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

26 October


The most happening Be-bop band in the land.

Now into the 7th 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


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


27 October 

Melbourne Improvisers Collective


Matt Hoyne - Guitar
Sam Anning - Double Bass
Aaron McCoullough - Drumkit
Liam Werrett - Alto Saxophone

SOUP trio


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

28 October

Mark Elton Trio

Bass player extraordinaire Mark Elton leads this swinging trio playing classic trad jazz and modern standards. maybe even a song or two....



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

22 October 

The Sam Keevers Trio

Sam Anning's "Stretchropolitans"

The Sam Keevers Trio


The beautiful Sam Keevers, one of the most underrated jazz pianists in the country, returns this Friday in Trio format with a stellar line up playing swinging standards and lyrical songs by composers as diverse as Archie Roach, Fats Waller and Thelonious Monk.

Long time member of the Vince Jones ensemble, founding member of Australia'a premier afro-cuban jazz orchestra "Los Cabrones," the Jamie Oehlers Quintet, the Sam Keevers Nonet featuring Bernie McGann, and the "Red Fish Blue," Sam's music is always joyful and inspired and a treat to be part of, whether playing swinging standards in the 60's Herbie Hancock vein or his heavily latin influenced originals, Uptown is very much looking forward to this performance....

Sam Keeves - piano
Chris Hale – bass
Danny Fischer – drums




6pm​ - Sam Anning's "Stretchropolitans"

doors 5.30pm - music from 6pm


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

23 October

8pm - MJC presents: NIRAN DASIKA QUARTET – Debut



Niran Dasika is a highly promising young Melbourne-based trumpeter, who has spent much of this year based in Japan. Equally at home in a variety of musical worlds from the straight ahead to the avant-garde, he always maintains a focus on lyricism and beauty. With the Monash Art Ensemble he recorded with international artists such as George Lewis, Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Nasheet Waits and Mark Helias. He released a debut album, Manticore (Phantom), last year. He performs with pianist Joel Trigg, bassist Oscar Leyland, and drummer Cam Sexten performing music from the album, as well as some new compositions..


bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com


25 October

TAJA Quartet

Adam Starr
Tim Wilson 
Anthony Schulz
Jonathan Zion



bookings - email uptownjazzcafe@email.com