Breakfast Jazz and Latin Lunch

10 December.

Wonderful day of music making today. 6:30am rise in order to beat the morning traffic for a breakfast jazz gig. The fine company making the early rise worth it.

The Grainger Musuem at Melbourne University a wonderful spot for some jazz…..even managed to quote “Lincolnshire Posy”.

Lunch was quite a contrast. Latin band entertaining over 300 staff at a school. Principal’s delightful surprise to all the staff.

Fun day.



Paul Van Ross Latin Project @ Paris Cat Jazz Club

March 14.

Amazing gig at Paris cat tonight for the new Latin Project ensemble with ClaveMania.

This is a new direction in music for me. I wanted to create a local ensemble that could play my original compositions in the style I recorded in Cuba.

The newly formed group “ClaveMania” had just the line up I needed to do this.

A collaboration between myself and pianist Jonathon Cohen meant the concert would have a broad range of compositions.

I was delighted to assist in helping some of latin musician friends get their first jazz club performance.

I will never forget what a wonderful night it turned out to be. A full house set the stage for an electric atmosphere. It brought back some memories if recording in Cuba πŸ™‚

Paul Van Ross – saxophones / flute
Jonathan Cohen – piano
Elizabeth Obando – bass
Rodolfo β€œPanga” Hechavarria – percussion
Damien Ellis – drum set

Thanks for all your support.

Next gig @ Paris Cat May 23rd.