Molly House Band – Live Late Night Jazz – Thursday 3 December

After three long months of silence, the Molly House Band is back on the stage with their New Orleans style lineup. The Molly House Band will be in full swing from 9.30pm every Thursday evening. Bookings available and recommended for groups of 4+. Walk-ins welcome subject to availability.

UC M.U.S.I.C 2020 Performance Night  – Thursday 3 December

The Musician Unite Showcasing Innovative Creations (M.U.S.I.C.) is a social club dedicated to provide a space for the community at UC to create, collaborate and share music in entrepreneurial and innovative interdisciplinary projects. Participants can engage in opportunities and share resources that will further equip them to transition into a workforce that is increasingly integrating technology and business.

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Sally Marett Group  – Thursday 3 December

Sally Marett Group perform live jazz in the NPC Club Lounge, 6pm – 8.30pm.

  • Happy Hour: 5pm – 6.30pm
  • Oyster Bar: 5pm – 7pm

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Taking the high note – Saturday 5 December

After a bloody tough couple of months, HighRoad are reopening their doors after hours for an intimate night of live jazz and booze.

2 trios // 3 sets
grooves n improvisation
snacks by highroad
$6 beer
$8 vino
$12 cocktails

Tickets are $20 (booking fee included). Limited capacity. Get on it. Tickets here

Canberra Sinfonia presents NATALIE NICOLAS & LACHNER – Saturday 5 December

Delight in two pieces by Australian composer Natalie Nicolas, The Business of Recovery and The End. Both originally written for string quartet, Natalie has reinvented them specifically for this Canberra Sinfonia performance, bringing out a range of joyous and reflective moods for this special Canberra premiere. Then you’ll be captivated by Franz Lachner’s Nonet, a superbly crafted but little-known masterpiece with all the hallmarks of a symphony, yet the gorgeous intimacy of a chamber ensemble. Lachner shows Romantic musicality and style at its finest, carrying all of the melodic joy and elegance that can be heard in similar timeless works by Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms.

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The Blue Tones Specials Live at The Austrian Club – Friday 11 December

A great night lined up for you with the Blue Tone Specials playing the Austrian club.Steve Hartnett with his faithful offsider Matt Fitzgerald never cease to entertain with their renditions of classic blues tunes, and a few of their own thrown in for good measure. They will be joined on stage with the very capable rhythm section, with Doug Curry on Bass and Bernie Keenan on drums.

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Jazz Up Late – The Pocket Trio – Saturday 12 December

Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) presents Jazz Up Late – The Pocket Trio
Feel good jazz. Tight arrangements and groovy pockets. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions Jazz Up Late will be run twice. Each event will go for fifty-five minutes.

  • Saturday 12 December, 8:30pm – 9:25pm, Verity Lane Market
  • Saturday 12 December, 10:00pm – 10:55pm, Verity Lane Market

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Wolves in the Pines – Black Cypress and Skinny Wolf– Saturday 12 December

Borne of dark and chimeric folk blues, Black Cypress pay a melodic homage to the savage and beautiful. Inspired by remote wilderness areas, this three-piece band mesh dynamic acoustic blues, with instinctive vocal harmonies and incisive violin reveries. Black Cypress challenge us with bootlegged and bowlegged folk tales of the struggle to satisfy a twisted and unapologetic longing for wildness and love.
Skinny Wolf are a singing/songwriting duo based in Canberra. With a diverse musical background, their music spans dreamy folk, indie pop and blues.
A lovely Saturday afternoon at their favourite spot in Canberra. This will be a double billed show:
Session 1 @ 3pm
Session 2 @ 4:30pm

Tickets are $15. Get them here

Canberra’s 76th Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88 – Saturday 12 December

Each year, Woden Valley Youth Choir take on the enormous but rewarding task of putting on Canberra’s Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88. This has been our gift to the Canberra community for 23 years and a most special evening for the choristers and families. We now have official approval to run a Covid-safe event this year on Saturday December 12.

This year, Carols by Candlelight will be a ticketed event for 2000 people. Ticket costs will be minimal to cover the extra infrastructure we need to run the event safely. We excited to announce that the event will also be Livestreamed on Facebook by ABC Local Radio, who are our event partner for the very first time. And in super-exciting news, we are delighted to announce that our guest artist this year is Lucy Sugerman, a young Canberra singer/songwriter.

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BLACK SORROWS DUO – Sunday 13 December

Live at the Polo and Buxton Walker are proud to present a special musical evening with “living legend” Joe Camilleri from The Black Sorrows.Joe will present the classic soul, blues and country hits you love from The Black Sorrows’ enormous back catalogue in a stripped back, semi-acoustic format. You will also enjoy Joe’s unique arrangements of songs by artists who have influenced his astonishing 50+ year career in Australian music.

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Christmas with Marty K. – Saturday 19 December

Celebrate Christmas with family and friends on Saturday 19 December, 6.30-10.30pm with Bella’s Christmas Dinner and live party music from one of Canberra’s favourite performers, Marty K.

Tickets here