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

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WHERE: Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
DATE & TIME: Thursday 13 September at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
TICKETS: Full $20 / AFM members $15 (bar – cash only).

Following on from their success playing at this year’s Fête de la Musique, La Nuit Blanche returns to the Alliance Française for a night of chanson française.

Melbourne-based, French-inspired ensemble La Nuit Blanche seeks to bring the French music they love to a modern Australian audience. Featuring the gypsy sounds of accordion and guitar, and the sexy jazz brawn of saxophone and double bass, with purring jazz and pop vocals, this band is like nothing else in Melbourne. All musicians in the ensemble, respected in their own fields of jazz, soul and world music, come together to create an exciting energy transporting audiences to a jazz club in Paris for a moment. Their album ‘Live at the Paris Cat’, just released in July this year, features fresh new takes on beloved French songs old and contemporary. Bringing you the songs of Charles Trenet, Eartha Kitt, Vanessa Paradis, Madeleine Peyroux… oh la la, c’est si bon!

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 (