Get ready to be transported to the sounds of New Orleans with the Stonnington Jazz Festival.
Gearing up for its 10th Year, the Stonnington Jazz Fest running from the 14th-24th May has a lineup that’s set to make you dance your socks off, with young and upcoming bands to David Bowie Tributes and much, much more.

With a jam-packed 10 days worth of jazz for your ears, here’s our Top 5 picks for the Festival this year:

1. JAZZ PARTY

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Jazz Party is a loose collective of jazzbos known for their sporadic take-over of unlikely spaces across Melbourne. Coming out of the dark shadows of Melbourne’s underground Jazz scene, Jazz Party are playing at the Melbourne Bowls Club for one night only!

WHEN: Friday 15th May, 9pm
WHERE: Melbourne Bowling Club
PRICE: $18-22

2. THE BOWIE PROJECT

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Reviving Bowie’s unique sound,  The Bowie Project is a unique jazz interpretation of the works of one of the most innovative musicians of our time.

WHEN: Friday May 15th, 8:30pm
WHERE: David Williamson Theatre
PRICE: $20-25

3. WOMAN OF SOUL

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Rita Satch from The Perfectionists and Lisa Faithfull from Soul Safari present a special tribute to their jazz heroines Esther Phillips, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.

WHEN: Friday 22nd May, 9pm
WHERE: Malvern Town Hall
PRICE: $25-30

4. ROSS MCHENRY TRIO

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Known for his work in Australia as the leader of afro-jazz ensemble Shaolin Afronauts and as a solo artist, Ross McHenry takes you on a journey through the many and varied musical influences that make up the Australian jazz scene.

WHEN: Friday 22nd May 8:30pm
WHERE: David Williamson Theatre
PRICE: $15-20

5. SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS

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With their trusty leader Ross McHenry on board, Shaolin Afronauts are joined by Afrobeat Summit, and the public opinion 6, to take you to galaxy far, far away with their unique brand of interstellar futurist afro-soul.

WHEN: Saturday 23rd May, 9pm
WHERE: Malvern Town Hall
PRICE: $25-30

Check out all the amazing Jazz @ The Stonnington Jazz Festival 14th-24th May. For tickets and more info, visit the Jazz Fest website.