December 2014 Gigs

SELECTED GIGS IN AND AROUND MELBOURNE IN DECEMBER 2014

(If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check out Jason Downes’s invaluable Gig Guide)
WITH THE SILLY SEASON COMING UP, YOU WOULD BE WISE TO CHECK ALL VENUES BEFORE SETTING OUT AS SOME PEOPLE TAKE HOLIDAYS AROUND THIS TIME!!

REGULAR WEEKLY RESIDENCIES:

MondayBOPSTRETCH, (Eamon McNelis, trumpet; Phil Noy, alto saxophone; James Sherlock, guitar; Mark Elton, double bass; Sam Bates, drums) Uptown Cafe, 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. 8.30pm. uptownjazzcafe@email.com or 9416 4546
Tuesday: DOWN BEAT BIG BAND, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 8pm-11pm. 9696 2411. railway gang
Thursday: THE RAILWAY GANG (Featuring Rick Dempster, Ashley Kluss, Tracey Miller, Peter Baylor, Ben Franz & Greg O’Leary plus regular special guests), Railway Hotel, 800 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North. 8.30pm – 11.30pm. Free Entry. 9489 8544.
Thursday: GROOVIN’ EASY ORCHESTRA, Bentleigh Club, Yawla Street, Bentleigh. 1.00pm – 3.30pm. 9557 7132
Thursday:JOE RUBERTO TRIO, with special guests, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 6.30pm-9.30pm. 9696 2411.
Saturday: VIRUS (Julien Wilson, Eamon McNelis, John Scurry, Andy Ross, Lynn Wallis), Grumpy’s Green, 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy. 3.30pm onwards. 9416 1944.
Sunday: IAN SMITH’S RIVERWALK TRIO, Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond. 12.30pm – 3.30pm. 9246 1200
Sunday: STEVENSON’S ROCKETS. Emerald Hotel, 315 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. 7pm. 9690 4719.
Sunday: LOUISIANA SHAKERS, Clyde Hotel, Elgin & Cardigan Streets, Carlton. 2pm-5pm. Meals available from 1.00pm. No bookings required. 9347 1874.
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Sunday: SUNDAY LUNCH AND JAZZ, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Phone: 9696 2411  (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Sunday: TRADITIONAL JAZZ, Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont. $10 cover charge (includes a $5 voucher for food or drinks). Music from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Bookings: 5241-1766
Sunday: TOMMY CARTER’S JAZZ BAND, Baxter Tavern, 117 Baxter/Tooradin Road, Baxter. 12.30pm – 3.00pm. 5971 2207.
Sunday: JOHNSY’S BAKERY BOYS, Red Hill Bakery @ Balnarring, cnr Frankston-Flinders and Balnarring Roads, Balnarring. 1pm – 4pm. 5931 1325.
Sunday: MARGIE LOU DYER TRIO, Claypots, 213 Barkly St, St Kilda . 9.00pm. 9534 1282

AROUND THE JAZZ SCENE:

Thursday 4 December: John Montesante Quintet (JMQ), featuring Samantha Morley and Jeffrey Rosenfeld on sax and clarinet, The Commune, 2 Parliament Place, East Melbourne.  From  6pm. 9654 5477  or email info@thecommune.com.auNB. This is a ‘dinner show event – minimum of $20 pp on food/beverage required.
Thursday 4 December: Joe Ruberto Trio with Robyn Brown from Queensland, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 6.30pm-9.30pm. 9696 2411.
craskeSaturday 6 December: Dr Crask and his Swinging Elixir, Victorian Jazz Club, Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Rd, Clayton. 8.00pm – 11.00pm. 9553 3850. Meals in the Bistro from 6.00pm 9544 1035.
Saturday 6 December: TBA, Geelong Jazz Club, Vines Road Community Centre, 49 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights. 8.00pm – 11.00pm Bookings  5244 2886.
Sunday 7 December: Shirazz, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 12.30pm -3.30pm. Phone: 9696 2411
Sunday 7 December: Mike McKeon’s Let’s Dance Big Band, Mentone RSL, 9 Palermo Street, Mentone. 1pm – 4pm. $15 admission, or $12 for Mentone RSL members. Meals from $15 available from 12 – 2pm. Meal bookings 9583 2841.
Sunday 7 December: Des Camm Jazz Band Steampacket Market, 1 Eastern Beach Road, next to The Carousel. 11.00am – 1.00pm.
Sunday 7 December: Des Camm Band, Elephant and Castle Hotel, 158 McKillop Street, Geelong. 3.00-5.45pm. 5221 3707
Sunday 7 December:  New Melbourne Jazz Band, Dingley International Hotel, 334 Boundary Road, Dingley. 1.00pm -4.00pm. 9551 8344.
kelli santinTuesday 9 December: Kellie Santin CD Launch/ Quintessence, Bennett’s Lane, 25 Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne. $25/$20. Bookings.
Wednesday 10 December : The Mellowtones go Rock and Roll, Victorian Jazz Club, Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Rd, Clayton. 11.00am-2.00pm. $8 per head, incl. tea and coffee. 9553 3850 or 9758 4272. Meals in the Bistro from midday 9544 1035.
Thursday 11 December: Joe Ruberto Trio with Julie O’Hara, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 6.30pm-9.30pm. 9696 2411.
Thursday 11 December:  John Montesante Quintet (JMQ), featuring Rebecca Mendoza, The Commune, 2 Parliament Place, East Melbourne.  From  6pm. 9654 5477  or email info@thecommune.com.au.  NB. This is a ‘dinner show event – minimum of $20 pp on food/beverage required.
Friday 12 December:  Cheap Frills, Farouk’s Olive, 711 High Street, Thornbury. 8.00pm. $5.  9484 7728
Saturday 13 December: Des Camm Band – Xmas Breakup, Victorian Jazz Club, Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Rd, Clayton. 8.00pm – 11.00pm. 9553 3850 Meals in the Bistro from 6.00pm 9544 1035.
starsSunday 14 December: Yarraville Jazz & Swing Party, Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Doors open 10.15am. Five bands (Mellowtones, Ruby Page Swingtet, Moonee Valley Hot 5, Pearly Shells, Jumpin’ Jittabugs). $25 entry. Meals available from the Bistro. Jazz bookings 9553 3850. Meal bookings 9689 6033. (A Victorian Jazz Club event).
Sunday 14 December: New Melbourne Jazz Band, Royal Hotel, 1208 Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully. 1.00pm – 4.00pm. 9758 2755
Sunday 14 December: Simon Vancam Trio (Frank Stewart, reeds, Simon Vancam, bass, Ron Scott, drums), Prince Alfred Hotel, 619 Church Street, Richmond. 2pm – 4pm. Free Entry. 9428 6246
Sunday 14 December:  Virus (Julien Wilson, Eamon McNelis, John Scurry, Andy Ross, Lynn Wallis), Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 12.30pm -3.30pm. Phone: 9696 2411
Sunday 14 December: Hark the Herald Angels Swing – David Gardner Quartet, Queenscliff Uniting Church, Hesse Street, Queenscliff. 5pm for 5.30pm. Jazz Australia event. 5258 3936 or 0409 019 067
Sunday 14 December:Xmas BreakupSouth Gippsand Jazz Society, Inverloch RSL, 15 Bolding Place, Inverloch. 2pm to 5pm.
browne allanMonday 15 and Tuesday 16 December: Allan Browne Trio featuring Marc Hannaford, Bennett’s Lane, 25 Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne. 8.30pm. $18. Bookings
Thursday 18 December: Christmas Extravaganza, Joe Ruberto Trio with numerous guests, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 6.30pm-9.30pm. 9696 2411.
Friday 19 December: Benny Goodman Project (Nigel Date – guitar, Tony Gardner – piano, John Morrison – drums, Stan Valacos – double bass, Ed Goyer – vibraphone, Paul Furniss – clarinet), Jazz Albury Wodonga, The Jazz Basement, Shop 5, 48-52 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. $25/ $20 concession. 8pm. bar open at 7.30. Reservations 0438 623 462
Sunday 21 December:  The Syncopators, Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. 12.30pm -3.30pm. Phone: 9696 2411
Sunday 21 December:Sarah Maclaine and her Quintet, Phillip Island Jazz Club, Bass room, Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes. 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Contact Jill on 0417 416 300 or Rob on 0432 814 407.
Sunday 21 December: Des Camm Band, Elephant and Castle Hotel, 158 McKillop Street, Geelong. 3.00-5.45pm. 5221 3707
Sunday 21 December:New Melbourne Jazz Band, Blackburn Hotel, 111 Whitehorse Rd Blackburn. Music 1.00-4.00pm. 9894 2966
2014 logoFriday 26 December – Wednesday 31 December: 69th AUSTRALIAN JAZZ CONVENTION, Swan Hill, Vic.
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Wednesday 31 December:John Morrison’s Hot Six, Peninsula Jazz Club, Patterson Lakes Community Centre, 54-70 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes,
7.30pm until 12.30am. $40/$45 includes two course meal and free raffle. BYO drinks. Bookings essential. 9580 2906
Wednesday 31 December: Ruby Page Swingtet, Victorian Jazz Club, Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Rd, Clayton. 7.30pm – 1.00am. $60 per head. 9553 3850

One response to “December 2014 Gigs

  1. Hi Jane. 31st December 2014 At the Patterson lakes Community Centre
    7.30pm until 12.30am. NYE Party Night for the Peninsula Jazz Club.

    Band is the John Morrisons Hot Six.Bookings essential Tel” 9580 2906

    $40/45 includes a Two Course and free raffle.BYO.

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