Two new Compositions get a world premier @ Paris Cat


On Friday 24th May the Quartet performed at PAris Cat Jazz CLub to a full house.

T’was a sensational night and electric atmosphere.

This gig is a testament to the high caliber of musicians in Melbourne as I had never performed with Darrin Archer before, and Criag Fermanis & Rory McDougall had both been on sabatical for 2 years.

We Premeired two new works:
“Melody For Mum” a bossa nova &
“Papa Kev Blues”

See the Videos posted at the link above:


Many Thanks to Craig, Darrin, Rory & the audience.IMG_8910-600


Paul Van Ross featured in the Australian Jazz Real Book

I’m very excited to have three of my compositions in the Australian Jazz Real Book…


Swami in da House (from The Buck Stops Here)
Someone, Somewhere, Sometime (from The Buck Stops Here)
Tango for H (from Get Sorted)

Check the AJRB website for details and subscriptions OR if you’d like to purchase a hardcopy.


Salsa in the chicken shop

Never thought I’d be playing music in a Chicken Shop, but Ocean Grove has a great live music venue happening at its local Chicken Shop.

Sure you can get a 1/4 chicken and chips during the day. But in the evenings this groovy place transform into a pumping live music venue where the locals can indulge in some culture.

Enough room for a band, dancing, or a seat, 80 people can fit in here comfortably.

This weekend I was fortunate to play with Carinos Son. Some wonderful salsa and son grooves hitting the chicken Shop.

Fun times.
Great hospitality.
Beautiful people.
Close to the beach.