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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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.









JazzDeuce are a Bendigo based jazz duo dedicated to the sounds of the Great American Songbook, inspired by from the timeless songs written between the 1920’s and 1960’s. Tunes by composers such as the Gershwins, Jimmy Van Heusen, Duke Ellington and ColePorter

Jazz standards and the Great American Songbook
Norm Gray Vocals/ trumpet / flugelhorn / valve trombone
Simon Wigney Guitar
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Red Line 4

Band leader Anthony Pell has put together a fine quartet playing Contemporary Jazz, Modern Jazz and Fusion. Listen for some killer bass lines, and talented French drummer Sebastien letting loose.

Jonathan Moore Guitar
Tom Benson Tenor Sax
Anthony Pell Electric Bass
Sebastian Jego Drums




The Tracey Roberts Quartet

Original jazz-infused pop/folk/funk plus re-stylised jazz. Tracey Roberts is a fine pianist and singer, leading a band of highly experienced musicians.

Tracey Roberts (piano / vocals)
Jon Magill (saxes / flute / percussion)
Rob Mercer (drums)
Andrew Eames (bass)



Jazz Notes with Risa Kodani

Risa returns to the Festival , with some hot musicians in Jazz Notes. The lady is a real entertainer, and will keep the crew on their toes – are they up for it? Of course they are, one not to be missed!

Risa Kodani, Vocals
Ann Craig, flute
Kevin Blaze, Guitar
Daniel Pickard, Bass
Marek Podstawek, drums