Melbourne’s Home of Live Jazz

Melbourne’s Home of Jazz, the Paris Cat, is exploding this long weekend with nine solid performances.

Born in Oklahoma in 1929 Chet Baker was playing the Trumpet from the age of ten. In his 20s his cool-toned, subdued playing heralded as a major new force in Jazz and he topped Metronome magazine’s poll as the Top Trumpeter of 1953. Several of Baker’s recordings from the 1950s also feature his work as a Vocalist as he became a cult figure of the times, bringing with his love Music a troubled undertone. He was at something of a Musical Peak when he died after falling from a hotel room window in Amsterdam close to exactly 31 years ago.

This weekend, Chet Baker’s Musical Life will be celebrated at the Paris Cat Jazz Club with a performance titled Born to be Blue. This gig is just one of the nine solid shows that will be found at this Melbourne institution over the Queen’s Birthday break.

Experiencing greatness at the Paris Cat this weekend. Book your tickets online.