The jazz world hums with ubiquitous young singers revisiting the great American songbook, ‘then one comes along with an instrumentalist’s refrain”. Hailing from a musical dynasty, with tandem voice and violin improvisation, Fem Belling is a master force in the art of standard’s-singing and scat vocal.
A sophisticated palate embracing a spectacular breadth of range. Her African Jazz roots powerfully augment her unique musicality and interpretations. For this show, Fem joins forces with long-time collaborator and jazz pianist, arranger extraordinaire, Joe Ruberto
Stuart McCowan Trio (SMT) is Stuart McCowan (piano), Miles Henry (Drums), and Jonah Grant (bass). The high-energy band returns to the Jazzlab after its covid-hiatus to celebrate the launch of The Perfect Nemesis and bid farewell to McCowan, who is moving to Japan in January 2021. Join them as they power their way through familiar SMT classics from the pre-covid era, imbued with the new grumpy fervour of 2020 musician life.
Molly and the Prohibition is the creative friendship Between John McAll and Molly Georgia.
In this incarnation Molly and John take on the backbeat and raw power of Bessie Smith and her wild legacy and reimagine some of her barrelhouse world.
Aaron Mccullough - Drums, Jordan (Quentin) Tarento - Bass, Brennan Hamilton Smith - Saxophone/Clarinet, Matt Jodrell - Trumpet, John McAll - Piano, Molly Georgia - Vocals
Bringing together four of Melbourne’s most prodigious young jazz artists, The Rest is Silence’s debut album, A Short Film (on Earshift Music), explores melodically driven compositions against a backdrop of indie-rock, country, and electronica. Featuring siblings Flora Carbo (alto saxophone) and Theo Carbo (guitar) alongside long-time friends Isaac Gunnoo (double bass) and Maddison Carter (drums), their music is a breath of fresh air, fearlessly moving between genres to create a soundtrack to the multiplicity of our modern lives.