From jazz jams to poetry slams: FREE events at Stonnington Jazz 2017

Stonnington Jazz invites Melbournians of all ages to participate in a variety of free events as part of the Get Involved and Jazz on the Streets portions of the program, during the annual festivities this May 11-21. Celebrating the improvised collective nature of the genre, The Jazz Jam will take place on Monday 15 May […]

Four exclusive album launches at Stonnington Jazz 2017

On Thursday 18 May, two renowned local artists Parvyn Singh (The Bombay Royale) and Hue Blanes launch their debut album I Choose You at the David Williamson Theatre. The album beautifully captures their contrasting musical and cultural lineages, giving a modern twist on the romantic jazz duets of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Featuring Blanes on […]

The Concert Series

Stonnington Jazz presents a unique Concert Series featuring internationally renowned Australian artists. Among other shows, highlights include Kate Cebrano, Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky, and a tribute to the deeply influential vocalist and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba starring Fem Belling, Ruth Rogers-Wright and Thando. Opening the concert series events on Friday 12 May at Chapel Off […]

Stonnington Jazz 2017: a celebration of all-Australian talent!

The award-winning Stonnington Jazz 2017 returns for its 12th year to present more extraordinary performances by Australian artists, both established and emerging, across a wide variety of jazz styles.  The festival will run from 11 May to 21 May and Chelsea Wilson will return as Artistic Director for the second consecutive year. “I’m honoured to […]

Chelsea Wilson talks Stonnington Jazz in South Magazine – Take Five

There are few people who know the Australian jazz scene better than Chelsea Wilson. She wrote her first song at eight, played gigs as a teenager, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, holds a masters degree in Arts and Entertainment Management and has held international residencies at jazz clubs all over the world. In […]