Jazz Nights
Sparta Place, Brunswick

Join us as Melbourne’s jazz royalty descend on Sparta Place, Brunswick for Jazz Nights.

Situated along Melbourne’s famous cultural strip Sydney Road, Sparta Place will come to life on Friday evenings in November and December with Melbourne’s finest musicians performing in an intimate boutique setting.

This is a free community event and patrons are encouraged to bring their own rugs and chairs. 

For a more intimate experience there are a very limited number of tables available for bookings.


Wine and Cheese Plate

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All cheese served will not contain animal rennet and will be complemented by your choice of selected wine. 

Wine and Dolce Plate

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Dolce plates will include Mediterranean Biscotti, Panettone and seasonal fruits.

For tables ordering multiple plates, please note that Cheese Plates will be served first.

*Minimum 2 person booking

Tables can accomodate from 2 - 6 people.
Larger group bookings will be grouped together, however seated at seperate tables.
Snack food and non-alcoholic beverages outside of these packages will be available for purchase during the course of the evening.
Support Jazz will begin at 6.30pm with the main performance at 8pm, please be seated by this time.
Tickets are non refundable once booked.
*Full refunds will only be given for a washed out event*


November 16

Gypsy Jazz with Julie O’Hara & La Grande Soiree


Swingin' On High


Julie O’Hara - Vocals
Peter Baylor - Guitar
Jon Delaney - Guitar
Jono Brown - Bass


Take a trip back to the clubs of Paris in the 30's and 40's.
Rhythm guitar fuelled Jazz Manouche was swinging hot with Jean “Django” Reinhardt's Hot Club of France Quintet all the rage.
Esteemed Jazz vocalist, Julie O'Hara presents a collection of 
original songs, along with her vocalise lyrics to classic Reinhardt compositions and other gypsy swing gems.
O'Hara will be joined by guitarists extraordinaire, Jon Delaney and Sam O'Halloran along with the inimitable Jono Brown on bass.
This scaled back version of O'Hara's recent Melbourne International Festival of Jazz performances of 'La Grande Soiree' will leave you with a skip in your step and a song in your heart!


November 23

Michelle Nicolle & The Sentimental Journeys

Michelle Nicolle - Vocals

Craig Fermanis - Guitar

Frank DiSario - Bass

Ronny Ferella - Drums

Australia’s favourite Jazz singer takes you on a journey of musical discovery.

Not only a great jazz singer and performer Michelle is a passionate lover of great songs and lyrics.

Be it Jazz, Pop, Rock’n Roll or other, a great song will stand the test of time. With her swinging trio, The Sentimental Journeys, Michelle covers musical landscapes far and wide, from then to now.

November 30

Dany Maia

Music of Brazil


Dany Maia - Vocals
Al Kerr - Drums
Ben Carr - Sax
Jorge Albuquerque - Bass



Direct from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Dany Maia brings the authentic sounds of Brazilian music to Australian audiences.

A reflection of the cultural melting-pot in which Dany was born and raised, her music merges the classic Bossa Nova, Jazz and Samba rhythms from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.

Showcasing a broad range of Brazilian music the Dany Maia Quartet will present songs by Jobim, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Cartola, a composer and poet considered to be a major figure in the development of samba.
Dany Maia embodies the true spirit of Brazil. 

December 7

Music of The Beach Boys

Josh Kyle - Vocals

Fran Swinn - Guitar
Jon Delaney - Guitar
Tom Lee - Bass
Ronny Ferella - Drums

  A jazz tinged celebration of the musical genius of Brian Wilson and the songs that shaped the music of his time. Featuring Josh Kyle on voice and Fran Swinn on guitar.

December 14

Paul Williamson


All Things Jazz, Blues & Soul

Paul Williamson - Sax/Vocals
Craig Fermanis - Guitar
Tom Lee - Bass
Ronny Ferella - Drums

Paul Williamson has played in jazz, R&B and rock settings with such names as Vince Jones, Dire Straits, Men At Work and Renee Geyer. His own ensemble the ‘Paul Williamson Hammond Combo’ started in 1991, has released 5 CD’s ‘Red Hot Go’, ‘Live At The Esplanade’, 'Over The Rainbow' , 'Get Happy' and ‘Month of Mondays’ and has maintained long-running a residencies at venues like the Esplanade Hotel and Melbourne’s world famous Rainbow Hotel.
The band has been playing there on Mondays since November 1991.


December 21

Swinging Xmas               

Michelle Nicolle - Vocals

Gianni Marinucci - Trumpet/Vocals



A repeat performance of Sparta Place Xmas 2017. Moreland locals Michelle and Gianni will dip into their festive bag and swing Brunswick into the holiday season.


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