25 Jul - 25 Jul 2020
$30 - $60


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Cancellation of The Mell-O-Tones on 25 July 2020

Following the current rules and guidelines from the Australian Government restricting the manner in which entertainment venues are permitted to open and operate, all activities at The Joan including performances, events, exhibitions, workshops, lessons and other tuition at the venue are suspended until further notice.

Hence, The Mell-O-Tones on 25 July 2020 is cancelled. We will offer 3 options for your ticket: to process a refund (which in most cases will be automatically credited to purchasers), you can donate your refund or you can opt to hold your refund in credit for 12 months. We will be sending an email to all ticket holders so you can inform us your preferred option. Please bear with us as we work through our lists.

Sydney’s finest jazz and swing musicians come together to perform a sparkling repertoire of classics from the swing-era; music from the golden age of Broadway and Hollywood, Latin-American cha-cha, rumba and mambo evergreens; and big band versions of the great songs associated with legends like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire.

The 15 piece big band, led by conductor and vocalist Phillip Sametz (a name ABC Classic FM listeners will recognise), is a fixture on the Sydney arts and entertainment scene, performing everywhere from glittering opening night parties, to the Opera House New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Archibald Prize Preview and in annual concert seasons at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne. Their ABC Classics album Non-Stop Flight was nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album.

Audience info | Matinee 90 minutes, Evening 120 minutes


Join Musical Director Phillip Sametz and band-members for a post-show Q & A, then a chance to meet and greet over a drink at the bar and pick up some merch to take home.

25 Jul 2020 2:00 pm

25 Jul 2020 7:30 pm

"Outstanding stuff. The Mell-O-Tones have done an astonishing job recreating the sound of the swing era."

Sydney Star Observer


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