Highlights from a week of FineJazz: FineJazz on 2MBS FineMusic Sydney, every day at noon, Monday to Saturday at 7pm, and late-night on Sundays and Mondays at 10pm.

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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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