Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
25 Bennetts Lane Melbourne Vic 3000

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier Jazz Club, Bennetts Lane is open 7 nights a week and features the best of local, interstate and international musicians.

Contact Person: Michael Tortoni

2 Saint Andrews Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia 0.57 mi
Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 0.6 mi
2/405-407 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 0.69 mi

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1st/177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 0.72 mi
Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 0.93 mi
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317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 0.98 mi
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497 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia 0.99 mi
6/108 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 1.02 mi
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34 Dight Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia 1.22 mi
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Royal Parade, Parkville VIC, Australia 1.46 mi
148 Wells Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia 1.53 mi
578 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia 1.61 mi
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2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia 1.88 mi
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377 Rae Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia 1.89 mi
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St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia 1.96 mi

Paul Grabowsky is a pianist, composer, conductor and founder of the Australian Art Orchestra. Born in Papua New Guinea in 1958, and raised in Melbourne Australia, he began classical piano lessons as a five-year-old, studying with Mack Jost from 1965-1978. He began informal studies in jazz around 1976, and devoted his energies fully to improvised music from 1978. Paul lived in Munich, Germany from 1980-1985, where he was active on the local and European jazz scenes, performing and/or recording with Johnny Griffin, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Benny Bailey, Guenther Klatt, Marty Cook and many others. He returned to Australia in 1986.

In 1983, he formed the Paul Grabowsky Trio, winner of two ARIA awards and still one of Australia’s longest-living and most influential bands. Their latest recording Big Adventure was released in November 2004 on ABC Classics.

As a performer, he became known for his work with the Wizards of Oz, a group he co-lead from 1987-1989 with saxophonist Dale Barlow and Vince Jones, and for whom he was musical director from 1988-89. From 1990-1992 Paul lead the Groovematics, the band on the nightly national television show Tonight Live.
He performs and records regularly with singers Robyn Archer andKatie Noonan (george / Elixir).
In 1994, he founded the Australian Art Orchestra that features the cream of Australian improvising musicians.

Paul produced and presented the television series Access All Areas in 1996, and was Commissioning Editor for ABC Television Arts and Entertainment 1996 -1998.

He is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost screen composers, working with such directors as Fred Schepisi (Empire Falls, Last Orders), Paul Cox (Human Touch, Innocence), John Irvin (The Grooming, Shiner) and Gillian Armstrong (The Last Days of Chez Nous). His television credits are numerous and include the ABC series Phoenix and Janus and the award-winning Channel Ten mini-series Jessica directed by Peter Andrikidis.

His works for the theatre include the operas The Mercenary(1997-99) and Love in the Age of Therapy (2000-2001). His music for the shadow play The Theft of Sita (1999-2000) won a Helpmann award. Before Time Could Change Us – a Song Cycle with lyrics by Dorothy Porter and music by Paul Grabowsky – is scheduled for a 2005 CD release featuring Katie Noonan and the Paul Grabowsky Trio with Scott Tinkler.

In 2004 Tales of Time and Space (Warner) was released to critical acclaim. Paul recorded this in New York with Branford Marsalis,Joe Lovano, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Ed Schuller and Scott Tinkler.
Photo Credit: Jeff Wassmann
Tinkler Rex Grabowsky Edie (2005)
Tales of Time and Space (2004)

393-399 Macaulay Road, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia 2.08 mi
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