Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Tribute To The Red Onions

The Australian Jazz Museum in association with Jazz Australia will present          A Tribute To The Red Onions featuring Brett Iggulden on trumpet, saxes & vocals, Richard Miller reeds, James McCauley trombone, John Scurry banjo & guitar, Howard Cairns bass & Lyn Wallis drums at the Bentleigh Club, 33 Yawla Street , Bentleigh on Saturday the 14th of July between 5.00 & 8.00 PM.

Concert includes the launch of a new Australian Jazz Museum CD of rare & recently discovered Red Onion tracks from the early years.

Tickets are $65.00 including finger food.

Bookings at Jazz Australia 5258 3936.

All Proceeds to the Australian Jazz Museum.

East Malvern Jazz – May 2018

Just a reminder that the next night of live Jazz presented by the Victorian Jazz Club at the East Malvern RSL ( 1 Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern ) will be on Wednesday the 16th of May between 7.30 & 10.00 pm.
On stage will be Jasper’s Jazz Hounds with special guests from Bellingen NSW Brett Iggulden on trumpet, saxes & vocals and from Newcastle NSW Rachel Hamilton on piano. Led by Jasper ( John Kent ) on drums, the band brings together two old school mates of his with Ray Lewis on trombone and Frank Stewart on reeds along with Kay Stewart on vocals , Tony Orr on banjo & guitar and Peter Grey on bass. At the 71st Australian Jazz Convention at Ballarat this band provided some of the most exciting jazz of that Convention and last September played to a full house of excited jazz lovers at East Malvern RSL so the VJC is very proud to present the band in Melbourne again for one night only with our interstate guests. Seats are still available but bookings are highly recommended.
A night of red hot Dixieland , Jazz classics, Blues & Ballads which will be a special treat for listeners and dancers alike.
You don’t have to be a member of the Victorian Jazz Club to join in the fun. Everybody is welcome. For VJC members and East Malvern RSL members entry is $15.00 & for visitors & guests $20.00.
Doors open in the Jazz Room at 6.00 for dinner …music starts at 7.30 pm.
Coming up at East Malvern on Wednesday the 20th of June will be the Ashley Gaudion Sextet featuring Ash Gaudion on saxes & vocals, Matt Jodrell trumpet, Mark Fitzgibbon piano, James Sherlock guitar, James Clark bass and Andy Swann drums & vocals .
Bookings & Enquiries : 9874 8870 or 0425 735 428 or online at
The third Jazz Piano lunch will be at East Malvern RSL in the Jazz Room on Thursday the 24th of May between 12.00 midday and 3.00 pm. Performing on piano will be Jo Abbott, Ron Anderson , Phil Carroll, Cathy Connor, Andrew Farrell and Seline Messinis . Special guest accompanist will be Herman Schweiger on bass. Entry is free and no bookings are required. Just come along , take a seat in the Jazz Room , order lunch from the bistro and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the music of some of Australia’s finest pianists. More details : .