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JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS - The Water Rat Hotel

The Water Rat Hotel
256 Moray St (cnr Park)
South Melbourne 3205
Tel : (03) 9686 1980
www.thewaterrathotel.com.au

JAZZ THURSDAYS Doors 6.30pm - Live Jazz 7pm.

John Montesante Quintet featuring

Nov 2O
Nov 9
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 7
Dec 14
Dec 21
CLANCYE MILNE
NICHAUD FITZGIBBON
WILBUR WILDE
JULIE O HARA
CHRIS McNULTY
TAMARA KULDIN
ALINTA CHIDZEY
YVETTE JOHANSSON

and more to come....

Book early to avoid disappointment

FRI OCT 20 - JOHN HOFFMAN - TWILIGHT JAZZ TRUMPET  @Uptown Jazz Cafe

Upstairs 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
03 9416 4546

Doors 5.30pm - Live Jazz 6.00 - 8pm.

With Michael Harding, Geoff Kluke, Niko Schauble, Tony Hicks, John Montesante.

$25 or $15 concession. Pay at door, if tix still available.

Bookings - uptownjazzcafe@email.com uptownjazzcafe.com

Book Your Table Early so you don't miss out.


Info - JOHN HOFFMAN

John HoffmanAmerican trumpet & flugelhorn virtuoso, who has called Australia home for many years, will be briefly in Melbourne and we are delighted to feature him at an early twilight session on Friday, October 20 at 6pm.

A fine instrumentalist, John learnt his trade through the likes of great bands of Woody Herman, Artie Shaw and so on, and has played consistently over the years "with all the greats".

He followed his heart to Australia about 40 years ago, put down roots in Brisbane, and has travelled back and forth across the Pacific since, as performer and mentor.

A review for Hoffman's lyrical flugelhorn states that he plays in a manner "which makes other trumpet players weep".

Both JMQ bands have CDs available at gigs or through CD Baby & iTunes:


1. JMQ – Live @ Atlantis (2009)

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CD Review
JMQ – Live @ Atlantis
CD Review from Jazz Scene


'This CD was recorded at the Atlantis Studios in front of a small audience who don't get in the way of some very good music of the vocal and instrumental varieties. Of the latter, there are Bop versions of Invitation, Where or When and Tell me a Bedtime Story, each giving rein to the invention of the soloists in between the fine arrangements. The four vocalists, who have appeared with the band on club dates, are all expert in swingers and ballads, of which the classic Bye, Bye Blackbird by Yvette Johansson, At Last by Rebecca Mendoza, Just One of Those Things by Julie O'Hara and Night & Day by Bob Valentine, are representative of the 10 vocal tracks. The final track is by the augmented line-up and is a brassy blaster that inspires a desire to catch the band at one of its 'live' gigs around the traps, where you'll surely buy this CD.'
Reviewed by Ron Spain

 


2. JMQ Jazz Dectet – The LITTLE BIG HORN Project (2013)

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