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Jazz Westside returns as the Melbourne International Jazz Festival takes over the Rotunda Stage for the opening of the new Footscray Night Market on Friday, 3 December. Enjoy a night of jazz-infused beats from the African diaspora, made right here in Melbourne, and a set of jazz classics as the sun sets over the west.
5:35PM – Jamie Aditya & The Mezzrollers
Former MTV Asia VJ and Indonesian Idol judge Jamie Aditya performs his infectious repertoire of early 20s and 30s jazz, blues and gospel. One need only listen to Jamie’s voice to hear the influence in style and phrasing of his musical idols: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.
7:10PM – Gordon Koang
Gordon Koang is a household name in South Sudan and an incredible performer with 9 albums under his belt. Accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel and his new Australian band, Gordon spreads a message of peace, love and unity, dancefloor style.
8:40PM – Ajak Kwai
Performing in Dinka, Arabic, and English, Ajak Kwai’s music draws upon South Sudanese funk and blues influences and brings together elements of traditional music alongside more contemporary gestures. The result is something notably unique and powerful.
Image Credit: Gordon Koang by OKAYPHOTO
Footscray Night Market - Railway Reserve, McNab Avenue, Footscray, Footscray 3011 View Map
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