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Oct
28
2016
Swing On High Saturday 19 November
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

Oct
28
2016
MELBOURNE LINDY EXCHANGE 24-27 November
This is one of the longest running swing events in the country, and is definitely one of the biggest social exchanges going.

Registrations are now open! http://melbournelindyexchange.com/

Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band - is a band for dancers. They do what Basie did. They play 4 solid beats to the bar and no cheating.
Georgia and her Sentimental Gentlemen - Coming from a strong background of classical & jazz vocals, Georgia has assemble some of Melbourne's finest musicians playing some choice repertoire to cook up a storm on stage and on the dance floor!
The Basement Big Band - With one foot firmly planted in the rich history of Swing Era America and the other Lindy Hopping into the now, The Basement Big Band are Sydney’s very own 14 piece dance orchestra lead by Justin Fermino.
The Oz Big Band are dedicated to recreating the music and energy of the great big bands of the 30's, 40's and 50s. The band has become popular amongst the jazz and swing dance scenes around Australia for it's authenticity and high energy.
Michael McQuaid's Midnight Four is back with some red hot, late night, swinging excellence.
Jonno and Sean play late night blues (DJs)

Oct
28
2016
Book now for the Pearly Shell's Hot 7 Christmas Ball
with Julie O'Hara, Yvette Johansson & Hetty Kate @ The Memo
Acland St. St Kilda (entrance in side street) show starts 8:00pm Seating $25 general $18 at the door if available $20 Bookings: http://www.memomusichall.com.au/memo-gig/pearly-shells-christmas-ball/

Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Oct
28
2016
SWING CAMP OZ - Book Now!
Want a whole week of swing lessons with amazing international teachers, plus so much social dancing you'll eventually collapse from exhaustion? Oh, and there's a day at the beach thrown in too...

Then go to Swing Camp Oz in Adelaide, January 2017!

PLUS - 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

Oct
28
2016
November Swing Diary
Wed 16 Nov Geoff Bull & The Finer Cuts (Sydney) @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, Clayton 7:30pm $13/$18 bookings: Elspeth on 0425-735428 or Rhondda on 9874-8870 Bistro bookings 9544 1035
Wed 16 Nov Juliarna’s “I’m Old Fashioned CD Launch” @ Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne (loft) 7:30 – 10:00 pm (20s-40s Jazz) Seated ticket $22 Book https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/83184/20161116
Wed 16 Nov Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine @ The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick 8:30 pm. Email enquiries@spottedmallard.com Ph: 03 9380 8818 FREE
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 18 Nov The Cope Street Parade (Syd) Album Launce @ Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne (loft) 9:30 – 11:45 pm (Gypsy Swing/New Orleans Trad Jazz) Seated ticket $25 Book https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/83462/20161118
19-20 Nov Phillip Island Jazz Festival @ All Seasons Phillip Island Eco Resort, Cowes (incl. Shirazz)
Sat 19 Nov 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 19 Nov 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 19 Nov The Jump Devils @ The Drunken Poet, 65 Peel St West Melbourne 9:00 pm
Saturdays Pearly Shell’s Steve & Dia duo – Rubygils @ Claypots, 213 Barkly Street, St Kilda 9:00 pm (Residency at this bar, except when otherwise booked, so best to check before you go) Ph: 9534 1282
Sun 20 Nov Cairo Club Orchestra CD Launch with Nichaud Fitzgibbon @ Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick Showtime 3:30 Ph: 0481 873 297 Reserved seating $35 +BF, General Admission $23 +BF & At the door $25. http://www.flyingsaucerclub.com.au/
Sun 20 Nov JASSisters with Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $20 To Book http://dizzys.com.au/web/archives/4143 or buy on the door on the night
Sun 20 Nov The Band That Knew Too Much @ The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick (Aussie Woodchop Jazz) November Sunday residency email enquiries@spottedmallard.com Ph: 03 9380 8818
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 23 Nov Swamp Dogs @ @ VJC Clayton RSL. 163 Carinish Road, Clayton 11:00 am $13/$18 bookings: Elspeth on 0425-735428 or Rhondda on 9874-8870 Bistro bookings 9544 1035
Wednesdays Dizzy’s Big Band @ Dizzys, 368 Bridge Road (Upstairs @ Boheme restaurant) Richmond Ph: 9429 5000 8:00 pm, $14
Thurs 24 Nov MLX Party Night @ St Brigid’s Parish Hall, 378 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North $15 - DJs
Thurs 24 Nov The Sonoran Dogs (USA) @ The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick (Bluegrass) with Pete Fidler & Jacob McGuffie and Suzette Herft 8:00 pm $20+BF Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-sonoran-dogs-usa/90004?ref=RSS_rss_mallard&skin=5395
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 25 Nov MLX Basement Big Band & DJs @ Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown $40 (no BYO) 7:00 pm
Fri 25 Nov Late Night MLX Georgia & her Sentimental Gentlemen @ Forever Dance, Level 1, 432 Church Street Richmond Midnight until late $20 BYO
Sat 26 Nov MLX Oz Big Band & DJs “Masque at Wayne Manor” @ Malvern Town Hall, 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern $40 (no BYO) 8:00 - midnight
Sat 26 Nov Late Night MLX Michael McQuaids Midnight Four & DJs @ Forever Dance, Level 1, 432 Church Street Richmond 8:00 pm $20 only BYO
Sat 26 Nov Collaborations – Bob Sedergreen & Kerri Simpson @ Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne 9:30pm (Basement) New Orleans Jazz/Soul/Gospel Seated ticket $25 book: https://www.rollerdigital.com/pariscat/#/event/1039/84323/20161126
Sun 26 Nov The Band That Knew Too Much @ The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick (Aussie Woodchop Jazz) November Sunday residency email enquiries@spottedmallard.com Ph: 03 9380 8818
Sat 26 Nov Jules Boult Tria @ The Drunken Poet 65 Peel St West Melbourne 9:00 pm (Blues)
Sun 27 Nov Paul Ingle’s Swamp Dogs (Trad Jazz) @ Café Vita, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princess Highway, Springvale 1-4 pm Bookings 8558 8238
Sun 27 Nov Tamsin West Band @ Peninsula Jazz Club, Patterson Lakes Community Centre 54-70 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes 2-5pm $10
Sun 27 Nov MLX – Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band & DJs @ Forever Dance, Level 1, 432 Church Street Richmond $50 all night or $20 late night only BYO
Sun 27 Nov Ruby Page @ Frankston Bowling Club, Cnr 11 Yulle St & Williams St, Frankston 6:00 – 9:00pm Ph 98775 9580
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 28 Nov MLX Speakeasy HQ, 522 Flinders St, Melbourne 7:00 – midnight
Mon 28 Nov 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
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 3 Dec 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 $15 (residency 1st sat of the month) Enquiries / bookings Peter 0438 988 861
Saturdays Pearly Shell’s Steve & Dia duo – Rubygils @ Claypots, 213 Barkly Street, St Kilda 9:00 pm (Residency at this bar, except when otherwise booked, so best to check before you go) Ph: 9534 1282
Sun 4 Dec 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

Oct
28
2016
Let’s Dance Big Band SUNDAY 6 November @ 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

Sep
1
2016
Lindy Exchanges & Workshops in the region
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
3-6 Nov Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival 2016 http://www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au/
18-20 Nov Phillip Island Jazz Festival www.phillipislandjazzfest.org.au
4-8 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.

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