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The Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative Project


Do you go to school in Stonnington?  Or do you live in Stonnington?


Do you want to play jazz and be part of an exciting jazz experience?  If so keep on reading....


In 2006 jazz luminaries Bob Sedergreen and Allan Brown formed and performed with the Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative (SYJI).  This group is now an ongoing project, which continues to go from strength to strength.  There are several exciting young groups playing around Melbourne including the Megahorns whose members honed their playing skills in this group.


We have had students from Melbourne High, King David, Korowa, Loreto Mandeville, Malvern Central, St Kevin's, Wesley College, Lauriston, Malvern Central, Sacre Coeur as well as students who live in Stonnington but go to school elsewhere.


Over the past eight years this group has performanced at Wangatta International Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jass Festival with Don Burrows, John Morrison, Jacki Cooper, George Golla .... guested wtih the Stonnington Show Band in Central Park and other Stonnington events, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Eltham Blues and Jazz Festivla, Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival to name just a few.


All school students who attend schools in Stonnington or live in Stonnington are welcome to participate in this exciting project.  The Stonnington Council wishes to expand and encourage more students with an interest in jazz to join in 2018.


Both Bob and Gordon Pendleton are recognised as great performers and educators.  Bob has published his book about his experiences as a jazz man in Australia 'Hear Me Talkin to Ya'


Please do not hesitate to contact:


Rae Sedergreen, Identity Promotions

or phone 0403 302 324


The Stonnington Youth Jazz Project is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.



Join A Jazz Vocal Short Course



Next course begins early 2019


If you're interested in joining Bob's next 'Join a Jazz Vocal Course' in 2019, let me know.  Courses running depend on sufficient enrolments.


Click here for information about the classes.


Contact me:

Rae Sedergreen at:

to get your name down for the next course.