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December

Karise Eden

Sun, 08 December 2019

Karise Eden

This show has sold out.

Russell Morris

Thu, 05 December 2019

Live Russell Morris

This show has sold out.

MYSTIFY: The Songbook of INXS

Wed, 04 December 2019

MYSTIFY: The Songbook of INXS

This show is sold out!

November

Grace Knight

Sat, 30 November 2019

Grace Knight

The first 40 years

Rita Satch

Fri, 29 November 2019

Rita Satch

Outstanding young vocalist Rita Satch presents the classic songs of the great Nancy Wilson.

Dave Graney & the MistLY

Thu, 28 November 2019

Dave Graney & the MistLY

Playing songs from across their career and also nods to artists who have inspired them.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Wed, 27 November 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This popular 7-piece tribute band plays Santana classics with precision and Latino fire.

Cookin' On 3 Burners

Sun, 24 November 2019

Cookin' On 3 Burners

Joining the dots between deep funk, raw soul, organ jazz, hip-hop and boogaloo.

Taylor Sheridan

Sat, 23 November 2019

Taylor Sheridan

Soulfully acoustic with influences from Stevie Wonder all the way to James Taylor.

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates

Fri, 22 November 2019

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates

This powerhouse soul and blues vocalist has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic.

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

Wed, 20 November 2019

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

“a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” - Kurt Elling

Iaki Vallejo

Sun, 17 November 2019

Iaki Vallejo

Iaki returns with her powerful, warm voice and Afro-Colombian fusion sound.

Michael Jackson: Unplugged

Sat, 16 November 2019

Michael Jackson: Unplugged

Stellar vocalist Yvette Johansson sings the best of Michael Jackson through the decades

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows

Fri, 15 November 2019

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows

This show is sold out. Scroll down for their shows in December.

KPS Jam

Thu, 14 November 2019

KPS Jam

Don't miss this old school funk and R&B show! 

Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Wed, 13 November 2019

Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Don't miss this singer with a rich, sultry voice and an unforced, yet commanding delivery.

Keyon Harrold

Sun, 10 November 2019

Keyon Harrold

Sweeping and cinematic, his music draws on jazz, classical, rock, blues, and hip hop to create...

October

The Emma Gilmartin Quartet

Thu, 31 October 2019

The Emma Gilmartin Quartet

Emma Gilmartin has gained a reputation as one of Australia's most talented jazz vocalists.

Jackie Bornstein: Dear Billie

Wed, 30 October 2019

Jackie Bornstein: Dear Billie

Jackie pays homage to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time; Billie Holiday.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sun, 20 October 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This popular 7-piece tribute band plays Santana classics with precision and Latino fire.

Karen Lee Andrews

Fri, 18 October 2019

Karen Lee Andrews

An exceptional blend of American Blues and Soul.

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

Wed, 16 October 2019

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

“a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” - Kurt Elling

Mike Stern Jeff Lorber Fusion

Sun, 13 October 2019

Mike Stern Jeff Lorber Fusion

Legends in their own right. Their coming together is an event not to be missed.

ELEW

Fri, 04 October 2019

ELEW

The revolutionary artist who combines virtuosic skill on the grand piano with pop and rock music.

September

The Leo Genovese Trio

Sun, 29 September 2019

The Leo Genovese Trio

This jazz trio follows the traditions of Argentinean music as well as western jazz.

The Leo Genovese Trio

Sat, 28 September 2019

The Leo Genovese Trio

This jazz trio follows the traditions of Argentinean music as well as western jazz.

The Leo Genovese Trio

Fri, 27 September 2019

The Leo Genovese Trio

This jazz trio follows the traditions of Argentinean music as well as western jazz.

The Leo Genovese Trio

Thu, 26 September 2019

The Leo Genovese Trio

This jazz trio follows the traditions of Argentinean music as well as western jazz.

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2019

Mon, 23 September 2019

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2019

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards are the National, yearly Jazz Award recognition of Australian talent

The Loston Harris Trio

Sun, 22 September 2019

The Loston Harris Trio

Sinatra and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that he is keeping the flame alive.

The Loston Harris Trio

Sat, 21 September 2019

The Loston Harris Trio

Sinatra and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that he is keeping the flame alive.

The Loston Harris Trio

Fri, 20 September 2019

The Loston Harris Trio

Sinatra and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that he is keeping the flame alive.

The Loston Harris Trio

Thu, 19 September 2019

The Loston Harris Trio

Sinatra and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that he is keeping the flame alive.

The Loston Harris Trio

Wed, 18 September 2019

The Loston Harris Trio

Sinatra and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that he is keeping the flame alive.

Urbanity

Sun, 15 September 2019

Urbanity

Take some deep grooves, add some infectious melodies and you have Urbanity.

Iaki Vallejo

Thu, 12 September 2019

Iaki Vallejo

Iaki returns with her powerful, warm voice and Afro-Colombian fusion sound.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sun, 08 September 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This popular 7-piece tribute band plays Santana classics with precision and Latino fire.

Grand WaZoo

Sat, 07 September 2019

Grand WaZoo

This event is Sold Out. Scroll down for their show on the 2nd of November.

Sarah Maclaine

Thu, 05 September 2019

Sarah Maclaine

Sarah Maclaine constantly delights audiences with her eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop and R&B.

Ross Wilson

Sun, 01 September 2019

Ross Wilson

This event is Sold Out!

August

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sat, 31 August 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This event is Sold Out. Scroll down for their shows in September and October.

Karise Eden

Fri, 30 August 2019

Karise Eden

This event is Sold Out! Scroll down for Karise's exclusive shows in December.

Mike Nock Trio w/ Kristin Berardi

Thu, 29 August 2019

Mike Nock Trio w/ Kristin Berardi

"Nock is quite simply, one of the unsung piano heroes of the past fifty years." All About Jazz

Andy Sugg with TTTenor

Wed, 28 August 2019

Andy Sugg with TTTenor

What could be better than a jazz combo fronted by a tenor saxophone? Easy ... one fronted by three!

Sofía Rei

Sun, 25 August 2019

Sofía Rei

One of the most passionate, and inventive musicians on the current New York music scene.

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Sun, 18 August 2019

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Presenting highlights from Latin Grammy nominated Jazz Flute Traditions.

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Sat, 17 August 2019

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Presenting highlights from Latin Grammy nominated Jazz Flute Traditions.

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Fri, 16 August 2019

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Presenting highlights from Latin Grammy nominated Jazz Flute Traditions.

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Thu, 15 August 2019

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Presenting highlights from Latin Grammy nominated Jazz Flute Traditions.

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Wed, 14 August 2019

Nestor Torres Ft Silvano Monasterios

Presenting highlights from Latin Grammy nominated Jazz Flute Traditions.

Luisito Quintero Ensemble

Sun, 11 August 2019

Luisito Quintero Ensemble

Opening the Latin Jazz Festival

Jon Weber

Sun, 04 August 2019

Jon Weber

"a virtuoso - pure and simple." - All About Jazz . Complimentary for BB Points members (excludes BF)

Jon Weber

Sat, 03 August 2019

Jon Weber

"a virtuoso - pure and simple." - All About Jazz . Complimentary for BB Points members (excludes BF)

Jon Weber

Fri, 02 August 2019

Jon Weber

"a virtuoso - pure and simple." - All About Jazz . Complimentary for BB Points members (excludes BF)

The Emma Gilmartin Quartet

Thu, 01 August 2019

The Emma Gilmartin Quartet

Emma Gilmartin has gained a reputation as one of Australia's most talented jazz vocalists.

July

The Jake Amy Septet

Wed, 31 July 2019

The Jake Amy Septet

Think Steve Coleman's Black Science mixed with Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz.

Sasha Masakowski

Sun, 28 July 2019

Sasha Masakowski

"Among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date" - DownBeat Magazine

Sasha Masakowski

Sat, 27 July 2019

Sasha Masakowski

"Among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date" - DownBeat Magazine

Sasha Masakowski

Fri, 26 July 2019

Sasha Masakowski

"Among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date" - DownBeat Magazine

Sasha Masakowski

Thu, 25 July 2019

Sasha Masakowski

"Among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date" - DownBeat Magazine

Sasha Masakowski

Wed, 24 July 2019

Sasha Masakowski

"Among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date" - DownBeat Magazine

Iaki Vallejo

Sun, 21 July 2019

Iaki Vallejo

Charisma and power are key words to describe Iaki's stage presence. Don't miss this EP Launch.

Grand WaZoo

Sat, 20 July 2019

Grand WaZoo

This show is sold out. Scroll down for Grand WaZoo's show on Saturday 7th of September.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Fri, 19 July 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This show is sold out. Scroll down for Soul Sacrifice's show on Saturday 31st of August.

Off The Leash

Thu, 18 July 2019

Off The Leash

An 11-piece excitement machine, playing the R&B/funk/soul repertoire of Tower Of Power.

Barney McAll: Ashes reveal Ghosts

Wed, 17 July 2019

Barney McAll: Ashes reveal Ghosts

Playing newly composed music written as a result of being alive in 2019 & attempting to stay awake.

N'Dambi

Sun, 14 July 2019

N'Dambi

Grammy-nominee, Erykah Badu/Snarky Puppy collaborator - this neo-soul songstress is not to be missed

Allan Harris

Sun, 07 July 2019

Allan Harris

With the voice of Nat King Cole and the guitar playing of George Benson, Allan Harris inspires.

June

Sarah Maclaine

Sun, 30 June 2019

Sarah Maclaine

Sarah Maclaine constantly delights audiences with her eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop and R&B.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sat, 29 June 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This show is sold out! Scroll down for Soul Sacrifice's shows in July, August and September.

Jack Jones

Fri, 28 June 2019

Jack Jones

This event is Sold Out!

Támar Davis

Thu, 27 June 2019

Támar Davis

Returns for the first time since mesmerising performances in front of The New Power Generation

Támar Davis

Wed, 26 June 2019

Támar Davis

Returns for the first time since mesmerising performances in front of The New Power Generation

Támar Davis

Sun, 23 June 2019

Támar Davis

Returns for the first time since mesmerising performances in front of The New Power Generation

STYLUS

Sat, 22 June 2019

STYLUS

This event is Sold Out!

Taylor Sheridan

Fri, 21 June 2019

Taylor Sheridan

This event is Sold Out!

Van Hunt

Thu, 20 June 2019

Van Hunt

For the first time in Australia

Van Hunt

Wed, 19 June 2019

Van Hunt

For the first time in Australia

Virgil Donati Ft Jack Jones

Sun, 16 June 2019

Virgil Donati Ft Jack Jones

One of the most dedicated and technically advanced drummers of all time.

Virgil Donati Ft Jack Jones

Sat, 15 June 2019

Virgil Donati Ft Jack Jones

One of the most dedicated and technically advanced drummers of all time.

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Sun, 09 June 2019

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey lead the band to the forefront of the jazz scene from 1955 through to his passing.

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Sat, 08 June 2019

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey lead the band to the forefront of the jazz scene from 1955 through to his passing.

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Fri, 07 June 2019

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey lead the band to the forefront of the jazz scene from 1955 through to his passing.

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Thu, 06 June 2019

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey lead the band to the forefront of the jazz scene from 1955 through to his passing.

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Wed, 05 June 2019

The 'Original' Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey lead the band to the forefront of the jazz scene from 1955 through to his passing.

Urbanity

Sun, 02 June 2019

Urbanity

Special BBPoints members night. A fun night to finish your weekend in style.

Grand WaZoo - SOLD OUT!

Sat, 01 June 2019

Grand WaZoo - SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! Grand WaZoo will return on the 20th of July

May

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Fri, 31 May 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

This popular 7-piece tribute band plays Santana classics with precision and Latino fire.

Rita Satch

Thu, 30 May 2019

Rita Satch

Recently returned from London, presents the classic songs of the great Nancy Wilson.

Wilbur Wilde

Wed, 29 May 2019

Wilbur Wilde

Join Wilbur Wilde in celebrating 45 years of performing!

Anthony David

Fri, 24 May 2019

Anthony David

Anthony David is a Grammy nominated Soul/R&B singer/songwriter out of Atlanta GA.

Anthony David

Thu, 23 May 2019

Anthony David

Anthony David is a Grammy nominated Soul/R&B singer/songwriter out of Atlanta GA.

Quiana Lynell

Fri, 03 May 2019

Quiana Lynell

A rare talent… mature well beyond her years…. a sophisticated, bluesy approach to jazz.

April

International Jazz Day

Tue, 30 April 2019

International Jazz Day

Featuring Wilbur Wilde's Blowout - with Eugene Ball, Sam Keevers, Philip Rex and Niko Schauble.

Rai Thistlethwayte

Thu, 11 April 2019

Rai Thistlethwayte

Thirsty Merc frontman in solo format.

The Andy Sugg Group

Wed, 10 April 2019

The Andy Sugg Group

Sax maestro Andy Sugg, with special guests from New York, Brett Wiiliams and Kate Kelsey-Sugg.

March

The Badloves

Sun, 31 March 2019

The Badloves

The Badloves were a hit back in the '90s, and now they're back, better and more soulful than ever.

Grand WaZoo

Sat, 30 March 2019

Grand WaZoo

SOLD OUT! Australia's premier Soul Legends, 13 piece GRAND WAZOO - KINGS of SOUL return to the band's city home, Bird's Basement.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Fri, 29 March 2019

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

SOLD OUT! This popular 7-piece tribute band plays Santana classics with precision and Latino fire.

February

Eric Roberson

Sun, 24 February 2019

Eric Roberson

Groundbreaking independent R&B/Soul artist.

Eric Roberson

Sat, 23 February 2019

Eric Roberson

Groundbreaking independent R&B/Soul artist.

Eric Roberson

Fri, 22 February 2019

Eric Roberson

Groundbreaking independent R&B/Soul artist.

Eric Roberson

Thu, 21 February 2019

Eric Roberson

Groundbreaking independent R&B/Soul artist.

Eric Roberson

Wed, 20 February 2019

Eric Roberson

Groundbreaking independent R&B/Soul artist.

Cindy Blackman Santana Band

Fri, 15 February 2019

Cindy Blackman Santana Band

One of the most exciting drummers in modern music, combining the power and energy of rock with the creative flexibility of jazz.

Cindy Blackman Santana Band

Wed, 13 February 2019

Cindy Blackman Santana Band

One of the most exciting drummers in modern music, combining the power and energy of rock with the creative flexibility of jazz.

The Cookers

Sun, 10 February 2019

The Cookers

They are back! Billy Harper on tenor sax, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Weiss on trumpet, Stephen Scott on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, Billy Hart on drums. Enough said!

Urbanity by Urbanity

Sat, 02 February 2019

Urbanity by Urbanity

Urbanity makes sublime music that is accessible to all. They are launching their 2nd Album at Bird's Basement, 2 singles are already in the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. This will be a great Saturday night.

December

Welcome New Year 2019 with Grand Wazoo

Mon, 31 December 2018

Welcome New Year 2019 with Grand Wazoo

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Bird's Basement with superb cuisine, and a memorable night's entertainment from comedy legend Austen Tayshus, and iconic soul band The Grand Wazoo, celebrating The Magic Of Motown & More.

Sunday Brunch with Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Sun, 23 December 2018

Sunday Brunch with Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Nichaud will present Songs For Lovers......swing, blues, Latin grooves, bossa nova and beyond.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sat, 22 December 2018

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Australia’s premier Santana fan band, Soul Sacrifice, brings all the Santana classics to life. They deliver an entertaining show, packed with classic songs, from ‘Evil Ways’ to ‘Smooth’.

BARNEY MCALL: MONK KNOW

Fri, 21 December 2018

BARNEY MCALL: MONK KNOW

One of Australia's most original pianists, composers, conceptualists, Barney McAll presents a fresh examination of some of the most enduring compositions by the eternally-contemporary Thelonious Monk.

BARNEY MCALL: MONK KNOW

Fri, 21 December 2018

BARNEY MCALL: MONK KNOW

One of Australia's most original pianists, composers, conceptualists, Barney McAll presents a fresh examination of some of the most enduring compositions by the eternally-contemporary Thelonious Monk.

The Andy Sugg Group

Wed, 19 December 2018

The Andy Sugg Group

Andy Sugg has assembled a very special lineup for his last gig of 2018.....featuring his very talented daughter, vocalist Kate Kelsey-Sugg, visiting home briefly from New York.....and another rising star on the New York scene, keyboardist Brett Williams

Sunday Brunch with Nicola Són

Sun, 16 December 2018

Sunday Brunch with Nicola Són

Sunday Brunch with French singer Nicola Són, a great occasion to have a family and friends gathering from 12 noon and listen to soft Brazilian rhythms.

Nicola Són

Sat, 15 December 2018

Nicola Són

French singer Nicola Són is debuting at Bird's Basement with his soft Brazilian rhythms.

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience

Sat, 08 December 2018

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience

The classic melodies, the fiery Afro-Cuban rhythms, the exciting musicianship, the irresistible humour of the great Dizzy Gillespie. It's all there in the music of the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, the original band authorised by Dizzy's wife, Lorraine, to keep his musical legacy alive.

November

Sunday Brunch with Sarah Maclaine

Sun, 25 November 2018

Sunday Brunch with Sarah Maclaine

Sunday Brunch with Sarah McLaine, a great occasion to have a family and friends gathering from 12 noon and listen to some incredible uplifting music.

Barney McAll

Thu, 22 November 2018

Barney McAll

Award-winning pianist and composer is back to Bird's Basement with his project Force Field, featuring the best and youngest improvisers Australia has to offer.

Frank Gambale Soulmine

Fri, 16 November 2018

Frank Gambale Soulmine

Expatriate Australian guitar ace Frank Gambale - Grammy-winning guitarist, composer of more than 300 songs published on more than 20 albums - returns to Bird’s Basement tonight for the international launch of his new album ‘Salve’. This is the second release from Frank’s band Soulmine, Frank’s Los Angeles-based band which features vocalist Boca.

Straight Ahead

Fri, 09 November 2018

Straight Ahead

Out of Detroit’s lively jazz scene, widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, and Grammy-nominated. Their sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, contemporary jazz, Latin and jazzy hip-hop. Their live performances are a dynamic celebration of power and joy with a wide range of musical textures, moods and tempos.

Straight Ahead

Wed, 07 November 2018

Straight Ahead

Out of Detroit’s lively jazz scene, widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, and Grammy-nominated. Their sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, contemporary jazz, Latin and jazzy hip-hop. Their live performances are a dynamic celebration of power and joy with a wide range of musical textures, moods and tempos.

Ralphe Armstrong’s Fusion Reunion

Fri, 02 November 2018

Ralphe Armstrong’s Fusion Reunion

Jazz Rock and Fusion week by original Mahavishnu bass player Ralphe Armstrong and his Fusion Reunion Band: get ready for a week of deep groove with original Jazz Rock and Fusion masters!

October

Ralphe Armstrong’s Fusion Reunion

Wed, 31 October 2018

Ralphe Armstrong’s Fusion Reunion

Jazz Rock and Fusion week by original Mahavishnu bass player Ralphe Armstrong and his Fusion Reunion Band: get ready for a week of deep groove with original Jazz Rock and Fusion masters!

Jackie Bornstein

Sun, 28 October 2018

Jackie Bornstein

Jackie Bornstein's most anticipated show highlights the power of jazz as a force for justice, creativity and unity. Expect to hear selected compositions by Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Leonard Cohen and many others.

Jeff Duff - 'Bowie Unzipped’

Fri, 26 October 2018

Jeff Duff - 'Bowie Unzipped’

Prominent Australian singer is bringing his acclaimed 'Bowie Unzipped' show, expect to hear all your favourites: Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Ziggy Stardust... amongst many others.

John Montesante Dectet

Wed, 24 October 2018

John Montesante Dectet

The JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET is a quality 10 piece Jazz band, that boasts six horns, a matchless rhythm section, with additional guest vocals – performing the coolest jazz arrangements in town. This time featuring singer Charlotte Jane & pianist Craig Schneider.

Jarrod Lawson

Fri, 19 October 2018

Jarrod Lawson

Soul sensation: American pianist and singer Jarrod Lawson with his original ensemble. Playing songs off his self-titled debut album and for the first time in Australia, this Stevie Wonder-inspired artist happens to also be one of Stevie Wonder's favourite musicians.

Roy Ayers

Sat, 13 October 2018

Roy Ayers

A prodigious jazz talent raised in a musical Los Angeles household, he was literally handed a set of vibraphone mallets by the great master of the instrument Lionel Hampton at age five. By his early twenties, Ayers went from his recorded debut as a sideman to the headliner of his own album within a year.

September

David Binney

Fri, 28 September 2018

David Binney

David’s distinctive saxophone sound and innovative compositions have been heard from basement clubs in New York to jazz festivals in Europe and the world. He is bringing his eclectic quartet to show you why critics worldwide are praising him as one of the key players to created an alternative jazz-scene.

Jason Marsalis and The 21st century Trad Band

Thu, 20 September 2018

Jason Marsalis and The 21st century Trad Band

New Orleans jazz drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis is a prodigal child of the Marsalis family of musicians and is debuting at Bird's with his The 21st Century Trad Band.

Raul Midón (supporting acts Taylor Sheridan & J.R. Reyne)

Sat, 15 September 2018

Raul Midón (supporting acts Taylor Sheridan & J.R. Reyne)

Raul Midón combines his distinct voice, strumming, beats, and acapella instruments to create a one-man performance. His unique style shows influence of virtually every musical genre which came before him, including jazz, blues, R&B, and folk.

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sat, 08 September 2018

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana is an 8 piece band that delivers a high energy Latin Rock extravaganza. The band prides itself on note for note solos and genuine reproduction of all the classic Santana songs...and then some! You don't have to be a Santana fan to enjoy this show. If you are, you will be in heaven!

Peter Cupples / STYLUS

Fri, 07 September 2018

Peter Cupples / STYLUS

Australia's most prestigious 70's soul/R&B group, STYLUS, is enjoying a new wave of vigor: STYLUS is back for real with new recordings and the best shows of its long life.

Urbanity

Thu, 06 September 2018

Urbanity

Finishing 2017 on the top 100 USA Jazz chart for the year is no mean feat for any band. Urbanity has achieved this on their first album. This Melbourne based band led by Phil Turcio and Albare, play the music of Urban Soul and beyond.

Barney McAll: Force Field

Wed, 05 September 2018

Barney McAll: Force Field

Award-winning pianist and composer is back to Bird's Basement with his new project Force Field, featuring the best and youngest improvisers Australia has to offer.

August

Jeremy Rose Quintet

Fri, 31 August 2018

Jeremy Rose Quintet

Jeremy Rose is a saxophonist/bass clarinetist/composer from Sydney interested in expanding dialogues between music disciplines, styles, and cultures. His music effortlessly crosses borders, moving successfully between jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, world music and hip-hop.

Sarah Maclaine

Thu, 30 August 2018

Sarah Maclaine

Sarah Maclaine delights listeners with her rich, velvety voice, its beautiful tone and fantastic vocal range. She moves with ease from pop to jazz, blues to R&B and to Latin.

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

Wed, 29 August 2018

Michelle Nicolle Quartet

“Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” - Kurt Elling

Sammy Figueroa

Fri, 24 August 2018

Sammy Figueroa

Latin Jazz Festival: One of the leading percussionists of the world, who records his own albums, played with greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie and Mariah Carey and collaborated with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more.

Luisito Quintero

Fri, 17 August 2018

Luisito Quintero

Latin Jazz Festival: Venezuelan born Luisito Quintero is perhaps best known for his incredible Timbale technique. He has played with some of the greatest artists of all time, including Jack Dejohnette, Tito Puente, Fela Kuti, Oscar D'Leon and Alicia Keys to name but a few! South American by birth and culturally Caribbean, Quintero is well-versed in Afro-Cuban rhythms and is adept at applying them in a diasporic context.

Barney McAll: Mother of Dreams And Secrets Vinyl Release Party

Tue, 14 August 2018

Barney McAll: Mother of Dreams And Secrets Vinyl Release Party

Award winning pianist and composer is back to Bird's Basement with a release of Mother of Dreams And Secrets Vinyl

Charlie Sepulveda

Fri, 10 August 2018

Charlie Sepulveda

Latin Jazz Festival: the living star of Latin Jazz Charlie Sepulveda and his quintet playing post-bop jazz with a strong dose of Latin and Puerto Rican rhythms for five nights only

(U)nity

Sat, 04 August 2018

(U)nity

Latin Jazz Festival: (U)nity is bringing the musical flavors of Paris, Havana,Minneapolis and NYC to Bird's Basement.

July

Carmen Souza

Sat, 28 July 2018

Carmen Souza

Her style is just as unique as convincing and her Cape Verdean roots as evident as her desire to create a new language under the label of World Jazz.

Carmen Souza

Fri, 27 July 2018

Carmen Souza

Her style is just as unique as convincing and her Cape Verdean roots as evident as her desire to create a new language under the label of World Jazz.

PJ Morton

Sat, 21 July 2018

PJ Morton

In addition to figuring prominently on Maroon 5’s multiplatinum Overexposed and V, Morton has written and produced for everybody from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan to Monica and India.Arie, winning a GRAMMY® for collaborating with the latter in 2008.

Joe Chindamo

Sat, 14 July 2018

Joe Chindamo

Described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world however as an artist he transcends jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music, film scores and most recently a Symphony.

Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Fri, 13 July 2018

Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Australian jazz singer Nichaud Fitzgibbon will be performing this night instead of Barney McAll.

Mark Isaacs

Thu, 12 July 2018

Mark Isaacs

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind”, Mark Isaacs has achieved widespread recognition as a pianist and composer working in both classical music and jazz.

Mark Fitzgibbon & Friends

Wed, 11 July 2018

Mark Fitzgibbon & Friends

“Mark Fitzgibbon’s playing is relentless, inventive, respectful but most importantly swings like hell." - Simon Tedeschi ABC 24 Hours

St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars

Sat, 07 July 2018

St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars

After tearing the roof off Bird’s Basement out front of fDeluxe, St Paul returns with the Minneapolis Funk All-Stars!

June

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows

Sun, 24 June 2018

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows

ARIA Hall of Famer Joe Camilleri showcasing all the hits that have made him one of Australia’s most respected artists.

Jeff Duff & Orchestra

Sat, 23 June 2018

Jeff Duff & Orchestra

Backed by the superb Jeff Duff Orchestra, prominent Australian singer is bringing his unique interpretation of the Scott Walker legacy to Birds Basement for two premier performances.

Karise Eden

Thu, 21 June 2018

Karise Eden

After blowing us away on the first season of The Voice Australia, Karise Eden returns with an intimate performance of new music and soulful classics.

Kate Vigo

Wed, 20 June 2018

Kate Vigo

Kate Vigo is a seasoned performer who balances a stunning pedigree in Jazz music with an independent music career, lauded by stations like Triple J. Her firm mastery of her stunning voice allows her to smoothly cross from an acoustic ceremony set, right through to end of night dance-floor fillers.

Barney McAll

Fri, 15 June 2018

Barney McAll

Award winning pianist and composer is back to Bird's Basement

Mark Isaacs

Thu, 14 June 2018

Mark Isaacs

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind”, Mark Isaacs has achieved widespread recognition as a pianist and composer working in both classical music and jazz. He is celebrating his 60th birthday with his solo piano show Extempore – his first club show in Melbourne in 5 years.

Donald Harrison Jr

Fri, 08 June 2018

Donald Harrison Jr

New Orleans award winning saxophonist and a Grammy nominee, Donald Harrison Jr is bringing his signature Nouveau Swing to Bird's Basement

Kurt Elling

Fri, 01 June 2018

Kurt Elling

Kurt brings technical mastery and emotional depth together in a way that embodies the creative spirit of jazz.

May

Stephen Magnusson

Sun, 27 May 2018

Stephen Magnusson

Melbourne is the hometown to many world class musicians. Stephen Magnusson, Dave Beck, Frank diSario, and Tim will illustrate how incredibly vibrant the Melbourne Jazz scene is. Together they are Kinfolk. Don't miss!

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Sat, 26 May 2018

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana is an 8 piece band that delivers a high energy Latin Rock extravaganza. The band prides itself on note for note solos and genuine reproduction of all the classic Santana songs...and then some! You don't have to be a Santana fan to enjoy this show. If you are, you will be in heaven!

Barney McAll

Fri, 25 May 2018

Barney McAll

Award winning pianist and composer is back to Bird's Basement

Joe Chindamo

Thu, 24 May 2018

Joe Chindamo

Described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world however as an artist he transcends jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music, film scores and most recently a Symphony.

John Montesante Dectet

Wed, 23 May 2018

John Montesante Dectet

The JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET is a quality 10 piece Jazz band, that boasts six horns, a matchless rhythm section, with additional guest vocals – performing the coolest jazz arrangements in town.

Henry Butler, New Orleans Jazz and Funk Celebration

Fri, 18 May 2018

Henry Butler, New Orleans Jazz and Funk Celebration

A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, Legend Henry Butler's music is as excitingly eclectic as New Orleans itself.

Sarah Maclaine

Tue, 15 May 2018

Sarah Maclaine

Sarah Maclaine delights listeners with her rich, velvety voice, its beautiful tone and fantastic vocal range. She moves with ease from pop to jazz, blues to R&B and to Latin.

April

Carmen Lundy

Sat, 28 April 2018

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy is a giant in the Jazz world. 25 January is Carmen Lundy's day in Miami. She is one of the best contemporary singers you can hear. She is opening Bird's Festival of the voice taking place for the next month ahead of Freddy Cole, Henry Buttler and Kurt Elling. Don't miss.

December

Frank Gambale Soulmine

Tue, 27 December 2016

Frank Gambale Soulmine

Legend Chick Corea on Frank 'He is one of the most incredible guitarists on the planet. Everything he touches with his guitar turns gold, always has.' What a way to finish 2016