Katerina Myskova and Her Quartet

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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

http://www.katerinamyskova.com/music

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)

https://www.facebook.com/nadiraandfriends/?ref=settings

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbvPIPx1fuN4DzQmRsJ1JsA

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High Society Jazz Orchestra

1920s to 40s big band music, all done with a sense of fun. HSJO played a hot set in the Gaol last year and are back for more.

Treena Costin voice David Roe trumpet, trombone
Jo Cossor voice Rob Humphrey trumpet, voice
Alison Davey piano, voice David Ashfield trombone
Doug McGregor

saxes, clarinet

Lorne Campbell drums
Judith Marriott

sax, clarinet

Stephen McGregor

double bass

Erin Ritchie tenor sax, clarinet Peter Harris guitar
Lauren Ritchie baritone sax, violin    

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http://www.highsocietyjazz.com.au/

JazzDeuce

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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http://www.jazzdeuce.com/home.html

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The JC Little Big Band

Count Basie big band swing of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Jason Chalmers is a ridiculously talented saxophonist and band leader. The JC Big Band also running a couple of big band Karaoke sessions, following the success of these in Melbourne. Singers – get involved!

Clancye Milne Vocals
Jason Chalmers Tenor Saxophone
Ed Farrar Trumpet
Sam Parry Trumpet
Sean Hamilton Bass
Amanda Goldsworthy Drums
James Mustafa Trombone
Peter Tarrant Guitar
+ guests

https://soundcloud.com/jason-chalmers/shiny-stockings

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The JASSisters

Standards from the swing era in 3 part harmony, done with class. Quite different to any other band at the Festival and a whole heap of fun.

VOCALS
Anna Struth
Jenny Stengards
Su Rogerson
Holly Brick Bass
Corey Hall Trumpet
Lionel Bailey Tenor Saxophone
Judee Horin Piano
Dean Constable Drums

https://www.facebook.com/JASSisters-668337116633213/

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The Australian Hammond Quartet

The best way to describe Jon and Wendy Wade’s smooth sound is ‘Blues Inspired Swing Jazz with strong rhythm influences. And the Hammond organ sound is smokin’!

Some links…
https://www.jonandwendywade.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BMLSDHxxt0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsA683Gduws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgxb8whj9Vw
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Sarah McDonald Quartet

Assured and stylish, Sarah McDonald effortlessly segues from applying a dash of tropical swelter to thirties standards, from tinkering with Thelonius Monk torch songs to a soul jazz rendition of an Amy Winehouse classic.

Sarah McDonald Vocals
Kumar Shome. Guitar
Ron Romero Tenor sax
Ben Hanlon Bass
Lewis Pierre-Humbert Drums

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https://soundcloud.com/sarah-mcdonald_jazz/blue-drag-live-at-the-tokyo-club

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-mcdonald_jazz/i-put-a-spell-on-you-live-at-the-paris-cat

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-mcdonald_jazz/sweet-lotus-blossum-live-at-the-paris-cat-march-2016