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Socialist jazz Club is back with a double header to kick off its new 2022-2023 season.

8.30pm Americana meets Jazz- Melbourne style with In The Pines feat guest vocalist Oscar Brown-Shaw.

9.45pm +F:rst Sunn+ a quintet formed by Stephen Hornby featuring Andrew Saragossi (tenor saxophone), Cheryl Durongpisitkul (alto Saxophone), Tom Stewart-Tonna (guitar) and Phil Collings (drums).

Small Space Music & Radio Springs Hotel present The Magic Lantern Sessions - live improvised music scores with classic movies.

Selected from Ken Parfrey's private collection, the silent films will be screened in the Henry Langlois Room at Radio Springs Hotel, with soundtracks performed by some of Victoria’s finest improvisers. Session Six, the final session of the season features drummer Ronny Ferella and guitarist Robbie Melville.

Robbie Melville's smallCHESTRA

fortyfive downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA is the latest project from Melville, winner of the Instrumental Category of the 2018 International Song Competition. The six members of the smallCHESTRA explore the meeting point between folk melody, jazz harmony and textural improvisation through a series of compositions written by Melville that allow and encourage spontaneous interaction, introductions and endings as soloists, duos and trios.

Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the barriers between contemporary folk, jazz and classical.

“Think Frisellian-cowboy-quirkestra ambling along with a cup of tea in one hand and a stein of beer in t’other. On a horse”. – Tamara Murphy

Small Space Music & Radio Springs Hotel present The Magic Lantern Sessions - live improvised music scores with classic movies.

Selected from Ken Parfrey's private collection, the silent films will be screened in the Henry Langlois Room at Radio Springs Hotel, with soundtracks performed by some of Victoria’s finest improvisers. Session Five features drummer Ronny Ferella, guitarist Robbie Melville and bassist Liz Frencham.

Small Space Music & Radio Springs Hotel present The Magic Lantern Sessions - live improvised music scores with classic movies.

Selected from Ken Parfrey's private collection, the silent films will be screened in the Henry Langlois Room at Radio Springs Hotel, with soundtracks performed by some of Victoria’s finest improvisers. Session Three features drummer Ronny Ferella, guitarist Robbie Melville and trombonist Jordan Murray.

Session 4 - Aelita, Queen Of Mars (1924)

ESOTERIC

Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese Street, Brunswick

Rooted in the contemplation of climate change effects of a distant future and the societal significance of the natural world, this audio-visual experience considers our place in the ecosystem and the fleeting power we have to affect it. Fundamentally, ESOTERIC is a multi sensory experience of all that will be left of the natural world if indifference ensues.

Contemporary composer and creative Jessica Lindsay Smith, working in collaboration with electronic visual artist Rachael Archibald and movement artist Arabella Frahn-Starkie, alongside a cast of improvising musicians present this multidisciplinary work that explores movement, improvisation and dramatic story-telling in a shifting, projected space. ESOTERIC is a meditative, textural, and otherworldly exploration of our future.

Antelodic is an instrumental chamber jazz trio featuring the unusual instrumentation of guitar with two saxophones. The woodwinds often perform the role of rhythm section, allowing the guitar to become the melodic voice. The trio have developed a highly nuanced approach to their creative practice that allows them to experiment in the moment while maintaining a unified ensemble sound.

Robbie Melville's smallCHESTRA

The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick

Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA is the latest project from Melville, winner of the Instrumental Category of the 2018 International Song Competition. The six members of the smallCHESTRA explore the meeting point between folk melody, jazz harmony and textural improvisation through a series of compositions written by Melville that allow and encourage spontaneous interaction, introductions and endings as soloists, duos and trios.

Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the barriers between contemporary folk, jazz and classical.

“Think Frisellian-cowboy-quirkestra ambling along with a cup of tea in one hand and a stein of beer in t’other. On a horse”. – Tamara Murphy

Small Space Music & Radio Springs Hotel present The Magic Lantern Sessions - live improvised music scores with classic movies.

Selected from Ken Parfrey's private collection, the silent films will be screened in the Henry Langlois Room at Radio Springs Hotel, with soundtracks performed by some of Victoria’s finest improvisers. Session Three features drummer Ronny Ferella and guitarist Robbie Melville.

Session 3 - Pandora's Box (1929)

Antelodic (with Angela Davis)

The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick

Antelodic is an instrumental chamber jazz trio led by guitarist Robbie Melville, winner of the Instrumental Category of the 2018 International Songwriting Competition. Featuring the unusual instrumentation of guitar with two saxophones, the woodwinds often perform the role of rhythm section, allowing the guitar to become the melodic voice.

Guitar - Robbie Melville Alto Saxophone - Angela Davis Tenor Saxophone - Gideon Brazil

Small Space Music & Radio Springs Hotel present The Magic Lantern Sessions - live improvised music scores with classic movies.

Selected from Ken Parfrey's private collection, the silent films will be screened in the Henry Langlois Room at Radio Springs Hotel, with soundtracks performed by some of Victoria’s finest improvisers. Session Two features drummer Ronny Ferella, harpist Mary Doumany, saxophonist Gideon Brazil, and guitarist Robbie Melville.

Tickets $20 / $15