Head south of the Yarra for ten days of toe-tappin' and be sure to take advantage of early bird deals
May is going to swing like a gate when the annual Stonnington Jazz festival blows into town. This year, ten venues across the precinct play host to jazz, funk and soul acts including Lance Ferguson (from Melbourne's soul sensations the Bamboos and Lanu) who's set to unleash new solo material, to PBS favourites like Adam Rudegeair (host of PBS 106.7FM's Black Wax and member of hot soul/jazz/funk outfits including Lake Minnetonka and The Bowie Project). We can't wait to catch Chelsea Wilson (this year's artistic director for the festival as well as Jazz Got Soul presenter on PBS 106.7FM, curator of the line-up for the Women of Soul project and power-house solo jazz/funk artist).
The line-up also features long-time jazz scene favourites including Bob Sedergreen (who scored an OA for his services to jazz and performed with Dizzy Gillespie) and Renée Geyer (she's sung with everyone from Sting and Chaka Khan to Joe Cocker. Paul Kelly wrote 'Difficult Women' for her – it was a compliment).
Stonnington, you spoil us. Head to the festival's website now to nab some early bird specials on tickets (available until Sunday April 3).