I am delighted to announce the debut of Miss B & The Bad Boys at Paris Cat Jazz Club SATURDAY 24 JUNE! I am honoured to be singing alongside the extremely talented James Mustafa as Musical Director and pianist and my big band The Bad Boys, made up of the 'creme de la creme' of jazz musicians. So if you like big band, swing, 1930's - 1960's music, a bit of Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Sarah Vaughan and some Italian music then this event is for you. Ticket link in event below:www.facebook.com
Friday Night Funk. Chief Apostle, Cory Henry rocking it out with The Roots on The Tonight Show. Massive endorsement from the one and only Jimmy Fallon. See Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles on Wednesday 7 June, 9pm at 170 Russell. Tickets selling fast!
"Today Will Be a Good Day", and even more so because of this great clip of Dianne Reeves performing with Jools Holland. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to sell the most awarded female jazz vocalist performing here in Melbourne.
We are so excited that guitar legend Bill Frisell will be a joining us this year's Festival. Bill's latest project "When You Wish Upon a Star" takes inspiration from some of the all time classic film scores. Bill will be performing the very special piece on our Opening Night Friday 2 June with an all star band including Rudy Royston, Thomas Morgan (bassist) and Petra Haden.
Loving this clip of Festival artists and Australian jazz legends Paul Grabowsky and Vince Jones. Here's their rendition of The Carpenters classic "It's Only Just Begun."
Applications are now open for the 2017 Creative Music Intensive, a ground-breaking cross-cultural residency created by our friends at the Australian Art Orchestra. Open to musicians nationally and internationally, this 13 day residency will be held at Tarraleah in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. For more information head to their website.
It's not everyday a new jazz club opens in this great city. Best of luck to the The Jazzlab for your opening tonight. Can't wait to be there in June!