RnBABE
Jul
26
9:30 PM21:30

RnBABE

August 2015 marked the beginning of a journey for a few mates having a cheeky little Thursday night jam. Over time, the homegrown sessions have transformed into one of Melbourne's most loved live RnB Band Nights featuring many international and local musicians. Anybody who loves live music, especially R&B, Neo Soul & Soul, must add RNBABE to their diary. 

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Sunday Session - Jazz After Dark
Aug
12
7:30 PM19:30

Sunday Session - Jazz After Dark

Free Entry!!! (You’re crazy not to come!)

We are creating a unique hub in St Kilda for musicians and the public to come together and jam at the Alex Theatre. 

A fun, relaxed environment where the audience get to see multiple performers on one night.

Come one come all... 

Vocals - Alinta Chidzey
Sax - Remco Keijzer
Piano - Mike Pensini
Bass - Tom Lee
Drums - Hugh Harvey

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Joel Sena & Phoebe Day @ The Toff
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Joel Sena & Phoebe Day @ The Toff

While both Phoebe and Joel are strong artists in their own right, when the two come together they create magic on stage and in the studio. Join us for an evening of sax-drenched, jazz-infused soul.

Phoebe Day - Vocals
Joel Sena - Sax
Mike Pensini - Keys
Owen Downie - Bass
Darryn Farrugia - Drums

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Bravo Arts Cruise 2018
Nov
13
to Nov 21

Bravo Arts Cruise 2018

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A Cruise of the Performing Arts returns for the fifth consecutive year. With a star-studded line-up, we are celebrating what makes our true home-grown talent a world-class concert series of outstanding and exceptional performances.

Headlined by critically acclaimed and award-winning performer, actor and host – Todd McKenney, along with ARIA and two-time Helpmann award-winning Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, we will set sail from Sydney for eight unforgettable nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s luxurious Radiance of the Seas. 

Joining an illustrious list of over 40 talented artists – The Celtic Tenors, Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright and Tom Burlinson, all accompanied by The Metropolitan Orchestra conducted by Guy Noble. Kerri-Anne Kennerley will also host an up close and personal ‘In Conversation” series.

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Alinta and the Jazz Emperors
Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

Alinta and the Jazz Emperors

Jazz Emperors preside over a soulful empire of jazz built on an infectious sense of humour and extended joy-infused improvisation. We’re talking five very fine musicians in a band that is always more than the sum of its parts. Inspired by the likes of Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding to the old greats of Coltrane, Ella and Miles The Jazz Emperors bring a contemporary twist engaging audiences on a trip between classic and contemporary.

Alinta Chidzey - Vocals
Remco Keijzer - Sax
Mike Pensini - Piano
Hiroki Hoshino - Bass
Ben Hendry - Drums

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Simone Waddell (SYD) - Paris Cat Debut
May
16
8:30 PM20:30

Simone Waddell (SYD) - Paris Cat Debut

Simone Waddell is delighted to have her first ever show at The Paris Cat! After her sold out launch in Sydney of her jazz album, “My Romance” and the sold out launch of her original music album, "Surrender," she is gracing the stage of "The Basement" with an unforgettable night of contemporary jazz infused with groove. Musical themes of jazz, soul, funk, pop, and ballads will be woven through the show to create a powerful experience for all. 

Simone has a reputation for playing with the finest musicians and this night is no exception. Such strong musicality on display, it will inspire you to no end. 

Simone was the first Australian to receive a scholarship to one of the world's top music schools, Berklee, and was the first vocalist to ever complete the Research Masters Award at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Simone was also awarded $20,000 as the winner of the Nescafe Big Break. She has performed in Japan, USA, China, Europe and Australia, toured with Grammy nominated artist Taylor Dayne, been the Opening Act for one of her favourite jazz singers, Vince Jones, and has released four albums, one EP, and multiple singles. Her music videos have over half a million views online. Her recent work includes mentoring the globally recognised Watoto Children’s Choir in Uganda, numerous performances at Parliament House, and being an ambassador for Messenger Rescue to assist bringing freedom to those trapped in sex trafficking.

You are warmly invited to join Simone for what is guaranteed to be a night of wonderful music which will bring inspiration, healing, peace and groove into your soul. 

The night will feature as a special guest, the former Triple J Unearthed winner Cindy Frost. 


Featuring:

Drums - Phil Collings
Bass - Kim May
Guitar - Lucas Michailidis
Keys - Mike Pensini
Backing Vocals - Cindy Frost 

Don’t miss out and please book early to avoid disappointment. 

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Soirée at Twilight Food Fair
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Soirée at Twilight Food Fair

Twilight Food Fair (once known as the Noodle Market) has been operating since 1990. It features a range of international cuisines and entertainment every Friday night. It's a firm favourite for both families and individuals looking to make the most of their balmy Summer evenings. With good food, relaxed dining and great entertainment at its heart, Twilight Food Fair attracts a happy crowd to North Sydney!

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Joel Sena
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Joel Sena

Sax-drenched soul. That’s where it’s at for Joel Sena. Fusing soul, jazz and funk, he has crafted a bold sound that inspires and resonates with people.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Joel comes from humble beginnings. After studying at the Australian Institute of Music, Joel quickly became one of the most sought after Saxophonists in town. He has toured and recorded with many well established acts including Lionel Cole (Mariah Carey), Deana Martin (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) and Michael Duchesne (The Voice).

After a solid few years of playing as a sideman it was time for Joel to step out as an artist in his own right, introducing himself as a songwriter and producer. In 2015 Joel travelled to New York with his sax on his back, jamming with members of Lauryn Hill’s horn section and studying with renowned saxophonist Troy Roberts. Inspired upon his return, Joel went on to write and release his debut self-titled EP in 2016. The record was a combination of beautifully crafted instrumentals and soulful songs featuring the sultry vocals of Phoebe Day. It was played across multiple radio stations including Eastside FM (Sydney) and NRG FM (Melbourne). Joel received coverage across various publications including Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Music and the Aussie Music Weekly. He officially launched the EP at Slyfox in Enmore. Playing to a full house, Joel gave the audience an inspired performance they won’t soon forget.

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Singing at the House - Sydney Opera House
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Singing at the House - Sydney Opera House

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Experience the joy of singing at the Sydney Opera House with this free community event!

Singing at the House is a free community singing event held at Sydney Opera House. Participants do not need any previous singing experience, just enthusiasm and energy! Registrations open 2 weeks prior to the event and can be booked by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs website.

Featuring:

Nic Jeffries - Vocals
Mike Pensini - Piano
Mike Walder - Bass
Cam Reid - Drums

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Phoebe Day (support set by Joel Sena)
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Phoebe Day (support set by Joel Sena)

Phoebe Day - (Full Band)

Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Phoebe is her own flavour of silky smooth soul. With an unmistakable vocal, the sultry tones of her music are a unique blend of old and new inspired by the greats of jazz, soul, RNB and blues. There's a quiet vulnerability in Phoebe's music. It transports the listener into her world, extending a warm invitation to look around and stay a while. Tasty, sophisticated melodies, soothing harmony and laid-back grooves complete her signature sound.

Joel Sena - (Duo support set w Mike Pensini)

Sax-drenched soul. That’s where it’s at for Joel Sena. Fusing soul, jazz and funk, he has crafted a bold sound that inspires and resonates with people.

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Nic Jeffries Band Live at Street Market
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Nic Jeffries Band Live at Street Market

With a melting pot of jazz, soul & funk
Nic Jeffries (The Voice 2016), sings with a gifted voice that has
been described as ‘smooth like chocolate’.
With a charismatic style known from the
famous 'Monday Jam' at The Basement, he brings together some of
Sydney's most exciting live & session musicians
for one night only at Street Market

Nic Jeffries - Vocals
Mike Pensini - Organ
Ben Ackland - Guitar
Cam Reid - Drums

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The Eclectrix
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

The Eclectrix

Featuring three of the country's most respected musicians, The Eclectrix pride themselves on creating a unique, fresh sound that's 100% live - no sequencing or backing tracks. Pure musicianship.

Mike Pensini - Synthesizers
Nic Jeffries - Vocals & Sax
Cam Reid - Electronic Drums

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Orly Trio
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Orly Trio

Mike is joined by talented vocalist Orly, and renowned drummer, Ross Ferraro, playing their take on a funky selection of tunes both well and lesser known.

Orly - Vocals
Mike - Keyboards
Ross - Drums

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Sax to the Max
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Sax to the Max

For the first time ever, THREE of sydney’s finest contemporary sax players, Gary Honor, Andrew Oh and Igor Fedotov join forces to create a night of HIGH-OCTANE jazz fusion! This will be a show you won't want to miss!!!


All three sax players will bring their own unique styles to the night, showcasing the best jazz fusion from the last 40 years. 


Along with the wonderful talents of Mike Pensini, Jeff Camilleri, David Holmes and Luke Kennedy.. the night will keep you groovin and smiling to the very last note!

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