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Jazz Up Late

Jazz Up Late Gerry Koster
Page added Dec 2, 2011 Updated Mar 1, 2016

A mix of contemporary jazz performance with Gerry Koster. Jazz Up Late is no longer broadcast.

Join Gerry on an adventure in the world of progressive jazz and creative improvised music, with new recordings from home and across the globe.


Latest Episode

Fri 16 Jan 10:30pm
Mon 19 Jan 9:00pm

A crowd of the usual notables gather for one last jam on Jazz Up Late, and leading the pack is the Andrea Keller/Miroslav Bukovsky Octet.

Recent Episodes

Bernie McGann
Fri 9 Jan 10:30pm
Mon 12 Jan 9:00pm

On Jazz Up Late, never before released Bernie McGann from a 1966 concert at the Wayside Chapel plus the Komeda Project in the ABC studios.

Fri 2 Jan 10:30pm
Sun 4 Jan 9:00pm

More from Niko Schauble’s Charlie Haden project and the band Spoke live at Wangaratta this week, plus new and recent releases.

Fri 26 Dec 10:30pm
Mon 29 Dec 9:00pm

This week, the band Spoke live at the 2014 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival, Jazz Up Late studio recordings and new releases.

Fri 19 Dec 10:30pm
Mon 22 Dec 9:00pm

This week, new Jazz Up Late studio recordings by Shannon Barnett, Tony Gould, and trio of Paul Grabowsky, Mirko Guerrini and Niko Schauble, plus new releases.

Fri 12 Dec 10:30pm
Mon 15 Dec 9:00pm

This week on Jazz Up Late - some past glories resurrected from the vaults, new ABC studio sessions and more.

Fri 5 Dec 10:30pm
Mon 8 Dec 9:00pm

This week on Jazz Up Late Jon Jang plays Mingus, Peter Madsen plays Elvis, Anita Hustas pays tribute to Charlie Haden…and more.


On Mar 10, 2015. 6:16am
LikeJazz said

I have just listened (again) to the 75th. Birthday bash for Bernie McGann at the 'Sound Lounge'. This is among my all-time favourites, with impeccable playing by all members of the band and the band as a uniit: This, I will cherish
(no other word) all my days; it is the real deal!

Thanks Guys!

On Feb 27, 2015. 10:44pm
Anonymous said

So the passing of more adventurous jazz happens again! What plans in the ABC for continuing the important work that Jazz Up Late has done, of introducing the edgier spectrum of jazz to a wider audience? A big loss to the jazz community in Australia.

On Feb 2, 2015. 11:03am
Anonymous said

Dear Gerry,

We have been been listening to your programs for a long time, first on PBS then on ABC. Now it is with some sadness that we listened to your final Jazz-Up-Late program. Thank you for the many years that you put this outstanding program together. We could not always listen live, but made sure to catch up through "Listen again". You introduced us to many artists and records that are now part of our collection. Unfortunately, this type of music is hard to find on any other radio channel (we haven't found one yet). Therefore, we see the demise of this program as a loss to the Jazz community and hope that a similar program is just around the corner.

Thank you so much for the music and wishing you all the best,
SVH, Geelong

On Jan 13, 2015. 12:47pm
joannejzg said

Hi Gerry,

Perhaps a group of interest? Brisbane grown group "Cleon's Three" launching their original Cuban-Jazz album "Techni-colour Rain". Touring nationally in Feb, playing Brisbane Jazz Club, Melbourne's Bennett's Lane, NIMA and more.
Originals by Cleon Barraclough (Piano) and Sacha K (Drums) completed with slick bass playing by Cuban international musical director/composer for stage show "Ballet Revolucion", Osmar "Chiki" Salazar.

Demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1u0F1aqNE
Tour - http://www.cleon.com.au/gigs-tours/
More info - cleon.com.au

Jo Anne | joanne@jzg.com.au

On Jan 12, 2015. 9:47pm
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry (and readers!),

Julia Messenger will be hosting her second Sunday Soiree in her private studio in Brunswick on the 25th January at 5pm. Julia will be accompanied by award winning jazz pianist Andrea Keller and tickets include a complimentary champagne and nibbles for a relaxing sunday of song and conversation with Julia.

You can read a review of the first soiree and find tickets on Julia's website www.juliamessenger.com.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more info or a track or two!



On Jan 10, 2015. 5:38pm
Anonymous said

Did I hear correctly that Jazz Up Late is to be discontinued? I really hope it's not true - there's nothing else like it anywhere! What about the artists and their music that Gerry plays, they won't get aired anymore?

On Oct 27, 2014. 8:15am
Anonymous said

Hello Gerry
Wasn't sure who to direct this to, but believe you're the ideal person.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of legendary jazz/rock bassist, vocalist and song-writer, Jack Bruce. Like many of my generation, I grew up listening to Jack and his glorious peers as my jazz addiction mounted. Similar to the phenomenal Jaco, Jack liberated the bass from its somewhet subservient role to the front of the stage. After Jazztrack last night, I paid my own little tribute to Jack by playing several of his albums commencing with "Songs For A Tailor" and Cream's "Wheels Of Fire". Naturally I toasted him with a glass of red. (Jack would've liked that I think!)
Will ABC Jazz be doing a feature on him?
Cheers and thanks as always Gerry, for your own contributions to the monumental jazz art form.
Christopher Lynch.

On Aug 25, 2014. 11:09am
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry and thanks for your marvellous Jazztrack work this past weekend.
So much outstanding music, but one track that gripped my ears was the newie by John McLaughlin. Does that man ever tire? There's still plenty of mustard in his playing and what a band he has with him! Gary Husband, as we both know, is a brilliant drummer and unusually, a very fine keyboardist to boot. I continue to admire Gary's work with the phenomenal Jack Bruce. ( I must check out Jack's latest album too. Adore the cover art.)
Cheers and thanks again,
Christopher Jazzbear Lynch.

On Aug 18, 2014. 8:55am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for the info Peter. Feel free to post info of gigs on our Facebook page as well.

On Aug 15, 2014. 12:29pm
Anonymous said

Hi. How do I request to mention my brothers Jazz band playing at Petersham RSL on Sunday during his community shoutouts segment? The band play at 3pm and are called the Regent street Stage Band, Regent Street Petersham RSL.

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 17, 2014. 1:26pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Jimmy, appreciate your feedback.

Some might say that they are only one track away from something they really like, rather than potentially 1hr away (in the case of genre-based shows). Many really enjoy the variety of styles/segues on ABC Jazz.

As you say, everyone is different. We hope there's something to enjoy in our programming, and thanks again for your thoughts!

On Apr 15, 2014. 10:58am
jimmy59 said

Oh, by the way, how do I communicate this to "Il Capo", rather than just throw this at whoever chances to see it?

On Apr 15, 2014. 10:21am
jimmy59 said

OK. Everyone likes different stuff. What annoys me is that the jazz program plays a few minutes singing, a few minutes guitar, a few minutes New Age bebop, a few minutes Parker. a few minutes this, a few minutes that. What about a full hour of each genre so that we know when we have something decent to listen to according to taste. This switching about all the time means I turn OFF. Permanently.

On Apr 15, 2014. 9:05am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Peter, no news of Kenny Werner gigs on this visit unfortunately. We'll keep an ear out though, thanks for making contact.

On Apr 11, 2014. 2:21pm

I've heard on the grapevine that Kenny Werner will be in Sydney for a non-jazz function on 19th April (and maybe 13th as well). Anyone know if he's doing any jazz shows while he's there?

On Feb 12, 2014. 8:46am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Graham,
Thanks for your feedback. We certainly have a few 'shows' during the week, lasting up to 2hrs, some that venture outside the musical material in our regular playlist. We're glad to have this variety in programming, I'm sure you appreciate the large range in styles that are (or are informed by) Jazz.
All the best, keep in touch,
ABC Jazz.

On Feb 10, 2014. 9:39pm
Anonymous said

It is Monday night at 10'30. What is the absolute rubbish you are playing. How to absolutely annoy and turn off your audience. I Thu.k you said Wolfmother. Stop wrecking the ABC Jazz station. Just play decent Jazz, and stop being so inconsiderate.
Graham of Kew

On Nov 11, 2013. 10:58am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Pete - we'll pass it on.

On Nov 10, 2013. 1:01pm
petedyer said

Hi Gerry,
I am Pete Dyer, Myke Dyer's son. My father has an extensive jazz collection and it is now time to see if I can put into a new home. There are approximately 3000 LP's. Ranging from the mid fifties to early seventies. Just wondering if anyone is interested in them?

On Nov 8, 2013. 12:32pm
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry,
On Mon 4/11/13 at around 10.47 pm you played something very interesting and i think you mentioned Jon Hassell being a part of it. Can I please have some more info?
Regards, George.

On Nov 4, 2013. 9:26pm
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry,

Your definition of improvised music seems to exclude jazz. Tonight, 04 November, is a good example.

Cheers, Knox Lovell, Host, the Jazz Show, 4zzz 102.1 fm, Brisbane

On Nov 2, 2013. 8:30am
Anonymous said

Thanks Gerry for playing Drum Thunder from the album Fury hope that you get a chance to play the titled track Fury that has me playing Piano/Synth /Vocals and Drums improvised and in one take
Craig Collinge

On Aug 17, 2013. 5:42pm
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry
Would really love to hear some Ruslan Sirota 'sister moon' played... Any chance of hearing this wonderful grammy award winning jazz pianist?

On Apr 7, 2013. 8:46pm
Anonymous said

Hello Gerry,
I'll certainly be listening in to the Mingus presentation this week on Jazz Up Late. Mingus didn't merely play the bass, he pumped his soul into it! Not for him were showy runs or pretentious theatricalism. Mingus always 'said something' reverberating in his heart. A superb leader and thinker was Mingus. Furthermore, to me this man remains one of America's foremost composers. Thankyou Gerry.
Christopher Lynch.

On Jan 18, 2012. 11:21pm
Anonymous said

Hi Gerry,
My name is David Phillips, I am a full time double bassist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and have recently collaborated with some of Adelaide's finest musicians to create an album of original contemporary jazz. The band is called Bottleneck and our debut album is called 'Diversions'. We are really proud of it and would like to send you a copy with the hope that you will like it and play it on your show. Could you please let me know who and where I should send a copy to.
Kind Regards

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