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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 June

Bird's Basement International Jazz Festival Pass

Journey through the greatest rock anthems of all time by bands such as Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Queen and more!

27 May

Hard on the heels of their sell-out ‘Queens of Soul’ show at Bird's Basement, this legendary band now returns to present its unmatched ‘60s-70s Soul Extravaganza’.

From the satirical and tongue-in-cheek to the heart-achingly tender, the music of Simon and Garfunkel forms the inspiration for ‘Feelin' Groovy: The Simon & Garfunkel Project'.

Stand up comedy king Jimeoin is coming to Bird’s Basement for one night only! Get in quick! Hosted by Cal Wilson.

30, 31 May, 1, 2, 3 & 4 June

"Who does Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wille Nelson and Warren Haynes have all have in common? Bill Evans, that's who!"

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 June

Line up: Billy Harper, tenor sax, Eddie Henderson, tp, David Weiss, tp, Stephen Scott, p, Cecil McBee, b, Billy Hart, dr. Enough said!

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 June

The frontman, singer, co-writer & guitarist for King Crimson. Also played with David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads.

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 June

Bird’s Basement is thrilled to host T.S. Monk: jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and son of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, performing the 100th birthday tribute to his father.

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

Join Joe and Olivia Chindamo in a rare appearance together as they play homage to The Great American Songbook, merging the traditions of the jazz genre and the freedom of contemporary improvisation.

28 June

Sarah’s rich, velvety voice never fails to thrill. Having worked with some of Australia's finest entertainers such as Peter Cupples (Stylus), Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), and Lisa Edwards (John Farnham).

Don't miss one of the most creative and original jazz voices this country has ever produced.

30 June

After two full houses, they’re back! Featuring energetic, highly complex and funky arrangements that blow audiences away and get everyone on their feet.

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Next Month

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 June

Bird's Basement International Jazz Festival Pass

30, 31 May, 1, 2, 3 & 4 June

"Who does Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wille Nelson and Warren Haynes have all have in common? Bill Evans, that's who!"

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 June

Line up: Billy Harper, tenor sax, Eddie Henderson, tp, David Weiss, tp, Stephen Scott, p, Cecil McBee, b, Billy Hart, dr. Enough said!

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 June

The frontman, singer, co-writer & guitarist for King Crimson. Also played with David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads.

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 June

Bird’s Basement is thrilled to host T.S. Monk: jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and son of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, performing the 100th birthday tribute to his father.

See local and international stars gather on the Bird’s Basement stage to converse in the sweet language of Jazz!

Join Joe and Olivia Chindamo in a rare appearance together as they play homage to The Great American Songbook, merging the traditions of the jazz genre and the freedom of contemporary improvisation.

28 June

Sarah’s rich, velvety voice never fails to thrill. Having worked with some of Australia's finest entertainers such as Peter Cupples (Stylus), Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), and Lisa Edwards (John Farnham).

Don't miss one of the most creative and original jazz voices this country has ever produced.

30 June

After two full houses, they’re back! Featuring energetic, highly complex and funky arrangements that blow audiences away and get everyone on their feet.

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July

1 July

SECOND SHOW ON SALE! Karise Eden's voice can move a nation! See the winner of The Voice (2012) live at Bird's Basement.

5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 July

She joined Prince's New Power Generation as a singer/guitarist. "We knew she'd be leading her own revolution soon," said Prince. Indeed, that soon is now.

11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 July

Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the Premier Female Saxophonist in the UK.

19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 July

In addition to figuring prominently on Maroon 5’s multiplatinum Overexposed and V, Morton has written and produced for everybody from BJ The Chicago Kid, Jermaine Dupri, and Jazmine Sullivan to Monica and India.Arie, winning a GRAMMY® for collaborating with the latter in 2008.

All star band with special guests Deborah Conway, Husky, Troy McMillin, Janine Maunder, Paul Williamson

The Dao of Dylan: Well-known chapters from the 'Book of Bob' re-interpreted, weaving comic strands between the Nobel prizewinner's lyrics and the grand themes of life, the universe and almost everything.

Singer Wojciech Myrczek and pianist Pawel Tomaszewski engage in a musical dialogue which ranges from the wildly ambitious to the crazily improvisatory, yet always adding a touch of humour.

Their new release Urban Soul, will take you on a journey to the moon & back. You can expect a smooth ride as you're in experienced hands.

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Melbourne skyline from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The Jazz Corner of the World
now includes Melbourne

Birdland New York is the original club of Charlie Parker. The club has been the home of the most famous musicians since 1949. As Allan Morrison, the long-time editor of Ebony once put it, “Birdland was both a cultural vantage point and a barometer of trends where all the big names in jazz performed.” The club closed down in 1965 and having reopened it’s doors in 1986 and it has since regained its place as the jazz corner of the world. After 32 years of operations, for the first time Birdland extends it’s banner outside New York in the form of Bird’s Basement in Melbourne. Melbourne is very proud to be the host of Bird’s legacy. Bird’s Basement promises to be stage of past, present and future legends.