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

Tuesday
25 July

Andrea Keller Transients Tuesday

 

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

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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
26 July

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 7th 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 entry


2 sets from 8.30pm

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

Thursday 
27 July

Melbourne Improvisers Collective




 

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





2 sets from 8.30pm
 

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

Friday
28 July

Liam Werrett/ Matt Hoyne Quintet






 

This Friday at Uptown as we present 2 sets of music by Parker and Monk.

We are very excited to have the wonderful Paul Williamson joining us on trumpet. alongside the very talented Hiroki Hoshino and the man that cooks equally well on drums and weber Aaron McCoullough.



Matt Hoyne - Guitar
Liam Werrett - Alto saxophone
Paul Williamson - Trumpet
Hiroki Hoshino - Double bass
Aaron McCoullough - Drums
 

 

 

 

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Saturday
29 July



8pm -  The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio

6pm - George Borthwick Sextet

8pm - Craig Fermanis Quartet plays the music of Charlie Christian

Inspired by the legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Christian and his music, particularly with the Benny Goodman Band, Craig Fermanis's new band features himself on guitar (the same model guitar as Charlie played incidentally) with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano and Sam Anning on acoustic bass.


6pm - Ellie Lamb's "Jam Jar" 
 

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Saturday
05 August 


Uptown's 9th Birthday Party


Eugene Ball's
Duke Ellington Nonet

 

Eugene Ball
Scott Tinkler
Phil Noy 
Ian Whitehurst
Michael McQuaid
James Macaulay
Sam Keevers
Sam Anning
Andrew Swan




music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra from the 1930's

this will be the musical event of the year....

bookings are very recommended.

 

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