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


Wednesday
29 June

BOPSTRETCH

 

The most happening Be-bop band in the land.

Now into the 6th 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.

featuring -

Eamon McNelis - trumpet
Phil Noy - alto saxophone
James Sherlock - guitar
Mark Elton - acoustic bass
Sam Bates - drums


$10 entry


2 sets from 8.30pm

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to reserve a table please email - uptownjazzcafe@email.com

 

Thursday
30 June

Melbourne Improvisers Collective






 












8:30pm - Holly Moore/Cam Sexton

Holly Moore (alto sax)
Cam Sexton (drums)

10pm -  No Homers Club

Lewis Pierre (drums)
Luke Christiana (vocals) Flora Carbo (sax) Damian Piekacz (guitar) Hiroki Hoshino (bass)

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to reserve a table please email - uptownjazzcafe@email.com
 

Friday
01 July 

the Stephen Magnusson Trio






 

One of the world's leading improvised music guitar players
Guitarist and composer Stephen Magnusson is a musician at the height of his powers. From the precocious virtuoso who dazzled the music world when he crashed onto the scene, to a musician so mature, complete and respected that when people talk of an “Australian sound” of instrumental music, it is Magnusson’s influence – his tone, his touch, his compositional watermark and his deep sensitivity – that they hear.

founding member of SNAG, FESTA, Assumptions Trio (Julien Wilson and Will Guthrie) Julio and The Stevies (again with Julien and also Stephen Grant), his trio MAG (Frank DiSario and Dave Beck) and the latest quartet – Magnet (Carl Pannuzzo, Eugene Ball and Sergio Beresovsky) Steve is one of the most vital, musical and leading exponents in this music. Plus he's a sweetheart....

featuring everything from hard swinging Ornette Coleman tunes to delicate originals and distinctive ballads, sometimes even a cover of a Cold Chisel or The Police, Steve captivates and meserises with his incredible musicianship and openness....


with -


Frank Di Sario - double bass

Dave Beck – drums
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WeOB6UFdw
 

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bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com and just pay for tickets on arrival

Saturday
02 July 

8pm
Paul Williamson Quartet
album launch - live at Uptown
















6pm
Bernadette Hermens Septet

 

8pm
Paul Williamson Quartet
album launch - live at Uptown


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Australian jazz trumpeter Paul Williamson has built his reputation in the jazz scene by producing distinctive recordings of outstanding ensemble performances. A flawless example of this is Live at Uptown (Jazzhead), Williamson’s 10th release as a leader. The album, recorded live at Uptown Jazz Café, features the dynamic talents of Joe O’Connor (piano), Danny Fischer (drums) and Marty Holoubek (double bass). Featuring music by iconic jazz composers Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Gus Kahn, it combines spirited and swinging playing, adventurous improvisations and fresh arrangements with unexpected twists. A regular in the Australia jazz community, Williamson has also performed with international jazz artists at festivals and venues in the United States, Europe and Asia. He was active in the European jazz scene whilst based in Dublin in the late 2000’s, before being invited by Dave Douglas in 2014 to perform at the Festival for New Trumpet Music (FONT) in New York City where he premiered a program of new compositions. As well as having a successful recording and performance career, Williamson is a faculty member and the Jazz and Honours coordinator at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University, Melbourne.



6pm
Bernadette Hermens Septet


An exciting new 7 piece ensemble featuring vocals from Bernadette Hermens, a 22 year old singer from Melbourne. Growing up on a diet of  classic and contemporary jazz greats Bernadette will be bringing a little piece of each to the stage, show casing a soft and sweet toned take on jazz standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Carol King and Irving Berlin.

 Bernadette Hermens
with

 Greg Sher
 Christopher Cameron
 Tom Sly
 Oscar Neyland
 Joel Trigg and 
 Benjamin Attiche
 

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Sunday
03 July

Melbourne Jazz Co Op presents
Andrea Keller/ Tim Wilson Duo
plus Keller/Wilson/Hale Trio

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Saturday 
02 July

The Paul Williamson Quartet
"Live at Uptown" Album Launch

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bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com and just pay for tickets on arrival