Firing Squad plays a mixture of jazz, from bebop to modern jazz with the odd latin tune thrown in for good measure. From Parker and Coltrane through to Monk and Evans. Firing Squad features four of Melbourne's finest and most experienced musicians, playing hard swinging jazz.
Allan Smith Drums ( Leader ), Roger Clark Sax, Todd Sidney Keyboard, David Taylor Bass
Jazz Squad has been around the jazz scene for the past six years, and is comprised of some of Melbourne's finest and most experienced musicians. The swinging sounds and compositions of Ellington, Basie, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart etc. shine through. More recently we were thrilled to add the fabulous Sarah Maclaine to the line up. Jazz squad is the complete entertainment package.
Allan Smith Drums (Leader), Todd Sidney Keyboard, David Taylor Bass, Graeme Steel Trumpet, Ron Anderson Sax. Sarah Maclaine Vocals
Sarah Maclaine has gained a reputation for always delivering an exciting and memorable live jazz performance. Sarah constantly delights listeners with her rich, velvety voice, it's beautiful tone, incredible vocal range and wonderful scatting. With Sarah for her appearance at Inverloch is the excellent line-up of Todd Sidney on piano, Graeme Steel on trumpet, David Taylor on double bass and Allan Smith on drums.
Sarah Maclaine- Vocals, Todd Sidney - piano, David Taylor - bass, Allan Smith - drums, Graeme Steel - trumpet
Local Boys made Good - Cool quiet easy to listen to Jazz standards that most of the audience would either recognise hum along to or think they recognise. Like being in a London club at 3:00.AM.
Neville Drummond Bass, Clive Budd Guitar, John Hennesy Drums, Graeme Steel Trumpet.
Gary Russell Band - Original Jazz Funk Soul and Swing music with hooky original tracks and dedications too the great songs of Funk, Soul and Jazz.
Gary Russell : Songwriter, singer guitarist. Len McGrath : Kit and percussion. Paul Babington : Bass. Cathy Westaway : Piano vocals
Coda Trail - play a modern swing style of jazz covering a wide variety of standards in a relaxed cool combination of improvisation and homage to the original melody . Looking forward to contributing to a great jazz music festival.
Standing Tall - plays the kind of jazz popular in the 60's and 70's when the likes of Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris and Joe Zawinul were exploring funk, groove and Latin rhythms. The band released the CD, “Live at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues”, in late 2014, and the studio recording, “Nuts”, in 2015. At Inverloch one set will be a tribute to Freddie Hubbard.
Suzanne Andrews, Keyboards Simon Atkinson, Drums Tim Beresford, Guitar Matt Charles, Trumpet Dean Constable, Percussion Ann Craig, Flute Laurie Savage, Saxophones Stan van Hooft, Bass Guitar
BLACK PEARL – Showcasing the GREAT WOMEN of JAZZ & BLUES. This stylish, vibrant outfit will deliver an energy driven, soulful experience of Swing Jazz, R&B, Latin & Tribal Jazz. Christine Manetta’s powerhouse vocals combined with her dynamic performance will capture & charm the audience; featuring songs by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Etta James, Aretha Franklin.
The Company we Keep - Groove and atmosphere, standards, blues and sophisticated pop, come and enjoy our company!
Animated with Annie Smith - Superbly backed by a group of experienced Jazz musicians, the vibrant singer Annie Smith will entertain and amuse you, performing tunes from the American Song Book and other rarely performed vocal gems.
Groovin Together - An exciting group of talented musicians providing swinging music to get your feet tapping, often with a taste of Funk.
Annie and The Kats - Experienced backing group with the dynamic Annie Smith on Vocals. Jazz Standards in mainstream style, often with a bit of a twist!"
The Mast Gully Jazztet - The band appears regularly on the Puffing Billy Jazz Train, playing a selection of traditional and mainstream jazz as well as some well loved popular songs. The emphasis is on entertainment and keeping the audience dancing and singing along. Musical Category - Good time jazz.
Graeme Steele - Trumpet and vocals, Neil Taylor - Keyboard and vocals, Barry Boyes - Reeds, Noel Dollman - Bass, Peter Barker - Drums
The Usual Suspects - It is difficult to put this band in a musical category,we just play music. If we like a song we play it, regardless of the genre. We draw on material from such diverse sources as Fats Waller, Otis Redding, Sam Cook, Leonard Cohen, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Louis Jordan, Charles Trenet, etc. As well as the standard instrumentation of keys, guitar, reeds, drums, bass we swap around with mandolin, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle and melodica. Musical Category - Blues, jazz, R&B
Bruce McGill - Reeds and vocal, David Costiff - Keys, mandolin,blues harp, melodica and vocals, Geoff Townsend - Guitar, bass, keys, and vocal, Noel Dollman - Bass, ukelele, Peter Barker - Drums
Ruby Rogers & The Crystal Set - Ruby can swing, deliver a soulful ballad, groove and blues the night away with a unique voice that can't help but captivate you. A frequent and admired performer around Melbourne and at jazz festivals Ruby has teamed up with a group of new and old musical collaborators to produce a fresh approach to the pieces she would like to perform for you. We hope you enjoy the results.
Ruby Rogers - vocals, Tom Benson - saxophone, Doug Kuhn - double bass, Dean Constable - drums, John Curtis - piano
Annie Smith & The Bossa Boys - Featuring the outstanding vocalist, actress and entertainer extraordinaire Annie Smith the group performs Latin-inspired music across a broad range of sub-genres including bossa, samba, tango, beguine, salsa and latin jazz. The group is a regular and much followed performer at jazz festivals. Come and join the party - we want you to dance.
Annie Smith - vocals, Alex Yarosh - guitar, Dean Constable - drums / percussion, Doug Kuhn - double bass, John Curtis - piano
Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Mr Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in demanding fashion. With his dedication, hard work, and a killer rhythm section to boot Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain have produced a tight riveting live show.
Jesse Valach-Guitar/Vocals (Leader), Anthony Murray-Drums, Nick Ohlson-Bass, Rowan Mumford-Hammond/Keys
Catfish Voodoo have a high energy, low-down boogie sound, which is sure to remind one of a Smokey 1950’s Juke-Joint. Staying true to the masters of classic Chicago blues, Catfish Voodoo’s live shows and studio work are sure to delight and impress even the most discerning blues enthusiast.
Julian - Guitar - Vocals - Manager, Aaron Gillett - Harmonica, Jordan Hyde - Bass, Ben Gerrard - Drums, Luke Miller - Guitar
4th Avenue Band performs a groovy mix of blues with soul n feel! A seasoned, dedicated group, with smooth vocals & driving rhythmic guitar, covering artists such as Peter Green, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Tony Joe White, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, JJ Cale, Ry Cooder, Keb Mo, Boz Scaggs, Albert King.. For the past 8 years our keys player has performed regularly at Inverloch Festival in various outfits (inc Sassy Sisters) Formed in 2013 the band has played at many popular venues around Melbourne,and performed at the Eltham Jazz , Yarraville, & Docklands Blues festivals, proudly making its debut at the 2015 Inverloch festival.
Chris Dawes vocals & lead guitar, Michelle Johns keyboards & vocals, Gus Schroder Bass guitar, Remo Faro Drums
Sassy Sisters and Friends Rachel and Lisette have worked together for the past 4 years. This ear they have added to the Duo with different very experienced musicians. We have been working regularly at Rubys Room and Dizzys Jazz Bar. Our repertoire consists of tunes by Gershwin, Antonio-Carlos-Jobin, Gilberto, Kenny Dorhan, Bacharach and many more. Rachel has a rich velvet sound and Lisette has a husky sensual tone. They also sing in spanish, french and italian.
Rachel Camerino - Lead Vocals, Lisette Payet - (Piano/Vocals), Doug Kuhn - (Double Bass), Eric Budd - (Horns) or (Grant Metcalfe) Australian Navy Band or John Calamatta Chelsea Allen - (Drums) or Paul Phillips
Beck Rewired It was the mid-70s when Jeff Beck redefined instrumental rock with the back-to-back groundbreaking albums Blow By Blow and Wired. Stealing ideas from fusion, funk, rock and jazz alike, the albums mixed hooks and overdrive with extensive solo sections, unconventional modulations and frequent time changes to create a sonic landscape that inspired a generation of guitarists. David Carr was one such guitarist. Having worked with iconic Australian acts such as Russell Morris, Guy Sebastian, Deborah Conway and Taxiride, David was inspired to re-create Beck’s songs and sounds in a new band. Gathering bassist Robyn Payne (Tommy Emmanuel, Eurogliders, Tina Arena, Hey Hey It’s Saturday house band), drummer Rob Maizels (Crucial, Zoot Axe, Hail Hemi, Paul Jamieson Trio) and keyboardist Jared Haschek (Christine Anu, Eso, Compliments of Gus), the band have breathed new life into these classic tunes whilst staying true to the original recordings, hoping to introduce this incredible music to a brand new audience, while delighting Jeff Beck fans alike. Playing all songs from the Wired album along with selected cuts from Blow By Blow, Beck Re-Wired is everything you love about vintage Jeff Beck.
Robyn Payne - Bass, David Carr - Guitar, Rob Maizels - Drums, Jared Haschek - Keyboards
Balajo - Jazz Manouche or Gypsy Jazz, Swing Jazz and Latin Jazz featuring the unforgettable sounds of acoustic Selmer-style gypsy guitars,clarinet, and acoustic double bass. The same lineup stems from a traditional form of jazz created in France by Django Reinhardt in1939 remains ever-popular across the world today. Jazz Manouche is unique; a joyous music made famous by European gypsy guitarists like the late Django Reinhardt (1910 - 1953) and his many successors. It is the confluence of nomadic Romany gypsy music, popular French 'Musette' and Swing Jazz..
Mark Twigden - acoustic guitar, Adam Russo - acoustic guitar, Tim Doolan - acoustic guitar, Michael Danne - Bb clarinet Jesse MacIntyre - double bass
Rory Clark Septet The band features an international line-up including Paige Smith, USA; Brian Abrahams, South Africa; Christophe Genoux, France; and Dave Hardy, UK; plus some of Melbourne’s great players. Rory Remembers (2015) is the second album from pianist Rory Clark that pays tribute to the late trumpeter Gil Askey, a legend of Motown. The band will be showcasing repertoire from the album as well as classic jazz standards from the 1950s-60s.
Rory Clark - Piano, Eric Budd - Trumpet, David Hardy - Trombone, Christophe Genoux - Tenor Sax, Roger Clark - Alto Sax Paige Smith - Bass, Brian Abrahams - Drums
Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan was quite the hit when Wade made his debut at Inverloch 2015, with songs from crooner classics to an understated Mustang Sally. The band features flute and guitar over a strong rhythm section, giving Jazz Notes a unique character that has proven popular with audiences at festivals and a range of venues around Melbourne.
Wade Morgan - vocals, Ann Craig - flute, Kevin Blaze - guitar, Daniel Pickard - bass, Rob Mercer - drums
Nardia Rose and the Forster band are a dynamic group delivering an amazing mix of blues, jazz and soul. Combining the masterful playing of Steven Forster and Thomas Byrne on guitar and keyboards with the supremely dynamic and emotionally intense vocal stylings of Narida Rose, this is one act you won't want to miss.
Nardia Rose and the Forster band are a dynamic group delivering an amazing mix of blues, jazz and soul. Combining the masterful playing of Steven Forster and Thomas Byrne on guitar and keyboards with the supremely dynamic and emotionally intense vocal stylings of Narida Rose, this is one act you won't want to miss.
B3madness is a jazz hammond combo that features spirited improvisation when performing standards and original material that everybody can enjoy. All band members have extensive experience performing professionally for more than 20 years both touring and supporting well known artists.
Nicole Thorne Hammond B3 Mark Voogd Drums Roy Voogd Guitar Nicholas Pearce Tenor
The Dave Hedges All Stars How can you describe the indescribable? Your ears will drag you to them and your feet will not be stopped from tapping once you enter the aural vicinity of this amazing group of performers. Regularly seen around the Peninsula and widely acclaimed, the Dave Hedges All Stars (with special guests!) will leave you encoring till next years festival! Come and be a part of this once (or twice!) in a Festival experience!
David Hedges - Everything, Ian Oldstein - Piano, Poul Grage - Drums, Alex Anderson - Bass
Sweet Ade Recorder and jazz like you’ve never heard them before! This unusual trad band plays early Australian jazz, jazz standards, golden oldies, world music, poetry settings, klezmer and more. Expect a unique mix of instruments, variety, surprises and fun.
Marion Lustig Recorders, Peter Mason Reeds ukelele recorder vocals, Janet Arndt Vocals, Charley Farley Banjo vocals. Lisette Payet Piano, piano accordion vocals ukelele, Joe Kenyon Sousaphone, Richard Opat. Washboard and drums.
Troy Wilson & Matthew White play nothing but the finest pre-war and Chicago blues. This acoustic duo will take you right back to the source to drink in the original music that has influenced thousands of blues artists. Wilson & White - MBAS Solo/Duo Blues Competition Finalists for 2014 & 2015.
Troy Wilson - Vocals and guitar Matthew White - Harmonica
Ade Ish Trio Enjoy an intimate show with soulful, heartfelt, contemporary jazz music by ade ishs Trio. After listening to his joyful and lighthearted compositions, you will leave the show with a smile on your face. To promote the recently released DVD ade ishs Trio Live, this concert will showcase the music in the album as well as ade’s other original compositions.
Ade ishs: piano Chelsea Allen: drums Paul Bonnington: bass
The ishs/Allen Project plays original modern jazz tunes. Spearheaded by pianist ade ishs and drummer Chelsea Allen, this new Melbourne-based band delivers finesse in various styles, latin, funk, and more, giving the listeners moments to indulge in immersing harmonies, lyrical melodies, and dexterous rhythms. The band has released their eponymous debut album, and it has garnered positive acclaim from critics.
ade ishs: piano Chelsea Allen: drums Paul Bonnington: bass Ee Shan Pang: trumpet, flugelhorn, voice Ben Nieuwkerk: saxophones, clarinet, flute
Ruby Page Silky smooth, sassy, seductive, all describe jazz singer Ruby Page. An ultimate performer, she has surrounded herself with some of Melbourne's notable musicians such as Joe Ruberto with his magical keyboard skills and vocals, the brilliant Bob Venier on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and vocals, the sexy saxophone tones of Barrie Boyes and a driving rhythm section comprising the very talented Dean Addison on bass and drumming extraordinaire Dean Cooper. Add to this impressive line up the special vocal trio harmonies of Ruby, Joe and Bob and you have an excellent range of classic, standard and Latin jazz tunes which will leave audiences with a, not to be missed, memorable listening experience.
Ruby Page – Vocals Joe Ruberto – Piano & Vocals Bob Venier – Trumpet & Vocals Barrie Boyes - Saxophone Dean Cooper – Drums Double Bass… Michael Tortoni
The Nexus Project Inspired by the philosophies of Brian Brown, the Nexus Project place a strong emphasis on melody, timbre, texture and dynamic within a style that is unique but still familiar. “The positive result is brought about by the sharing of melodic and harmonic roles and attention is given to broadening the tonalities available.” John McBeath, the Weekend Australian, June 7-8, 2014. “I got a strong impression of a marriage of jazz, world and classical styles,” Martin Bray, Melbourne Audio Club Newsletter. The trio creates a cinematic quality in performance. Anton Tease, musician and promoter from Briagolong described it as “uninhibited lyricism, almost rhapsodic, punctuated with amazing rhythms and wonderful dynamic changes.” The Nexus Project presents a program of dynamic and compelling original music in a very accessable style.
James Wakeling-Guitar, Scott Dunbabin-Bass, Serge de Leucio-Drums
Bernardo Soler and Solead Q We play Latin Jazz and Flamenco music. Two acoustic/electric guitarists, bass guitar , percussionist. The group combines elements of traditional... Spanish guitar music with Latin Jazz rhythms and virtuostic improvisation to wow and entertain audiences of various musical tastes. The members display extensive musical versatility and always seek to entertain their audiences with more than just a musical display! The members have tertiary music qualifications from Australia and abroad. Each member is a musician in his/her own right, having performed in various ensemble contexts and styles from classical to jazz, from heavy metal to flamenco, from medieval to contemporary art music. Some of the members boast national and international performing awards on their instruments and are highly regarded instrumental and music classroom teachers.
Bernardo Soler - guitar, Tania Ravbar - guitar, Conrad Henderson - bass, Marek Podstawek - drums
Clavemania is an original music project that combines the deep-rooted traditions of Latin America, a contemporary approach to Jazz and an exploration of odd time signatures and compositional nuances, they skilfully visit a broad palette of genres including: Cuban timba, manbo, salsa, Afro-Peruvian festejo, all across-pollinated with traditional and experimental ingredients of Latin Jazz.
Paul Van Ross: Saxophone, flute Jonathan Cohen: Piano Damien Ellis: Drums Elizabeth Obando: bass and vocals Sebastian Orellana: conga. http://www.clavemania.com/2015/
The Sugarfoot Ramblers are a group of young musicians from Melbourne who have studied and played contemporary jazz styles, but also share a love of traditional jazz. After spending time in New Orleans, Travis Woods and Daniel Berry decided to form this band to explore the classic traditional jazz repertoire. The group has performed around town quite regularly over the past couple years including appearances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, The Paris Cat and Uptown Jazz Cafe. Travis says, “We all love the music of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as local legends and personal heroes, The Red Onions and The Hoodangers. So that’s the music we enjoy playing in this band.”
Travis Woods trumpet, James Macaulay trombone, Daniel Berry drums, Matt Hayes banjo, Jon Hunt clarinet, Jono Brown bass http://www.sugarfootramblers.com
Jon and Wendy Wade and the Insiders Led by one of the most exciting and talented pianists in Australia, Jonathan Wade, you will be entertained by jazz standards all arranged by Jon and delivered in style by Wendy, in her own soulful and passionate way. Jon and Wendy are supported by a lineup of brilliant musicians who will transport you away to another time and place!!
Jonathan Wade Keys/Hammond/vocals Wendy Wade Vocals Alex Yarosh Guitar Ron Anderson Reeds Allan Smith Drums Leon Heale Bass
Romajanco and Joe Ruberto Joe Roberto, the exceptionally talented and highly acclaimed jazz musician, is joined by Romajanco to create a unique and wonderful musical experience. The combination of Janece Alexander on vocals and guitar and Roman Goldine on guitar, with Joe’s sublime playing on piano accordion is a perfectly blended sound. Enjoy bossa nova, samba, jazz standards and Brazilian instrumentals. Lyrical…. to lively!
Janece Alexander - vocal and guitar Roman Goldine - guitar Joe Ruberto - piano accordion Denis Close - drums, cavaquinho and percussion Dean Addison - double bass http://romajanco.com
A'Beckett Street Jazz Band A group of musicians who got together to play at the local pizza parlour. We soon found that we were playing to a fully booked venue for the three nights of the Inverloch Jazz Festival. From there, we have performed at various festivals and functions playing out style of Dixie.
Ian Richardson - Piano Geoff Beauchamp - Clarinet Ezra Kowadlo - Trombone Richard Desmond -Trumpet David Graham - Bass Bruce Mitchell - Banjo Ron Black - Drums
Clare Castle Jazz Band After it's beginnings in the 1990's as the resident band in the Clare Castle Hotel Carlton, the group has become a recognised force in the Melbourne Jazz scene, with it's warm interpretations of traditional and Dixieland jazz. Early inspirations were the jazz greats, such as King Oliver, Kid Ory. and George Lewis, with later influences coming from such bands as the Dutch Swing College A delight to listen or dance to..
Richard Desmond - cornet Dave Robinson - clarinet Tony Harling - trombone/leader Bill Leithhead - piano Rod Evans - Bass Jim Badger - Banjo Neil Davidson - Drums
Anita Harris and Friends With 4 albums released on the Newmarket label, Anita’s repertoire of many hundreds of jazz songs continues to grow and evolve, and delights jazz audiences whenever Anita swings by. While mainstream standards are her playground, it’s finding those lost, lesser-heard musical gems and forgotten versus that really make playtime fun. “Harris’s contralto swings easily” [Michael Foster, Canberra Times], with her vocals once described as “delightfully creamy” [Bruce Crowther, UK Jazz Journal].
Anita Harris - Vocals, Graeme Steel - Trumpet, David Taylor - Bass, Kim Harris - Piano, Alan Richards - Drums
Harris Steel Duo Two highly talented and experienced musicians performing as "Late Night Jazz" on the last set at Warrawee on Sunday night,for many years as the "Turner Steel Duo". Sadly with the retirement of Neville Turner, the group has re-formed with the equally talented Kim Harris on keyboard.This session has long been acknowledged as one of the highlights of the festival.
Graeme Steel Trumpet Kim Harris Piano
Tiny Chet Trio Formed in 2005, plays Chet Baker covers, a white jazz singer who performed between the 1950s-1980s. Tunes including My Funny Valentine, Autumn Leaves, Lets Get Lost and other jazz standards in a modern light bop style. Tiny Chet Trio performs in Melbourne at Ruby's plus most jazz festivals in Victoria.
Murray Rees - Trumpet Terry Costello - Guitar/Vox Milosh Vozmansky - Bass
Jazz Running Wild was formed in 2012 from young musicians who participated in the Victorian Jazz Workshops which are run at the Australian Jazz Museum by Marina Pollard...each year the band changes to add some newer young musicians...The workshop promotes Trad Jazz and in the past 12 months have played at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2015, Victorian Jazz Club, Phillip Island Jazz Club and are playing at a Cup Day function for the Peninsular Jazz Club., followed by Australia Day in January 2016. These young musicians are our JAZZ FUTURE.
Marina Pollard ... Leader John Gray ... Trumpet Jennifer McCluskey... Baritone Sax Yang Chen Alto Sax... Ben Metha ...Piano Dylan Lynton...Guitar Bob Boxshall ...Bass Aidan Parker...Drums
Blue Tango are a vocal duo (Lynne sings and plays percussion, Dave sings and plays fingerstyle nylon-string guitar).They play jazz standards, blues, latin and classic pop songs. They specialise in original arrangements (eg Flat Foot Floogie/Shoo Fly Pie/Five O’Clock Whistle done as one song –see website).They are regulars at festivals (Halls Gap, Inverloch, Merimbula, The Basin etc ) and play over a hundred paid gigs a year. Their concert sets feature comedy songs, parodies etc (They like to interact with the audience). www.bluetangoduo.com “.....a fabulous, varied cabaret-style set. They were just great” Judee Horin, President, Showbiz Club Inc. Melbourne “...Wonderful genuine entertainers. A professional class act with a great repertoire. Always appreciated by audiences.” Barrie Boyes, Musical Director, Australian Jazz Museum
Dave Richard Guitar/Vocal Lynne Gough Vocal/percussion Denis Close Percussion http://www.bluetangoduo.com
Riffmasters Wanna feel good.....more than you could....then take some time out to check out the Riffmasters whose strong soul/jazz/blues vocals, classic brass and tight rhythm section will have you toe tapping as you remember times past when music was music - not noise. Enjoy!
Darrell Petersen - Lead vocal and keyboard Jenni Anastas - Lead vocal and backing vocal Heather Jameson - Lead vocal and backing vocal Rory Croft - Lead guitar Glen Jameson - Guitar and harmonica Andrew Thompson - Lap steel guitar Frank Morgan - Bass and backing vocal Jeremy Du Ve - Sax and backing vocal Leo Dellafiore - Trumpet
Body and Soul is influenced by the great singers and their bands of the past including Julie London and Anita O'day ! Jan wears her heart on her sleeve as a vocalist and is not ashamed to 'let it rip' when the mood requires ! Backed by experienced intuitive musicians who allow the ebb and flow of the music to lead the listener on a journey of discovery!
Jan Blake Vocals Neil Taylor Piano Trevor Firth Sax Ann Craig Flute Frank Morgan Bass Alan Richards Drums
The Weary Fire 4 piece local string band playing instrumental tango & bluegrass songs. Also singing harmony folk, blues & bluegrass, as well as Turkish gypsy music. We have a CD of original songs too.
Colin Matthews- acoustic guitar, vocals EJ Van Geest- banjo, vocals Sally Woods- piano accordion Martin Allen- mandolin
NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION JAZZ BAND “A taste of New Orleans with a Hot Mainstream Flavour” As you may be aware, the inspiration to establish the New Orleans Connection stemmed from the band leader, Paul Ingle’s USA tour in 2012, playing with various jazz bands in Southern California, San Francisco and New Orleans. Whilst performing in New Orleans, he discovered what some call the ‘New Orleans Connection’. On returning to Australia, Paul’s first mission was to establish the New Orleans Connection Jazz Band and ‘hand-pick’ the musician who could provide this vibrant jazz style and the new sound he was seeking. Individually, the musicians are certainly no strangers to the jazz world but collectively they provide a ‘great base for some mighty fine mainstream and traditional jazz’. The high levels of enthusiasm along with the variety and quality of the music performed has resulted in a rapid acceptance and ever increasing following of this new band. Apart from our regular ‘gigs’ is the Melbourne Jazz scene, we have featured at Jazz Festivals and Club including Victorian Jazz Club, Phillip Island, Jazz Festival, Barham Jazz Festival, Moe Jazz Club, Geelong Jazz Club, Werribee Swing Club and more.
Paul Ingle - Trombone/Vocals Graeme Steel - Trumpet/Vocals Mike Edwards - Reeds/Vocals Kim Harris - Piano/Vocals Hermann Schwaiger - String Bass Allan Smith - Drums
New Orleans Swamp Dogs If you seeking great traditional jazz, look no further than allowing the New Orleans Swamp Dogs to entertain you. This newly created five piece traditional jazz band will get your feet dancing and tapping to a diverse selection of traditional jazz tunes. Featuring some of the best and talented jazz musicians around, the New Orleans Swamp Dogs are taking audiences by storm at their performances; a band not to be missed!!!
Paul Ingle - Trombone/Vocals Graeme Pender - Reeds/Vocals Hermann Schwaiger - String Bass Clint Smith - Banjo/Guitar Allan Smith - Drums * Trumpet can be added to front line if required.
Honkytonk's Boogie Band have played many venues, festivals and dances around Melbourne, Victoria and NSW, entertaining crowds with their energetic, rhythmic and catchy original tunes. Influenced by the Swingin' and Croonin' vibe of the 40's, Rockin' Sounds of the 50's, and heartfelt Soulful tunes from the 60's, HBB combine these to create their own style and energy which has seen dance floors packed, and punters singing along.
Mark Nunis - Piano, Hammond & Vocals Wayne Kelly - Drums & Vocals Simon Vancam - Bass & Vocals Cal Barry - Baritone & Tenor Sax Phil Hayter - Alto & Tenor Sax https://www.facebook.com/HonkytonksBoogieBand/?sk=app_2405167945
Tony Gould is one of the most highly regarded and loved jazz pianists in Australia, who has played with the best from Australia and overseas. Imogen Manins is a magnificent cellist, equally at home with jazz and classical music and everything in between. Geoff Kluke is a master bassist and is recognised as one of Australia's finest jazz musicians. Graham Morris started out as a pianist and switched to drums many years ago (to his parent's horror), playing with such greats as Judy Durham and Judy Jacques. This is the third appearance of this popular band at the Festival.
Tony Gould - Piano Imogen Manins - Cello Geoff Kluke - Bass Graham Morris - Drums
Miss Brigid and her Mixed Nuts serve up a variety of jazz with a generous twist of comedy. As the name suggests, our style is mixed not salted and we will happily take you blues to swing to bossa and back again - sometimes in the same tune. We will keep your toes tapping and a smile on your face!
Brigid DeNeefe - Vocalist Jonathan Harvey - Keys Alex Yarosh - Guitar Jorge Alberqurque - Bass Taleb - Drums
Mike Field Born and raised in Canada, jazz trumpeter and composer Mike Field is known for his bright, upbeat and energetic music. In 2016, he returns to Australia to promote is third album, which features his fiery quintet of virtuosos and is sure to get you dancing. Down under, Field will be joined by some of Australia's best jazz players. Mike's second album, Rush Mode, won five Aurora Awards, two Independent Music Video Awards (IMVAs) and was nominated for two Independent Music Awards (IMAs). He performs his compositions with local musicians at jazz festivals, societies and clubs in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America and Antarctica. Notable recent concerts include the Nelson Jazz Festival in New Zealand, the Grampians Jazz Festival in Australia, the Toronto and and Niagara-on-the-Lake Jazz Festivals in Canada, The Lighthouse Cafe in Los Angeles, SCAT Jazz Club in Madeira and Gregory's Jazz Club in Rome.
Mike Field (trumpet, guitar & vocals) Roger Clark (tenor and alto sax) Rory Clark (piano) Paige Smith (upright bass) Brian Abrahams (drums) http://www.mikefieldjazz.com
The Rubric Duo" saw its birth on the sunny beaches of the Victorian coast in early 2015. Inspired through mutual interest of New York jazz and classic 70s funk, Byron & Jake began to venture into writing original music, experimenting with new genres and tastes. A new-aged flavour to traditional and modal jazz is created with both members under the age of 18.
Jake Amy - Keyboards Byron Scothern - Drums https://therubricduo.bandcamp.com/
Bev Fraser and the RAT Pack Bev makes a welcome return to Inverloch this year. Backed by the RAT Pack (RAT = Ron Anderson Trio), she will be performing old and new standards in her superb style with the support of a trio that has gathered many fans over the years.
Bev Fraser - Vocals Ron Anderson - Piano Eiji Takemoto - Bass Graham Morris - Drums
Cul de Sac Ranging from The Beatles to Brubeck, the band plays tunes you can hum to (at least at the start and finish!). Led by one of the most popular and talented musicians to appear at the Festival, Ron Anderson, the band features the master guitarist Vince Hopkins, backed up by engine room of David Taylor on bass and Graham Morris on drums. They have just completed a CD which will be available for the many fans of this remarkable and entertaining band.
Ron Anderson - Sax and Flute (leader) Vince Hopkins - Guitar David Taylor - Bass Graham Morris - Drums
Nicole Thorne Trio A favourite with festival goers for a number of years, the trio always serves up a fun approach to modern jazz standards. The rapport between the three musicians is obvious to all, and the interplay between Nicole and her rhythm section brings an unexpected element to their playing. The trio has performed at many concerts and festivals, and never seems to run out of fresh ideas.
Nicole Thorne - Piano (leader) Eiji Takemoto - Bass Graham Morris - Drums
The Slipdixies is a Jazz Band playing hot Traditional Dixieland jazz from the golden era of the 1920's & 1930's. The band is completely acoustic and does not use amplification. Our repertoire is mix of well known standards of the period, however specilaise in bringing back to life forgotten or lesser known tunes form the period.
Dario Ogrin (Band Leader) - Tenor Saxophone Paul Winter - Clarinet Jamie Barling - Trumpet Alastair Carr - Banjo Jared Marshall - Guitar Mark Zerafa - Tuba
Parallel Parking is a soul band created by the Newhaven College Music Department. Together we have formed a close-knit family, and dream of showing what us teenagers are capable of. Ages range between 15-17.
VOCALS: Emma Volard BACKUP VOCALS: Saxon Taylor SAXOPHONE: Kayla Egan KEYS: Jake Amy DRUMS: Byron Scothern GUITAR: Sam Peters TRUMPET: Mitchell Brusmarello BASS: Michael Callan MANAGEMENT: David Prideaux
Arachnids Band play smooth jazz latin fusion covers and original ,last performance was a festival show on a Castlemine Jazz Festival 2015 please check on YouTube tape a : drumuniv or Arachnids At The Old Gaol Castlemine Jazz Festival 2015
Alex Jarosh - guitar ,Tim Nelson - piano , Jorge Louis Alves de Albuquerque - el. bass ,Diego Trigo - ten. sopr. Sax , Richard "Chuck" Probert - trumpet , flugerhorn , Sue Ann - voc
The Ivy Stone Assembly