The Stonnington Jazz festival is a favourite at The Plus Ones. We love its mix of local Australian jazz and innovative programming. This year the festival is held from 11-21 May across the City of Stonnington's suburbs. With dozens of events to choose from, it's not hard to get your jazz fix fixed.
We Got The Jazz was perfect for my style. Multiple bands over a night of dancing in a pretty unique location — the Melbourne Bowling Club — which attracted a diverse crowd. Over the night we were privy to different outstanding acts: So.Crates, Zii, and The CoreTet.
For me, Zii & The Good Vibrations, a group with soulful voices and Zimbabwean roots, stole the show. Their high energy performance and charismatic lead had the whole club pumping.
There were also a number of interludes filled by DJ Danny OSX that made transitions between performances pretty smooth. These types of events are worth their weight in gold. They support local artists and give crowds an aural feast at an absolute song $27 for close to four hours of high quality live music!
You still have a week of jazz left for this year's Stonnington Jazz Festival. If you're around town I'd definitely recommend checking out an event or two!
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.
Stonnington Jazz Festival runs 11-21 May at various locations around the City of Stonnington.