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Listen To Older Voices : Elaine McGavin – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by
Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times & Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Elaine McGavin was first aired in November of 2007. 
Continuing her fascinating stories, which are punctuated by an easy sense of humor, we learn of her life with husband Ron and other employment, which included working in what was one of Melbourne’s most iconic and well know bookshops – the Theosophical Bookshop. Elaine also talks about her work as the secretary to the Chief Health Surveyor in the City of Hawthorn.
Finally Elaine also shares tales of her trip to Thailand. Her life is full of activity and stories including one involving Bert Newton. Listen to the stories of a woman who has lived a rich life to its fullest.

 

Click to hear Elaine McGavin – Part 2


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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

Listen To Older Voices : Elaine McGavin – Part 1

 
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves
for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Elaine McGavin was first aired in November of 2007. 
Welcome to part 1 of a 2-part program featuring Elaine McGavin. Elaine was 72 years of age when interviewed in September of 2007. She takes us on a journey starting from what are amazing recollections of her life at only 18 months old. As a teen she played in the Victorian Junior netball squad, a game she continued to play even after having children.
She is a wonderfully warm person with a great sense of humor. Elaine speaks at length of the closeness of her family and the things they did together. Her life is full of great events and some surprises, including having a famous musical brother, Athol Guy, who was a member of what was probably Australia’s greatest trio the Seekers.

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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

Rare ‘All Star’ Jazz Line Up : JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET @ Bird’s Basement, Wednesday, MARCH 28, 7.30pm

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For Immediate Release – Music Lovers…

JAZZ :  John Montesante Dectet – From Blue Note to Bebop…A Galaxy of Stars

A rare & special Jazz Event on Wednesday, MARCH 28 is coming to stylish Bird's Basement in the CBD, at 7.30pm.
 
The cream of Australian Jazz Musicians (including other band leaders), under the leadership of arranger-horn player, 
John Montesante, will perform in his quality Dectet, playing familiar and less heard works "From BLUE NOTE to BEBOP". 

Featuring the versatile and exceptional talents of  leading lady, Alinta Chidzey and pianist-singer, Craig Schneider with 
the cream of Melbourne jazz: James Sherlock,  Niko Schauble, Philip Rex, Tony Hicks, Mirko Guerrini, Tim Wilson, Mick Fraser, 
Andrew Serpell and John Montesante.

The John Montesante Dectet performs Jazz for those who savour undiluted virtuosity, outstanding soloists and big horn arrangements.

Come out for a jazz show like no other, with a 10 piece band recreating great tunes from Art Blakey, to Helen Merrill, 
to classic songs of Mark Murphy and more. 

Jump online and book your tickets NOW and a new  a la carte Menu is available too.
Tickets $25 – $35

Birds Basement
11 Singers Lane (near cnr LaTrobe)
Melbourne.3000

 Announcing the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

MIJF 2018

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 

1 – 10 June 2018

melbournejazz.com
 
A multitude of styles and influences from classic to funk, soul, hip-hop and electronica
 
Returning for its twenty-first year, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival continues to demonstrate that ‘jazz can happen anywhere’ for ten days with over 100 events that feature nearly 400 Australian, international and emerging artists.
 
This year jazz will hit all the right notes in 26 venues across the city ranging from the world-class Hamer Hall to intimate clubs, plus vibrant café gigs in Melbourne’s west and free festival community events including Jazz Massive – a huge participatory mass-music making event on the lawns of State Library Victoria. 
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Michael Tortoni, says that this year’s festival illustrates that jazz is the common ground that brings together a diversity of artists, genres and experiences. 
 
“This year our program focuses on the waves of influence that jazz has – both within itself and also the influence it has on other music genres. We are really excited to showcase some of the future directions of this vital and ever-evolving artform,” said Tortoni.
The 2018 program features an impressive range of international artists, including funk legend Maceo Parker (USA) paying tribute to Ray Charles, jazz-blues chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux (USA), the (inter)stellar Sun Ra Arkestra (USA) and the irrepressibly energetic Yemen Blues (USA); plus modern masters such as Branford Marsalis (USA), Gretchen Parlato (USA), Christian McBride (USA) and Terri Lyne Carrington (USA); alongside future masters such as Nubya Garcia (UK) and Francesco Cafiso (Italy).
 
Many outstanding Australian artists are also showcased in the festival program, including The Others – a new collaboration between Paul Grabowsky AO, James Morrison and Kram; Harry James Angus’ new project, Struggle With Glory; and Brenton Foster as the recipient of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission. 
 
Melbourne-based Barney McAll will premiere two works: Trilogy of Cycles at Birrarung Marr’s Federation Bells and Sweet Sweet Spirit featuring music by the great gospel composer Doris Akers at Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre.
 
The festival’s international exchange program with the Tokyo and Singapore jazz festivals is supporting the development and world premiere of The Gravity Project, which brings together contemporary Japanese and Australian improvisers Paul Grabowsky AO, Masaki Nakamura, Kuniko Obina and Aaron Choulai and the Chok Kerong Trio from Singapore.
Jazz Out West returns with local DJ, radio broadcaster and music personality Mz Rizk as Guest Programmer, focussing on a range of experiences not usually found in a jazz festival, including a cross-genre tribute to high priestess of soul: Nina Simone and emerging crossover artists Thando, Cool Out Sun, KillaHertz and Kalala & The Round Midnights.
 
The festival offers a substantial free events program, which includes Sound Walks throughout the city, free lunchtime concerts at St James and the long-running artist workshops and Close Encounters series, which has expanded to include career development workshops led by industry experts and practitioners including Chelsea Wilson (Brunswick Music Festival), Fem Belling (The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra), Marcus Strickland (Christian McBride’s New Jawn / Twi-life) and many others. 
 
Family-friendly festival events include Lah-Lah’s Big Jazz Adventure and the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir at Southern Cross Lane.
 
Embedded in one of the world’s greatest music cities, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival allows audiences to experience some of the best jazz artists and to be immersed in a stunning program which offers something for everyone.
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Melbourne International Jazz Festival 
1 – 10 June 2018
The 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival returns for its 21st year, demonstrating that jazz can happen anywhere, from the lawns of State Library Victoria to the city’s iconic clubs and venues.This 10-day celebration of jazz in all its forms will offer 100 events featuring more than 400 Australian, international and emerging artists, taking place in 26 venues across Melbourne ranging from the world-class Hamer Hall to intimate jazz clubs, plus vibrant café gigs in Melbourne’s west and free festival community events. Illustrating the ongoing importance of jazz as the common ground which brings together a multitude of styles and influences, the 2018 program offers a diversity of experiences and showcases many outstanding Australian artists, with new projects from leading local artists. Experience the world’s best jazz artists right here in Melbourne and immerse yourself in a stunning program which offers something for everyone.
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Michael Tortoni
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Artistic Director
For almost a decade Michael Tortoni has been Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, delivering rich programs in diverse, entertaining and educating live jazz performances. As the founder of Lonely Planet’s “world’s best jazz club” – Bennetts Lane Jazz Club – and most recently, The Jazzlab, he has transposed his knowledge, network and experience from making the award-winning club to producing one of the most highly respected and sought after jazz performance festivals in the world. From humble rock-star beginnings with his teenage band Taste (signed with Warner) and graduating from classical music at the Victorian College of Arts to becoming a stalwart of the Australian jazz scene, Michael’s dedicated patronage to the development of jazz as an art form in Melbourne has benefited musicians and audiences from all over the world. Local talent has never been so large, accomplished or respected as it is today, and a direct line between Michael’s work and the growing global interest in Australian jazz can be easily drawn, just as easily as it is that Melbourne can now be called one of the world’s great jazz destinations. 
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Quick facts
10 Days of festival
400 Artists
100+ Events
26 Venues
38 Free events
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Modern Masters 
Maceo Parker – A Tribute to Ray Charles featuring The Meltdown (USA / Australia)
Madeleine Peyroux (USA)
An Evening with Branford Marsalis (USA)

gretchen parlato flor (USA)

Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen (USA)
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (USA)
Christian McBride’s New Jawn (USA)
Explorations in Jazz 
The Others (Australia)   
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz (USA)
KNOWER (USA)
Yemen Blues (Israel / USA)
Nubya Garcia (UK)
“Sweet Sweet Spirit” – Barney McAll interprets Doris Akers (Australia)
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (Australia)
Kim Mhyr & Australian Art Orchestra (Norway / Australia)
Kim Mhyr & Peter Knight (Norway / Australia)
Club Sessions – The Jazzlab
Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group (Australia)
Steve Sedergreen’s Points In Time (Australia)
Novela (USA / Canada / Australia)
Francesco Cafiso (Italy)
Harry James Angus Struggle With Glory (Australia)     
Malaby/Davis/Barker (USA / Canada / Australia)
Love, As We Know It – PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission: Brenton Foster (Australia)
The Gravity Project (Japan / Australia)
Late Night Jams (Australia)
Club Sessions – Dizzy’s Jazz Club 
Chok Kerong Trio (Singapore) 
The Roger Clark Quartet (Australia)
That’s What I Like About You featuring Peter Hearne (Australia) 
Small Fish Big Pond (Australia)
Dizzy’s Big Band (Australia) 
Ben Charnley Quartet (Australia) 
James Mustafa Quartet (Australia) 
The Georgia Brooks Swingtet (Australia) 
Hot Club Swing (Australia) 
Prickly Pear (Australia)
Club Sessions – Lido Jazz Room 
Margie Lou Dyer Quintet (Australia)
Natasha Weatherill Quartet (Australia)
The Emma Gilmartin Quartet (Australia)
Jackie Bornstein Quartet (Australia)
Julie O’Hara La Grandé Soiree (Australia)
The Andrea Keller Trio (Australia)
Connie Lansberg featuring The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio (Australia)
Club Sessions – Southside Jazz Room
The Fem Belling Quartet (Australia)
Bob Sedergreen and Friends (Australia)
The Sam Keevers Trio featuring Michelle Nicolle (Australia)
The Paul Williamson Quartet (Australia)
The Jamie Oehlers Quartet plays the music of John Coltrane (Australia)
Special, family and free events
Jazz Massive (Australia) 
Lah-Lah’s Big Jazz Adventure (Australia) 
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Australia) 
Barney McAll’s Trilogy of Cycles (Australia)
Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir (Australia)
Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Australia)
Sound Walks (Australia)
Juilliard Free Lunchtime Jazz (Australia)
Artist Workshop: Branford Marsalis (USA)
Jazz Out West
New Flower Garden (Australia)
Duo Novo (Australia)
DJ Chelsea Wilson (Australia)
Kalala & The Round Midnights (Australia)
Stepping Into Tomorrow (Australia)
Thando (Australia)
DJ Ennio Styles (Australia)
Cool Out Sun (Australia)
Close Encounters
Artist Conversations
Career Development Workshops 
Education partner: Monash University
Artist Workshops at Monash University
Monash University Jazz Futures featuring Terri Lyne Carrington (Australia / USA)
 
Friday, 1 June 2018 
Fri 1 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Fri 1 Jun 12pm Juilliard Free Lunchtime Jazz (St James)
Fri 1 Jun 4pm Artist Workshop: Branford Marsalis (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Fri 1 Jun 6.30pm New Flower Garden (Puckle Street Wine Store)
Fri 1 Jun 6.30pm The Gravity Project (The Jazzlab)
Fri 1 Jun 7.30pm An Evening with Branford Marsalis (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Fri 1 Jun 7.30pm Chok Kerong Trio (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Fri 1 Jun 7.30pm Margie Lou Dyer Quintet (Lido Jazz Room)
Fri 1 Jun 7.30pm Stepping Into Tomorrow (The Line)
Fri 1 Jun 9pm Love, As We Know It – PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission: Brenton Foster (The Jazzlab)
Fri 1 Jun 9pm Natasha Weatherill Quartet (Lido Jazz Room)
Fri 1 Jun 9pm The Fem Belling Quartet (Southside Jazz Room)
Fri 1 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
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Saturday, 2 June 2018 
Sat 2 Jun 11am Lah-Lah’s Big Jazz Adventure (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Sat 2 Jun 1pm Close Encounter – Artist Conversation: Gretchen Parlato (The Channel)
Sat  2 Jun 2pm Barney McAll’s Trilogy of Cycles (Federation Bells)
Sat 2 Jun 3pm Sound Walks (Federation Square)
Sat 2 Jun 4pm Thando (Bluestone Church Arts Space)
Sat 2 Jun 6.30pm Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (The Jazzlab)
Sat 2 Jun 7.30pm gretchen parlato flor (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Sat 2 Jun 7.30pm The Roger Clark Quartet (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Sat 2 Jun 7.30pm The Emma Gilmartin Quartet (Lido Jazz Room)
Sat 2 Jun 7.30pm Bob Sedergreen and Friends (Southside Jazz Room)
Sat 2 Jun 9pm Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (The Jazzlab)
Sat 2 Jun 9pm The Emma Gilmartin Quartet (Lido Jazz Room)
Sat 2 Jun 9pm The Sam Keevers Trio featuring Michelle Nicolle (Southside Jazz Room)
Sat 2 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
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Sunday, 3 June 2018 
Sun 3 Jun 11am Jazz Massive (State Library Victoria)
Sun 3 Jun 2pm Duo Novo (The Boathouse)
Sun 3 Jun 3pm Close Encounter – Artist Conversation: Terri Lyne Carrington (The Channel)
Sun 3 Jun 6pm Sound Walks (Federation Square)
Sun 3 Jun 6.30pm Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (The Jazzlab)
Sun 3 Jun 7.30pm Maceo Parker – A Tribute to Ray Charles featuring The Meltdown (Hamer Hall)
Sun 3 Jun 9pm Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (The Jazzlab)
Sun 3 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 
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Monday, 4 June 2018 
Mon 4 Jun 10am Artist Workshops at Monash University: Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (Monash University)
Mon 4 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Mon 4 Jun 12pm Juilliard Free Lunchtime Jazz (St James)
Mon 4 Jun 6.30pm Malaby/Davis/Barker (The Jazzlab)
Mon 4 Jun 7.30pm That’s What I Like About You featuring Peter Hearne (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Mon 4 Jun 9pm Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group (The Jazzlab)
Mon 4 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 
 
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018 
Tue 5 Jun 10am Artist Workshops at Monash University: Tony Malaby & Kris Davis (Monash University)
Tue 5 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Tue 5 Jun 12pm Juilliard Free Lunchtime Jazz (St James)
Tue 5 Jun 6.30pm Harry James Angus Struggle With Glory (The Jazzlab)
Tue 5 Jun 7pm Monash University Jazz Futures featuring Terri Lyne Carrington (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Tue 5 Jun 7pm Small Fish Big Pond (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Tue 5 Jun 8pm KNOWER (170 Russell)
Tue 5 Jun 9pm Harry James Angus Struggle With Glory (The Jazzlab)
Tue 5 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 
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Wednesday, 6 June 2018 
Wed 6 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Wed 6 Jun 6.30pm Novela (The Jazzlab)
Wed 6 Jun 7.30pm Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Wed 6 Jun 7.30pm Sweet Sweet Spirit” – Barney McAll interprets Doris Akers (Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre)
Wed 6 Jun 7.30pm Dizzy’s Big Band (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Wed 6 Jun 8pm Yemen Blues (170 Russell)
Wed 6 Jun 9pm Steve Sedergreen’s Points In Time (The Jazzlab)
Wed 6 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, 7 June 2018 
Thu 7 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Thu 7 Jun 2pm Close Encounter – Artist Conversation: Chris Dave (The Channel)
Thu 7 Jun 4pm Close Encounter – Artist Conversation: Yemen Blues (The Channel)
Thu 7 Jun 6pm Sound Walks (Federation Square)
Thu 7 Jun 6.30pm Nubya Garcia (The Jazzlab)
Thu 7 Jun 6.30pm I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (VU at MetroWest)
Thu 7 Jun 7.30pm The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre)
Thu 7 Jun 7.30pm Ben Charnley Quartet  (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Thu 7 Jun 9pm Nubya Garcia (The Jazzlab)
Thu 7 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
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Friday, 8 June 2018 
Fri 8 Jun 12pm Southern Cross Lane Lunchtime Jazz (Southern Cross Lane)
Fri 8 Jun 6pm Sound Walks (Federation Square)
Fri 8 Jun 6.30pm Francesco Cafiso (The Jazzlab)
Fri 8 Jun 7.30pm James Mustafa Quartet (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Fri 8 Jun 7.30pm Jackie Bornstein Quartet (Lido Jazz Room) 
Fri 8 Jun 8pm Chris Dave & The Drumhedz (170 Russell)
Fri 8 Jun 8pm Kim Mhyr & Peter Knight (The SUBSTATION)
Fri 8 Jun 9pm Francesco Cafiso (The Jazzlab)
Fri 8 Jun 9pm Julie O’Hara La Grandé Soiree (Lido Jazz Room)
Fri 8 Jun 9pm The Paul Williamson Quartet (Southside Jazz Room)
Fri 8 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
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Saturday, 9 June 2018 
Sat 9 Jun 1pm Career Development Workshops: Career Management (The Channel)
Sat 9 Jun 2.30pm Career Development Workshops: Marketing, promotions and brand management (The Channel)
Sat 9 Jun 4pm Career Development Workshops: Recording, broadcasting and distribution  (The Channel)
Sat 9 Jun 6pm The Georgia Brooks Swingtet (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Sat 9 Jun 6pm Sound Walks (Federation Square)
Sat 9 Jun 6.30pm Christian McBride’s New Jawn (The Jazzlab)
Sat 9 Jun 7.30pm The Others (Melbourne Recital Centre)
Sat 9 Jun 7.30pm The Andrea Keller Trio (Lido Jazz Room)
Sat 9 Jun 8pm Kim Mhyr & Australian Art Orchestra (The SUBSTATION)
Sat 9 Jun 9pm Christian McBride’s New Jawn (The Jazzlab)
Sat 9 Jun 9pm Hot Club Swing (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Sat 9 Jun 9pm Connie Lansberg featuring The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio (Lido Jazz Room)
Sat 9 Jun 9pm DJ Chelsea Wilson (Mango Lounge Bar)
Sat 9 Jun 9pm Cool Out Sun (The Reverence Hotel)
Sat 9 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 
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Sunday, 10 June 2018 
Sun 10 Jun 11am Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir (Southern Cross Lane)
Sun 10 Jun 3pm Close Encounter – Artist Conversation:Christian McBride (The Channel)
Sun 10 Jun 4pm  Kalala & The Round Midnights (Penny Young)
Sun 10 Jun 6.30pm Christian McBride’s New Jawn (The Jazzlab) 
Sun 10 Jun 7.30pm Madeleine Peyroux (Hamer Hall) 
Sun 10 Jun 7.30pm Prickly Pear (Dizzy’s Jazz Club)
Sun 10 Jun 7.30pm The Jamie Oehlers Quartet plays the music of John Coltrane (Southside Jazz Room)

Sun 10 Jun 9pm Christian McBride’s New Jawn (The Jazzlab)

Sun 10 Jun 9pm The Jamie Oehlers Quartet plays the music of John Coltrane (Southside Jazz Room)
Sun 10 Jun 11.30pm Late Night Jams (The Jazzlab)
 

Listen To Older Voices : Chris Stockley – Part 4

 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times
and Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is a Baby Boomers Special program.
This is the final program in the 4-part series of the incredibly talented, English born Chris Stockely. It is the story of a man who migrated to Australia in the early 1960’s as a young teen and carved out a remarkable career in some of our most noteworthy music groups. In this program Chris tells the story of how the time came when he had to focus his career on writing his own material and how this led to his recent, and first solo album – Pale New Sun.

However during this program, we divert from music and learn about Chris and his wife Jenny’s move into the world of location catering for films. But, there’s more! Chris shares his thoughts on a range of social issues, which in turn helps us, the listener, understand even more about this man who is certainly at seventy years of age not ready to go quietly into retirement.

Chris on the cover of his CD – Pale New Sun
 
Click to hear Chris Stockley – Part 4

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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

The Tales of Witchmen (MICF 2018)

 

The Tales of Witchmen: A Puntastic Pilgrimage to the Jokes Galore Mega-Store 

Join John the Knight and Squire the Squire on a queer old quest to rescue the loverly King-daughter from the evil Witchypoo! Along the way meet a bunch of kooky characters such as… Cabbage Girl, Owen-Megan the Vegan, and Barry Darren from Far Kew.

 

In a bizarre combination of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and the Umbilical Brothers, we bring you The Tales of Witchmen; halfway between bad eczema and a bad exorcism, this hilariously half-baked theatrical adventure features original music and a whole heap of gags sure to have Aunt Sybille in stitches! WARNING: Please don’t bring the children to this one, it has naughty words and swears.

 

The Tales of Witchmen stars two puntacular pundits, Oliver Cowen and Kayla Hamill, who come skidding in on their Razor scooters and roll slowly, safely, lovingly, into your heart. Promising high energy, great comedic timing and a metric tonne of pizazz, they weave a tale of adventure, romance, and courage, as well as an overwhelming sense of dread about the inevitable heat death of the universe.

 

Two actual sea sponges cleverly disguised and costumed, Oliver and Kayla are making their Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut. Oliver mostly resides in his mother’s basement rewriting all the Goosebumps books as radio plays, while Kayla recently starred in David Williamson’s newest play Credentials which launched at La Mama as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. (Let’s just say, this is all a bit of a step down for Kayla.)

 

Show Details: The Tales of Witchmen

Dates: 27 March – 1st April

Time: 10pm

Cost: $25-32

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne

 

Listen To Older Voices : Chris Stockley – Part 3

  Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the 
Toorak Times and Tagg.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is a Baby Boomers special program.

In part 3 of the Life and Times of Chris Stockley, we spend much of the program peeling back the layers of the development and history of one of Australia’s most iconic groups of the 1970’s – The Dingoes, of which Chris was an important part. The group amassed an amazing live following and released some amazing music on albums, further helping Chris develop not only his guitar licks but also his song writing.

Chris holds little back as we follow the story of the Dingoes success and their tour of the USA where fame beckoned. Then, just as their music was about to explode and their tour to take them onto major stages, it all imploded!

This was a dark time for Chris and he hides little as he talks about what happened and how he was “invited” to leave the band. However, out of this “disaster” further opportunities arose, as we will hear from Chris.



Chris on guitar with Broderick Smith, fronting the Dingoes

 

Click to hear Chris Stockley – Part 3

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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

ANNOUNCING THE OZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In November of last year Richard Wolstencroft felt it necessary to resign as Director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. At that time he asked me to take the reins and chart M.U.F.F’s overhaul and new direction. I accepted because I felt that the festival is an important outlet for emerging film makers to find their feet and their audience.

My acceptance of the top position was on the basis that I would have total autonomy to make changes and lead the festival into a brave new future.

Unfortunately after prolonged negotiations it has become apparent that the severing of the past and what is needed to create a totally free new system proved more complex and time consuming than either Richard nor I could have possibly envisaged.

So, it is my decision to not continue as my feeling is that M.U.F.F should be handed back to Richard, its creator, who will run it as a free speech absolutist event.

But, on the other hand, having put a lot of time and energy into a new look festival, as well as commencing negotiations with several legendary international film identities to visit our shores to as festival guests and share their experience and wisdom with us, I have decided to go ahead with a totally new film festival that will be clear to create its own identity and reputation as well as serve as another much needed outlet for young local and international film-makers. This I hope is not seen to be in any way competition with M.U.F.F but quite the opposite, another important spotlight that will include some categories not covered by M.U.F.F. It will also be run at a later date, in our summer months, at some very prestigious venues already locked in.

The Oz International Film Festival can assure you of a very exciting premiere season.

We welcome film-makers here and abroad to visit our website and submit their latest works for consideration of inclusion in our inaugural festival.  Your films will not be judged on any bias to politics, race, gender, sexual preference or content, but purely on the execution of your film-making abilities, and a diverse and experienced jury of industry veterans will be announced within the next few weeks.

The festival will honour the bold, brave and adventurous new voices in the world of cinema and hopefully help some go on to be the new vanguard of the next generation of important film-makers.

I will be the Festival Director and ably assisted by Executive Producer Barry Robinson.  Other appointments will be announced shortly.

Good luck and welcome aboard what we feel will be an exciting new chapter. We look forward to your submissions and you can trust that they will be very carefully considered, each and every one.

Kindest,

Frank Howson
Festival Director.

 

MAD FOR LOVE – Sumi Jo in Concert with José Carbó

Andrew McKinnon Presents

MAD FOR LOVE

Globally Acclaimed Opera Star Sumi Jo in Concert with José Carbó

The internationally celebrated Grammy-award winning coloratura soprano Sumi Jo returns to Australia this July for a series of unmissable concerts in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo will perform a magnificent program of music from her unsurpassed repertoire, joined on stage for the first time by dashing Argentine-born baritone José Carbó.

With over 50 recordings to her credit Sumi Jo is the highest selling classical singer in the world, and one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. Her concerts have delighted audiences globally, including performances at the Summer and Winter Olympics, and for the Pope. Legendary maestro Herbert von Karajan describes Jo as having ‘a voice from above’.

José Carbó, born in Argentina to Spanish and Italian parents, has become one of Australia’s most popular baritones, touring locally and internationally with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Los Angeles Opera since 2005. His debut album My Latin Heart debuted at no.1 in the Limelight Magazine Classical charts.

Sumi Jo and José Carbó will ignite Australian stages with renditions of the most passionate pieces from opera and operetta, as well as tango, and traditional folk song from Jo’s native Korea. Her astonishing vocal technique and purity of tone will be matched by an exquisite wardrobe for a night of operatic glamour.

Andrew McKinnon, who has brought Sumi Jo to Australia for her two most recent tours, said he is delighted that she has accepted his invitation to return for this passionate new concert series.

McKinnon said “I have always loved the art of bel canto and Sumi Jo is one of the greatest interpreters of this thrilling music. I wanted to pair her with the wonderful Australian singer José Carbó to ensure that this will be an unparalleled night of romance which will live long in the memory of all who attend.”

Sumi Jo and José Carbó will be accompanied by one of Australia’s most popular pianists, Guy Noble, who will also conduct the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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DATES VENUE TICKETS
Sunday 15th July – 5.00pm Adelaide Festival Centre https://www.aso.com.au/products/special-events/sumi-jo-mad-for-love
Tuesday 17th July – 7.30pm Melbourne Recital Centre https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/mad-for-love
Thursday 19th July – 7.30pm City Recital Hall, Sydney https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/mad-for-love
Saturday 21st July – 7.30pm QLD Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sumi_jo_jose_carbo_18/

Marlon Williams | 2nd & Final Melbourne Show Added To Meet Overwhelming Demand

MARLON WILLIAMS

2ND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW ADDED TO MEET OVERWHELMING DEMAND

NEW ALBUM MAKE WAY FOR LOVE OUT NOW

Due to overwhelming demand, Frontier Touring are delighted to announce that a second and final Melbourne show has been added to New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams’ upcoming Make Way For Love Australian tour.

With Marlon’s first Melbourne performance on Saturday 12 May now officially sold out, this new show will take place on Friday 22 June at Forum Melbourne, with tickets on sale from Tuesday 13 March.

“Sonically beautiful and lyrically affecting” claims The NZ Herald – the 27-year-old’s acclaimed second album is out now via Caroline Australia, debuting at #1 in his home country and #8 on the ARIA Album Chart last month.

Catch Marlon in session for KCRW here
NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert here

‘It’s rare a voice makes quite the impact that his makes … Nuanced, subtle and evocative’ – DIY ★★★★

‘The lovelorn misery inherent in these paeans to heartbreak doesn’t overshadow the unabashed beauty’ – The Music ★★★★

‘He brings to mind Roy Orbison or Richard Hawley, but then on songs such as ‘Beautiful Dress’ and ‘The Fire of Love’ Williams has a magnificent, fluttering, gender-fluid falsetto that recalls Anohni or Perfume Genius.’ – The Guardian ★★★★

Make Way For Love is the soundtrack to a longing gaze across a mostly empty, darkly lit bar in which two lonely strangers find someone to spend the night with.’
undertheradar ★★★★

Led by ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore’, a duet with ex-girlfriend Aldous Harding, Make Way For Love is a love letter to a tender break-up, an album best described as a magnificent second gambit.

Currently touring the UK and Europe as part of a 60+ date world tour, Marlon is in high demand by fans across the globe thanks to his captivating, undeniable talent. With over 20 major festival dates and countless headline shows to come, these Australian dates are not to be missed!

Joining Marlon at all shows – except the new Melbourne date – is Toronto singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman and band, aka The Weather Station. Their acclaimed self-titled fourth album is out now, earning praise from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO and more.

MARLON WILLIAMS & THE YARRA BENDERS
MAKE WAY FOR LOVE TOUR
MAY & JUNE 2018

with special guests The Weather Station**

Presented by Frontier Touring and WME

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE – NEW MELBOURNE SHOW
via frontiertouring.com/marlonwilliams

Begins: Thu 8 Mar (2pm AEDT)
Ends: Fri 9 Mar (2pm AEDT)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE – NEW MELBOURNE SHOW
Begins: Tue 13 Mar (10am local time)

ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

Sat 12 May Forum Melbourne | Melbourne, VIC SOLD OUT!

Mon 14 May The Gov | Adelaide, SA (18+)

oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Tue 15 May Rosemount Hotel | Perth, WA (18+)

oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Wed 16 May The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD (18+)

oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Thu 17 May Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW (18+)

ticketek.com.au  | 132 849

Fri 22 Jun Forum Melbourne** | Melbourne, VIC (18+) ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100 NEW SHOW!

** The Weather Station not performing at 2nd Melbourne show – special guests TBA

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