Musicians unite aZz one

World music fans will be able to enjoy an international band in an intimate cabaret setting when Frankston Arts Centre presents aZzband at its Black Box theatrette at Cube 37.

Uniting musicians from Italy, Venezuela, Spain, Australia and Germany, aZzband interprets and mixes the music of the world, from jazz to tarantella, tango to fanfare, Uruguayan candombe to Argentine Murga. The ensemble uses the improvisation of jazz, attempting nonetheless to stimulate the emotions and imaginations of any type of audience, including one not entirely formed of music connoisseurs.  That's why this is not a classic jazz band but an “azz” band, the missing “j” revealing an added quality, one that allows greater freedom of execution, and avoids the group “anchoring” itself to any particular musical genre.

The performance on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm will be preceded at 6pm by a one-hour world percussion workshop by aZzBand’s Yonder Rodriguez.  Percussion instruments from around the globe will be on show and some instruments will be provided, but you’re encouraged to bring your own if possible.  The workshop costs $20, or $15 with an aZzband ticket ($25 for members/concession, $30 for adults).

The concert is supported by the Consulate-General of Spain in Melbourne.  Book at or phone 9784 1060

A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9768 1362