past event

Jazz Westside: Moonee Ponds

Various venues

FREE

Come and celebrate the joy of jazz at this street party showcasing some of Melbourne’s best music from our city’s ever-inspiring jazz scene.

From 2-6pm enjoy the spring sunshine and local talent at the Hall Street pop-up stage. Then from 6pm onwards, go on a jazz crawl and soak up the tunes at nearby Moonee Ponds restaurants and bars.

 

Hall Street Pop Up Stage:

2:00PM – The Georgia Brooks Swingtet

Imbued with a decidedly vintage tone, a natural elegance and a great respect for the classic repertoire of the 1920s and 30s, Georgia Brooks and her toe-tapping quintent channel the spirit of classic swing-era jazz clubs.

3:30PM – Jake Amy Trio

Jake Amy delivers a raw and energetic fusion between hip-slinging Afro Cuban syncopation, jungle beats and dark house colours. An amalgamation of some of Australia’s leading improvisers, Jake’s trio consists of Jordan Pereira on drums and Stephen Lane on bass.

5:00PM – Kaiit

Described as the lovechild of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu by Scott herself, PNG-born soul and hip-hop artist Kaiit charms audiences as she flips between chilled soul and feisty rhymes. Since taking home the Best Soul/R&B Award at the 2019 ARIAs, Kaiit has been busy playing festivals and supporting international heavyweights SZA and The Internet on tour.

 

Local Venue Performances

Stella Anning Trio
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Valley Cellar Door, Moonee Ponds

Yael Zamir
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Macellaria, Moonee Ponds

DJ Chelsea Wilson
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Mango Lounge, Moonee Ponds

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