Katerina Myskova and Her Quartet


Katerina is back for her second Castlemaine Jazz Festival. Originally from Prague, she is now based in Melbourne, and, with her regular quartet, will be presenting her favourite latin and swing standards.

Katerina Myskova Jazz Vocalist
Ivan Sultanoff Double Bass
Ted Woollan Piano
Ben Stewart Guitar
Chelsea Allen Drums


Joys Njambi Quartet



Jazz, soul, and blues, delivered by a consummate performer. Joys is a Melbourne based singer, with a passion and background in Gospel/motown and Soul music, now exploring the jazz genres, with her regular quartet.

Joys Njambi Vocals
Michelle Morrison Drums
Ted Woollan piano
Kip Dale bass
Ben Stewart Guitar


The ishs/Allen Project

Contemporary, latin, folk . The ishs/Allen project is the real deal. They all played out of their skins at the recent Inverloch Jazz Festival and are back for their fourth Castlemaine. This band keeps getting better and better, and will take you on an unforgettable musical journey.


ade ishs: piano, voice
Chelsea Allen: drums, voice
Paul Bonnington: bass
Ee Shan Pang: trumpet, voice

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Nadira and Friends

Pocket Rocket Nadira is up from Hobart to present her own cheeky take on swing tunes, jazz standards, and ballads to bring a tear to the eye.

Nadira Farid (vocals),
Isaac Barter (bass),
Liam O’Leary (drums),
Michael Panton (guitar)




Sevil Sabah & The Webb St. Band

Sevil returns to Castlemaine. She has been one of the outstanding singers of the previous Festivals, and this year brings a new band, covering the songs of Bill Withers, Erika Baydu Jill Scott and others, maybe a couple of Jazz standards.

Soul and Jazz – a great combination.

Sevil Sabah Vocals
Joel Lukes Bass
Tom Doublier Drums
Billy Mathieson Keys



Progressive, modern jazz from some highly credentialed musicians.

Long established SHOL pay homage to their collective musical influences including: 70’s electric-era Miles, The Jazz Messengers, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra Orchestra, Thelonius Monk, Anthony Braxton and world music grooves and more.








Jon Magill’s Groove Congress

A glance at the musicians in the band will tell you that maestro Jon Magill has done it again – bringing together some top funk musicians. Expect contemporary jazz, bold arrangements, and a “little” big band punching well above its weight.

ade ishs – keyboards
Jon magill – saxes
Paul Bonnington – electric bass
Jarod Gordon – Guitar
Rob Mercer – drums

Westlake Williams Four Hands Piano Duo

Four handed original composition piano duets playing classically influenced ambient jazz. Cerebral music for connoisseurs or ear candy for when you have had too much big band – take your pick.

Band member names & instruments they play
Georgina Williams (piano with occasional additional bass and vocals)
Michael Westlake (piano with occasional additional bass, classical guitar and vocals).