May 2022

Dear Jazz Lovers,

Next Thursday MAY 19, JMQ Jazz Ensemble shall feature widely admired singer, REBECCA BARNARD, along with fine saxophonist, TONY HICKS, at the welcoming Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne.
The name 'Barnard' is well-known in the Australian Music & Jazz scene, across three generations, and Rebecca grew up listening to an eclectic mix of music and exposed to the best. While Rebecca is best know for her stunning versatility as a songwriter, band-leader and singer, she also visits her Jazz roots and those great jazz standards that were a soundtrack to her youth.(*Her uncle, famous trumpeter Bob Barnard sadly died last week; her late father Len was a band leader and drummer; their mother and her grandmother, Kath, was Australia's first female big-band leader.)
Rebecca will perform with Tony Hicks and JMQ Jazz Ensemble of Michael Harding (piano), Tony Floyd (drums),Ben Robertson (bass), John Montesante (trumpet & flugel). Doors 6:30pm. Jazz 7pm.
Delicious meals & drinks served all evening. Tix $11 online:
Warm wishes,
John & The Team?
*And next week, May 26, featured artists will be Juliarna Clark & Anton Delecca

PS. *The stylish 10 piece John Montesante All Star Jazz Dectet , featuring 2 fine singers – Craig Schneider & Mel Searle – shall perform an elegant Jazz Concert at Bird's Basement on Friday, JUNE 17, 2022. Tickets are now on sale for this rare event, that will be a treat for jazz lovers. The booking link is


John Montesante Jazz : Quintet + Dectet (JMQ)
PO Box 1501, St Kilda South. Vic. 3182.     +61 (0) 418 318 618

John Montesante

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