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March 2016

Edoardo Lenza – Solo Piano and Voice

Tuesday, March 1, 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 Schubert's 19th-century classico-romantic music, to 20th-century soul and R&B, to 21st-century pop PURCHASE TICKETS HERE An evening of solo piano and singing featuring piano accompaniment! The thematic centre of this performance revolves on the concept of Romanticism and its subtle conceptual shift over the past three centuries. Edoardo Lenza is an undergraduate Bachelor of Music student at Royal Holloway University of London, currently on an Exchange Program at University of Melbourne. He combines his classical training at the piano with an…

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Sharon Davis – Jazz Vocals & Piano

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

 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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Bakker/Garton/Gunnoo Trio – jazz trio

Thursday, March 3, 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 swinging standards and originals! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Atienne Bakker - Guitar Andrew Garton - Alto Saxophone Isaac Gunnoo - Double Bass This never-before-heard-of group consists of recent Brisbane-ex-pats Atienne Bakker and Andrew Garton as well as Melburnian Isaac Gunnoo. Atienne is a guitarist who has worked extensively as both a side man and a leader. He has played the Brisbane Jazz Festival and the Magnetic Island Jazz Festival, and recently relocated to Melbourne to study his Performance Honours at Monash. Andrew is a saxophonist of…

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Vincs and Wakeling – Original Jazz

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

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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Dana Czarski – Contemporary Classical Piano

Friday, March 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

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 6:30 for all shows 7 - 10pm.

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Cassandra and Joseph Beckitt – Cabaret

Friday, March 4, 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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Celeste Kate – Indie Folk/Pop

Saturday, March 5, 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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Smile – with Vered Harel and Tamara Vasilevitsky

Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$25

SMILE A celebration of love songs from around the globe. Quizas, Waterloo, Historia de un Amor, Everybody Loves Somebody, La Vie en Rose and many more ... With the beautiful voice of Vered Harel and the virtuoso pianist Tamara Vasilevitsky. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Doors open at 8:00 for all shows 8:30 - 11pm.

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Senior Series – Bruno Grandi (Classical Piano)

Sunday, March 6, 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 romantic 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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Peter Voglis – contemporary piano

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 6:30 for all shows 7 – 9pm.

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Bruno Grandi – classical piano

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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Come in for a night of romantic classical piano, featuring Bruno Grandi on the Steinway D Grand! PURCHASE TICKETS Doors open at 6:30 for all shows between 7 – 10pm

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Josh Redgard-Siller – jazz piano

Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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THE STANDARDS YOU KNOW AND LOVE -- WITH A TWIST! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE International jazz pianist Josh Redgard-Siler teams up with Australian jazz giant Kenny “Big Smoke” Harris on upright bass for 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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Linda Chatterton & Matthew McCright – Flute & Piano Duo

Friday, March 11, 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 Australian premier Of LinDa Chatterton and Matthew McCright  performing their CD "French Connections" PURCHASE TICKETS Linda and Matt will be playing the entirety of the CD at Ruby’s along with Cantabile et Presto by George Enseco, the ever-popular Carmen Fantasie by Francois Borne, as well as music by African-American composer William Grant Still, Chinese-American composer Chen Yi, and Irish composer Linda Buckley. The CD title “French Connections” refers to the composers: Camille Saint-Saens was French, Prokofiev was heavily influenced by…

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Alan Kogosowski – Beethoven, Schubert, & Chopin

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$25

BEETHOVEN, schubert, chopin, and kogosowski together at Ruby's Music Room This program includes the "Appassionata" Sonata, "Wanderer" Fantasy, and F Minor Fantasy PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE 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 the human spirit. He is a distinguished Chopinist and has made it his mission to promote the works of…

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Robyn Brown in “Mood Indigo” – Jazz & Blues Singer

Sunday, March 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

"Mood Indigo" is a trip through the development of jazz and blues that makes for a captivating evening out PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE Hailing from Queensland, jazz singer Robyn Brown brings her show ‘Mood Indigo’ to Ruby’s Room.  Exploring songs from some of the early blues singers like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Lil’Green, she takes us on a journey of exploration through the development of jazz and blues, weaving her way through to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and sharing…

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Mirva Tarvainen – Finno-Ugric Folk

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

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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Sebastian Immaraj – Blues Piano and Guitar

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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$15

BLUES AND rock ON THE PIANO Sebastian Immaraj is a blues rock pianist, guitarist, and vocalist. His CDs and live performances weave blues with other musical styles and cultural influences. Immaraj’s musical journey began as a chorister with chamber and symphony orchestras. He also acted in several rock musicals, including Godspell and Hair. In his late 20's, he commenced performing as a solo and ensemble musician, playing rock, blues, and jazz, though he has always maintained that his modern roots are in blues. Major inspirations have been The Beatles, Ray Charles,…

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The Exciting McGillicuddies – A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Thursday, March 17, 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 EXCITING MCGILLICUDDIES – AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WITH A CELTIC BEAT AT ITS BEST! PURCHASE TICKETS There could be no better place than an Irish music session to bring together a foot-tapping, entertaining, multi-instrument band that also delights with multi-layered harmonies – and that is what has been created in THE EXCITING MCGILLICUDDIES! Led by Mick Slocum, the charismatic former member of The Bushwhackers and The Sundowners, Australian bands of renown, supported by the master guitarist and vocalist Damian Peck, and eminent percussionist and table renovator Denis…

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Tango Mundo

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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Westcoast Little Big Band – Live Jazz

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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COME AND BE TRANSPORTED TO 1950’S USA WITH WESTCOAST LITTLE BIG BAND’S FUNKY WEST COAST JAZZ STYLE! PURCHASE TICKETS Westcoast Little Big Band was formed in 2010 and has performed at several jazz festivals including the Grampians Jazz Festival and the Inverloch Jazz Festival. The band plays music from the jazz scene of the West Coast of the USA in the 1950s – 1970s. It covers artists such as Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and other performers of…

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Stuart Andrew – Jazz and Classical Piano

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Josh Redgard-Siler – Jazz Duo

Saturday, March 26, 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 STANDARDS YOU KNOW AND LOVE -- WITH A TWIST! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE International jazz pianist Josh Redgard-Siler wow's with 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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Judith Lambden – Classical Piano on Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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Celebrate Easter Sunday with this magnificent program of Bach and other classical composers. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE The Program, suitably for Easter Sunday, includes some Arrangements of Bach's melodies by Busoni, showing Bach's magnificence and grandeur;  also some quiet serene pieces for  your calm contemplation. Some little dances - Minuets and Gavottes show Bach's charm and light-heartedness. Judith also likes to play some Romantic music, to bring out the fine sonorities of the Steinway Grand. After the interval she will play music of…

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Rachel Camerino & the Gentlemen of Jazz

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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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 5:30 for all shows 6:00 – 8pm.

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Ken Cowan – Jazz Trio

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby’s Music Room, Cnr Bennetts Lane & Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia
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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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