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Jazz on a Saturday - 40 years and Going Strong

Episode 2,000 - 3:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturday 28th March

Jazz on a Saturday has been airing on radio 3CR for close to 40 years, presenting a mix of Australian and overseas jazz. On Saturday March 28 they will be broadcasting their 2,000th program, an enormous achievement for any radio program presented by volunteers on a community radio station, without any commercial sponsorship.

This particular program will be broadcast live from the Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne from around 3:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturday 28. If you live in Melbourne, why not come on by for a beer and to meet the team? Otherwise you can catch the program on this and every other Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on 855 on the AM band, or 3CR Digital, or at You can also catch up with the current week's program anytime on, anywhere in the world

The Jazz on Saturday Crew John Smyth, Roger Beilby, John Trudinger and Geoff Tobin.

Melbourne Guru

Melbourne Guru Current edition has an article on the Australian Jazz Museum entitled

Museums Aren't Just for Dead Things



Professor John Whiteoak visits the Museum

Collections Manager, Mel Blachford, discussing the Museum with Prof. Whiteoak.

John Whiteoak (BA Hons, PhD) is an author, collector, archivist and music and dance historian at the Sir Zelman Cohen School of Music, Monash University  


Enjoy listening to an hour's classic Australian Jazz.

Compiled by Dr Nick Ribush

 Australian Jazz: the Melbourne Sound; the first forty years

is a collection of jazz music and images from the late 1940's to 1984

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