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Stonnington Jazz 2011

City of Stonnington 19-29 May 2011

The Stonnington Jazz Festival kicked off last night with the beautiful Sarah McKenzie (left) performing with her sextet at Malvern Town Hall. McKenzie will perform again at the same venue tonight at 8pm.

The festival runs until 29 May and bills itself as “100% Australian Jazz”. Famous names to play this year include Harry Angus of Cat Empire fame, piano maestro Joe Chindamo and ex-George singer Katie Noonan, not to mention personal favourites Bopstretch.

Find out the haps at the festival’s homepage, and book your tickets here. It will be the perfect chance to pique your appetite for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival which kicks off in just a few short weeks.

Luke James

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2011

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is now less than two months away. Running from 4 to 13 June, the festival will feature reknowned artists from the world over showcasing their talents for our aural pleasure.

Jazz great Sonny Rollins, the latest incarnation of the Sun Ra Arkestra, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sure to be highlights of the festival, and here at Bop Hard we will be previewing and reviewing the gigs ’til our hearts are content.

The official website features plenty of information on the shows and artists and a comprehensive guide to the festival. To purchase tickets you can click on the artist and follow the links from there. You can even follow the proceedings on Facebook.

So stay tuned to Bop Hard as the festival draws closer, and make sure you get your tickets early for some great nights of music.

Luke James