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Concerts for the Boite and Surrey Music Cafe are held at Box Hill Community Arts Centre on Friday evenings from April to November. 






Concert dates for 2015 are:

- 10 April

- 8 May - Matsudo Week Concert - click here for more information

- 12 June


10 July

Elle et La Contrebasse

Elle et La Contrebasse, meanders through French jazz, pop beats and Latin, inspired by singers such as Zaz, Pauline Croze and Yves Jamait .

Lead by the sultry Xaris Miller with double bass, Luke Richards, mandolin, Ross Richardson and accordion, Will Hoffmann. 

BHCAC 470 Station St. 

Entry $22; $16; under 25s $10;

Enquiries 9417 1983; bookings

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Friday 31 July, 8pm

La Mauvaise Reputation

French Gypsy swing virtuosos, La Mauvaise Reputation are authentic interpreters of the wild 1930’s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful

melodies of classic French chanson, sung, en francais bien sur! With internationally acclaimed, Manouche guitarist Jon Delaney.

BHCAC 470 StationSt. 

Entry $22; $16; under 25s $10;

Enquiries 9417 1983; bookings



Wednesday 29 July, 7pm

Joseph Tawadros, in an intimate acoustic concert for solo oud

The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent

St. Heliers St. Abbotsford

Virtuoso oud player, Joseph Tawadros plays an intimate acoustic concert.  Steeped in the diverse traditions of his profoundly beautiful instrument,

 from his Egyptian heritage to explorations with the greats of American string playing, Joseph spans the range.

Friday 7 August

Encuentro Dos

Fiery contemporary flamenco from three Melbourne players.  Let them take you on a mesmerizing journey through the rhythms and passion of Souther Spain:

Juan Martinez, guitar, Antonio Mazziotta, bass, Peter Vadideloo, percussion, Laura Uhe, dance.



Friday 11 September

Rose Paez Band

Rose Paez and her band play Cumbia, the compelling traditional rhythm that is Colombia's gift to the world!

Let Rose's original songs and virtuosic instrumentation of her band drive you onto the dance floor!


Friday 25 September

Frances Madden and Band

Acclaimed by James Morrison, Mal Stanley, John McBeath and others in the jazz world, singer, piano player and song writer Frances Madden has been selling out Sydney’s best jazz clubs and venues. She’s been described as a mix of Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Edith Piaf but with her own unique voice and style. Frances is bringing a six piece band for this her first tour to Melbourne. Her show will include a mix of swing, ballads, blues, and bossa, both originals and timeless classics.

Bookings can be made here

See more about Frances at



Friday 9 October - Tamandua 8pm

Tamandua play subtly melodic Brazilian Choro, encapsulating the sonic complexities of jazz and the engaging rhythms of tango and samba.

They bring a fresh approach, a fine musicality and a history of work with Doug de Vries and musicians in Brazil.


Friday 13 November - Celebrating Soteria Belou 7pm

Commemorating one of Greece’s most influential and celebrated icons, legendary Rebetika singer, Soteria Bellou, famous for her deep voice, emotion and pride, Con Kalamaras has drawn together an ensemble for the occasion: Stavrina Dimitriou, Achilles Yiangoulli, Dean Georgalas with Con Kalamaras present her legacy of song.




Friday 27 November  - Annemarie Sharry, Bob Sedegreen and friends 8pm

Some of Melbourne's most loved Jazz performers finish the 2015 series at Box Hill. Enjoy a mellow laid back evening, before the silly season commences.


To book for Boite events, phone: 94171983. For more information visit



The Surrey Music Cafe presents Jeremy Woolhouse performing at Box Hill Community Arts Centre on 29 May.


To book for Surrey Music Cafe events phone Whitehorse Tickets: 92626555 or visit



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