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City Jazz Sessions


Any night of the week is a good night to enjoy some live jazz, right?

Well we think so, so we've curated a list of jazz-fuelled city-based events happening (nearly) every night of the week.

David Black Quartet Live

 Publishers Hotel | Corner Cannon & Franklin St, Adelaide

 The first Sunday of the month | 3:30 pm

 Free entry


Enjoy the David Black Quartet live in the bar from 3:30pm. Mix the jazz tunes with the Publishers Tasting Board and two glasses of selected wine for $25.

The Air Benders

 Gilbert Street Hotel | 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

 Tuesday nights | 7:30 pm

 Free entry


Formed in 2010 the Airbenders have been playing swinging, funky, soul jazz around Adelaide and Australia. Winners of the the 2013 Fowlers Live Music Awards for Best Jazz Act. These guys are all about playing great music and having a good time. Playing a mix of originals, jazz standards and jazz “not so standards”, all underpinned by the mighty Hammond Organ.

Band members include Paul White on the Hammond Organ, Ben Riley on drums and James Muller on guitar.

The Gata Live @ the Publishers

 Publishers Hotel | Corner Cannon & Franklin St, Adelaide

 Wednesday nights | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

 Free entry


The Gáta, an Adelaide-based jazz collective, perform weekly at the Publishers Hotel. This intimate venue in the heart of our city is the perfect home to some smooth jazz tunes. Featuring Daniel Wakim on trumpet and flugelhorn, Grant Robertson - Alto, saxophone and piano, Kiri Gerbi on guitar and Steve Dinning on drums.

Live Jazz Bands

 Vintage Vulture | 129 Currie street, Adelaide

 The first Thursday of the month |  8:30 pm

 $10 entry


Vintage Vulture hail themselves as Adelaide's premiere underground jazz venue. Here you can see Adelaide's best jazz musicians strut their stuff on the first Thursday of the month, enjoying a speak-easy vibe against the unique backdrop of a vintage store. Craft beers and ciders on tap. The Vulture is proud to have its stage graced with the likes of James Muller, Dave McEvoy, Ross McHenry, Paul White, Chris Soole, Angus Mason and many, many more. 

Live Jazz Band & Burlesque

 Nineteen Ten | Mr Minsky's Burlesque & Jazz Club | Rooftop, 143 Hindley Street, Adelaide

 8:30 pm Friday & Saturday nights

 $10 entry fee | Bookings essential


An indulgent emporium of entertainment through live jazz, vocals and breathtaking movement. All accompanied by the finest liquor money can buy, single malts and cigars to champagne and cocktails, Nineteen Ten has just about everything to set your senses ablaze. Doors open from 8 pm and entertainment will start from 9 pm. Bookings essential as it's only a small venue.

man at microphone at 1910 bar on Hindley Street
Image: Performer at Nineteen Ten

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