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Anthony & Anton Schulz
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Anthony & Anton Schulz

Anthony Schulz

An individual voice in Australian improvised music, Anthony Schulz has developed and expanded a sound world that shatters all preconceptions of the Piano Accordion. Anthony was a founding member of the groundbreaking ensemble Frock, a group that speaks through the meld of disparate cultures, historical displacement and a vision for the future that is both hopeful and challenging. Frock’s ongoing exploration of improvisation, form and ensemble relationship has led them to produce eight albums and perform their music throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. 

Anthony continues to perform locally, nationally and internationally with a number of ensembles including Zulya and the Children of the Underground, Alma Mater (fado), Nick Tsiavos' various ensembles, qoqo8, Rachel Scott, and more.

Anton Schulz-Double Bass

Recognised as a young up and coming double bassist on the Melbourne scene, Anton recently received 2nd place in the recent South Street, Peter Martin Jazz Solo section, and was part of the Blackburn High school senior stage ensemble awarded 2nd place in division 1 and Best Rhythm Section at the prestigious Generations in Jazz competition held annually in Mt Gambier.

It may or may not be true that Anton and Anthony are related…

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Downtown Duo
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Downtown Duo

Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba & Funky Grooves

Jason Dickies (Guitar): A professional Jazz, Funk and Latin music performer who has been working in Melbourne Jazz Clubs and Bars for over 10 years. He has performed in Rio De Janeiro and studied Bossa and Samba with some of the worlds leading performers. His worldly music experience brings excitement to his sound and performance. Jason has played with numerous Jazz musicians from Melbourne and Sydney and has recorded CD’s with various Jazz and Funk ensembles.

Chris Pappas (Tenor Sax/Percussion): Another experienced performer who currently leads his own Jazz quartet and original Funk band. He has performed with vocalist Maria Hines, Leo Sayer, Nina Ferro, Julie O’Harra, and various other Jazz/Funk and Latin Jazz bands in Melbourne and Sydney. Chris has released 2 Jazz albums, 1 Funk album and performs at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Cafe, The Night Cat, Bar 303, Open Studio and The Paris Cat Jazz Club.

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Ray Hood & Annique Azure
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Ray Hood & Annique Azure

Ray Hood is from Sydney originally, and over the years has played in numerous rock, punk, indie and then Jazz bands in Sydney, London and Melbourne. A singer and Jazz guitarist, long time regular at La Niche through the noughties

Annique Azure, wonderful vocalist, chanteuse and jazz original, speaks numerous languages, sings in French, Italian, Portuguese and English, plays flute and saxophone as well.

Their repertoire covers modern Pop,  the Great American song book, French classics by Gainsbourg, Brel and Italian favourites by Mancini et al.

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Coyote Cowgirl & Widows Of The Parish's
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Coyote Cowgirl & Widows Of The Parish's

Coyote Cowgirl: Rosy & Cath, the better half of Spaghetti Western, return to their choir-singing roots in a lively performance that’s bound to bring out your inner cowgirl! Country and Alt-Rock tunes sung in perfect harmony, accompanied by ukulele and banjolele.

The Widow’s sound is an intoxicating mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Gospel & Blues. If you think you might like hearing new arrangements of both obscure gems and standards from different eras , their gigs are for you! Gorgeous harmonies from these talented female vocalists will have you alternatively stomping your feet or crooning along with them.

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Oscar Jimenez
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Oscar Jimenez

Winner of the International Songwriting Competition in the Latin Category! Oscar is a world class singer songwriter and producer.

He will be celebrating his most recent success with a very special show at la Niche.

As Chibcha Oscar uses looping techniques with traditional colombian and caribbean rhythms to create a unique experience.

This is a FREE entry show and one of Oscars favorite local bars and Restaurants.

See you there!!

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Spaghetti Western
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Spaghetti Western

Classic country, original tunes and 80's pop with quirky arrangements are the calling card of Spaghetti Western.

The four piece outfit combine banjolele, ukelele and two guitars with sweet, three part vocal harmonies, guaranteed to get your foot tapping!

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Ced le Meledo
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Ced le Meledo

Céd studied Spanish Guitar in Spain and USA and traveled extensively around the world to experience various musical traditions.

He settled in Melbourne in 1994. His dynamic Flamenco and Salsa-tinged, folk-Gipsy melodies has made him a popular and fine ambassador to Mediterranean music through his average 300 performances per year.

Céd feels as comfortable serenading around tables as performing shows on stage, solo or with band "Bric a Brac "(céd Le Mélédo and friends)

His guided tour around Spanish romance and French sensibility, his fingerpicking and percussive drumming of the guitar make his performance a lively and colorful musical experience.

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Viper's Dream Swing Team
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Viper's Dream Swing Team

Enjoy an evening of Gypsy Jazz as two strong forces within the Australian Manouche scene, Adam Russo and Chris Maunders, come together to swing through tunes of the old world. The unique blend of their guitar and chromatic harmonica create tonal qualities that are reminiscent of the few tracks Django and Larry Adler recorded alongside The Hot Club De France in 1938

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