Melbourne’s new live music venue The Count’s announces a jazz-packed schedule

The Count’s has just dropped its September-November live music schedule with jazz, swing, electro, soul, funk and a touch of comedy writing on the bill.

After a smashing winter series that saw revered Australian musicians pass through its doors, Monash Performing Arts Centre’s state-of-the-art club, The Count’s, has unveiled the lineup for its next spring series, from September 7th to November 9th.

Expertly programmed by Melbourne music maestro Chelsea Wilson – a household name to Melbourne music fans thanks to her programming excellence at Brunswick and Stonnington music festivals, among others – the 170-seat club lined with Velvet Curtains hosts an assortment of jazz and contemporary music programs each Wednesday evening, as well as special events on Saturdays throughout the season.

The Count’s – Monash’s new concert hall

  • The Count’s is Melbourne’s new 170-seat concert venue on Monash’s Clayton Campus
  • The velvet-curtain-lined club – renowned for its variety – has announced its new program
  • From September to November, expect jazz, swing, electro, soul, funk and comedy

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Melbourne’s new music venue, The Count’s, opens with a captivating live program

Kicking off on September 7, critically acclaimed jazz artist Monique diMattina appears in her New Orleans gangsta jazz band Monique & The Dopamine – performing originals, 1920s stomping and l epic and iconic “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin.

ARIA-nominated and internationally acclaimed saxophonist Angela Davis presents her original jazz with her trio featuring Tony Gould (piano) and Sam Anning (bass) on September 14.

With influences ranging from Bjork to Anoushka Shankar, beloved Punjabi-Australian singer Parvyn Singh will bring her own mix of electronica and jazz influenced by Sikh devotional music and Indian classical music and dance to The Count’s on September 24 .

Ultrafox will bring an atmosphere of sleek swing and exuberant, dynamic dance-tempo jazz to The Count’s for a special performance with vocalist Julie O’Hara on September 28.

Melbourne Funk band The Bamboos take off their costumes and go instrumental as The Firemen! on October 5, and Henry Manetta and the Trip will dive deep into their catalog of brilliantly eclectic blues-infused soul and jazz on October 12.

Jake Mason Trio will bring the hammond soul-jazz sound to The Count’s in the spirit of Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff on October 19, and six Mayfield soul-funk pieces will serve up a delicious combination of sonic flavors on October 26.

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian Jude Perl performs her musical comedy show, Participation Award, at The Count’s on Saturday, October 29. An exploration of bullying and our school system, featuring Jude’s unique brand of stream-of-consciousness-style songwriting, The Price of Participation raises the age-old question: Why does school suck? ?

‘I Barely Recognize Him’: Jude Perl on Monash’s new concert venue, The Count’s

To close out the season, jazz-soul ensemble Cannonball will take the stage with singer Chantal Mitvalsky on November 2, and Ethiopian Girma Yifrashewa will perform with members of Melbourne-based JAZmaris on November 9.

The full Count’s spring program

Wednesday, September 7 – Monique and La Dopamine
Wednesday, September 14 – Angela Davis Trio
Saturday September 24 – Parvyn
Wednesday, September 28 – Ultrafox
Wednesday, October 5 – Firefighters
Wednesday October 12 – Henry Manetta and the journey
Wednesday, October 19 – Jake Mason Trio
Wednesday, October 26 – Mayfield
Saturday, October 29 – Jude Perl
Wednesday, November 2 – Cannonball
Wednesday, November 9 – Girma Yifrashewa

For tickets and information, visit the Earl’s website here.

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