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August 2017

Way out West (Melbourne/Sydney) – CD Launch

Thu 31st August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, 3065
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Way Out West

Way Out West’s intriguing self-titled fourth album (on Jazzhead) follows their acclaimed 2010 album, The Effects of Weather (Jazzhead). The group comprises Peter Knight (trumpet/laptop/composition), Satsuki Odamura (koto), Paul Williamson (saxophones), Lucas Michailidis (guitar), Ray Pereira (percussion), Howard Cairns (acoustic bass) and James McLean (drums) replacing US-based Raj Jayaweera.

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September 2017
$20 - $25

Matt Darriau’s ‘Yo Lateef!’

Sat 2nd September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Matt Darriau

Visiting American multi-woodwind player Matt Darriau is convening an “Oz Edition” of his long-standing band, “Yo Lateef” with former band member (and long-standing musical colleague and friend), pianist Barney McAll.
Matt Darriau appears courtesy of Willy Zygier and the Shir Madness Festival, Temple Beth (in which he performs with “Klezmer Madness”)

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$15 - $20

Bungarribee Duo with Magnusson/Ferella (Sydney/Melbourne)

Sun 3rd September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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The Bungarribee Duo is Paul Cutlan (bass clarinet & reeds) and Gary Daley (accordion & piano). For their Melbourne debut, they will expand their sound in a collaboration with Stephen Magnusson (guitar) and Ronny Ferella (drums).

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$15 - $20

Refraction 10 September

Sun 10th September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Refraction

Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Refraction melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape.

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$15 - $20

Christopher Young Quartet

Sun 17th September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Chris Young

After the success of his 2011 album, Brood Groove (on Move), the Christopher Young Quartet released a new CD, Atmospheros (also on Move) last year. The album received a 4-and–a-half stars review from John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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$15 - $20

Tony Gould Quartet

Sun 24th September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Tony Gould up close and personal with a piano

Elder statesman of the ‘non-popular’ music scene, and renowned pianist/composer, Professor Tony Gould, has recovered from a recent health issue, and is again focusing his energies on this new group, combining the experienced team of James Sherlock (guitar) and Ben Robertson (acoustic bass), with the younger talent of Joe Batrouney (drums). Their repertoire includes some originals by Gould, as well as many neglected melodic standards.

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