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.


Toby Wren Quartet “Rich and Famous” CD Launch

Can I post a couple of gigs on your website?

Toby Wren Quartet “Rich and Famous” CD Launch.

4 October – Uptown

The Toby Wren Quartet visit Melbourne to launch their fifth recording of original compositions. “Rich and Famous” captures the improvisational energy and rhythmic thrills of one of Australia’s most compelling and satisfying contemporary jazz ensembles.

Toby Wren (gtr); Joseph O’Connor (pf); Andrew Shaw (db); Chris Vale (dr).

5 October – Albury Jazz Basement

7 October – Bennetts Lane

Songs from the new album “Rich and Famous” and 2009s “Everything Must Go” featuring Jamie Oehlers on tenor saxophone.

Toby Wren (gtr); Jamie Oehlers (ts); Andrew Shaw (db); Chris Vale (dr).