John Montesante Jazz


Gigs + Discography

JMQ JAZZ THURSDAYS - The Water Rat Hotel

The Water Rat Hotel
256 Moray St (cnr Park)
South Melbourne 3205
Tel : (03) 9686 1980

JAZZ THURSDAYS Doors 6.30pm - Live Jazz 7pm.

John Montesante Quintet featuring

Mar 1
Mar 8
Mar 15
Mar 22
Mar 29
April 5
Mel Searle
Julie O Hara
Samantha Morley
Yvette Johansson
Rod Gilbert
Tamara Kuldin

birds basement gigs

Book early to avoid disappointment


11 Singers Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Phone: (03) 9528 3600 

John Montesante Dectet featuring various artists will be appearing at Bird's Basement on these Wednesdays at 7pm

MAY 23

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

1. JMQ – Live @ Atlantis (2009)


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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