Upcoming  Schedule

See Melbourne’s best acts up, close and personal in the intimate surrounds of The Ragtime. No entry fee. get off at stop 52 on the 86 (Waterfront City Docklands – Bundoora RMIT) Tram Route. 

show times

WEDNESDAY SHOWS APPROXIMATELY 7-10pm

THURSDAY OPEN MIC 6.30-11PM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 8-11PM
SUNDAY JAZZ JAM 6-10PM

wed 3rd april

Open piano

No gig on tonight so if ya wanna have a play on the baby grand just ask the friendly bar staff 🙂

THURS 4th april

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

fri 5th april

boof!

A night of Funk-Wah-Pop-Ska-Tell Ya Ma with An All Star line-up. A really great fun band. Miss them and be doomed to an eternity of regret.

sat 6th april

Miss Friby & thE two + official launch of ragtime upstairs!

⭐️ Soul ⭐️ Gospel ⭐️ Blues ⭐️ Americana ⭐️ Hilarious Cabaret ⭐️ LIVE AND ORIGINAL ⭐️
Miss Friby & The Two are 1/3 of ‘Miss Friby & The Femmes’ – a whirlwind of high end showmanship and superb melody, paying homage to the ritz and glamour of old world music revues and bite!
Miss Friby will be joined by Stuart Atkin on guitar and Sally Ingram on drums/bass.
Join us at Ragtime Tavern on 6th April and be apart of our stripped back, reimagined original music and raw entertainment
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sun 7th april

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

wed 10th april

piano club #2

Get on down to Ragtime on Wednesday Nights!!!
Spanning the next month, Wednesday nights will be curated by Oscar, featuring an array of different music evenings.
Piano Club
This night invites 2 pianists to the stage to explore the piano as a solo pianist, expressing their latest interests. It is encouraged to share and converse about approaches, ideas, harmony and more.
Featured Pianists
Peter Bragge
Peter Bragge learned classical piano for 15 years and obtained a Licentiate in 1991. He was introduced to jazz and improvisation during high school and has spent the last 30 years in a variety of jazz, blues and grooves bands playing gigs across Melbourne. In recent years he has begun recording solo piano improvisations and standards which he has released under his name on Spotify and other streaming platforms.
For the Ragtime Piano club session on April 10 peter will Play a mix of standards, originals and open improvisation. He’ll also set aside time for 2 or 3 requests on the night.
Oscar France
Oscar is a piano and synth wiz at the forefront of the Northcote jazz scene. Performing regularly with many local jazz bands but very rarely as a solo pianist.
Oscar is taking this opportunity to showcase a selection of ideas & songs, from irish folk to local Jazz standards, free improvisations and his own original pieces.

THURS  11th april

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 12th april

RAYNA

RAYNA are back at Ragtime hot off the heels of their first recording! Come along and experience lush harmonies and dreamy neo soul/rnb grooves. Featuring:
Maryanne dihayco – Vocals
Maya Pilbrow – Vocals/banjo
Nina Rose – Vocals
Erasmus Toscano – Keys
Sonja van den Berg – Bass
Tal Abilmona – Drums

sat 13th april

damon smith

. Damon Smith is a multi-award-winning musician and filmmaker and sometimes buffoon. Boogie woogie, blues, jazz & bangin’ all original tunes.

sun 14th april

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

wed 17th april

ambient explorations #2

Spanning the next month, Wednesday nights will be curated by Oscar, featuring an array of different music evenings.
Enter the world of immersive soundscapes both beautiful and intense. Ambient Wednesday offers a chilled out experience for both listeners and musicians, creating a space to explore sound in any way across two sets of music.
Featuring
tbc

THURS 18th april

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 19th april

ryan oliver duo

Ryan Oliver hits up everyone’s favourite homely piano bar, Preston’s own Ragtime Tavern. Come enjoy Ryan’s repertoire performed on the charming central baby grand. 

saturday  20th april

james lockwood trio

Musicians James Lockwood and Ben Hooper presents an evening of energetic duets of piano and upright bass, reflecting a deep love for the many facets of the jazz tradition.
Lockwood and Hooper draw on the rich musical histories of New Orleans, the Blues, and the Swing and Bebop idioms to create a rich musical tapestry of melody and rhythm. Enjoy the interplay of two distinct musical voices in performances Jazz classics by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker.

sun 21st april

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

wed 24th april

wednesday jazz with oscar & friends

Get on down to Ragtime on Wednesday Nights!!!
Spanning the next month, Wednesday nights will be curated by Oscar, featuring an array of different music evenings.
Launching the series on the last Wednesday of the Month
Is a new band featuring….
Nicolaas Shroader, Gavin Grey, Sam Mignon, Lucas Wilson Harrison, Eugene Stone-Marks & Oscar France.
This crew have been jamming at the Sunset Sessions over the last year, and have now put together a band exploring original songs. Expect Swing, Bepop, Latin Swing & grooves!!!
The band is yet to be named. 

THURS 25th april

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 26th april

georgia ray

Singer-songwriter Georgia Ray will be performing a stripped back, intimate solo show on the baby grand

saturday 27th april

just swing it

 

sun 28th april

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

wednesday  1st may

live music

 

THURS 2nd may

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 3rd may

madeleine clare

 

saturday 4th may

live music

 

sun 5th may

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

THURS 9th may

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 10th may

live music

 

saturday 11th may

Father daddy

 

sun 12th may

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

THURS 16th may

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday  17th may

sara jane neap

 

saturday 18th may

live music

 

sun 19th may

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm

THURS 23rd may

OPEN mic

Take the baby grand for a spin or bring your guitar/banjo/saxaphone/ entire choir. comedy routine/ whatever & play on our window stage. All welcome. Just tell Kate or Andrew at the bar you’d like to play.

friday 24th  may

alex dukas

Jazz, R&B piano.

sat 25th may

beltin’elton with nitida

Nitida brings her famous Beltin” Elton show back to Ragtime. There’ll be sequins & sparkles & singalongs & all your favourite hits. Join the fun.

sun 26th may

sunset sessions jazz jam

. Hosted by Oscar France. Join the jam or just hang & enjoy the sounds. 6-10pm