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Thursday Night Live

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Page added Feb 3, 2012 Updated May 10, 2013

Join us each Thursday night at 9pm as we broadcast live jazz, here on ABC Jazz.

There's a variety of performances each week, from our ABC Jazz in-studio sessions to classic jazz performances and our archive of Jazztrack live recordings...

If you miss the broadcast, keep an eye out for streaming audio-on-demand here on the ABC Jazz website.

Coming Up

Thu 25 Dec 9:00pm

On Christmas night, we're airing a special live concert, recorded on Christmas 65 years ago at Carnegie Hall with an all-star bebop line-up.

Thu 1 Jan 9:00pm

On this episode, we revisit a classic performance from Thelonious Monk and his 1958 quartet with a killer line-up of hard-bop stars.

Art Blakey
Thu 8 Jan 9:00pm

We head back to Birdland in New York City for a swinging set from the king of hard-bop: Art Blakey with one of his first quintets from 1954.

Thu 15 Jan 9:00pm

Guitarist Kenny Burrell is featured with a trio comprising of Richard Davis and Roy Haynes from a 1959 recording at the Village Vanguard.

Thu 22 Jan 9:00pm

The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra are featured on this episode with a recoding at their home base - the Village Vanguard in New York.

Latest Episode

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Thu 18 Dec 9:00pm

In anticipation of Jef Neve's return to Australia in 2015 we revisit his solo performance at the 2013 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.

Recent Episodes

Thu 11 Dec 9:00pm

Django Bates and his 'Beloved Trio' teamed up with the Monash Art Ensemble for special tribute to Charlie Parker, live at the Malthouse.

Thu 4 Dec 9:00pm

US singer Dee Alexander graced our shores for the 2014 Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival, and the ABC recorded her band live.

Joseph OConnor performs at the 2013 Nat Jazz Awards
Thu 27 Nov 9:00pm

The Monash Art Ensemble commissioned three new works for this performance, recorded at Melbourne's Iwaki Auditorium for Jazz Up Late.

Thu 20 Nov 9:00pm

ABC Jazz recorded the Next Gen Showcase live at the 2014 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. Catch the highlights on Thursday Night Live.

Peter Knight
Thu 13 Nov 9:00pm

The Australian Art Orchestra recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a gala concert in Melbourne. Hear it on Thursday Night Live.

Divergence Jazz Orchestra
Thu 6 Nov 9:00pm

On Thursday Night Live, we hear the 'Divergence Jazz Orchestra', led by Jenna Cave, and recorded live by the ABC in Sydney.


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