State of Jazz

Over 40 events with over 4,000 musicians, celebrate the State of Jazz in South Australia.

RESIDENCIES

THE NEW CABAL AT LA BOHEME

Every Wednesdayat 9.15pm
19 April, 26 April, 3 May April
La Boheme Nightclub, 36 Grote St Adelaide SA 5000
Style/about – Performing original contemporary and an eclectic selections of jazz standards every Wednesday night.

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THE AIRBENDERS AT THE GILBERT STREET HOTEL

Every Tuesday at 7.30pm
18 April, 25 April, 2 May
Gilbert Street Hotel, 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Style/About – A trio of Hammond Organs play an exciting brand of Jazz, Funk, and Blues.

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ROSS & SCHMOE DUO - JAZZ AT AJ’S BAR WITH DAN & SCHMOE THURSDAY NIGHTS

Every Thursday at 5pm
20 April, 27 April and 4 May
AJs Bar and Café, 146 Gawler Place Adelaide SA 5000
Style - Original Australian Compositions and Jazz Standards.

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DJAMMERS’ SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA - WEEKLY WEDNESDAY DJAM

Every Wednesday at 7.30pm
19 April, 26 April and 3 May
Benjamin of Franklin Hotel, 233 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000
Style - Gypsy Jazz.

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GIGS

COMA –MIRABEL // THE AFFINITY QUINTET

Monday, 24 April
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton SA 5031
Mirabel Style - Borrowing from free improvisation and creating compelling structures with live instrumentation and electronics.
The Affinity Quintet style - Music composed by members of the 2017 Elder Conservatorium Honours ensemble.

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SOUTHERN JAZZ CLUB - ADELAIDE BIG BAND WAR YEARS SPECIAL

Tuesday, 25 April 7.30pm
Highway Hotel, 290 Anzac Hwy Plympton SA 5038
Style - Mix of Traditional and Mainstream Jazz and Big Band Swing. 

ARTHOUSE SWING

Wednesday, 26 April 7.30pm
Published Arthouse, 11 Cannon Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Style/about – Mainstream Big Band Jazz and Swing. 

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MARK HOUGH SEPTET

Thursday, 27 April 8.00pm
Mount Gambier Morrison’s Jazz Club, 2/16 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier SA 5290
Style/about – Jazz standards.   

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HUB-TONES

                                                                            

Thursday, 27 April
La Boheme, 36 Grote Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Style / About - Hub-Tones are a quartet of Adelaide university students ranging from 2nd year to honours.
They draw influence from various eras of Jazz ranging from BeBop to more Contemporary sounds of the current day.
Blending these influences through a mixture of time-tested standards and original compositions sets the mood perfectly for the quaint setting of La Boheme.

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JAZZ LEGENDS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW - THE NEW CABAL FEATURING JAMES MULLER & JAZZSA SUPERBAND ONE

Friday, 28 April
Grainger Studio, 91 Hindley St Adelaide SA 5000
Style - Original modern jazz along with standards from the 1930s to today.

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JMA HONOURS ENSEMBLE

Friday, 28 April 8.00pm
Mount Gambier Morrison’s Jazz Club, 2/16 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier SA 5290
Style/about - Post bop groove. 

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ANITA WARDELL DUO

Friday, 28 April 8.30pm
The Bluebee Room, 131 Pirie St (Cnr Hyde St) Adelaide
Style – A mix of Bebop and Vocalese Jazz. 

NICE VERDES AT FLEURIEU FESTIVAL

Friday, 28 April 7.00pm & Saturday, 29 April 1.00pm
Flurieu Festival - Smiling Samoyed Brewery, 48 Main S Road Myponga 5202
Style/about - A mix of world jazz – Original music with Jazz influenced elements and improvisation infused with Cuban sounds. 

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THE SOUND OF FLORA SEPTET

Saturday, 29 April 8.00pm
Mount Gambier Morrison’s Jazz Club 2/16 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier SA 5290
Style/about - Modern Jazz. 

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DANIEL J ROSS TRIO

Saturday, 29 April 2.00pm
AJs Bar and Café, 146 Gawler Place Adelaide SA 5000
Style - Original Australian compositions and fusion. 

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HOT FOOT JAZZ WITH LOUISE MESSENGER

Sunday, 30 April 1.00pm
Walkerville RSL, 98 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081
Style –Mix of Traditional and Dixieland Jazz. 

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NICE VERDES

Sunday, 30 April 4.00pm
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton SA 5031
Style/about - A mix of world jazz – Original music with Jazz influenced elements and improvisation infused with a flair of Cuban sounds. 

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COMA - voiceROM VIDEO EXTRAVAGANZA // MG GROUP

Monday, 1 May
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton SA 5031
VoiceROM video extravaganza style - Joyful funk, creative sampling and instrumental hip hop grooves with real-time music video clip creation.
MG Group style - Original compositions influenced by the music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

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SOUTHERN JAZZ CLUB - YSB FEATURING ADELAIDE’S YOUNG JAZZ TALENT

Tuesday, 2 May 7.30pm
Highway Hotel, 290 Anzac Hwy Plympton SA 5038
Style – Mix of Traditional and Mainstream Jazz and Big Band Swing. 

BONNIE LEE GALEA’S JAZZ IN CHEEK

Thursday, 4 May 9pm
La Boheme, 36 Grote St Adelaide SA 5000
Style - An eclectic selection of Cheeky JAZZ, Smokey BLUES & SWINGing Rhythms also some select songs in French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. 

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BONNIE LEE GALEA’S JAZZ IN CHEEK TRIO

Friday, 5 May 6.30pm
The German Club, 233 Flinders Street Adelaide 5000
Style – An eclectic selection of Cheeky JAZZ, Smokey BLUES & SWINGing Rhythms also some select songs in French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. 

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GENERATIONS IN JAZZ - CITY OF MOUNT GAMBIER STAGE BAND COMPETITION AND THE ANZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE AWARDS

Saturday, 6 May 8.00pm
The Barn Precinct, Glenelg River Road, OB Flat, Mount Gambier
Style/about –4000 students in 305 jazz ensembles, will compete and perform to claim top jazz honours. 

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Q & I – BONNIE LEE GALEA & QUINTON DUNNE

Sunday, 7 May 1.30pm
Korked, 3 Divett St Port Adelaide SA
Style - A mix of standards and quirky numbers edging on some soul style jazzy lounge tunes. 

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BONNIE LEE GALEA’S JAZZ IN CHEEK TRIO

Sunday, 7 May 4pm
Horizon’s Lounge Bar Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Road Glenelg SA 5045
Style - An eclectic selection of Cheeky JAZZ, Smokey BLUES & SWINGing Rhythms also some select songs in French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

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GENERATIONS IN JAZZ - SUNDAY FINALE CONCERT

Sunday, 7 May 12.30pm
The James Morrison Pavilion, OB Flat, Mount Gambier
Style/about – An afternoon of jazz, James Morrison and company take you on a journey through big band standards and toe-tapping favourites. 

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DANIEL J ROSS QUARTET

Sunday, 7 May 2.00pm
AJs Bar and Café, 146 Gawler Place Adelaide SA 5000
Style - Original Daniel J Ross compositions from 2005-2017.

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A NIGHT OF JAZZ

Tuesday, 9 May 7.00pm
The Hilton, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000 Adelaide
Style/about – A celebration of all styles of Jazz. Lead by award-winning Marquis Hill, direct from NYC joined by some of South Australia's finest Jazz graduates.

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SOUTHERN JAZZ CLUB – OLD DOGS AND YOUNG CATS

Tuesday, 9 May 7.30pm
Highway Hotel, 290 Anzac Hwy Plympton SA 5038
Style – Mix of Traditional and Mainstream Jazz.

 

OTHER EVENTS

SA JAZZ ARCHIVE INC

OPEN DAYS
Every Tuesday from 10am – 3pm
18 April, 2 May & 9 May
Scots Church Administration Centre, 237 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
About - The South Australian Jazz Archive saves and celebrates South Australia's jazz heritage - all jazz styles. All welcome to browse & converse about Jazz!

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SA JAZZ ARCHIVE INC HOSTS NICK POLITES

FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR
Wednesday, 24 May 2pm - 4pm
Scots Church Administration Centre, 237 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
About –Special guest, Australia's finest classical jazz clarinet Nick Polites presents ‘A History of the Australian Jazz Convention: his own experience'.

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24 JAZZ PRESENTERS BROADCASTING 24 HOURS OF JAZZ & BLUES FROM 5MBS 99.9FM Adelaide

(from 12AM to midnight; celebrating #JazzDay)
RADIO
Sunday, 30 April
Tune in to 5MBS 99.9FM or stream us live at 5MBS.com
About - Broadcasting & Streaming 24-hours of Jazz & Blues; all genres, for International Jazz Day

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SWING OUT ADELAIDE – BEGINNER SWING DANCING WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP
Sunday, 23 April 1.30pm
Estonian Hall, 200 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Style/about –Dance lesson dedicated to recreating the dances of the 1930s and 40s teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Vernacular Jazz dances.

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IN THE GROOVE OF ADELAIDE JAZZ - YACEK SZONCINSKI

EXHIBITION
Thursday, 20 April 7.00pm
Henry Austin HA BAR, 29-31 Chesser Street, Adelaide, 5000
Style/about – An exhibition featuring photos from ‘Jazz in Adelaide, the Black Note Jazz Club story: A photo album of Jazz Images taken live at the Black Note Jazz Club in Adelaide’.

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