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

Tuesday
21 November

Andrea Keller Transients Trio

 

Uptown is very proud to present, the new Tuesday residency for the wonderful pianist and composer, Andrea Keller.


 

With their beginnings in January 2016, 'Transients' are a series of trios assembled by Andrea Keller, inspired by the philosophy and legacy of esteemed mentor Allan Browne. Based on a collective approach, the music strives for human connection and meaningful dialogue. The trios perform compositions by all members, free improvisations and a few standards as well.


'Transients I' w/ Julien Wilson (bass clarinet/tenor saxophone) & Sam Anning (double bass)
'Transients II' w/ Christopher Hale (bass guitar) & James McLean (drums)
'Transients III' w/ Ben Robertson (double bass) & Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums)
'Transients IV' w/ Eugene Ball (trumpet) & Tamara Murphy (double bass)
'Transients V' with Stephen Magnusson (guitar) & James McLean (drums)
  
and many special guests to come.


"Pianist Andrea Keller - whose contributions to this festival were a highlight - joined Eugene Ball on trumpet and Tamara Murphy on bass for Transients IV, one of Keller's trios inspired by and in memory of the late Allan Browne. There was so much magnetism and space in the originals they played that I did not want to leave."
- Review of Transients IV at Wangaratta Jazz Festival by Roger Mitchell, Ausjazz, November 1, 2016.

"Wonderful compositions by Keller and Anning. Keller's tribute to the late John Taylor, a pianist and mentor, entitled 'Grateful, Hopeful, Joyful', was breathtakingly beautiful".
- Review of Transients I at Wangaratta Jazz Festival by Roger Mitchell, Ausjazz, November 1, 2016.


$15/10 entry


2 sets from 8.30pm

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Wednesday
22 November 

BOPSTRETCH


 

The most happening Be-bop band in the land.


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




Now into the 8th 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.



$15/10 students entry


2 sets from 8.30pm

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Thursday 
23 November 
Melbourne Improvisers Collective



 

 

The best in new and emerging talent on the Melbourne jazz scene






 



2 sets from 8.30pm
 

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Friday
24 November

8pm - 
Scott Tinkler/Phil Noy Standards Quartet













6pm -

Sharny Russell Q'tet - WomenOnTheStand


The Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival

8pm - 
Scott Tinkler/Phil Noy Standards Quartet


One of the most incredible trumpet players in the world Scott Tinkler takes a departure from the usual gift of free improvisation to play some powerful jazz standards with some of his friends and compatriots.

joining Scott will be -

Phil Noy - alto saxophone
Sam Anning - double bass
Sam Bates - drums

Scott is also leaving Melbourne indefinately in a few months, this may be one of the last times to hear him play in Melbourne! apart from this, the chance to hear him playing jazz standards, and with a line up as strong and swinging as this, this event is a must catch.


Doors 8pm, music from around 8.30.

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6pm -
Sharny Russell Q'tet - WomenOnTheStand - The Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival


Sharny Russell is an award winning Australian pianist/vocalist/composer based in Byron Bay, who has just released her latest, acclaimed originals album “Comes a Time”. For the Melbourne premiere of these works she has put together an all female line up to also acknowledge the “International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women”. Sharny has taught for lengthy periods of time at the Queensland Con and JMI in Brisbane. She is a longtime collaborator with many artists in Brisbane and New South Wales including Saxophonist Martha Baartz and bassist Helen Russell.

Sharny Russell Quartet (QLD/NSW/VIC)
Sharny Russell – Vocals/Piano
Angela Davis – Saxophone
Annette Yates – Bass
Sonja Horbelt - Drums



Doors open 5.30pm
Music Starts 6.00pm

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Saturday
25 November 



8pm -  
The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio





















6pm - Zeb Vascio Trio
 

8pm -  The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio

One of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Mark Fitzgibbon returns to Uptown this Saturday night.

Having lived in London in the 1980’s performing at Ronnie Scotts and throughout Europe for the, Mark has accompanied many international jazz stars such as Scott Hamilton, Lee Konitz, John Stubblefield, Curtis Lundy, Claire Martin, Mark Murphy and George Coleman jr.

Winner of the National jazz awards at the Wangarratta jazz festival, he has worked and recorded with with many of Australias finest jazz performers including Dale Barlow, Bernie Mcgann, Vince Jones, Christine Mcnulty, Jamie Oehlers, Scott Tinkler, Ian Chaplin and Wilbur Wilde, as well as his own trios and quartets.

The quintessential bebop jazz pianist, his swinging touch and virtuosity is the reason why he’s one of the most in demand players in Australia.



“Mark Fitzgibbon is one of the most under rated talents in the country. Always musically tasteful , a consistently sympathetic accompanist , a repository of a vast repertoire and an impeccable touch, he can produce blistering solos and lift the music to another level” -Adrian Jackson the AGE


very special gig - bookings recommended.

bookings - uptownjazzcafe@email.com


doors 8pm, music from 8.30 



6pm - 6pm - Zeb Vascio Trio

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doors 5.30pm
music at 6.00pm

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Saturday
30 December


our last night of the year -

Neon Lit Kluge
The Eugene Ball Nonet play the music of Duke Ellington
special guest Chris Tanner - clarinet

bookings are very recommended....


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