From Marion & Sweet Ade

Here is some information about Sweet Ade’s forthcoming gig.

The band I lead, Sweet Ade, will be playing at Caulfield Park Bandstand March 5 from 2-3.30 pm.  This is a delightful outdoor venue at the historic bandstand. There will be free art activities for children. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy!

For those who haven’t heard us, we’re a lively, upbeat group with an colourful array of instruments –  recorders, ukuleles, clarinet, saxophones, piano accordion, washboard, drums, sousaphone, piano, banjo and vocals. The musicians for this gig will be: Marion Lustig, Peter Mason, Lisette Payet, Richard Opat, Joe Kenyon and Janet Arndt.  

We’ll be presenting an entertaining, interesting and eclectic program with creative arrangements of music ranging from the late 1800’s to the present day, balancing well-known tunes with little heard gems including early Australian jazz. 



From Marion

Hi all,
Following a recent packed out CD launch, Marion Lustig’s band Sweet Ade is doing another gig at Open Studio, this one at the convenient time of 5-7 pm on Saturday, May 28.
Come along before dinner and grab a copy of our new CD, entitled Sweet Ade: Celebrating Ade Monsbourgh and the Recorder.
Bring your kids or grandkids, especially if they play the recorder.
Best wishes,

From Marion–Sweet Ade

I hope this isn’t too late for this week’s newsletter.
Sweet Ade will be playing this coming Sunday, December 6 at Caulfield Park Bandstand from 2 – 4 pm.
Bring a picnic and a rug, and enjoy the sunshine and free art activities for kids.
Recorders, reeds, piano, sousa, vocals, washboard, drums, lots of fun.

Sweet Ade

Here is some information about a couple of Sweet Ade forthcoming gigs:
Farouk’s Olive,  711 High St., Thornbury on Saturday, November 8 from 6 – 8 pm. Admission $7/$5.  Amazing olives, bar snacks, quirky beverages.  Later in the evening, you can hear Cheap Frills, a mainstream jazz band featuring vocalist Jazz Stutley, playing sassy tunes for jazz lovers.

Caulfield Park Bandstand, Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2-3 pm, followed for the second hour by another jazz band. Bring a picnic if you like. Free art activities for kids. 

Sweet Ade plays  trad jazz with a difference: an eclectic repertoire including jazz standards and Australian jazz, a 7 piece line-up featuring recorders, reeds, vocals, piano, banjo, drums, washboard, piano accordion, ukeleles, sousaphone, and lots of fun.

And while I have your attention, I highly recommend the movie Whiplash for all jazz musicians.

Cheers and thanks,

Sweet Ade in Gippsland on Cup Day

Marion Lustig’s recorder led band, Sweet Ade, will be playing on Cup Day, Tuesday November 5 from 2 – 4.30 pm at Bass in Gippsland.

Gig details:

Bass Valley Community Centre, Bass School Rd., Bass, Entry $12.50. There will be a picnic and sausage sizzle in the park from 11.30 a.m., the op shop will be open and there will be a coffee cart on site.  There will be a break for the broadcast of the Cup.  Bass is one hour and 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne.   Bookings: Roger Clark, P.O. Box 1084 Grantville 3984, phone 0403 025 429, or email

Sweet Ade is a recorder-led jazz band, “trad” but non-traditional. Inspired by the recorder playing of the late, great Australian multi-instrumentalist Ade Monsbrough, its eclectic repertoire includes early Australian jazz, ragtime and jazz standards.

 Musicians for the Cup Day gig will be: Marion Lustig (recorders), Peter Mason (clarinet, tenor and soprano saxophones, vocals, recorder), Lyn Thomas (piano), Clint Smith(banjo), Joe Kenyon (sousaphone), Richard Opat (washboard and drums), and Janet Arndt (vocals).