Alliance Française de Melbourne & St Kilda Jazz present:
MAY 25: MONIQUE DIMATTINA
Singer and songwriter, versatile pianist and radio personality Monique diMattina will share a variety of French fancies - from Piaf and Sidney Bechet to her own originals - alongside her vast catalogue of songs penned on her cult 3RRR and ABC 774 radio segment ‘Shaken Not Rehearsed’ in which she writes a bespoke song in an hour, from listener requests.
"Monique di Mattina lights up my piano with her life, and my life with her piano. A worthy genius, she is."
"Monique's witty songs are on a par with the Broadway songsmiths of the 1930s ..how refreshing to hear her intelligence bringing popular music and jazz together again" Lucky Oceans The Planet ABC RN
“A Dylanesque swagger with the Aussie vernacular”
Jazz & Beyond
“Dynamic and utterly divine”
Venue and ticket info:
Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne's Basement,
51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Date: Thursday 25 May at 8pm
Time: doors at 7:30pm, concert commences at 8pm.
Tickets: Full $20 / AFM members $15.
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'Jazzy Jeudi' concert series 2017
Throughout the year, Jazzy Jeudi (meaning 'Jazzy Thursday' in French) will feature various jazz performers once a month on a Thursday evening, often incorporating a component of French language or a repertoire of French music. The performances will be held in the intimate concert space in the basement salon of the Alliance Française.
A variety of artists will perform throughout the year:
April – The New Impromptu Quartet with Les Gyori on violin
May – Monique diMattina
June – The New Impromptu Quartet with Mikey Chan on guitar
September – To be announced
October – Bob Sedegreen and Friends
November – To be announced
Jazzy Jeudi is a follow on from the successful St Kilda Summer Jazz 2016 event, which presented a series of concerts over one weekend with artists performing at a range of venues in St Kilda.
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