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Jazz

Freeform explorations, swinging big bands or moody instrumentals all
have a home with Amrap Jazz. Don't be a square Daddy-O, dive on into
these hep cats.

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Ashleigh Watson - Little Love     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Pop 16/08/2017
Ashleigh Watson is an independent retro soul singer/songwriter based in Melbourne Australia.
Recorded in LA in 2016 with multi-platinum producer Warren Huart.

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El' Jistos - Everyday People     Hip Hop, Jazz, Easy Listening, Chill 05/08/2017
After being active on the hip hop circuit for the past 7 years, Blue Mountains born ‘n raised El’ Jistos just released his first album in collaboration with producer Illumes.
A sombre observation of the issue of homelessness in our country.

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Patrick Wilson - Nobody     Country, Alternative Country, Folk, Soul 28/07/2017
Rural-turned-suburban genre-bending country Americana artist Patrick Wilson writes music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, combining groove and soul, with both classic and alternative country lilts.
‘Nobody’ harnesses the pure story telling of traditional heart-on-your-sleeve style Americana with rockabilly tropes that are both playful and uplifting. A sing-along number that could just as likely have been lifted from a ‘60s ballroom dance floor as it could a modern day country folk festival set list.

New Leaf Band - Nightmares     Folk, Pop, Jazz, Rock 26/07/2017
Jazz pop with an old school twist, New Leaf spins a story of reluctant love, friendship, and celebrating the start of something unexpected.
A wistful folky disney-esque ballad about being afraid to lose something special. Clancye Milne's vocals add a layer of depth transporting you to a dreamlike landscape and the soft horns with a rock ballad beat make this track something special.

Other tracks by New Leaf Band:  Up To The Man  -  Undone
James Morrison & Don Burrows - (You’d Be So) Easy to Love     Jazz 24/07/2017
Don Burrows is one of Australia's greatest jazz musicians and his finest pupil is no other than the legendary James Morrison.
A brilliant, uplifting take on the Cole Porter classic (You'd Be So) Easy to Love.

Keller Murphy Browne - Queen for Tea     Jazz 22/07/2017
A precious combination that grew from Al Browne's Monday night residency at Bennetts Lane.
Queen for Tea

Other tracks by Keller Murphy Browne:  Travellers  -  Cyclosporin
The CB3 - This Is Just A Trill     Funk/Soul, Instrumental, Hip Hop, Jazz 21/07/2017
The CB3 are an instrumental R&B/hip-hop trio lead by Melbourne guitarist Cristian Barbieri. His tunes are melodic and catchy, with deep grooves and pop-like structure.
A tune cooked up when mixing Claude Debussy with J Dilla. A coasting instrumental groove track with amazing feel.

Other tracks by The CB3:  This Is What 60bmp Feels Like  -  Howard
Jazz Party - Flowers     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Blues, RnB 13/07/2017
Melbourne’s Monday night secret society is led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes Darcy McNulty and supreme diva and ex-Rackette Loretta Miller.
Flowers is a New Orleans inspired Jazz Party classic track with sweet Motown harmonies, wild jazz piano, throbbing drums, random howling and a heaving horns section coupled with the effortless beatnik lyrics by McNulty.

OKBadlands - Mineral     Pop, Electronic, Jazz, Easy Listening 11/07/2017
Brisbane female duo mixing jazz vocals with electronic beats to create a woozy, dreamy, lush pop sound.
The latest track from Brisbane duo OKBadlands.

ON TOUR
JULY
VIC/NSW/QLD

Angie Dean - At Last     Jazz, Easy Listening 22/06/2017
Glamorous, sophisticated and versatile, Angie Dean is an in-demand jazz vocalist and pianist based in Bondi Beach.New Album 'At Last' OUT NOW!
'At Last' is the title track off Angie Dean's latest album released in 2016 featuring a variety of smooth jazz and easy-listening covers. Angie's version is light and breezy and puts the listener into a relaxing, carefree mood and is played in a bouncy yet delicate 6/8 style.

Other tracks by Angie Dean:  Just the Way You Are  -  Fly Me to the Moon
The Scrims - Queen Of The Bay (feat. Rowena Wise)     Folk, Jazz, Acoustic, Roots 20/06/2017
Authenitc. Rootsy. Bluegrass and Swing. Real Tasty. The Scrims are a high energy, Folk/Bluegrass band from Melbourne. Young and full of fun, The Scrims will get you up and groovin'.
Queen Of The Bay is a seaside romance song featuring the beautiful vocal stylings of Rowena Wise. The Scrims provide the "hat in hand" crooning backings to an upbeat song about love and loss.

Other tracks by The Scrims:  Show Me Your Moves  -  Misty Mountainside
Jennifer Salisbury - Washing Line     Jazz, Blues 16/06/2017
Let go as Jen and her stellar jazz band take you on a journey through a world of vintage soundscapes and bittersweet emotion.
A bluesy, funeral procession style track about the sense of impending doom in a relationship. With unique energy and lyrics this track features the incredible James Mustafa displaying his emotional interpretation through the trumpet.

Other tracks by Jennifer Salisbury:  There Was a Time  -  You've Changed
Meg Mac - Maybe It’s My First Time     Pop, Jazz 07/06/2017
Meg Mac, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician
Maybe It’s My First Time was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas with Niles City sound – the producers and players behind Leon Bridges – and mixed at Electric Lady in New York.

Meg explains “Maybe it’s My First Time is about trying to get through a bad time."

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Female

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (National Awards)

James Newhouse - So Hot     Jazz, Swing, Rockabilly 02/06/2017
Upright Bass Player, Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
A swinging track with grooving double bass and jazz/rockabilly guitar. Written after a nightmare about an evil old guy living out in the desert.

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Other tracks by James Newhouse:  Lucy Blue
The Slipdixies - I've Found A New Baby     Jazz, Blues, Folk, Roots 02/06/2017
The Slipdixies formed in mid-2015 and are inspired by the early jazz and blues music of the twenties and thirties from New Orleans
This Jack Palmer & Spencer Williams tune was a hit with Clarence Williams’ Blue Five in 1926. This pacey arrangement was penned by Dario Ogrin (Clarinet). The solo order is Alastair Carr (Banjo,) Susy Hull (Washboard) and Michael Cousins (Trombone). For the final hot chorus. Susy sings with great vigor.

Other tracks by The Slipdixies:  Baby Won't You Please Come Home  -  Pee Wee's Blues
Violet - (wo)man     Pop, Blues, Jazz 31/05/2017
Violet is a 20 year-old vocalist & producer from Sydney who makes 'cinematic-sadcore'. Last year she amassed attention with her track ‘Ivory’, receiving substantial airplay on Triple J Unearthed.
Violet’s latest single '(wo)man’ explores the unequal treatment of women throughout history and the subtle ways our culture still instills this inequality today, in-particular the way some women are treated when in positions of authority.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)

Other tracks by Violet:  1995
Jim Brodie - The Best Man     Country, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Alternative Country 01/05/2017
I look forward to sharing my music with you and hope you feel the songs like I do. If so, I know I will have achieved my goal
The Best Man is a song written about my father and the relationship I have with my sons. It will inspire feelings you have with your own father and family.

Other tracks by Jim Brodie:  Hold My Hand  -  Feel Fine
Brenton Foster - First Day     Jazz, Instrumental, Easy Listening, Live Performance 28/04/2017
Brenton Foster is a Melbourne based vocalist, pianist and composer. Joined by some of Melbourne's finest improvisers and musicians, his compositions span the divide between jazz, cinematic and singer-songwriter aesthetics.
First Day - yellow.

A lyrical, evocative dedication to a jaundice-tinged loved one.

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Jazz Album 'The Nature of Light'

Other tracks by Brenton Foster:  mx  -  Juniper
Zoe K - Put It Down     Funk/Soul, Jazz 21/04/2017
With a new album recorded in both New Orleans and Melbourne, Zoe K’s new album is a welcome dose of old school substance and style.
This track features Mister Goldfinger aka Ray Angry who performs along side The Roots. The track is a crossover of soul meets a little bit of smooth jazz, written after a failed attempt of eye connect with a stranger on a Melbourne tram, Zoe wants us to put the phone down and notice her!

ON TOUR
APRIL/MAY
VIC/NSW

Other tracks by Zoe K:  Yes, I'm Leaving  -  Glad I stayed
Hue Blanes - Fernando     Jazz, Acoustic, Live Performance 14/04/2017
Piano fiend and enigmatic genius singer-songwriter, Hue Blanes.It is like Father John Misty, Jeff Buckley, Bach and David Foster Wallace all having an existential crisis in a room somewhere.
“It's about a troubled world famous soccer player and what I may have in common with him. I was wondering if hugely successful sports players suffered loneliness and anxiety and when I read a story about one of my favourite players - Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima from Brazil -

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Other tracks by Hue Blanes:  Four leaf clover  -  The owl and the field mouse