Uptown Jazz Cafe - Melbourne's newest jazz and improvised music venue

28 September


The most happening Be-bop band in the land.

Now into the 6th year of their Wednesday residency at Uptown, stretching the tunes of the bop masters Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Tad Dameron, MIles Davis and beyond. One of the most remarkable ensembles to come out of the Melbourne be-bop tradition in a long time.

Swinging, grooving and bopping the Uptown stage every Wednesday, it's a must.

featuring -

Eamon McNelis - trumpet
Phil Noy - alto saxophone
James Sherlock - guitar
Mark Elton - acoustic bass
Sam Bates - drums

$10 entry

2 sets from 8.30pm


to reserve a table please email - uptownjazzcafe@email.com


29 September

Melbourne Improvisers Collective


8:30pm - Holly Moore & Jarrod Chase

10pm - Carbo/Carter/Gunnoo Quartet



to reserve a table please email - uptownjazzcafe@email.com

30 September

Joe O'Connor Trio

Its been a big couple of years for the celebrated Melbourne pianist Joe O’Connor. Winner of the 2013 National Jazz awards at the Wangaratta jazz festival, recipient of the 2014 Bell Award for young Australian jazz artist of the Year, as well as completing his PhD in music at Monash University this year, taking over co-leadership of the Bennetts Lane Big Band and recording an album of original compositions for ABC FM’s Jazztrack.
This Friday will feature his trio playing swinging standards covering composers as diverse as Thelonious Monk to Keith Jarrett.
Highly recommended.
with –
Ben Hanlon – double bass
Lewis Humbert - drums



to reserve a table please email - uptownjazzcafe@email.com​

01 October 

The James Muller Quartet 

6pm- Van Larkins

The James Muller Quartet 

This Saturday night in conjunction with the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, Uptown is very pleased to present  the great James Muller, one of the world's leading guitar players, with his new Quartet.

James’s admirers include such greats as John Scofield and Alan Holdsworth. He is one of the few guitarists to have actually performed live with John Scofield, and has recorded in New York with the rhthym section from the John Scofield Trio.
James has performed and recorded with every major Australian jazz figure, from Bernie McGann to James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Vince Jones and many many more.

A couple of years ago when James played at Uptown, some friends visiting from California who were actually at the original Woodstock mentioned how much James made them feel as Jimi Hendrix had done, just as the trio then launched into the tune "Mitch," their dedication to Hendrix's drummer Mitch Mitchell.

James inspires awe in everyone who sees his concerts, his gig here last year was sold out, and one of the outstanding events of 2013.

James Muller – guitar
Mat Jodrell – trumpet
Sam Anning – double bass
Ben Vanderwal - drums


6pm- Van Larkins

Van Larkins is one of Australia's finest guitarist
Having gained international acclaim performing at Canada's Guitar Festival and the Hamilton Acoustic Master's Series (NZ), Van Larkins' stunning approach
to the instrument defies convention and creates a new medium for musical expression and creativity. Signed to renowned US label, Candyrat Records, Van
Larkins' compositions have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Youtube and continue to inspire future generations of fingerstyle guitarists.

doors 5.30pm - music from 6pm


bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com and just pay for tickets on arrival

02 October

8pm - Josh Kelly Trio



After relocating to Melbourne, trumpeter Patrick Thiele established himself as a versatile and authoritative soloist in the Daniel Gassin Sextet, and with artists such as Elliott Dalgleish. He has formed this sextet which highlights the outstanding pool of talent generated in both Adelaide and Melbourne jazz scenes, from people that he grew up with, to the new generation of players coming through. They will premiere his original compositions, including a four-part suite, that are mainly in the contemporary ‘straight-ahead’ swinging style. Joining Thiele, the group features Adelaide musicians Chris Soole (tenor sax), Nick Pennington (guitar), Lyndon Gray (acoustic bass), and Angus Mason (drums), combined with dynamic Melbourne pianist Sam Keevers.


bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com


01 October

James Muller Quartet

James Muller - guitar
Mat Jodrell - trumpet
Sam Anning - double bass
Ben Vanderwal - drums




bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com