John Montesante Jazz


Gigs + Discography


JMQ Jazz + Dinner Thursdays - UPSTAIRS @ Golden Gate Hotel South Melbourne

238 Clarendon St, South Melbourne (cnr Coventry St)
(03) 9810 0050

Pre-Booking Codes for All 2023 Jazz Thursdays: or

Book a seat for Jazz & Dinner - $15.00 per show.
JAZZ THURSDAYS Doors open 6.30pm and Jazz 7pm-9.30pm

JMQ Jazz Ensemble featuring

NOV 16
NOV 23
NOV 30

and more of Melbourne's Jazz stars coming up....

Book online early to avoid disappointment


BIRD'S BASEMENT Melbourne - john montesante dectet

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

SEPT 29 Featuring Jackie Bornstein + Jeremy Hopkins

Band Leader, John Montesante's elegant 10 piece Jazz Ensemble, the JM Dectet, featuring two fine singers, performs a few high-end concerts each year, again bringing together the cream of local jazz artists to perform from a rich tapestry of jazz history, with special band arrangements of timeless classics from the Blue Note and Bebop eras, alongside more contemporary jazz repertoire, creating a unique fusion of past and present. Don't miss this really special night out in excellent company, your booking link is:

Doors open 6pm. Show 7.30pm.


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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