We’re bringing jazz to the west in a free night of music at the new Footscray Night Market for Jazz Westside.

Chill out as the sun sets over the west and enjoy a bite and drink as three artists take over the Rotunda stage with rhythm and song from the African diaspora and the early days of jazz.

5:35PM – Jamie Aditya & The Mezzrollers

Former MTV Asia VJ and Indonesian Idol judge Jamie Aditya performs his infectious repertoire of early 20s and 30s jazz, blues and gospel. One need only listen to Jamie’s voice to hear the influence in style and phrasing of his musical idols: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.

 

7:10PM – Gordon Koang

Gordon Koang is a household name in South Sudan and an incredible performer with 9 albums under his belt. Accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel and his new Australian band, Gordon spreads a message of peace, love and unity, dancefloor style.

 

8:40PM – Ajak Kwai

Performing in Dinka, Arabic, and English, Ajak Kwai’s music draws upon South Sudanese funk and blues influences and brings together elements of traditional music alongside more contemporary gestures. The result is something notably unique and powerful.

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