Lake Minnetonka launch debut album ‘Melbourneapolis’

“If you’re a fan of the mid-late 80’s era of Prince, this album is definitely for you…we can confidently award this new release Melbourneapolis with our highly regarded 5 out of 5 afros.” — 

Dearly Beloved,

It’s been a long time coming, but the debut full-length album from Lake Minnetonka is finally here and our purple hearts are bursting with pride and excitement!

The slammin’ Melbourneapolis party will strut in to Howler on Friday, February 23 at 7pm and you can get your tix through

Direct from Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth – Sangria Jam. 

Nancy Ruth‘s latest release ‘Sangria Jam’ is a musical journey recounting her travels and life in Spain. Combining her influences of jazz, latin and flamenco, she says: I write what flows freely… I’m not trying to create a fusion, I just play what I feel. I’m a product of my experience and surroundings.”

Having toured Spain and Latin America in 2017, Nancy is looking forward to returning to Australia with shows in Adelaide, Drysdale, Ballarat, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

“Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines together jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene  Continue reading “Direct from Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth – Sangria Jam. “

Vince Jones & Special Guests – Live at Jazzlab in Melbourne, February 9&10

Australia’s best loved jazz man Vince Jones returns to Melbourne for two rare club appearances at Melbourne’s premier jazz venue, Jazzlab. He will perform with full band, featuring Matt McMahon, Ben Robertson and Danny Fischer, plus a special guest performer at each show, Feburary 9 and 10! Continue reading “Vince Jones & Special Guests – Live at Jazzlab in Melbourne, February 9&10”

T.S. Monk

Ladies and Gentlemen,


T.S. (Thelonious Sphere) Monk is playing all week at Bird’s Basement.  He’ll be performing both his own music and compositions from his father’s back catalogue to celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, Sr.