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Jun
12
2016
2016 JAZZ FESTIVALS
24-26 June Barham Jazz Festival, NSW - www.clubarham.com.au
24-26 June That’s Jazz Festival Launceston www.launcestonjazz.org.au TO BE CONFIRMED
28-31 July Devonport Jazz Festival TAS – www.devonportjazz.com
20-21 Aug Broadbeach Jazz Festival Gold Coast, QLD – www.broadbeachjazz.com
16-18 Aug Bellingen Jazz Festival – TBC
26-28 Aug Newcastle Jazz Festival NSW – www.newcastlejazz.com.au 0419 415 814
26 Aug – 4 Sept Noosa Jazz Party QLD - www.noosajazzparty.com tickets Ph: 07 5447 2229
4 Sept Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival NSW - www.wmjazzfest.com.au
30 Sept - 3 Oct Manly Jazz Festival NSW - http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/whatson/manlyjazz/
14-16 Oct Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival VIC– http://www.marysvillejazzandblues.com/
14-16 Oct Murray Bridge Jazz Festival SA - http://sajazzfestivalsinc.com/reservations/
27 Oct – 6 Nov Darebin Music Feast VIC - www.musicfeast.com.au
28 - 30 Oct Wangaratta Festival Jazz & Blues VIC - www.wangarattajazz.com
End Oct TBC? Mildura Jazz Food & Wine Festival VIC - www.artsmildura.com.au
18-20 Nov Phillip Island Jazz Festival VIC - www.phillipislandjazzfest.org.au Ph 0432 814 407
2-9 Dec Norfolk Island Jazz Fes www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com Ph: 1800 1400 66
26 Dec – 31 Dec Australian Jazz Convention, Ballarat VIC

Jun
12
2016
Travelling?
Why not check out PLAN IT http://www.swingplanit.com/ and do some dancing while you’re there

Jun
12
2016
Swing & Jazz Diary 2016
(We are not always informed when bands are cancelled and not all venues have space for dancing. To save disappointment, it is advisable to ring, check details and book)

Tues 14 June Downbeat Big Band (TRAD JAZZ) @ Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, Sth Melb (Residency – no dance space)
Wed 15 June Cotton Club feat. Andrea Marr Band (Blues) @ The Spotted Mallard 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Ph: 9380 8818
Wed 15 June Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 8:00pm $14
Wed 15 June Bopstretch (BeBop Band) @ Uptown Café, 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy $10 8:30pm reserve a table: uptownjazzcafe@email.com(Residency)
Thurs 16 June Rugcutters Live Jazz Party @ Bella Union, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton
Thurs 16 June Jacqueline Gawler & JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thurs 16 June Southern Stars @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 8:00pm $14
Fri 17 June Olivia Chindamo – Swing’ Up Late @ The Paris Cat, (Parisian Loft) 6 Goldie Place, Melb. 8:15pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/74444/20160617
Sat 18 June Pearlys Duo @ RubyGil's, Barkly St, St Kilda (opp 7/11) 9:00 – 11:00pm FREE
Sat 18 June Ashburton Swing Dance @ St Matthew’s Church Hall, Cnr Warrigal & High St, Ashburton. 8:00 pm $10 (BYO + pls bring a plate to share on the supper table) Tea, Coffee and Cold water supplied
Sat 18 June JW Swing Orchestra @ the Austrian Club, 76 Sheehan Road, West Heidelberg 8:00 – 11:30pm Table Bookings Ph: 8459 8686 (meals available pls book)
Sat 18 June Kelsey James Quntet @ Paris Cat, (Parisian Loft) 6 Goldie Place, Melb. 9:15pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/74630/20160618
Sat 18 June Roger Clark Quartet with Grace Cordel @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 9:00pm $20
Sun 19 June Kimba Griffith @ Fitzroy Pinnacle, 251-255 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North Ph: 9489 3044 4:00pm FREE
Sundays Stevenson’s Rockets @ Emerald Hotel, 315 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. 7pm. 9690 4719 dinner from 6:00pm must book 9690 4719 or emaileat@theemeraldhotel.com.au (residency JAZZ)
Sun 26 June Virus @ Fitzroy Pinnacle, 251-255 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North Ph: 9489 3044 4:00pm FREE
Wed 22 June Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 8:00pm $14
Thurs 23 June Sarah Mclaine & JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thursdays Jazz on Thursdays – Joe Ruberto Trio @ Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Ragland Street Sth Melb 6:30 – 9:30pm Bookings Ph: 9696 2411 – no dance space (Residency)
Thurs 23 June Jules Boult @ 2 Brothers Brewery, Moorabbin 7:00pm
Thurs 23 June The Railway Gang (JAZZ) @ Railway Hotel, 800 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North FREE 8:30-11:30pm (Residency)
Fri 24 June Pearlys Shells @ the Memo Music Hall, Acland St. St Kilda (entrance in side street), for the annual Belmar records* Top 10 cd launch show starts 8:40pm Seating $27 general $18 at the door $20 Bookings: http://www.memomusichall.com.au/memo-gig/belmar-records-top-10-vol-4-cd-launch/
Fri 24 June The Sarah McDonald Quintet @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb from 6:45pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75112/20160625
Fri 24 June Fem Belling @ Paris Cat, (Parisian Loft) 6 Goldie Place, Melb. 8:15pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75106/20160624
Fri 24 June Reverse Swing @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb from 9:45pm $25 https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75108/20160624
Saturdays La Mauvaise Reputation (French Jazz) @ Tre Expresso, Sparta Place, Brunswick 12:30-2:30pm FREE (Residency)
Saturdays Virus @ Grumpy Greens, 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy 4:00 – 7:00 FREE (Residency)
Sat 25 June Pearlys Duo @ RubyGil's, Barkly St, St Kilda (opp 7/11) 9:00 – 11:00pm FREE
Sat 25 June “Dead Pan Alley’ Feat. Peter Baylor Trio @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb 6:45pm $20 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75110/20160625
Sat 25 June City of Whitehorse Swing Band @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, 8:00 – 11:00 pm. To book ph: Elspeth 0425 735 428 or Rhondda 9874 8870
Sat 25 June The Kimba Griffith Septet @ The Paris Cat, (Parisian Loft) 6 Goldie Place, Melb. 8:15pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75112/20160625
Sat 25 June Steve Sedergreen – Points in Time @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb 9:15 pm $25 Bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75114/20160625
Sat 25 June The Etta James Experience with May Johnston @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 6:30pm 2 course dinner & show $65 (if available, tickets excluding dinner can be purchased at the door) Show starts 9:00pm
Sundays Louisiana Shakers (TRAD JAZZ) @ Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan Street, Carlton 2:00 – 5:00pm FREE (Residency)
Sundays Kelsey James & The Kamikaze Bees @ Grumpy Greens, 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3:00 – 5:00 FREE (Residency)
Sundays Stevenson’s Rockets @ Emerald Hotel, 315 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. 7pm. 9690 4719 dinner from 6:00pm must book 9690 4719 or emaileat@theemeraldhotel.com.au (residency JAZZ)
Mon 27 June Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra with special guest Nina Ferro @ the Apartment Lounge Bar, 401 Little Bourke Street, Melb http://www.theapartment.com.au/ Dinner from 7:00 2 courses $50, 3 Courses $60 show only from 8:00pm $15 Bookings essential Ph: 9670 4020
Wed 29 June Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Burnley Ph: 9428 1233 8:00pm $14
Thurs 30 June The Grubs feat. Jess Palmer @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb from 7:45pm $20 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75116/20160630 JAZZ
Thurs 30 June Robert Simone Big Band @ The B. East, 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick 8:00pm Original Music
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thursdays Jazz on Thursdays – Joe Ruberto Trio @ Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Ragland Street Sth Melb 6:30 – 9:30pm Bookings Ph: 9696 2411 – no dance space (Residency)
Fri 1 July A Spoonful of Sugar feat. Miss Bee Townsend @ The Paris Cat, (Basement) 6 Goldie Place, Melb from 6:45pm $25 Bookings: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/75120/20160701
Fri 1 July Shiraz (JAZZ) @ Hamilton Golf Club – Details TBA

Apr
8
2016
SWING CENTRAL DANCE CLASSES ARE CLOSED
Unfortunately, Swing Central's dance classes are now closed. We will endeavour to continue to keep gigs up to date on the calendar but advise you that the information may not always be current and you should check with the events to avoid disappointment.

Feb
18
2016
Class Info:
My thanks to those people who 'hung in there' and learned "Doin' the Jive" on Tuesday nights - looking forward to dancing it at the FFF on Saturday so if you wish to revise it go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgEqg22zAM0. Next week, Tuesday's second class will start "Swing Mambo" - lots of fun!

Monday and Thursdays classes will start on new work at the beginning of March so a good time to come back if you've been away. Lots of great new people to meet in both classes.

Sep
4
2015
Youtube recording is up!
Our recording of the Jitterbug Stroll to celebrate 20 years of modern Lindy Hop in Melbourne can be found : https://youtu.be/7-BL-_BEjY0

Great fun everyone!

Feb
3
2015
White Christmas 2014
Check out the Christmas YouTube
http://youtu.be/if5_jXyQ0Xw

Jun
6
2014
Frankie's Chorus on You Tube
If you'd like to check out the recording we did to celebrate Frankie 100, go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll8BMPC2-RA, or when you're in You Tube, just type "Swing Central Melbourne"

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