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.


From Stan

Hello Jazz fans!

Is it too early to tell you about the February gigs I am involved in? Not if the first of them is on Tuesday, February 2nd. On that date, from 8pm, I will be playing with a band called “Breakout” at Dizzy’s Jazz Club. (We used to be called “Blowout” but we didn’t want to be confused with – or sued by – “Wilbur Wilde’s Blowout”.) “Breakout” comprises Colin Garett on saxophone, Robert Pettinato on drums, Peter Ryan on guitar and myself, Stan van Hooft on bass guitar. We play modern and contemporary jazz standards and original compositions. Dizzy’s Jazz Club is at 381 Burnley Street, Richmond. They have a very good kitchen and a dinner table can be booked at 9428 1233. Hope to see you there. Entry is $14 or $10 concession.

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at Dizzy’s

Saturday, 16 May

Roger Clark Quartet with David Cotter

One of Melbourne’s finest sax players, Roger Clark, will be making yet again another appareance at Dizzy’s. Featuring along side him on the vocals, the incredible David Cotter. He will be singing some swinging tunes by Dean Martin, so grab your dancing shoes and come on down!
This is always a popular event,  so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Bookings via phone on 94281233 or the Contact Us page.
Start Time: 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: $20/$16
Visit our website for more details: www.dizzys.com.au
Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Richmond Victoria
Phone: (03) 9428 1233

David Rex Quartet with Grace Cordell

at Dizzy’s

World-class alto saxophonist and accomplished composer David Rex is without doubt one of Australia’s greatest gifts to Jazz. Since bursting onto the scene as a 17-year-old jazz saxophone prodigy, David Rex has established himself as a leader in the Australian Jazz scene.

Grace Cordell is a Melbourne rising star and is already blowing audiences away with her exceptional vocal range.

Don’t miss the David Rex Quartet with Grace Cordell at Dizzy’s.

Bookings via phone 94281233 or the Contact Us page.

Start Time: 9pm

Entry Fee: $20/16

One week until Valentine’s Day! Book now at Dizzy’s

Saturday, 14th February – Valentine’s Day at Dizzy’s with Craig Schneider Trio

Dizzy’s is a relaxed, intimate venue, perfect for a special evening out. Free glass of sparkling wine on arrival for couples with a dinner reservation. Book now to avoid disapointment. Call 94281233 to make a reservation.

Craig Schneider is a multi award-winning pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and musical director. Equally at home on the concert stage or in an intimate jazz club, he has performed all over the world. With musical influences ranging from the swinging style of Oscar Peterson and Nat “King” Cole to the fiery Latin music of Michel Camilo and Chick Corea, Craig performs a versatile and engaging repertoire of his own original compositions and jazz standards with his trio featuring Ashley Smith (bass) and Nelson Piccin (drums).
Start Time: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20.00 / $16.00
Visit our website for more details: www.dizzys.com.au
Jazz Club
381 Burnley Street
Richmond Victoria
Phone: (03) 9428 1233

Friday, 16th January – Sevil Sabah with Rory Clark Trio & special guest Simon O’Neal

This Friday also at Dizzys Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Richmond… which is a bit of a step up from Sevil wandering into the Gold Street Gossip Shop two years ago.

The elegant and sultry voice of Sevil Sabah is highlighted by the fresh canvas of flute and guitar over a vibrant rhythm section. With the highly acclaimed Rory Clark Trio & Special Guest Simon O’Neal. Bookings via phone 9428 1233

Start Time:9.00PM Entry Fee: $20/$16


Peter Morant – Vale

Hi Jammers

An old Dizzy’s jam session regular, Peter Morant, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday 1 November after a brief illness. There will be a funeral next Friday 14 November, 10:30am, Boyd Chapel, Springvale Crematorium. It will be followed by a wake to be held at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street Richmond from around 12:30pm – 4pm. Any friends of Peter’s are welcome to attend. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and participate in a memorial jam session for Peter to give him the send off he deserved.


At Dizzy’s

John Montesante Quintet featuring May Johnston


After highly lauded performances at Glastonbury (UK) and St Paul Jazz Festival(France), and many gigs in Australia, versatile songstress, MAY JOHNSTON, returns to Dizzy’s with her “Women of Jazz” program, performing Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan & Etta James, among others.

She will appear with John Montesante (trumpet/flugelhorn), Roger Clark (alto saxophone), Carlo Alberto Canevali (drums), Paige Smith (double bass) and Rory Clark (piano).
You are guaranteed a stellar experience with this special artiste, outstanding jazz music, delicious food and drink and excellent company. Dinner available from 7pm with showtime 9pm.

Start Time: 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: $20/$16

Visit our website for more details: www.dizzys.com.au

Dizzy’s Jazz Club
381 Burnley Street
Richmond Victoria
Phone:(03) 9428 1233

Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) with Peter Foley at Dizzy’s

The Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MoJO). We play various styles of music such as big band, funk, jazz and swing, all under the musical direction and skillful guidance of Elliot Hughes. The band is looking forward to a rockin’ night.

Guests are encouraged to go up on stage and sing a number or two with the band.

It is highly recommended that you book, as MoJO gigs are always busy!

Thurs 31st July
Entry: $14/$10