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For the week from 30th November

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell takes on summer. The Mills Brothers and Duke Ellington start the show with December, followed by Nat King Cole and Summer Is A Coming. There is some Summer Love, a bit of Sunshine, and of course, The Sunny Side Of The Street. And a touch of Ice Cream from Wynton Marsalis.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will give you the right vibe. From Funky Sneakers with Willie Bobo, and Via Beato Angelico from the Italian Secret Service, via Trouble Is A Woman by Mickey Baker, to Riders On The Storm by Eriend Krauser.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan celebrates the Artie Shaw Orchestra. There’s the Indian Love Call, and Thanks For Everything. Two versions of Davis and Melrose’s Copenhagen, by Artie Shaw, and by Wolverine Orchestra. Listen out for Jungle Drums, and then Gershwin’s The Man I Love.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps spans time. From Art Pepper, Ray Brown and Billie Holiday, to Matt McMahon, Kate Ceberano, and Chris Cody. With a touch of Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Brandenburg Gate.

For the week from 23rd November

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Kurt Elling singing Esperanto by Grammy-Award winning Vince Mendoza, along with James Morrison performing the Edwin Hawkins tune Oh Happy Day.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers. We may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but there is plenty of fun food-themed jazz from out American jazz-makers. Thanksgiving Theme from Vince Guaraldi Trio; Carvin’ The Bird from Charlie Parker; Sarah Vaughan with Gravy Waltz; and Suppertime from Ella Fitzgerald. You wont be hungry for good jazz.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Sue Jowell brings you a bag of magic. From Dave Brubeck and Nomad, and Paul Desmond with I’ve Got You Under My Skin, there’s a touch of Django Reinhart and Stephane Grapelli with Gershwin’s Somebody Loves You. Don’t miss Cleo Laine with I Can Dream Can’t I.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has Ella and Louis with the Jazz After Hour theme song Can’t We Be Friends.  Listen up for some classic Miles Davis, All blues, and the beautiful Rainbow Cake from Vince Jones.  And for Aussies, a touch of Kristin Berardi, and Sarah McKenzie. And a highlight from Dorothy Donegan, Some Of These Days.

Jazz-On-Wednesdays with Robert Vale and Jazz Sketches at noon, and Xavier Bichon with Planet Jazz at 7pm will feature Spirograph Studies with their album Lowlights, characterised by double bassist Tamara Murphy’s melodic compositions

For the week from 16th November

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Miles Davis with the Jemima Khan composition What’s Love Got To Do With It.  Listen out for the Bruce Springsteen piece, I’m On Fire, preformed by The Glorious Sousaphonics.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, pianist, composer, educationist and mentor Alister Spence. Alister has been a mainstay of Sydney jazz for decades, but always drawing his students onto adventurous improvisation. Listen in to their discussion on Alister’s choices of music, and the success of Asteroid Ekosystem.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac has a theme of really classy blues from Sidney Bechet, with a focus on works by Mezz Mezzrow, and by Bechet. There’s Quincy Street Stomp (aka Blame It On The Blues), Bowin’ The Blues, and Texas Moaner Blues, but also Groovin’ The Minor.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan continues the story of Tin Pan Alley, with tracks from Rodgers, from Mercer, from Berlin, and from Gershwin. Hang about for tracks from Arlen and Koehler, performed by The Duke. And then there’s Any Old Time from Artie Shaw

For the week from 9th November

Thursday at 7pmThe New New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley has delightful range of magical re-interpretations of pop classics. Listen out for Stevie Wonder interpreted by Gabor Bolla, Van Morrison by The Idea Of North, Leonard Bernstein by Peter Asplund, and Cyndi Lauper by Miles Davis. 

Friday at 7pm has the return of Alex Siegers to Friday Jazz Session after spending time back on campus completing her Masters. It is a celebration of Ernestine Anderson’s 94th birthday. Listen out for her singing Ellington’s It Don’t Mean A Thing, Herzoh’s God Bless The Child, and performing with Miles Davis in All Blues.  And thx to Heath Auchinachie for your time at the Friday Jazz Sessions mic. 

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withDeborah Evans has some superb ballads , starting out with Art Pepper and Ballad Of A Sad Young Man, some Herbie Hancock with Summertime, Keith Jarrett and I’m Old Fashioned, then a touch of Ceberano and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has What’ll I Do from Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau, and a Mehldau duet with Chris Thile and a track called Daughter of Eve. Some Coleman Hawkins with Roy Eldridge, and a bit of Branford Marsalis.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will focus on big bands: the sounds of a dozen or more musicians working together, in making a big collective sound. Listen up for some of the early swing bands, some later bands, some little big bands & some with whole orchestras.

For the week from 2nd November

This evening Wednesday at 7pm, Jazz Planet with Xavier Bichon has a touch of Tord Gustavsen with The Circle, Nelda Swiggett and Chill, Lauren Henderson and Deseo, and Martin Taylor with Nuages, Spirit of Django.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse welcomes the return of Chris Wetherall after travel and health adventures, with more anecdotes from the world of FineJazz. Yes, anything from J to Z, with a good smattering of jazz from be-bop to contemporary.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps will open with Ray Brown and Cedar Walton and Slippery, followed by a touch of Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennet. Listen out for Ella and Oscar and There’s A Lull In My Life, before wrapping out with Judy Bailey’s Fat Lady Waltz.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale brings you the Jazz-On-Wednesdays feature from the Sam Evans Ensemble, The Tabla Project, integrating the tabla into a wider Australian musical culture. Album performers to listen out for apart from Evans include pianist Luke Howard, singer Ria Soemardjo & slide guitarist Debasis Chakroborty. Also listen for the ‘ney’ (a Middle Eastern flute) from Esfandiar Shahmir in Listening to Trees.

For the week from 26th Oct

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is songs of the body, from the Jack Teagarden’s Body and Soul, Billie Holiday’s You Go to My Head, and Django Reinhart’s Them There Eyes. Right through to Paulo Conte’s Happy Feet. And so to Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong with the final word, Now You Has Jazz.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, American pianist Dan Tepfer. Tepfer has the pioneering skill of programming a Yamaha Disklavier to respond to the music he improvises at the piano. Meanwhile, another computer program turns the music into animated visual art projected onto the domed ceiling of a Planetarium. Listen to this adventurous, avant garde pianist Dan Tepfar.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac brings you an afternoon with Billie Holiday and Lady Day Sings with The Prez. What A Little Moonlight Can Do and Foolin’ Myself, He’s Funny That Way, and All Of Me.

Monday at noonSwing Session with John Buchanan will again bring you the magic of swing, that amazing post-depression pre-war era when music emerged from the radio station and onto the dance floor. Technically, it is a 30 msec delay on the upbeat. But boyo, does it make you want to move. And not just tap your toes!!

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans will again bring you an audio gig guide of musicians playing about Sydney town over the coming week.  Listen live or listen anytime to Deborah and plan your jazz outings for the week.

For the week from 19th Oct

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley launches off with the classic Bacharach and David What The World Needs Now, with a jazz rendition from Stacey Kent. And then onto to his feature track, the Lennon/McCartney classic Blackbird by Ernie Watts

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Sue Jowell will as eclectic as ever. From Brubeck to Bennett, Lester Young to Lena Horne,  with some  Ink Spots added to the mix.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be focussing on women composers. There will be songs from Sarah McKenzie, Gian Slater, and Tamara Kuldin, as well as by Una Mae Carlisle and Dorothy Donegan.  The highlight will be Clip Joint from Lil Hardin Armstrong.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes has a special feature on the music of Mary Lou Williams, starting out with her own tune Night Life, and then moving on with tracks by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Dizzie Gillespie, wrapping out with Waltz Boogie from the Virginnia Mayhew Quartet.

For the week from 12th October

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts out with Opus One from the Mills Brothers, wanders into the Rose Room from George Wettlings, and a Rosetta from Henry ‘Red’ Allens Allstars. There’s the Heebie Jeebies from the Puppini Sisters and They All Laughed from Oscar Peterson, finishing with some Cleo Lane and Diana Krall

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew highlights Andrew Robertson’s Jazz Today and Tomorrow. Robertson not only brings to stage his big band of established musicians, but also his big band of young emergent musicians from the Conservatorium campus. Also, listen out for Ben Phipps’ Strands and their new recordings.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Jeannie McInnes has a rendezvous with Peggy Lee. There’s Stormy WeatherI Don’t Know Enough About You, and It’s A Good Day. And also Nikki Parrot with Why Don’t You Do Right, rounding out with two pieces of Beethoven, Pathetique Sonata #1 from the Klazz Brothers and Elise Variations from Hugh Ledigo.

Monday at 7pmJazz Pulse welcomes Xavier Bichon, until Chris Wetherall returns at the end of October from his travels. In the Pulse tradition, everything from [J] to [Z], Xavier will have a bit of Bill Evans Trio, Keith Jarratt’s Sleepin’ Bee, Stefon Haaris & Blackout with Chasin’ Kendall, and Kenny Burrell with Midnight Blues.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will have pianist Francois Couturier and cellist Anja Lechner with Federico Mompou’s Cancion Y Danza. Listen out for reed player John Surman with Whistman’s Wood, off his album Saltash Bells. And the feature album Be Am from Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft.

For the week from 5th October

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Ingrid James performing the Billy Joel number The Stranger. But there is also Van Morrison’s Moondance, reset by Joshua and Paul Meader, and Willie Nelson’s Crazy, jazzified by Roberta Gamberini.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest Tiffany Austin. Tiffany is an outstanding young jazz singer, re-imagining the jazz vocal tradition and finding new pathways. After a few years of working as an R&B singer in Tokyo, she received a scholarship to Berkeley Law School, but continued performing during and after graduation. She’ll be talking about her latest album Unbroken and her gigs this week at Foundry 616.

Saturday at noonUrban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will be about ska, a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 50s and the precursor to reggae. It combines Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz, and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line. Be amazed and relaxed. So laid back.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is from Jelly Roll to Preservation Hall. Yes, Jelly Roll Morton, Ben Bernie, Artie Shaw, Wilber’s Wildcats, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, finishing out with Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is all twos. So many tracks with two in the title!! And so good. From Two of a Kind, Cocktails for Two is followed by Casserole For Two. But then there’s Takes Two To Tango from Shelly Scown, and Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer from Ella Fitzgerald.

The week from 28th September

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts by reflecting the weather, with George Shearing’s September in the Rain. There’ll be Wynton Marsalis’s Bourbon Street Parade, Lena Horne with Eagle and Me, rounding out with the Puppini Sisters and Berlin’s Sisters.

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session withHeath Auchinache has a treat. A focus on trios, based around the new album, View With A Room, from American visionary jazz guitarist, Julian Lage.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withEddie Bernasconi will keep you entertained and relaxed. Kicking off with Y’Outta Praise Him from Robert Glasper, drifting through Have You Met Miss Junes from ChetBaker, on past Ambrose Akinmusire’s The Beauty of Dissolving Portraits, and Corea’s Crystal Silence from Denise Danatelli.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has with him a special guest programmer, Aussie expat Saan Arthur. Saan was a former sound engineer at the Royal Albert Hall and at the renowned Ronnie Scotts. Listen in for a eclectic mix of jazz.

The week from 21st September

Wednesday (21st) at 7pm, PlanetJazz with Xavier Bichon has the Jazz On Wednesday feature artist, Antonio Mazzei. You will also hear C’est Si Bon from Thomas Dutronic, Iggy Pop and Diana Krall, winding out with Dave Brubeck’s The Duke from the Bill Charlap Trio.

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Michael Brecker playing Midnight Mood off his album Nearness Of You. And listen out for Linda Oh with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers tune Soul To Squeeze.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is a nod to traditional gospel jazz, the role of hymn tunes and spirituals in early traditional jazz, with Bunk Johnson, and a touch of Louis Armstrong, and George Lewis, and Sister Lottie Peavey.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is all about midnight. Yes, it is a midday program! There is four tunes called Midnight Blue, by Rudy Smith, by Viola McCoy, by Bunk Johnson, and by Count Bassie. All quite different. The Midnight In Moscow, in Paris, and In The Air. And wrapping out with Caught At Midnight.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the album from Unwind called Orange, with tracks Miracle and Mendoza. Listen out for the Joel Lyssarides Trio with Chimera, and Kratissa Ti Zoi Mou from Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri.

From the week of 14th September

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Billy Cobham performing The Meters’ Cissy Strutt. And there is Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi from Monty Alexander.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest Hilary Geddes, a Sydney-based guitarist, improviser and composer. In 2018, Hilary graduated from the Sydney Con with First Class Honours. She received the 2019 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, and the inaugural 2021 ABC Jazz Scholarship. She released her debut jazz album, Parkside (ABC Jazz) in 2021.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings new young amazing jazz musicians. Listen out for Kate Wadey, Damon Poppleton, Lillian Albazi, and some serious roving street bands, the343 Brass Band and Phat Brass.

Monday at 7pmJazz Pulse continues to bring Chris Wetherall from our recent archives. This week, there is Art Pepper and Bjork, Gerry Mulligan and Bill Evans, finishing out with Fats Waller’s Your Feet’s Too Big.

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you eclectic highlights of the coming week’s jazz about Sydney. Who’s playing where! An audio gigging guide.

From the week of 7th September

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is so sweet. From Flight of the Bumble Bee with Harry James, a touch of Sugar with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, and Sugartown with Nancy Sinatra. And then there are the birds, with Putney Dandridge and A Little Bird, and Lena Horna with Cuckoo In The Clock

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz withDave Mac is about Len Barnard and the Melbourne Style.  Listen out for some of the best recordings of Australian trad jazz, with a focus on Barnard’s Famous Jazz Band’s album Naked Dance, with some tracks from his best-selling Dixieland And All That Jazz.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withDeborah Evans focuses on jazz ballads and standards. Starting out with God Bless The Child from Paul Grabowsky, and Stranger In Paradise from Wes Montgomery, the program rounds out with Vince Jones and I Get Along Without You Very Well, and Joe Chindamo and I Fall In Love Too Easily.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo is on a trans-continental journey with Art Blakey in Kenya, Elly Hoyt takes us to New Orleans, Galapagos Duck takes us to Mexico, and Benny Goodman takes us to the Ganges, with a few Aussie destinations as well. 

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat withLloyd Capps has the stars. Yes, Star Eyes from Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock with And What If I Don’t, Diana Krall with Only Trust Your Heart, finishing with Dave Brubeck and In Your Own Sweet Way.

From the week of 31st August

Wednesday at 7pmPlanet Jazz with Xavier Bichon brings you the Jazz-On-Wednesday feature album from Fergus McCreadie, Forest Floor, as well as Neon Light from Linda Fredriksson.

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Never Can Say Goodbye, given a jazz treatment by Joey DeFrancesco, as well as Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, from Brad Mehldau.

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session with Heath Auchinachie has a focus on Live At The Vanguard, from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, to Dayna Stephens and the Christian McBride Trio.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Ramsay McInneswill be focussing on Joey DeFrancesco. An outstanding musician who started with Miles Davis in 1988, and died last week. This is a celebration of trumpet, sax, singing and the organ.

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you music from musicians playing about Sydney town in the coming week. This week, listen out for Mark Ginsberg, Eric Alexander, and Peter MacDonough.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz-On-Wednesday album, Groove du jour from the Yes Trio, as well as the Carlos Vega Quintet with Serenata For Bella, and Doug de Vries with Elegy For Rita.

For the week from 24th August

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a curious focus. What a contrast between Peggy Lee’s He’s a Tramp, to Dave Brubeck’s Some Day My Prince Will Come. But then Nancy Wilson is Getting To Know You, and then Steve Tyrell’s You’ve Got Friend In Me

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest, guitarist Tyler Cooney, previewing tracks from his new release.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is about A Wee Nip of Scottish Jazz. It is the Clyde Valley Stompers with tracks from their Collection from 1956-1961. And then the Archie Semple Trio.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions with John Buchanan has some Bunny Berigan, and a touch of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Orchestra. 

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is a tribute to Australiana. Listen out for the emu, echidna, wombat, goanna, kookaburra and other locals. 

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has a blue theme. From Oliver Jones’ Simple Blues, and Chick Corea’s Light Blue, to Thad Jones’ Blue Room, visiting Clifford Brown’s Portrait of Jenny.

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For the week from 17th August

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley has a delightful new look at some pop favourites. With Beatles’ tracks Yesterday, Imagine and Norwegian Wood being re-imagined by Shirley Horn, Dena Derose and Patricia Barber. Then there’s Prince’s How Come Your Don’t Call Me Anymore, performed by Joshua Redman. And Sandy Evans’ Ode to an Auto Rickshaw from Compass.

Saturday at noon, the Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings has a little bit of sweet retro, with Sydney Bechet and Ray Charles. But listen out for some tracks from Australian pianist and composer Pugsley Buzzard (aka Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan).

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Jeannie McInnes brings a good dose of Australia to our late night slot. Apart from featuring Kate Wadey’s new release Forever Like This, there is a bit of Don Burrows with The Flintstones Theme, and a touch of the Dudley Moore Trio. But listen out for Mission ImpossibleDragnet and Ironside.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall (from our recent archive while Chris recharges with good health). There will be Andrea Keller and Artemis, but also John Scurry’s Reverse Swing with At The End Of The Story.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be featuring the music of Harold Arlen, famed for the songs of The Wizard of Oz, and a whole lot more. And there will be some Judy Garland, Norah Jones, Emma Pask and Madeleine Peyroux.

For the week from 10th August

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon traverses great jazz from Softly As In A Morning Sunrise by Kevin Baron and Regina Carter, throughAaron Golberg’s Yoyo, to C’est Claire from Yes! Trio.

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a touch of the crazies, with Crazy Words, Crazy Tunes from Irving Aaronson and Crazy Rhythms from Coleman Hawkins, and a touch of Frim Fram Sauce by Diana Krall and Lional Hampton’s Wizzin’ The Wizz.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will highlight recent work from Zela Margossian and Ellen Kirkwood, both playing with young musicians, and both with gigs in the next week.

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps There is Juicy Lucy from Phineas Newborn Trio, Since I Fell For You from The Idea Of North, and the classic Begin The Beguine from Stanley Turrentine.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will present the Jazz On Wednesdays album of the week by Joseph Tawadros, Concerto of the Greater Sea, that is strangely not a concerto. Listen out for the Omar Sosa Trio’s Oni Yalorde.

Remember, listen out for Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans (Tuesdays at 1pm) for the jazz you will hear about town over the following weeks


For the week from 3rd August

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature the Nick Haywood Quartet playing Jukka Perko’s Tahdon, as well as Bach’s Prelude in C by Gary Daley and Paul Cutlan.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest Australian jazz drummer and electronic composer, Laurence Pike. Listen in on the his musical influences and his music.

Friday at 7:00pm, Friday Jazz Session, farewells Alex Siegers for a few months whilst returning to campus, and welcomes back Heath Auchinache. There’s Mammal Hands, Michael Brecker and George Benson.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac features rare records that are fit for moldy figs. Listen out for the Friars Society Orchestra and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has songs from her childhood. Listen out for Johnny Mathis’ Misty and Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto‘s The Telephone Song. And a few Kevin Mahogany tracks.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is about introductions. Yes, musicians introducing their music and their musicians, with the twists of enthusiasm that bring clarity and humour.


For the week from 27th July

Thursday at noon,  Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a couple of stories to tell. There is shoes. Yes, Fats Waller with Your Socks Don’t Match and Your Feet’s Too Big. And Toby Bennett with Shine Your Shoes, and Cleo Lane with High Heel Sneekers. And then there is birds, about ornithology, blackbirds, skylarks and canaries.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita HutchingsListen out for Slovak-American trumpeter, Laco Deczi, who is also a painter. And a swag of funky jazz. Yes, all laid back.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with guest presenter Jeannie McInnes has tunes true to the era but recorded more recently. There will be lots of singing, Helen Ward, Ivie Anderson, Anita O’Day, Kay Star, Lena Horne, and more. Oh, and few men, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Eckstine, and Walter Brown.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps flies off with Sonny Rollins and The Way You Look Tonight, Diana Krall and The Look Of Love. And then Chet Baker’s Tangerine, and Mr Jelly Roll from Tosjhiko Akiyoshi.


For the week from 20th July

Wednesday at 7:0pm (this evening), Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will have a bit of Avishai Cohen off Shifting Sands, Joshua Redman with Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade off Disco Ears, and Will Vinson off Trio Grande.

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature the Bacharach/ David tune This Guy’s In Love With You from The Bad Plus. And there’s a touch of Madeleine Peyrouxx sing Joni Mitchell, and Daniel Motto playing Paul Simon.

Friday at 7:00pm, Jazz Sessions with Alex Siegers won’t be cold, although the songs are. Winter WeatherWintersetWinter Tale, and Summer Wishes & Winter Dreams. There’s Paul Desmond playing Wintersong, and Helen Merrill singing Winter of My Discontent.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature Australian Dixieland, with the Graeme Bell All Stars, and the Sydney-Zentih Jazz Band

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be wintering with Janet Siedel and Tom Baker and Baby It’s Cold Outside. Billy Holiday has  Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, and Cliff Edwards on his ukulele with What A Night For Spoonin.

And don’t forget Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans on Tuesday at 1:00pm. An eclectic roundup of jazz musicians playing around Sydney over the coming weeks. Listen live, or listen back on-demand.


For the week from 13th July

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest saxophonist Andrew Roberston with his album, Our Man in Moss Vale, with a touch of Stan Getz and Dan Barnett.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew continues to bring you new young jazz talent. Listen out for the Sutherland/Hamliton quartet, Emma Stephenson and Fine Music Weatherley Scholar Kate Wadey, all with gigs coming up.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours has Jeannie McInnes joining the late-night crew. She has a bundle of Count Basie with different performers, including Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing, Earl Warren, Helen Humes, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. But then there’s Ockeration from The Music Maker All Stars.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has Something To Live For from Carmen McRae. Then there’s a Caravan with Nat King Cole and Juan Tizol, rounding out with Keith Jarrett playing Round Midnight.


For the week commencing 6th July

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell. There’s A Sittin’ and a Rockin’, and a Lambert Walk, and there’s some Birdsong, and Skylark, as well as Robbin’s Nest, and Cuckoo In The Clock.

Friday at 7:00pmFriday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers has a seriously Australian theme, recognising NAIDOC week. Archie Roach, Wilma Reading, Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu, as well as Yulugi.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac will bring you Some Right Royal Jazz, kicking off with The Duke, a touch of Kenny Bull and Graeme Bell, and back to The Duke.

Sunday at 10:00pmJazz After Hours with Deborah Evans. How about Mike Nock playing Variations on Pachelbel’s Cannon? And then there’s Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt playing Black from Black, Brown from Beige. And then Emma Pask.

Monday at 10:00pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo with some Charles McPherson, Hubert Laws, Charles Mingus, and a few tracks from Antonio Carlos Jobim. The highlight of the night might be Waters Of March.


For the week commencing Wed 22nd June

Thursday at 7:00pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Jack De Johnette playing Joe Henderson’s If. Also listen out for Radio String Quartet Vienna playing Radiohead’s Nice Dream.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have bassist Michael Galeazzi. Michael has a PhD in Performance, an ARIA award-winner, and an APRA nominated artist and composer. Listen as Barry and Michael discuss the origins and influences of his music, and his band The Java Quartet.

Friday at 7:00pmFriday JazzSession with Alex Siegers is a special on Irving Berlin. From Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Puttin’ On The Ritz, to I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket. From Sonny Rollins, Nat King Cole and Bernie McGann, to Cecile McLorin Salvant, Ella Fitzgerald and Kate Wadey.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac brings you Sidney Bechet Jams With Tommy Ladnier, featuring their performances with the Noble Sissle Orchestra and the New Orleans Feetwarmers in the early thirties. It also stars a very young Lena Horne plus Omer Simeon and Mugsy Spanier.

Monday at 10:00pmJazz after Hours with Gail Monjo.  Listen out for Molly Johnson and Sandy White. But hang in there for All I Do Is Dream Of You from Michael Buble.


For the week commencing Wed 15th June

Thursday 16 June at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell.  Enjoy your noontime coffee with Frank Sinatra’s Coffee Song, Carmen McRae’s Coffee Time, and Manhattan Transfer’s Java Jive. Wind out with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra playing Fats Waller’s Ain’t Misbehavin, and Call Me A Taxi from Four of the Bob Cats.

Friday 17 June at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky. Born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Melbourne, Grabowsky began piano at five. And then an astounding jazz career, winning two AIR awards, five APRA awards, seven ARIA awards, and three Australian Jazz Bell awards. And a discography as long as your arm.

Saturday 18 June at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will play the South Coast Big Band, Shattered Circuits with their new album Hike and Sophie Min.  Listen out for FineMusic Jazz Artist-in-Residence Anoesis, and recent FineMusic Weatherley Jazz Scholar Kate Wadey. Dedicated to young Australian musicians.

Sunday 19 June at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will have a Latin feel, and will feature Emma Pask after her fabulous gig at SIMA’s Orange Winter JazzFest.

Monday 20 June at 7pm, Jazz Pulse will have Chris Wetherall returning to live in the studio.  Welcome back. Listen out for amazing anecdotes and jazz from J to Z, with everything in between.


For the week commencing Wed 8th June

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Kurt Elling with Carole King’s So Far Away. Hang about for Wayne Krantz with Ice Cube’s Check Yo Self.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings focuses on the musicians playing at the SIMA JamOrange Orange Winter JazzFest over the June long-weekend. Listen out for a favourite Vince Jones with Five O’Clock In The Morning.
There’s Matt McMahon and Emma Pask, Zela Margossian and Freedman Jazz Scholar Hilary Geddes, The Catholics and Ray Beadle. And FineMusic’s Weatherley Scholar Kate Wadey with East of the Sun.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan will celebrate the life and music of Bob Barnard. Listen out for John’s personal memories of Bob as they shared many a stage and festival.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will start of a series on the ways an album playlist is develolped, kicking off with Stan Kenton’s 1947 album. This was originally released as four 78rpm discs, but re-ordered when re-released as a 12” LP.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps is quite a charmer. Listen out for I’m All For You from Joe Lovano, and Minor Mystery from Barney Kessel. But stay on for But Beautiful from Freddie Hubbard and Shirley Horn’s Our Love Is Here To Stay.


For the week commencing Wed 18th May

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley.  Listen out for Stevie Wonder’s As, by John Pittman, and Chris Cornell’s Outshined, by Nick Mancini.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will feature musicians playing at the SIMA Orange Winter JazzFest, coming up on June 10th-12th for which FineMusic are broadcast partners.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall, and a dip into our recent archives. From The Very Tall Band album comes Oscar Peterson with JA DA. And Duke Ellington with Diminuendo and Cres in Blue. Oh, and Vanessa Perica with Scar for Charlie.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will feature the songs from Porgy and Bess. Ella and Louis, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Kurt Elling. Listen out for Simon Rattle conducting with the killer song There’s A Boat That’s Leaving Soon For New York.


For the week commencing Wed 11th May

Wednesday at 7:00pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon.  Listen out for the Anton Delecca Quartet playing Cycling, and George Shearing playing Mambo In Chimes.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will feature studio guest Lachy Hamilton, a Sydney-based saxophonist who released his debut album Alchemy in 2019. He has recently been playing with Jahl Hehsi, all young extraordinary Sydney musicians.  They will be playing at the upcoming Orange Winter JazzFest.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will have an exclusive preview of Modes of Appreciation’s new single Sutekh’s Storm. Listen out for the Michael Brady Trio with Don’t Use Their Names and Lachy Hamilton’s TriTroppy with Dawn; Waste Not.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Eddie Bernasconi.  Listen out for saxophonists Alex Hitchcock and Joel Frahm. Listen; engage; relax.


From the week after May 4th

Thursday at noon,  Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell. Oh, life is so sweet, and Sue brings you songs about birds and bees.  Yes, there is Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, but not as you’ve heard before. Django playing My Sweet. The Mills Brothers playing Sweeter Than Sugar. All along to Nancy Sinatra’s I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Heath Auchinache. Tonight, welcome to our new FineJazz presenter, with Sammy Davis Jr and Carmen McRae playing Happy To Make Your Acquaintance. Then there is Archie Sheep and the Yardbird Suite. The feature album is Journey To The Mountain of Forever, with Binker and Moses. And that is followed by Chick Corea’s What Game Shall We Play Tonight.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans has a Mother’s Day tribute. Listen out for Cole Porter. There will be Ingrid James, Keith Jarrett, Ella, James Morrison, Brian Ferry, and Miles Davis, to name but a few.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has more of Cole Porter, from Jamie Cullum, Gregg Arthur, Tamara Kuldin and Paul Kelly, and a bag load of killer versions.  A highlight is Bobby Short singing I Happen To Like New York.


The week from April 27th

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon. Listen out for Triosence with Paolo Fresu, Nick Hempton playing I’m A Fool To Want You,and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio with the Doors’ Rider In The Storm.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will feature a celebration of International Jazz Day with plenty of exuberant jazz.  Listen out for an energetic Watermelon Man.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature the sounds of Harlem Stride Piano, and New York jazz, with James Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and the Duke and the Count

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has a love theme, Love for Sale from Cannonball Aderley, Deep as Love from Tord Gustavsen Trio, and Kurt Elling with The Very Thought of You.

The week from April 20th

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is a matter of pairs. There’s Boogie Woogie from Tommy Dorsey and from Bette Midler, and Tuxedo Junction from Glenn Miller and from Manhattan Transfer. And a touch of Mel Tormé with Do Do Do, Louis Armstrong with La Vie en Rose, and Cleo Laine with Play It Again Sam.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest Andy Fiddess. Starting music at 11 with the cornet, he has become a successful composer, trumpeter, and band leader.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will have have an all Oz program. Listen out for Don Burrows with a young James Morrison, then some more Morrisons (James and John), with a strand of Jacki Cooper and Kerri Biddell.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will continue Jeannie’s adventure in time. Yes, it is back to recordings of 2011, but picking up some trad, classic and swing era styles.  New is old again.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz On Wednesdays special, ARIA-nominated Australian pianist Nat Bartsch and her album Hope.


The Week from April 13th

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Brad Mehldau and the Lennon/ McCartney song And I Love Her.  Listen out for Jami Templeton performing Tom Petty’s Room At The Top.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will air a teaser track from States of Chaos new album 3, and profile a Dream Gig with sax playing Lachy Hamilton, Arthur Washington (guitar), Sam Dobson (bass), and Abby Constable (drums).

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz after Hours

with Deborah Evans has some staggeringly good Aussie jazz: John Harkins; James Morrison; Joe Chindamo; Paul Grabowsky; Sarah McKenzie; and Vince Jones.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps will kick off with Hank Mobley, a touch of Clifford Brown, Just In Time from Nina Simone, John Coltrane’s Mr PC, and Keith Jarrett with Where Can I Go?


The Week from April 6th

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will continue the Jazz-On-Wednesdays feature album The Whistle Blower from Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble.

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts out with Turkish Delight from Cleo Laine. Listen out for Dizzy Gillespie’s She’s Funny That Way, and Idea of North’s Smile.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will be playing a little from jazz guitar maestro and 10 Grammy award winner George Benson before his gigs next week and his tour to the Blues Fest and Melbourne.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will lose some of that gentle Monday evening sombre touch with some serious but delightful chuckle-jazz! 

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be featuring some Ray Brown Trio tracks, also a blast from my 80’s past with some Donald Fagan.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz-On-Wednesdays album Indigo from Jean-Marc Foltz and Stephan Oliva.


Week from March 30th

Friday at 7:00pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers celebrates Latin jazz and the Bosa Nova.  Astrud Gilberto was the Girl From Ipanema, and has a playlist of exciting music.  From Rogers and Hammerstein’s It Might As Well Be Spring, Ellington’s Caravan, Jobim’s Corcovado, all part of a Brazilian Tapestry by Deoato.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Sue Jowell starts off with Ella Fitzgerald’s April in Paris.  Oh wouldn’t that be nice! Even Eva Cassidy’s Autumn in New York. There’s a touch of Sinatra, and Simone, even Feliciano.

Wednesday at noon and at 7:00pm, Jazz On Wednesday with Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale (noon) and Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon(7:00pm) will feature Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, with their album The Whistle Blower.


Week from March 23rd

Thursday 24th at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You, taken into a jazz idiom by multi-award winning Australian trumpeter Eugene Ball.

Saturday 26th at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew presents tracks from Con jazz campus pianist Jordan Chung and his Quartet, and from Con graduates the Harry Sutherland/ Lachy Hamilton band (piano and sax) with Jacques Emery on bass and Alexander Inman-Hislpop on drums.

Sunday at 10:0pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans brings a bundle of magic. Listen out for Brian Ferry, Jamie Cullen, KD Lang, Art Pepper and Ian Cooper.

Monday at 7:00pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will continue the exploration of what Paul Desmond did with the rest of his life, after Dave Brubeck Quartet, and the magnificent collaboration of Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo.  Gail has rediscovered the jazz of Mel Torme, in concert with George Shearing, and with Cleo Liane. And there is a few surprises from Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Caps, brings the Charlie Haden Quartet West with Nice Eyes, Thelonious Monk’s Well You Needn’t, and a touch of Blossom Dearie Just In Time.


Week from March 16th

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale and at 7:00pm Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will feature the new album from the Norwegian Mathias Eick Ensemble When We Leave, described by the New York Times as radiating a “pristine yet penetrating tone.”

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts of acknowledging our weird weather.  From the Sunny Side of The Street, with some Ice Cream, a dose of Stormy Weather, followed by Come Rain or Come Shine, and some Singing in the Rain.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers celebrates the birthday of Nat King Cole, from Straighten Up And Fly Right, to April In Paris and some duets with Billy May.  Happy birthday Nat!

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac is all about the Harlem Stride Piano & New York Jazz.


Week from Feb 23rd

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon has some fascinating pieces, including Egyptian Fantasy from Vincent Peirani, and Satie’s 1iere Gymnopedie by Enrico Pieranunzi.

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Frampton’s Body Blues by Bernie McGann.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Sessions with Alex Siegers has Paul Desmond’s Take Five by Al Jarreau, and Spain by Chick Corea.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall. There’ll be a couple of new Oz releases from Anton Delecca 5, and from the Nock/ Stuart/ Wilson/ Zwartz band.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps. Listen out for Blues On The Corner by McCoy Tyner and Let’s Eat Home fromDave Frishberg.


Week from Feb 16th

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell brings you some pure magic. Snug As A Bug In A Rug from Matty Malneck starts us off, a touch of Buddy Rich with I’ll Never Be The Same Again, Cleo Lane with What’ll I Do, wrapping up with Louis Armstrong and The Song Is Ended.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has study guest Zela Margossian, talking about her music and its influences, her new album and her gig in SIMA’s Summer festival. Listen in for details of give-away tickets for FineMusic subscribers.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes.  Jeannie is continuing her discovery of classic, swing and post-war styled jazz, all recorded afresh in 2017. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Orch, and singers Jazzmeia Horn, Gregory Porter. A wide spectrum of jazz from recent times!

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Week of Feb 9th

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers brings you good times. Something Good by Michelle Nicole, and Have A Good Time from ‘Sweets’ Edison, a touch of Feeling Good from Nina Simone, to Goody Goody from Peggy Lee.

Saturday at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings you young, local Australian jazz.  Listen out for the Ben Lerner Quartet, superb saxophonist Tessie Overmyer in her trio, Delay 45 with TomAvgenicos, and Hekka with Novak Manjlovic.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature love songs of the classic jazz era (20s and 30s) sung by Alberta Hunter, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald & Fats Waller amongst others.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will feature Amanda Suwondo’s album Revisit, and some some great Australian jazz singers: KerrIe Biddell, Kate Ceberano, Sarah McKenzie and Ingrid James.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will cover two local phenomena with Mike Nock’s New York band and the end of the mighty Freeboppers.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo. This week’s Louis Armstrong track is You Go To My Head. Listen out for Tony Bennet with Angel Eyes, Abbey Lincoln with Bird Alone, and best of all Grace Knight singing Am I Blue.

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