14-24 May 2015 Program

Date Time Venue Title & Artists Price Bookings
Sun 3 11am PM Prahran Market – Weekend Jazz More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 3 May

Enjoy free live jazz in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with a different band each weekend in May. Sunday 3 May features Howard Carins Trio.  Click here for more info

Fri 15 6.30pm DWTF PLANET FANTASTIQUE featuring Tony Barnao, Siobhan Hoohah, Benjamin Winstanley, Fabian Dal Forno and Oscar France More [+] Free Click Here

15 May

Jazz based quintet Planet Fantastique infuse traditional and contemporary tunes with their own blend of rhythm, melody, harmony and improvisation. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre, all week long. Click here for more info

Fri 15 1.30pm COC Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative Student Workshop with Miroslav Bukowsky and James Greening More [+] Free - bookings essential Click Here

Friday 15 May

Coordinated by Bob Sedergreen, featuring Miroslav Bukovsky, James Greening and Allan Browne.Get in touch with your inner jazz legend with this remarkable workshop exploring the options for creating meaningful solos.This wonderful masterclass features two of Australia’s most recognised brass players, Miroslav Bukovsky (ANU) and James Greening (Musica Viva Schools programme), in collaboration with jazz legend, pianist Bob Sedergreen (ex VCA, Conservatorium of Melbourne, RMIT, NMIT) and drummer Allan Browne (NMIT, Monash University).This free workshop will be a wonderful opportunity for instrumental and vocal students and teachers, as well as any budding musicians, to acquire new skills from the real leaders in jazz.Don’t forget to bring instruments! Please note: only a selection of students will be asked to participate.After this workshop, see the lecturers in action performing in a special concert with the Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative at Chapel off Chapel on Friday 15th May, 7:45pm as part of Stonnington Jazz 2015.The City of Stonnington is proud to support the development and future of young artists.For more information, email Rae Sedergreen at raeseds@ozemail.com.au Click here for more info

Sat 16 12pm - 3pm PM Prahran Market – Weekend Jazz More [+] Free Click Here

Saturday 16 May

Enjoy free live jazz in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with a different band each weekend in May. Saturday 16 and 23 May - David Jones   Click here for more info

Sat 16 DWTF JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE – arranged by Nilusha Dassenaike and feat Melbourne Polytechnic Undergraduate students More [+] Click Here

Saturday 16 May

The Melbourne Polytechnic Jazz Vocal Ensemble performs repertoire connected with Afro-Brazilian and Sri Lankan folk traditions, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and improvised styles. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Sun 17 11am PM Prahran Market – Weekend Jazz More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 17 May

Enjoy free live jazz in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with a different band each weekend in May.Sunday 17 May - Zikora Click here for more info

Sun 17 3pm DWTF MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC EARLY JAZZ ENSEMBLE More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 17 May

The Melbourne Polytechnic Early Jazz Ensemble performs a repertoire from the first 40 years of recorded jazz history, from a program selected by each member of the group, and with tunes ranging from pieces by the established greats such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker through to gritty Chicago blues by Howlin' Wolf. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Sun 17 9.30am SJEM A Little Jazz Mass More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 17 May

Send your soul soaring, as music and worship come together to create a truly spiritual experience. A Little Jazz Mass is a modern composition performed within a normal Sunday morning Eucharist (9:30am-10:30am) service, by a traditional church choir and a jazz trio on piano, bass and drums. Composed by British choral composer Bob Chilcott, A Little Jazz Mass successfully brings together two very diverse traditions - the Latin mass and the jazz idiom – with grace and passion and honoring both mediums. Soak up the ambience of the cool, stone church setting, as angels in stained glass look down from above, and music becomes the supreme instrument of worship and adoration. Click here for more info

Tue 19 6.30pm DWTF JACK PANTAZIS TRIO – Jack Pantazis (Guitar), Ben Harmsen (Bass), Michael Rochford (Drums) More [+] Free Click Here

Tuesday 19 May

Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre, all week long.  Click here for more info

Wed 20 6.30pm DWTF STARR-SHULZ & FRIENDS: MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS feat AMY ODONGO & SHANI HOLMES More [+] Free Click Here

Wednesday 20 May

Curated by Melbourne Polytechnic lecturers Adam Starr and Anthony Schulz, the Starr-Schulz and Friends: Musical Conversations collaborations are designed to explore the artists’ individual qualities in an ensemble setting, and include original compositions and conceptual interpretations.   Click here for more info

Thu 21 6.30pm DWTF MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ENSEMBLE More [+] Free Click Here

Thursday 21 May

A blend of students from first, second and third year Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Polytechnic come together to form The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, performing a post-60s contemporary jazz repertoire. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Fri 22 6.30pm DWTF MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC LITTLE BIG BAND More [+] Free Click Here

Friday 22 May

There is nothing little about The Little Big Band – they are big on sound and big on talent! This 10-piece band delivers a unique musical experience with a jazzy horn section and a solid rhythm section laying down grooves from the worlds of jazz, funk and Latin. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Sat 23 6.30pm DWTF MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC BRAZILIAN ENSEMBLE More [+] Free Click Here

Saturday 23 May

Melbourne Polytechnic's Brazilian Ensemble travels back in time with a repertoire spanning from earlier 20th-century Brazilian music to contemporary styles, all illustrating the colors of multicultural Brazil. A special part of the program will be dedicated to the music of Tom Jobim and Friends, the Bossa Nova, an intimate style of music that was embraced by Jazz musicians. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Sun 24 9.30am SJEM A Little Jazz Mass More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 24 May

Send your soul soaring, as music and worship come together to create a truly spiritual experience. A Little Jazz Mass is a modern composition performed within a normal Sunday morning Eucharist (9:30am-10:30am) service, by a traditional church choir and a jazz trio on piano, bass and drums.Composed by British choral composer Bob Chilcott, A Little Jazz Mass successfully brings together two very diverse traditions - the Latin mass and the jazz idiom – with grace and passion and honoring both mediums.Soak up the ambience of the cool, stone church setting, as angels in stained glass look down from above, and music becomes the supreme instrument of worship and adoration. Click here for more info

Sun 24 11am PM Prahran Market – Weekend Jazz More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 24 May

 Enjoy free live jazz in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with a different band each weekend in May.24 May - Peter Baylor Click here for more info

Sun 24 6pm DWTF TANGO ENSEMBLE More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 24 May

Students and staff from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music Program come together to form The Tango Ensemble, performing tangos, milongas and waltzes, from Piazzolla to Gardel as well as original compositions. Experience the passion and innovation of the jazz stars of the future, as Melbourne’s students of jazz are let loose in the foyer of the David Williamson Theatre. Click here for more info

Sun 24 12pm - 4pm WP Closing day festival featuring The Riot Squad, Jules Boult and The Jackson Four More [+] Free Click Here

Sunday 24 May

Jazz tragics and music festival diehards come together with families, couples and friends for this free, all-ages concert at Windsor Square! Spend an afternoon reliving some of the great acts of the Stonnington Jazz Festival in a safe, friendly and relaxed celebration of music. Headlining the program are The Riot Squad, legendary blues man Jules Boult with his band the Redeemers, and the unforgettable Jackson Four, pumping out a mix of favourites and little-known gems in their own blues and jazz style.  Click here for more info

Sun 31 11am PM Prahran Market – Weekend Jazz More [+] Free Click Here

Sun 31 May

Enjoy free live jazz in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with a different band each weekend in May.Sunday 31 May - Alex Burns Click here for more info