Grammy Award Winning Guitarist visits Birds Basement in Melbourne

John Scofield and his Trio begin their series of shows at Bird’s Basement on Tuesday. Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Just a word about double Grammy 2016 Award winner John Scofield, one of the most important Jazz artists today. John’s last concert in Australia was in 2005 when he came to perform for the then Umbria Jazz in Melbourne at Hamer Hall. John and his Trio filled the Concert Hall. He now returns 11 years later with the same trio, comprising bassist Scott Colley and drummer Bill Stuart. It is a rare privilege to hear John Scofield in such an intimate setting, as he usually plays much larger venues.

Should you wish to witness a great moment in Jazz, go to:

What’s On . . .

Bird’s Basement
Opens 1st March – a real boost to the established venues such as Dizzy’s (new menu), The Paris Cat (ambience in spades), Uptown (Fitzroy groovers) and Rubys Music Room. Check out their “what’s on” page for some pretty classy acts…

Rubys Music Room

Lisette Payet is playing a regular Monday night spot at Ruby’s Music Room, and reportedly pulling a goodly crowd. Lisette has almost nothing going other than outrageous talent, good looks, personality, musical chops and the ability to engage an audience. Might be worth a visit?

Paris Cat
Lots of good stuff here: shameless plug for Adam Rudegair with the Bowie Project on 23rd March

Dizzy’s Jazz Club
Say g’day to Uncle Roger, he has been a great supporter of the Jam Sessions over the years, and I take back everything I have ever said about the caddish De Coverley, but only so I can use it all again…

Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Glass Moon, big bands, the Roger Clark Quartet,

and on 3rd March David Ruiz and Trumpet.

Uptown Jazz Cafe
Another goodly line-up, this one trends to more moderne jazz, always a good night out. Oehlers, Bpstretch, Magnusson et al.