GIG: Women’s Festival Sextet, Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, 8.30pm, Tuesday 29 November (Melbourne Jazz Co-operative)

Martha Baartz

Saxophonist Martha Baartz is back at Bennetts Lane on Tuesday.

There is no Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival this year, unfortunately, but there will an all-female sextet playing original material at Bennetts Lane on Tuesday.

Since 2000, the MWIJF has sought to form a sextet each year of leading female musicians to perform and promote their material. This year the sextet’s core rhythm section members Andrea Keller (piano) Tamara Murphy (bass) and Sonja Horbelt (drums) are joined again by NSW-based alto saxophonist Martha Baartz, who used to live in Melbourne, together with Gian Slater (vocals) and Fran Swinn (guitar).

The last time we heard Baartz back in Melbourne it was a real hoot, and there is every reason to believe this performance also will have a really great vibe and be a showcase of Australian women’s jazz talent. This sextet is brimming with talent, so rock up and enjoy.

Don’t miss it!


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