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 Chapel is Provenance…More with Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky. Two legends of Australian music reunite for one night only! Hear their collection of timeless songs, beautiful melodies and heartfelt lyrics as they perform pieces from their ARIA award-winning album Provenance. Audiences will be transcended by the unforgettable sound of two of Australia’s finest jazz masters in the gorgeous surrounds of the Chapel.
Joining forces on Saturday 14 May are Fem Belling, Ruth Rogers-Wright and Thando for Miriam Makeba Forever! For this specially commissioned one-off show, three of Melbourne’s finest vocalists explore and reinterpret the musical work and influence of this extraordinary musician. Backed by a six-piece band made up of members of Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Royal Swazi Spa, this is a show not to be missed.
Kate Ceberano will take the stage on Saturday 20 May in celebration of her debut solo jazz album Kate Ceberano and Her Septet. Relive the magic of her 1987 Gold Certified release featuring classics such as ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’, ‘One Note Samba’ and ‘Midnight Sun.’ Let the music wash over you in the beautiful surrounds of Malvern Town Hall for an unforgettable evening of jazz, storytelling and soulful style.