JAZZ in winter

SAM BOON SAXOPHONE LEGENDS - PHILEAS FOGG TRIO - MARYBOROUGH JAZZ ENSEMBLE - ANDY FIRTH & REBECCA MENDOZA - THE BENNY GOODMAN - BILLIE HOLIDAY SESSIONS - ADE ISHS - PAIGE DUGGAN TRIO - JAZZ GUITAR HEROES - THE JACKSON FOUR - ANDREA KELLER IN CONCERT - GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET - HIGH HAVOC


DAY 1

FRIDAY JULY 6

SAM BOON SAXOPHONE LEGENDS

JAZZ GENRE - Swing, Mainstream & Bebop

7.30 — 10.30pm

VENUE OPULANCE

Having all met when studying together at institutions such as the VCA and NMIT around 10 years ago, each member has forged a strong individual career in their own right with members having toured and studied extensively including in New York and the USA, Europe, The UK and Asia.

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DAY 2

SATURDAY JULY 7

PHILEAS FOGG TRIO

JAZZ GENRE - CONTEMPORARY

12.30 — 2.30pm

VENUE MECHANICS INSTITUTE

It’s a damp night under the city lights. In a Sentimental Mood, a Sophisticated Lady strolls on the A Train: “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” she whispers and adds “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good. Would a Fleurette Africaine be an appropriate Prelude To A Kiss”?

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MARYBOROUGH JAZZ ESSEMBLE

JAZZ GENRE - Traditional

3.30 — 6.30pm

VENUE MECHANICS INSTITUTE

The Maryborough Traditional Jazz Ensemble has been around the Jazz scene for many years playing at various Festivals and Jazz Clubs throughout Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. They are well known for their foot tapping/dancing music.

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ANDY FIRTH - REBECCA MENDOZA

JAZZ GENRE - Mainstream

7.30 — 10.00pm

VENUE OPULANCE

The Benny Goodman / Billie Holiday Sessions. Andy Firth, Australia’s virtuoso clarinet player, teams up with songstress Rebecca Mendoza in concert presenting the music of Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday from the Verve and Decca years.

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DAY 3

SUNDAY JULY 8

ADE ISHS and eMotion Band

JAZZ GENRE - CONTEMPORARY

2.00 — 4.00pm

VENUE ART GALLERY OF BALLART

Ade Ishs is a composer, a pianist, and a bandleader residing in Melbourne. His musical style revolves around contemporary jazz, classical, folk, and meditational.

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PAIGE DUGGAN

JAZZ GENRE - Standards - Contemporary

5.00 — 7.30pm

VENUE CRAIG'S ROYAL HOTEL

Paige Duggan's approach to jazz is raw and honest; revelling in it as an art-form with experimentation, improvisation and risk central to the approach of every song. Her style offers many surprises and her voice is distinct from her contemporary peers.

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HIGH HAVOC

JAZZ GENRE - FUNK, ACID AND MAINSTREAM

0.00 — 0.00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

High Havoc bring you top quality Instrumental Acid Jazz tunes from the 1990s. With years of experience touring and performing across Australia and overseas individually, High Havoc have formed to bring that smooth funk sound to appreciative audiences wherever they play.

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DAY 4

FRIDAY JULY 27

GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET

JAZZ GENRE - SWING

7.30 — 10.00pm

VENUE OPULANCE

A rising star in the Australian jazz scene, Georgia Brooks wows audiences wherever she goes. She has assembled some of the finest musicians alongside her and together they relish performing anywhere from a rip-roaring swing dance to the more subdued and dynamic concert setting.

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DAY 5

SATURDAY JULY 28

THE GUITAR - FROM BLUES TO GYPSY SWING TO JAZZ

JAZZ GENRE - Blues, Mainstream, Gypsy Swing

2 — 5pm

VENUE SEBASTIAANS CAFE

Showcasing these five talented guitarists, Mick Trembath, Peter Baylor, Ashley Kluss, Wayne Parker and Barry Deenick (Bass), will present to you a marvellous afternoon of music and demonstrate how the guitar has been a major influence in the history of jazz and blues.

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JACKSON FOUR

JAZZ GENRE -BLUES AND SWING

7.30 — 10.30pm

VENUE MINERS TAVERN

The Jackson Four have been impressing audiences across Australia and internationally since 2013 with their New Orleans inspired Blues and Swingin’ Jazz. They were the ‘surprise hit’ of the Devonport Jazz Festival 2017 with three full house shows.

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DAY 6

SUNDAY JULY 29

ANDREA KELLER

JAZZ GENRE - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

2.30 — 4.30pm

VENUE MECHANICS INSTITUTE - HUMFFRAY ROOM

Described as having “one of Australia’s most consistently interesting musical minds” (Doug Spencer 2007), Andrea Keller is a multi-award winning improvising pianist and composer dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary jazz and improvised music.

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