2013’ Highlights for BJX include two tours of “the Motherland” Ethiopia, performing with Ethiojazz legend Mulatu Astatke in Europe and Australia (an association which won BJX and Mulatu ‘The Age Best National Tour 2013’ award), Glastonbury and other great festivals.

The rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of Hip-Hop and freedom of Funk.

“Black Jesus Experience created a warm and potent ensemble sound blending Afro-Latin rhythms, improvised jazz solos and the exotic five tone scales that are integral to Ethiopian music. The grooves were heady, the basslines thick and the horn voicings pungent, the overall effect…..was a seductive invitation into a unique sound world.” – Jessica Nicholas, The Age


Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

Sunday 1st November 2015

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: WPAC Hall




Formed in 1985, Blow has been at the forefront of Australian contemporary jazz since its inception as Musikki Oy during the early 1980s.

With Ted Vining - drums, Bob Sedergreen - piano, Gareth Hill – bass, Ian Dixon- trumpet. and Peter Harper – saxophone.



Friday 13th November 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00pm



Bridgette Allen, Nilusha Dassenaike and Fem Belling


Three of Melbourne’s finest jazz vocalists Bridgette Allen, Nilusha Dassenaike and Fem Belling will perform a selection of carefully chosen standards, accompanied by legendary jazz pianist Bob Sedergreen, Ivan Rosa and Sonja Horbelt, drums.


Venue: The Basement, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: $25




Sunday 15th November 2015




for Bob’s ‘Master Class’ Series


With Bob, Ivan Rosa and Sonja Horbelt.


Venue:The Basement, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: $15, $10 (concession)

Bookings: Tickets at the door



Sunday 29th November 2015




for Bob’s ‘Join a Vocal Class’ Series


With Bob, Ivan Rosa and Sonja Horbelt.


Venue:The Basement, Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: $15, $10 (concession)

Bookings: Tickets at the door