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A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Sunday 7 May – with Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys, PJC, Melbourne
  • Thursday 11 May – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Friday 19 May – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Lido Cinema Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday 27 May – with Andrew Swann’s band, at a swing dance (details TBA)
  • Friday 2 June – with James Mustafa, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday 3 June – with Creole Bells, Geelong JC, Melbourne
  • Sunday 4 June – with the Michael McQuaid Quartet, Mornington Jazz Club
  • Thursday 8 June – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Saturday 17 June – with Sandra Talty’s Quartet, Noosa Jazz Club, QLD
  • Friday 30 June – with Ian Smith, Eltham Bowling Club, Melbourne
  • Wednesday 21 June – with Andy Baylor’s band, VJC at East Malvern RSL
  • Sunday 9 July – with Sandra Talty’s Quartet, Barwon Heads
  • Thursday 13 July – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Friday 14 July – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday 15 July – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Lido Cinema Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Friday 4 August – with McQuaid’s Savoy Four, Canberrang Swing Dance, Canberra
  • Thursday 10 August – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Friday 1 September – Sunday 3 September – Noosa Jazz Party, Queensland
  • Thursday 14 September – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Monday 2 October – with Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers, Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, also featuring ‘Echoes of Harlem’
  • Thursday 12 October – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Thursday 9 November – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne

 

Past highlights:

  • 2016 – September ‘tour of London’ with the Vitality Five, UK
  • 2016 – July guest appearances with the Fat Babies Jazz Band, Chicago, United States
  • 2016 – Leader of the monthly house band for ‘Rugcutters’ Swing Dance Nights, for 1929 Studios
  • 2015 – Led the Red Hot Rhythmakers at Hamer Hall, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, in collaboration with the dance troupe ‘Echoes of Harlem’.
  • 2015 – Toured UK and America with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’, including performing at Club Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Centre, New York City), with Vince Giordano (Iguana Restaurant, New York City), with the Fat Babies (Honky Tonk BBQ, Chicago) and at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival (Davenport, Iowa).
  • 2015 – Featured bandleader and sideman at the Mike Durham Classic Jazz Party, Whitley Bay UK
  • 2015 – Featured soloist in Germany and the UK with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
  • 2015 – Performed in Holland with Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys
  • 2015 – Featured soloist at Cadogan Hall, London, with Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory Company, UK
  • 2015 – Featured guest musician at Elba Swing Festival, Italy
  • 2015 – Featured guest, Keswick Jazz Festival, UK
  • 2015 – Featured guest with Steve Coombe’s Shirt Tail Stompers, London Lindy Exchange
  • 2015 – Lived and performed in London between February and November
  • 2014 – Toured Australia with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’
  • 2012 – Featured guest and recording artist at Whitley Bay International Jazz Party
  • 2011 – Toured Australia with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’
  • 2010 – Toured Europe with ‘Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys’, including Jazz Ascona in Switzerland
  • 2009 – Toured Australia with UK artists ‘Spats’ Langham, Martin Litton and Malcolm Sked
  • 2009 – Featured guest, Whitley Bay Jazz Festival, UK
  • 2009 – Featured guest at ‘Bob Barnard’s Jazz Party’, along with Dan Barrett, Bob Barnard and others
  • 2008 – Toured Europe with ‘Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers’
  • 2005 – Toured Australia with UK artists ‘Spats’ Langham, Martin Litton and Malcolm Sked
  • 2000-2005 – Appeared throughout Australia with artists including Jim Cullum, the Swedish Jazz Kings, Bob Barnard, Len Barnard, Geoff Bull, Graeme Bell, Ade Monsbourgh, Tom Pletcher, Evan Christopher and others