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April 2016

Peter Voglis – contemporary classical piano

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

Peter Voglis is a young master of clean, contemporary piano playing who remains true to his classical roots. With years of experience in composition and performing, Peter ranges from full-time live piano/guitar performance, to most recently an opportunity to compose songs for a Broadway-influenced piece of theatre work. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Doors open at 5:30 for all shows 6 – 8pm.

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Josh Redgard-Siller – jazz piano

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$20

THE STANDARDS YOU KNOW AND LOVE — WITH A TWIST! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE International jazz pianist Josh Redgard-Siler performs a night of traditional jazz standards – reimagined. Come along and listen to old favourites with a new twist! Doors open at 8:00pm for all shows 8:30 – 11pm.

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Vincs and Wakeling – jazz quartet

Saturday, April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$20

THE PERFECT NIGHT OF INTELLIGENT JAZZ PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Rob Vincs and James Wakeling having been playing their original jazz, songs, and improvisations regularly together for well over fifteen years. James writes intelligent but memorable songs that he performs with insight and humour, accompanied by guitar playing that displays a range of influences. Vincs’ saxophone playing has a quiet intensity that draws audiences into the story of his solos. Together with Tim Nikolsky on bass and Serge de Leucio on drums,…

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Senior Series featuring Bruno Grandi on classical piano

Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

RUBY’S MUSIC ROOM IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SERIES OF PERFORMANCES ESPECIALLY TAILORED TO MAKE LIVE MUSIC ACCESSIBLE FOR SENIORS! *FEATURING BRUNO GRANDI* Come in for an evening of classical piano, featuring Bruno Grandi on the Steinway D Grand! PURCHASE TICKETS As a special promotion we are offering entry to those over 65 for $12.50 which includes a glass of house wine or tea/coffee. Doors open at 4:30 for shows running 5 – 7pm

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One Piano, Four Hands: Sam Colcheedas, Edoardo Lenza -classical piano duet

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

A mixture of four hand duets and  solo classical works by Edoardo Lenza and Sam Colcheedas. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Sam is  currently studying at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He has been studying, teaching and performing Classical Piano for the past thirtheen years. Edoardo is an undergraduate Bachelor of Music student at Royal Holloway University of London, currently on an Exchange Program at University of Melbourne. His academic focus lies between Musicology and Piano Performance. Duo Concert Solo section 1, Sam…

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OSSHER/TAYLOR DUO – JAZZ & LATIN

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

FROM JAZZ STANDARDS TO LATIN START THE WEEK OFF RIGHT WITH THIS FUNKY DUO. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Lisette & the Encore take a break tonight instead we are featuring David  Taylor on double base and Daniel Ossher on piano. Ossher/Taylor duo will perform a mix of jazz standards, Latin and re worked pop songs for a seriously groovy, live music start to the week.

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Josh Redgard-Siler – jazz piano

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

THE STANDARDS YOU KNOW AND LOVE — WITH A TWIST! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE International jazz pianist Josh Redgard-Siler performs a night of traditional jazz standards – reimagined. Come along and listen to old favourites with a new twist! Doors open at 6:30pm for all shows 7– 10pm.

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Stuart Andrew – jazz and classical piano

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

AN EVENING OF SOLO PIANO IN A VARIETY OF STYLES! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Many will be familiar with Stuart as the keys player and occasional composer for Ruby’s regular, eight-piece Merle Street Jazz Band. Not surprisingly, Stuart’s dynamic improvisational skill, clever style variation and courageous use of harmony is grounded in classical training. We are proud to be showcasing Stuart’s skill as a piano soloist! Come and enjoy a diverse range of music that will include jazz standards alongside classical pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and…

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The Sophisticats – jazz cabaret duo

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$20

Lisette and Julie have combined their talents to form a superb duo with a repertoire of sensational music ranging from the 1920’s through to the hits of today with classics from Frank Sinatra, Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Patsy Cline to Cyndi Lauper and Bon Iver. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Julie with her vibrant personality and dulcet tones and Lisette’s musical skills and sensual husky voice make for beautiful harmonies. With their combines experience in the entertainment industry beginning with children’s television…

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Celeste Kate – Indi Folk /Pop

Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

A UNIQUE BLEND OF ORIGINAL MUSIC AND CONTEMPORARY TAKES ON POPULAR SONGS PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Celeste has a musical style that has been described by many as similar to artists like Kate Bush. She possesses a wide vocal range and it is her epic layers of harmonies and distinctive major/minor chords that make her songwriting unlike any other female indie folk/pop artist of her time. Each song fits into its own genre, heavily influenced by a background in classical and jazz and a desire to create…

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Zeimer & Kogosowski – classical piano and song

Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$25

A very special evening of beautiful song and piano PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Arias and songs by Handel (you can handle it), Mozart (ah, Mozart), Schubert (poor little fish), Dvorak (moonstruck), Obradors (Obra who?), plus piano solos by Mozart and Schubert. Alan Kogosowski Alan Kogosowski is a pianist with remarkable technical and musical abilities. He has brought music to audiences in an exciting way that, above all, makes people feel involved and happy to be part of this unique expression of…

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Ken Cowan Jazz Trio

Sunday, April 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

COME AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF IMPROVISATION AND JAZZ STANDARDS FROM THE 40S TO THE 60S WITH THIS FANTASTIC JAZZ TRIO. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE The Ken Cowan Jazz Trio consists of: Ken Cowan on piano, has had residencies at the Windsor, The Green Roo and The Rialto as well as many other hotels and restaurants. He regally plays on the Able Tasman and The Oriana. Herman Schwaiger on double base, has played and recorded with Vince Jones one of Melbourne’s…

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Ossher/Taylor Duo – Jazz & Latin

Monday, April 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

 From Jazz standards to Latin start the week off right with this funky duo. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Lisette & the Encore take a break tonight instead we are featuring David  Taylor on double base and Daniel Ossher on piano. Ossher/Taylor duo will perform a mix of jazz standards, Latin and re worked pop songs for a seriously groovy, live music start to the week.

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RACHEL CAMERINO & THE GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

A NIGHT OF EASY LISTENING AND SULTRY JAZZ TO REMEMBER Performing tunes dating back to the 40’s by Richard Rogers, Gershwin, Fats Waller, Oswaldo Farres, Irving Berlin, Gilberto and many more. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Rachel with John Curtis/piano, Paul Phillips/drums, John Cslamattta/sax, and Eijie Takemoto/double bass. Doors open at 6:30 for all shows 7 – 10pm.

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Josh Redgard-Siller – jazz piano

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

THE STANDARDS YOU KNOW AND LOVE — WITH A TWIST! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE International jazz pianist Josh Redgard-Siler performs a night of traditional jazz standards – reimagined. Come along and listen to old favourites with a new twist! Doors open at 6:30pm for all shows 7– 10pm.

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SHARON DAVIS – JAZZ VOCALS & PIANO

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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IS SHE “A PIANO PLAYER WHO SINGS” OR “A SINGER WHO PLAYS PIANO”? PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE She is, undeniably, both. And there’s nothing quite like a single vision of the music, flowing simultaneously into two hands and one voice. She traverses the jazz idiom with a light touch, at times sparsely, at times making the piano roar. Loyal to the jazz traditions – George Gershwin, Nina Simone, and Cole Porter – she still walks her own musical path. Getting inside hand-picked jazz…

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Tango Mundo

Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$20

DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF TANGO. Tango Mundo will take you on a musical journey from the brothels of Buenos Aires to the sweet milongas of the Pampas; from exuberant traditional dance melodies of Argentine nights to the bold dynamics of Astor Piazzolla’s tango revolution. Bring your dancing shoes or simply be enthralled by the unique sounds of the Tango. 7pm – free beginner’s dance lesson. Come early and learn a few simple tango moves before the concert starts. Bookings essential.…

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MIRVA TARVAINEN – FINNO-UGRIC FOLK

Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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STEP BACK FROM THE HECTIC WORLD OF TODAY: ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY FOLK MUSIC OF THE FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES ON VOICE, VIOLIN, CELLO AND DOUBLE BASS. PURCHASE TICKETS Mirva Tarvainen is a versatile musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Finland. She’s been greatly influenced by traditional music styles of the Finno-Ugric peoples (from Northern Europe and parts of Russia), but has also been involved in classical music, pop, rock, jazz and multidisciplinary projects. Her main instruments are violin, double bass and voice, and she plays several…

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Cassandra & Joseph Beckitt – Cabaret

Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$20

A FUN NIGHT OF CABARET FOR ALL! Join Cassandra and Joseph and take a trip down memory lane to where it all began. Stories and songs from their past to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step! There’s bound to be one or two favourites in there.    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Cassandra and Joseph Beckitt are a Melbourne based husband and wife duo who perform together at weddings, functions, concerts and events. Cassandra and Joseph…

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The Harpies – folk songs of the British Isles

Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

Harpist Frances Thiele has teamed up with the wonderful soprano Savanna Griechen to perform folk songs from the British Isles as The Harpies. Together they perform classically inspired interpretations of traditional music specialising in their own arrangements of English, Irish and Scottish tunes as well as some of their contemporary favourites (with a folksy feel). PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Savanna Griechen is a classical singer and actor from Western Australia. She graduated from WAAPA in 2007 and has since lived in London and Italy, touring music…

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BOOTLEG DAZE – MUSIC FROM THE 20’S AND 30’S

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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COME EXPLORE THE 20’S AND 30’S WITH THIS FUN QUINTET! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Fancy yourself in a 1920’s speakeasy drinking moonshine liquor as Bootleg Daze serve up their own brand of music from the era of Prohibition. This quintet of accomplished musicians play a mixture of well-known standards and lesser-known gems, and want you to enjoy the music of the 1920’s and early 30’s as much as they do. Come and have a drink with us! WEBSITE  Doors open at 6:30…

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Gen & Jane – Anything But Opera

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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Anything BUT opera! A celebration of the smaller achievements of opera's greatest composers PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Writing an opera is a challenge that looms large over the lives of many composers. Rossini could bash one out in 6 weeks, borrowing from other works and delegating the boring bits to students and friends. Messiaen started composing his only opera in 1979 and finished in 1983, swore it was his last and it had taken a toll on his health. So what…

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Cabaret Pick & Mix – a whole bag of fun

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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Welcome to Cabaret Pick & Mix the first of a regular series of cabaret nights featuring short cabarets by a range of talented artists. Pick & Mix is the perfect place to sample something new, try an exotic flavour and experience a night of lively entertainment featuring a diverse range of artists. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Artists featured in this months instalment include: Don Winsor Don presents an intimate selection of musical theatre and other standards ranging from the 1930s thru today, accompanied…

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Dana Czarski – Contemporary Classical Piano

Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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FINISH OFF YOUR WEEK WITH A DIVERSE RANGE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC! An extraordinary mix of contemporary classical from a variety of 20th century influences, inspired by international cultures and a deep love of the piano. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Doors open at 5:30 for all shows 6 - 8pm.

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Artur Dutkiewitcz – solo piano

Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$45

One of Poland’s greatest jazz pianists, as well as composer, born in Pinczów, Poland. Artur Dutkiewicz is called the "Ambassador of Polish jazz" -- in the last few years he has performed in 50 countries around the world. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE $45 online or $55 at the door on the night. Programme will include the following: SONGS OF THE WORLD ethnojazz The program refers to the Polish tradition of dialogue between cultures, and consists of jazz improvisations on songs from the different cultures…

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