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16 May, 2018

Jazz Out West is back and bigger than ever!

Curated by Guest Programmer Mz Rizk, experience global jazz stylings, laid-back beats, old-school funk and soul inflected grooves with these free events in Footscray, Moonee Ponds and Maribyrnong.

NEW FLOWER GARDEN

Friday 1 June, 6:30pm 
Puckle Street Wine Store & BaR

Dripping with soulful power, Lauren Brydie and Emerson Alexander perform stripped-back duets of jazz standards alongside Kyran (guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Julian Steel.

 

KALALA & THE ROUND MIDNIGHTS

Sunday 10 June, 4:00pm
Penny Young

Soul-groove style jazz with a nod to iconic artists Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade and OutKast; vocalist Kalala leads a killer set ranging from soulful, smooth jazz to sophisticated pop.

 

DUO NOVO

Sunday 3 June, 2:00pm
The Boathouse

Laid-back and fresh like a Rio sea breeze, Jolene Moran (vocals) and Oscar Poncell (guitar) play classics from popular Brazilian artists of the 1960s, in a perfect Sunday afternoon set.

 

DJ CHELSEA WILSON

Saturday 9 June, 9:00pm
Mango Lounge Bar

Catch Melbourne based vocalist, songwriter, broadcaster and PBS DJ spinning her eclectic mix of groove orientated jazz. From Bebop to soul jazz with a dash of Ethio and Latin all featuring fiery solos and killer bass lines, this is soul-tapping goodness!

 

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DJ ENNIO STYLES

Thursday 7 June, 7:00pm
Littlefoot Bar

Local Melbourne DJ, occasional music maker and 3RRR presenter, Ennio Styles will be stylin’ your evening down the path of soul and sonic street grooves.

 

COOL OUT SUN

Saturday 9 June, 9:00pm
The Reverence Hotel

Fusing traditional Afro Cuban rhythms with hiphop, N'Fa Jones, Sensible J, Lamine Sonko and Nui Moon are a phenomenon when experiences live, bringing drums, drums and more drums to the stage.

 

THANDO

Saturday 2 June, 4:00pm
Bluestone Church Arts Space

Singer/songwriter Thando is fast becoming Melbourne’s reigning queen of alternative RnB, soul and jazz. Experience the spine-tingling intimacy of a rare acoustic set featuring Henry James (guitar).

 

STEPPING INTO TOMORROW

Friday 1 June, 7:30pm
The Line

Leading Melbourne beatmakers pay tribute to the greats of jazz, featuring fresh interpretations by Amin Payne (George Benson), Walla C (Stan Getz), Pataphysics (Miles Davis), Dan San (Eddie Harris), Sadiva (Donald Byrd) and Skomes (Joe Zawynul).

 

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