If you are spending an evening at Dizzy’s Jazz Club chances are you are listening to either a international critically-acclaimed act or a prominent Australian name. Dizzy’s mission is very simple, yet very exciting: “to provide a first class venue, to hear the best Jazz in Australia together with good food and excellent wines, and to give up and coming young musicians an opportunity to play”. Australia’s first purpose-built jazz venue will give you a wonderful insight into the Melbourne jazz scene and provide a quality night out.
Melbourne’s Dizzy Jazz Club really spoils his customers. Having relocated from Swan street to Burnley in 2007, the new setting boasts the finest in entertainment from the long marble-topped bar, architecturally designed room, soft lighting and classic jazz prints decorating the walls, which is combined with top-class live music.
The room consists of a large bar area, a seating space and elevated bench top seats to make sure that every single guest has an un-interrupted view of the music performance. The central dance floor is located right in front of the tables and next to the stage, from where a variety of jazz acts entertain the crowd.
A dive into Melbourne’s vibrant jazz scene
Spending an evening at Dizzy’s Jazz Club means diving into one of the world’s most buzzing jazz communities. Whoever is performing at Dizzy’s on the night you visit, you know it’s either an internationally acclaimed act, an established Australian name or one of the country’s hottest up and comers.
Each Wednesday, Dizzy’s Jazz Club hosts the popular Dizzy’s Big Band. This outstanding 18-piece ensemble plays traditional arrangements from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as modern masters such as Tom Harrell and Gordon Goodwin. Undeniably the best big band in Melbourne, Dizzy’s Big Band is accompanied by a rotating roster of talented singers every week.
On other nights, you can listen to world’s renowned artists or exciting local acts like Joe Chindamo, multi-award winning pianist Craig Schneider and singer Daina Jowsey along with the Roger Clark Quartet. And in case you are wondering, yes: Dizzy’s Jazz Club also welcomes talented young bands and presents special nights – like the Dizzy’s Dinner Dance – for the most sophisticated jazz enthusiasts.
If you want to experience a fun night filled with incredible live jazz, Dizzy’s Jazz Club is the place for you.
“The usual, please!”
To get the most out of your evening at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, make sure to try something from the menu. The food matches the music in quality, boasting a wide selection of Asian and European flavours with Indian, Mediterranean and modern Australian influences.
To best enjoy your Dizzy’s selection of entrees and mains, or to simply have a snack with one of the side dishes, it is best if you make a reservation. Dizzy’s is famous for is excellent food just as much for the classy jazz it presents, so make sure to book to avoid hustle.
If you like your jazz paired with a fine drink, you will be happy you stopped at Dizzy’s. The drinks list features classics as well as Dizzy’s own signatures that are prepared with the astute connoisseur or discerning listener in mind.
And you can even have your function at Dizzy’s Jazz Club. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, having a work function or engagement party, Dizzy’s welcomes you and your guests for a personal celebration. The venue will provide the food and beverage packaged that best suits your needs and will boost your party.
A unique blend of jazz, food and wine makes Dizzy’s a venue worthy of enjoyment more than once
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival goes to Dizzy’s Jazz Club
Last week, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival announced the programme of what is the highlight of the year of almost every jazz fan in Australia. From 30 May to 8 June, Melbourne will welcome some of the world’s best jazzists for a new exciting edition of the festival.
Not surprisingly, Dizzy’s Jazz Club will have a central role in the celebration at Melbourne Jazz Fest. In fact, Dizzy’s was chosen, alongside Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and Uptown Jazz Café, as venue to host the Club Sessions, series that sees performers of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival play in the very best jazz clubs around Melbourne.
On Friday 30 May, “Australia’s first lady of jazz” Janet Seidel will perform a seductively stylish selection of standards, from Cole Porter to Peggy Lee, with her instantly identifiable elegance and charm. On Saturday, Dizzy’s will be all about the legendary Blue Note. Roger Clark and Christophe Genoux on saxophones, Simon O’Neil on the trumpet, trombonist David Hardy, Rory Clark on the piano, bassist Mike Williams and drummer Edward York will pay tribute to the iconic label that launched the careers of hard bop pioneers like Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey.
The explosive combination of samba, Afro-funk, soul, calypso and gospel of Kunjani will take the stage on 2 June, while on 3 June it will be time for Daina Jowsey and the Roger Clark Quartet. On 4 June, Dizzy’s Jazz Club’s own big band, Dizzy’s Big Band will entertain guests of the Club Session, followed by jazz vocalist Nichaud Fitzgibbon and her quintet (on 5 June) that performs popular standards from the Great American Songbook .
The Club Session at Dizzy’s Jazz Club will end with shows by singer, actress and dancer Rebecca Mendoza and her trio (6 June) and chanteuse Tamara Kuldin alongside the John Montesante Quintet (7 June).
If you are looking for hot live jazz the busy nightlife in Melbourne, Dizzy’s Jazz Club should be your choice. Beautiful music by international acts and Australia’s finest jazz artist joins delicious modern cuisine and excellent wines to give you a wonderful insight into the Melbourne jazz scene and enjoy a quality night out.
We have put together a playlist by artists who have performed at Dizzy’s, check it out here below!
If you enjoyed your time at Dizzy’s Jazz Club you might to stop at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, another popular jazz hot spot in Melbourne.
381 Burnley Street, Richmond Victoria, Melbourne