There are many varied ideas about jazz and related musical forms and St Kilda Jazz aims to promote and support such musical diversity.

Jazzy Jeudi


Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Thursday 26 April at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Full $20 / AFM members $15.

Singer/songwriter, versatile pianist and radio personality Monique diMattina returns by popular demand, with a programme of French chanson covering the well known and the recently penned. In this intimate duo setting Monique is joined by longtime collaborator and Australian national treasure Sam Lemann on acoustic guitar.


Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Thursday 24 May at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Full $20 / AFM members $15.

Versatile vocalist Kimba Griffith is renowned for her sensitive and unique renderings of songs across the popular music repertoire, in particular her swinging renditions of rare gems in the jazz canon. Kimba pairs finely enunciated lyrics with a gift for finding the heart of the song. She released a critically lauded album ‘Each Time the First Time’ with her Septet in 2015.

Kimba will be joined in an intimate setting by New Impromptu Quartet band members pianist Alexander Nettelbeck, guitarist Mikey Chan, and bassist Conrad Henderson in this special concert.

“Kimba Griffith has a classic approach to her vocals and is pitch perfect the whole way with no blemishes.” – The Music

“Kimba’s fine tone and phrasing take us down new pathways, creating intimate settings that captivate” – The Age

The Future Leaders Jazz Award is designed to expose talented young musicians (18 to 30 Years) to international jazz performers and networks.

The finalists will come from the various undergraduate and professional level performance music programs in Victoria. The final judging will be held at Alliance Française de Melbourne in April 2018.

The winner of the Award will receive funding for travel and an invitation to perform in the Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali in August 2018 (

The Future Leaders Jazz Award is supported by St Kilda Jazz ( and Alliance Française de Melbourne (


Winner in 2017 Emily Wilson jazz singer currently studying at the Victorian College of the Arts

Winner of the inaugural Future Leaders Jazz Award in 2014 – Erica Tucceri (