Category Archives: GIGS

Images of and thoughts about jazz gigs at Melbourne venues


Dr Tony Gould and the honourable Scott Tinkler

Dr Tony Gould and the honourable Scott Tinkler


Moreland City Phoenix Project, Saturday 12 December at 7.30pm, Cross Street Music Hall, 11-17 Cross St, East Brunswick

I don’t know who took the photograph above, but what a great shot of these esteemed gentlemen.

When I read the headline on the accompanying flyer — Handing over the baton concert — I jumped to the erroneous conclusion that Dr Tony Gould was to assume command of the band from the mercurial Scott Tinkler, exponent extraordinaire of trumpah.

Obviously I was wrong, because Gould is taking the patron’s baton after the death of that giant of Australian music, Peter Sculthorpe. And so the baton passes from one wonderful musician to another. Tinky, as the band leader is sometimes dubbed, will presumably stay at the helm.
So, after a hiatus of six months, the Moreland City Phoenix Project will rise again to perform in concert again on Saturday.
The “Handing Over the Baton” concert will open with Gould playing a Sculthorpe composition. That is surely reason enough to turn up. He will also perform with Tinkler.
The concert will also include compositions and arrangements by band member Cathy Connor (including an arrangement of a Bernie McGann piece) and  also a selection of new compositions by Jim Cuomo (also a band member), Sam Keevers, and Bob Sedergreen (arranged by Sonja Horbelt) and other composers.
Admission by donation.



Olivia Chindamo

Olivia Chindamo                        (Image by Maclay Heriot)


Unwoven, performed by Movement 9 with vocals by Olivia Chindamo, special guest Carlo Barbaro and a string trio, Thursday 10 December and Friday 11 December at Paris Cat, tickets $25. Bookings essential.

Anyone familiar with Joe McEvily’s work as a composer and arranger will not want to miss the chance to catch one of these two concerts.

Award-winning vocalist Olivia Chindamo joins Movement 9 to play a suite of 14 new arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell, Frank Ocean, Steely Dan, Esperanza Spalding, Mondo Rock, Allison Kraus, and more.

Word is that Unwoven “crosses genres to present a selection of well-loved and little-known songs, served with a shimmering blend of strings and horns”.

When: Thursday 10 December, 9-11pm
Where: Paris Cat Jazz Club (6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne 3000)
Tickets: $25 –

When: Friday 11 December, 7-9pm
Where: Paris Cat Jazz Club (6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne 3000)
Tickets: $25 –

Movement 9 has this year captivated audiences at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and White Night with original music and collaborations, including a dozen sold-out performances of its Amy Winehouse show We May Never Meet Again.

Line-up: Olivia Chindamo voice, Daniel Tsang violin, Megan Burslem viola, Natasha Trinkle cello, Carlo Barbaro tenor saxophone, Niran Dasika trumpet, Tom Sly trumpet, Joel Trigg piano, Jordan Tarento bass and James Milic drums.

Tom Sly with Movement 9 at Paris Cat

Tom Sly with Movement 9 at Paris Cat

Joe McEvily and Niran Dasika

Joe McEvily and Niran Dasika with Movement 9 at Paris Cat


Scott Tinkler

Scott Tinklier 18 May 2015

NEXT month (after the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and after what is sure to be one hell of a party) Melbourne will lose the venue which has been at the heart of improvised music in the city for many years. Who knows what will spring up in the way of alternatives to the iconic Bennetts Lane, but as jazz in this city moves on, Ausjazz will be posting some images from the past. In this case, it’s the recent past — 18 May 2015.

You may have been in the band or in the audience, but we hope some of these pictures rekindle memories of great gigs.


Al Browne

Concentrating: Al Browne, 18 May 2015

Marty Holoubek

Marty Holoubek 18 May 2015

In the moment: Julien Wilson

In the moment: Julien Wilson, 18 May 2015