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

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 take the reins once again for this stunning festival, which truly celebrates the richness of our local artists and creates opportunities for public collaboration and participation. It is such a thrill to work with the wonderful musicians we have in our home-grown jazz community and the City of Stonnington,” said Chelsea.

In an exciting premiere for Stonnington Jazz, Kate Ceberano celebrates the 30-year anniversary of her debut solo jazz album, Kate Ceberano and Her Septet. In a one-off performance at Malvern Town Hall on Saturday 20 May, Kate will relive the magic of her 1987 Gold Certified release featuring classic standards and stunning interpretations of songs such as ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’, ‘One Note Samba’ and ‘Midnight Sun’. Since the success of her first solo effort, Kate has gone on to become one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. With five platinum albums, five gold albums, a Logie nod and multiple ARIA awards, Kate has sold over 1.5 million albums in Australia alone and was the first woman to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. In the stunning surrounds of the Malvern Town Hall, join Kate Ceberano and Her Septet for an unforgettable evening of jazz, storytelling and soulful style.

Stonnington Jazz combines class, quality entertainment and a sumptuous menu for a special Mother’s Day Jazz High Tea event on Sunday 20 May. Hosted in the elegant surrounds of the Malvern Town Hall, the event will treat mothers to a decadent afternoon grazing on delicious macaroons, cakes, sandwiches, champagne and tea. Olivia Chindamo, winner of the 2016 Bell Award for Young Australian Artist of the Year and recipient of the James Morrison Generations in Jazz scholarship, is set to delight and entertain all ages with her trio featuring Craig Fermanis on guitar and Sam Anning on double bass.

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