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Wed 6 Jun 2012, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Thu 7 Jun 2012, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Fri 8 Jun 2012, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Sat 9 Jun 2012, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Sun 10 Jun 2012, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: The Square - Federation Square, Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free
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Listed by: JennyEF

Celebrate the spirit of jazz! Trad jazz, swing, world music, big band, indigenous music and more will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face in the depths of winter. Check the festival website for schedule details.

Hue Blanes Trio:
Pianist and vocalist Hue Blanes (The Melodics, Illy), drummer Nick Martyn (Clairy Brown & the Bangin Rackettes, Whitesploitation) and bassist Jules Pascoe (Harry Angus Band, Conglomerate) debut new works from their forthcoming album.

WAAPA Ensemble directed by Jamie Oehlers:
WA’s finest tertiary jazz students will brighten your lunchtime with dynamic and engaging original music and well-known standards.

Monash University:
The World Music Orchestra (directed by Sam Evans) reflects Melbourne’s cultural diversity, combining instruments from around the world. The Big Band (directed by Jordan Murray) is an 18-piece ensemble that explores a rich stage band and big band repertoire. The World Music Ensemble embraces a cross section of musical influences from various cultures in the true spirit of contemporary Australian society.

Yil Lull directed by Dave Arden:
Yil Lull Indigenous Ensemble (from the VCA Contemporary Music Performance Department, University of Melbourne) perform music of our region, exploring the fascinating intersection between indigenous songlines and new directions in jazz.

Melbourne Youth Jazz Orchestra:
With a sophisticated sound and energy to burn, outstanding young jazz musicians from across Victoria breathe fresh life into the classic big band sound, directed by Eugene Ball.

Michael Griffin Quartet:
Michael Griffin (saxophone), Daniel Gassin (piano), Leigh Barker (bass) and Craig Simon (drums) employ a great swinging groove for jazz that everyone can dig.