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

Wednesday
21 February

BOPSTRETCH

The most happening Be-bop band in the land.

Eamon McNelis - trumpet
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

bookings please email us - uptownjazzcafe@email.com

2 sets from 8.30pm

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Thursday 
22 February


Andrea Keller Transients Trio

Uptown is very proud to present, the new Thursday 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.

bookings please email us - uptownjazzcafe@email.com



'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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Friday
23 February




8pm - The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio










6pm -
Carbo Carter Gunnoo Quartet

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






6pm - Carbo Carter Gunnoo Quartet

Flora Carbo - Alto Saxophone
Theo Carbo - Guitar
Maddison Carter - Drum Kit
Isaac Gunnoo - Double Bass

 

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2 sets from 8.30pm

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Saturday
24 February

8pm - 
The Harry Tinney Trio

 










6pm - 
John Scurry's "Reverse Swing"



 

One of the brightest young guitar players on the scene. Having played Uptown several times with his Jim Hall project, Harry returns in trio format to play some swinging jazz standards with one of our favourite rhthym sections.

This gig will feature standard repertoire played in the context of a modern guitar trio. The group is focused on rhythmic interaction between ensemble members, and a collective improvisational voice. Playing music by Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Billy Strayhorn, Wayne Shorter and more....





Guitar: Harry Tinney
Bass: Paddy Fitzgerald
Drums: Miles Henry


Doors 8pm, music from 8.30.





6pm - 
John Scurry's "Reverse Swing"


John Scurry Quintet, featuring Eugene Ball trumpet, Jason Downes clarinet, Darrin Archer piano, Howard Cairns bass, John Scurry guitar.
Acoustic based small group swing revisiting the mid twentieth century songbook plus a dose of original composions to keep the feet tapping.
Join for an early evening interlude of swinging jazz in the fabulous upstairs room at Uptown Jazz Cafe Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

Doors 5.30pm, music from around 6pm.


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Saturday 
17 March



Jamie Oehlers' Assemblers - replay

Jamie Oehlers Quintet 'The Assemblers" performing a rare show saturday March 17

 

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Friday
20 April 



The FIREMEN

One of the world's best funk bands, Melbourne's own The Bamboos are BACK, but taking off the suits and go soul/jazz/funk instrumental as THE FIREMEN



Playing the grooviest of the groove jazz standards repertoire from the 60's, chosen from the vaults of Blue Note, Prestige and CTI Records



featuring -

Lance Fergusson,
Sam Keevers,
Damien Maughan,
Graeme Pogson,
Yuri Pavlinov,
Phil Binotto,
Anton Delecca
Phil Noy

2 sets from 8.30pm

early bookings recommended

 






 

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