March 2022.

Dear Jazz Lovers, 
The JMQ Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to present the legendary REBECCA BARNARD this Thursday, MARCH 3rd at 7pm, Upstairs at the welcoming GOLDEN GATE HOTEL. Apart from being a mainstay of the wider Music Industry, her Jazz roots span three illustrious generations.( see below). Rebecca began singing jazz in Melbourne venues from the age of 16.: “I’ve always sung jazz, that’s like my first love, you know, it’s like breathing. It’s sort of effortless.” 

As well, an exceptional saxophonist, RICHARD PAVLIDIS shall join the line up, and what a singular evening this will be. Tickets are just $11 and you may enjoy delicious meals and drinks throughout the evening too. The outstanding ensemble with them are Hugh Harvey, Kim May, Michael Harding & John Montesante. Everyone is Welcome!

FYI : Rebecca's jazz heritage : In the 1920s her grandparents Jim and Kath Barnard ran The Kath Barnard Jazz Band. Rebecca is the daughter of their son, Australian jazz drummer Len Barnard AM (once a member of the jazz band, Galapagos Duck) and Jane Chirnside. In 1952 The Len Barnard Jazz Band recorded Australia's first microgroove LP record and toured extensively in Australia and overseas until his death in 2005. Her uncle is Bob Barnard, an accomplished Australian jazz trumpet and cornet stylist.


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

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