Paul Grabowsky’s New Grooves

Paul Grabowsky’s New Grooves

Celebrating the launch of the new Monash Jazz Club at the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, The Paul Grabowksy Trio presents five nights of original compositions and innovative jazz interpretations. Inviting special guests to take the stage each week, the series showcases a range of styles, stories and sounds from the early years of jazz to the present day.

Guest artists include award-winning stage star violinist/vocalist Fem Belling; soul singer Chelsea Wilson; activist and jazz chanteuse Mama Alto; the incomparable Mirko Guerrini on saxophone and rising jazz-star Alma Zygier. Highlighting talent from Monash’ own school of music performers the line-up also includes trumpet player Ash Ballat, saxophonist Sam Odaantje and trombonist Callum Mintzis, plus appearances from faculty members such as Paul Williamson on trumpet, Rob Burke on Sax and Gian Slater on vocals.

Enjoy dinner and drinks whilst there at venue partner Script@Jazz Club and be part of the first series of live music in the new Monash Jazz Club.

Thursday nights in August.


Paul Grabowsky – Piano
Tamara Murphy – Double Bass
Miles Henry – Drums

Coming Up Events

Featuring special guests (subject to change):

Thursday August 29
Gian Slater – vocals
Rob Burke – saxophone
Ralph Alessi – trumpet (Artist in Residence, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music)

An award-winning jazz trumpeter and ECM recording artist, Alessi’s style traverses bebop to neo-classical music.

“An individualist with a style and sound all his own…” – Downbeat Magazine.

“Alessi’s tone conveys a rounded luminescence, like the moon in full phase…” – NY Times.

Showcasing his work as Monash artist in residence Ralph will perform a special set with students from the school of music as a special opening set. He will then join Paul Grabowsky as a special guest alongside Rob Burke and Gian Slater.

Show times
Doors 7pm
Opening set Ralph Alessi with the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music 7.15pm
Paul Grabowksy Trio with special guests Rob Burke and Gian Slater 8pm

$20 Standard
$10 Monash Students


Past Events

Thursday August 1
Mama Alto – vocals
Mirko Guerrini – saxophone
Paul Williamson –trumpet
Callum Mintzis – trombone

Thursday August 8
Alma Zygier – vocals
Ashley Ballat – trumpet

Thursday August 15 – Presented by Winter Fest*
Fem Belling – vocals/violin
Sam Odaantje – saxophone
Ashley Ballat – trumpet

Thursday August 22
Chelsea Wilson – vocals
Ashley Ballat – trumpet
Sam Odaantje – saxophone
Photo of Paul Grabowsky by Pia Johnson

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