Jazz in July
Join us Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 July for a glamourous weekend of Jazz at Charlton's Art Deco theatre, The Rex. Whole festival: $60 General Admission, $50 Friends of The Rex Single performance: $25 General Admission, $20 Friends of The Rex. Book tickets here.
Saturday 21 July 8pm Neo Radio in La Petite Mort - Neo Radio reimagines 1940s radio drama into genre-bending comedy cabaret that will be loved not just by Jazz fans, but all music lovers. Inspired by film noir, La Petite Mort transports music by artists like Nick Cave, Amy Winehouse and Taylor Swift to the steamy streets of jazz land. This tongue-in-cheek whodunit is presented by sultry singers Yvette Hearn, Sam Qualtrough and Suzanne Barton; honey-voiced announcer Paul David Goddard; and a swinging band made up of Thomas Byrne on piano, Robbie Finch on bass and Chloe Dempsey on drums. Following sold-out seasons at Melbourne’s Paris Cat Jazz Club and Butterfly Club,reviewers have called this show 'spine-tingling perfection’, ‘a night of musical heaven’ and ‘just what the doctor ordered’. Don your fedora or furs and join us in jazz land.
Sunday 22 July 11am - The Norm Gray Jazztet will be the perfect start to your Sunday with a smooth, swinging journey through the classics of the Great American Songbook.
Sunday 22 July 1:30pm - Perennial favourites The Hot B Hines will round off the festival with an afternoon of upbeat toe-tappers you know and love.