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Sep
18
2016
Swing & Jazz Diary
We are not always informed when bands are cancelled, not all venues have space for dancing and sometimes there may be mistakes. To save disappointment, it is advisable to ring, check details and book.

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)
Wed 21 Sept Crescent City Connection @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, Clayton (Trad Jazz) 7:30pm $13/$18 bookings: Elspeth on 0425-735428 or Rhondda on 9874-8870
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thursdays "Steve and Dai" Pearly Shells Hot 2 duo @ at. Claypots Barbarossa, 79 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD, 0396705255 from 5:30pm FREE.
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm Jazz
Thursdays Joe Ruberto Trio @ The Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Rgalan Street, South Melbourne (no dancing) bookings 9696 2411
Sat 24 Sept Chris Wilson @ The Drunken Poet, 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne 9:00pm (Blues/Rock) http://www.thedrunkenpoet.com.au/gig-guide/) FREE
Sat 24 Sept Sedergreen & Allan @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb, 7:00-8:40pm $20 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/78745/20160924
Mon 26 Sept Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra @ 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
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Sun 30 Sept Swing Train feat. Gianni Marinucci & Hetty Kate @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb, 7:00-8:40pm $20 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/78764/20160930
Sat 1 Oct Opus 21 Big Band (ALL SWING MUSIC) @ Blackman Hall, Melbourne Uni, Hawthorn Campus, 442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn [large venue with good parking] 7:45 - 11:15pm $16 (residency 1st sat of the month) Enquiries / bookings Peter 0438 988 861
Sat 1 Oct Sugar Foot Ramblers @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, Clayton (Trad Jazz) 8:00 – 11:00pm $13/$18 bookings: Elspeth on 0425-735428 or Rhondda on 9874-8870
Sat 1 Oct Fem Belling Quintet @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 8:30-11:00pm $25 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/80345/20161001
Sat 1 Oct Mel Searl an Ella Fitzgerald Tribute @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 9:30pm $25 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/80347/20161001
Sat 1 Oct Slipdixies @ Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote 5:00 – 7:00pm (Dixie & Trad Jazz) (up to $10 cc at this venue)
Sun 2 Oct Let’s Dance Big Band @ the Mentone RSL, 9 Palermo St, Mentone, 1:00 to 4pm. $15 or $12 for members. Meals are available from 12 to 2pm and must be pre-booked on 9583 2841. Inquiries: Club Tel No: 9583 2841 – or Band at 9551 7363
Sun 2 Oct B# Big Band @ Copacabana, 139 Smith Street, Fitzroy 1:00 – 3:30pm $20. Book a seat before it’s sold out: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=194776
Sun 2 Oct Peppercorns @ Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote 5:00 – 7:00pm (swing & Jazz) (up to $10 cc at this venue)
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 3 Oct Festival Big Band Dance @ Melbourne Town Hall (Seniors Week) 12:30 – 4:00 – gold coin collection – book your ticket 0438 988 861 or peter.s.sellars@gmail.com
Tues 4 Oct Jazz concert @ Koomba Park, 15 Mountain Highway Wantirna 1:00 – 3:00pm Must book Rosa 9800 5535 $10 includes tea/coffee
Wed 5 Oct New Melbourne Jazz Band @ Clayton RSL 163 Carinish Road, Clayton 11:00 – 2:30pm Book 9874 8870 or 0425 735 428 email mhendrie35@optusnet.com.au $8 includes tea/coffee & biscuit
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thursdays "Steve and Dai" Pearly Shells Hot 2 duo @ at. Claypots Barbarossa, 79 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD, 0396705255 from 5:30pm FREE.
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thursdays Joe Ruberto Trio @ The Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Rgalan Street, South Melbourne (no dancing) bookings 9696 2411
7 – 15 Oct Anything Goes (Cole Porter Musical) presented by Babirra Music Theatre @ The Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Bookings essential 9262 6555 tickets@whitehorse.vic.gov.au $38
Fri 7 Oct Louisiana Shakers @ Melbourne Town Hall (New Orleans 1940s Jazz) 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Fri 7 Oct Jazz concert @ Koomba Park, 15 Mountain Highway Wantirna 1:00 – 3:00pm Must book Rosa 9800 5535 $10 includes tea/coffee
Sat 8 Oct Royal Australian Navy Big Band (concert) @ Knox Community Arts Centre, Cnr Scoresby Rd & Mountain Highway, Bayswater 11:00 – 12:00 Must book 9729 7287 or email susan.tickner@knox.vic.gov.au www.knoxvic.gov.au/theatretix $10 includes morning tea
Sat 8 Oct Michel Nicolle Quartet CD Launch @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 8:30-11:00pm $25 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/80774/20161008
Sun 9 Oct Melbourne Tramways Band recital 2:30 – 4:30pm @ Wattle Park, Riversdale Road, Burwood. Enquiries Peter 9850 3578 or exec@melbtramband.org.au 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)
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thurs 13 Oct The Syncopators @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 8:30-11:00pm $20 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/81003/20161013
Thursdays "Steve and Dai" Pearly Shells Hot 2 duo @ at. Claypots Barbarossa, 79 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD, 0396705255 from 5:30pm FREE.
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thursdays Joe Ruberto Trio @ The Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Rgalan Street, South Melbourne (no dancing) bookings 9696 2411
Fri 14 Oct Bugle Boys – a salute to the Andrews Sisters (female impersonators) @ Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street, Mornington 8:00 pm Bookings Essential Moira 0417 048 347 $25 includes tea
Fri 14 Oct The Eugene Ball Quartet @ Uptown Jazz, Upstairs, 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Ph: 9416 4546 8:00pm
Sat 15 Oct Swing on High @ 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 15 Oct The Furbelows @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 9:30 $25 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/81421/20161015
Sat 15 Oct Julie O’Hara Quartet @ Uptown Jazz, Upstairs, 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Ph: 9416 4546 8:00pm
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)
Wed 19 Oct Radio Days @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, Clayton 7:30pm $13/$18 bookings: Elspeth on 0425-735428 or Rhondda on 9874-8870
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thursdays "Steve and Dai" Pearly Shells Hot 2 duo @ at. Claypots Barbarossa, 79 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD, 0396705255 from 5:30pm FREE.
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Thursdays Joe Ruberto Trio @ The Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Rgalan Street, South Melbourne (no dancing) bookings 9696 2411
Fri 21 Oct Sugarfoot Ramblers @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb (New Orleans/Trad Jazz) 9:30 $25 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/81473/20161021
Fri 21 Oct Mama Alto: Torch Songs (cabaret glamour & jazz standars) @ City Hall Lounge Bar, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin 8:00pm Bookings essential 9556 4440 email arts@kingston.vic.gov.au $20 www.kingstonarts.com.au/music
Sat 22 Oct JFQ – The James Flynn Quartett (Perth) @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 8:30-11:00 $30 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/81477/20161022
Wed 26 Oct Gianni Marinucci’s Nonet feat. Hetty Kate ) @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melb 8:30-11:00 $20 bookings https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/81482/20161026
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thursdays JMQ Jazz Ensemble @ Leroy Espresso ,191 Acland Street, from 6:15pm-9.15pm JAZZ
Sun 30 Oct “The Southern Belles” feat. Jane Clifton, Rebecca Barnard & Nichaud Fitzgibbon @ the Memo Music Hall, Acland St. St Kilda (entrance in side street) 8:40pm (check time) bookings www.memomusichall.com.au
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 31 Oct The Royal Jellies @ Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote 5:00 – 7:00pm (New Orleans Jazz) (up to $10 cc at this venue)
Mon 31 Oct Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra @ 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

Sep
1
2016
Lindy Exchanges & Workshops in the region
16 - 18 Sept SYDNEY LINDY EXCHANGE 2016, teachers: Adam Brozowski - Seattle, USA, * Sharon Davis - Perth, AUS/London, England, * "Queen of Swing” Miss Norma Miller - Florida, USA , Plus the Australian Hellzapoppin Prize 2016 and the Australian Swing Dance Championships Great bands: * John Morrison’s "Swing City” featuring Miss Sara Jeanne, Guest Vocalist, * Andrew Dickesons “Blue Rhythm Band”, * Cope Street Parade as well as the best Swing/Blues DJ’s in Australia . Registrations now open at www.sydneylindyexchange.com.

28-30 Oct SWINGMANIA, Launceston. More info here - https://www.facebook.com/swingmaniatas

29 Sep – 2 Oct BALBOA ON THE RIVER – Brisbane. Registrations now open http://www.balboaaustralia.com/
3 days of classes - 4 streams of classes, 4 nights of social dancing (2 with live music) Australian Balboa Championships - $500 for first prize! Spirit of Balboa Competition, Jack and Jill competition,
Registrations are now open!
Check out facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Balboa-on-the-River/144301268976000
Contact at: balboaaustralia@gmail.com


14-16 Oct SLOWDOWN – Canberra - celebrates the diversity of styles of slow dancing. 14 incredible teachers with classes in lindy hop, blues, balboa and solo jazz. https://slowdownweekend.com.au/

24-27 Nov Melbourne Lindy Exchange. http://melbournelindyexchange.com/ want to be involved? Contact melb.lindy.exchange@gmail.com Facebook: @MelbLX Twitter: @MelbLX

13 – 21 Jan ’17 SWING CAMP OZ – Adelaide SA. A whole week of swing lessons with amazing international teachers, with lots of social dancing, and there's a day at the beach thrown in too... one of the great Hollywood dancers from the golden era of swing dancing in the late 30s and early 40s will be there - Jean Veloz! You can see her dancing in this famous swing clip - https://youtu.be/1Mc2fTyTca4.
Registrations are NOW OPEN. https://www.facebook.com/events/1376297029053116/?ti=icl

3-5 Mar ‘17 Aussie Girl Jam - Melbourne VIC. Australia's first weekend dedicated to celebrating the role of women in jazz dance and music. Solo & partnered dance workshops with International teachers, Social Dancing with Live Music, All genders welcome. More info to come. www.aussiegirljam.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/646149782201155

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

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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