MONASH UNIVERSITY’S LIVE MUSIC HOUSE, THE COUNT’S, ANNOUNCE AUTUMN SERIES
Presenting live acts each week in the South East of Melbourne, Monash University’s new state-of-the-art live music house, The Count’s, today announce their Autumn Series. With 26 live performances across Wednesdays & Thursday nights, as well as some of Melbourne’s finest DJs on Fridays from 4 pm – 7 pm, The Count’s Autumn program has a multigenerational appeal, covering genres from jazz, afro-beat, RnB, blues to French gypsy jazz and more.
Autumn highlights include Zimbabwean-born singer Thando, with her electric presence and powerhouse vocals; Andrea Keller with Transients Trio, performing compositions and free improvisations; Bob Sedergreen and Adam Rudegeair, with their, cross-generational jazz party, celebrating the intensity and spirit of New Orleans; Afro-beat outfit Public Opinion Six, with their voodoo groove medicine; ARIA nominated Hammond organ group Jake Mason Trio and nine-piece Ethio-jazz ensemble Jazmaris.
The Count’s monthly soul night, on the third Thursday of each month with will have The Putbacks (with members from Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bombay Royale, DD Dumbo and more), nine-piece soul outfit Mayfield and Fulton Street to fire up the dance floor.
On the last Thursday of the month The Count’s will host a big band night, paying homage to the greats of the Jazz Age with swing bands such as ATM15, performing original compositions and arrangements with an emphasis on improvisation and spontaneity, Cairo Club Orchestra, lead by bandleader of 30 years, Peter Milley and Esstee Big Band, featuring the sublime vocals of Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann.
On Fridays, between 4pm – 7pm you can ease into the weekend with The Count’s cocktail hour, featuring some of Melbourne’s best DJs and enjoy dinner and drinks from in-house restaurant and bar, Script @ The Count’s (open Monday – Friday).
Located at Monash University, The Count’s is the new home of contemporary music and extraordinary live experiences in the South East of Melbourne.
THE COUNT’S AUTUMN PROGRAM
ALMA ZYGIER – WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH
THANDO PRESENTS: THE JILL SCOTT PROJECT – THURSDAY 5 MARCH
BOB SEDERGREEN & ADAM RUDEGEAIR – WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH
QUARTER STREET – THURSDAY 12 MARCH
EMILIA QUINTET PRESENTS: DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND – WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH
SOUL SESSIONS AT THE COUNTS WITH THE PUTBACKS – THURSDAY 19 MARCH
RITA SATCH – WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH
BIG BAND NIGHT: ATM15 – THURSDAY 26 MARCH
JAKE MASON TRIO – WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL
Jazmaris – THURSDAY 2 APRIL
SORCHA ALBERQUERQUE QUARTET – WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL
SAN LAZARO – THURSDAY 9 APRIL
MAMA ALTO – WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL
ZEDSIX – THURSDAY 16 APRIL
ANGELA DAVIS TRIO – WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL
SOUL SESSIONS AT THE COUNT’S WITH FULTON STREET – THURSDAY 23 APRIL
LA NUIT BLANCHE – WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL
BIG BAND NIGHT CAIRO CLUB ORCHESTRA WITH NICHAUD FITZGIBBON – THURSDAY 30 APRIL
DANIEL SUSNJAR AFRO-PERUVIAN JAZZ GROUP – WEDNESDAY 6 MAY
TEK TEK ENSEMBLE – THURSDAY 7 MAY
JULIEN WILSON TRIO – WEDNESDAY 13 MAY
THE PUBLIC OPINION SIX – THURSDAY 14 MAY
SUGARFOOT RAMBLERS – WEDNESDAY 20 MAY
SOUL SESSIONS AT THE COUNTS WITH MAYFIELD – THURSDAY 21 MAY
TRANSIENTS: WILSON/ANNING/KELLER – WEDNESDAY 27 MAY
BIG BAND NIGHT: ESSTEE BIG BAND – THURSDAY 28 MAY
TICKETS AND EVENT INFO HERE
All shows $25, students $10.
Enjoy free parking, accessible entrances and the relaxed atmosphere of the south east’s new premier live music house, The Count’s
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