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Jazz Degustation + The Cellar Jazz Jam

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Sydney 26 August 2013. Thursday nights are getting a jazzy makeover down at The Spice Cellar, drawing on some of its old soul by reviving shades of its former incarnation as well-known jazz spot and cigar bar, the Winebanc. Although smoking laws may have ousted the cigars, the sunken cellar located on Elizabeth St, still oozes the charm and attraction of a popular jazz speakeasy minus the smoke.

Kicking off from 5th September, The Spice Cellar’s Friday night hit, DJ Degustation, is expanding to Thursdays from 7pm-10pm but with a twist, it’s a Jazz Degustation with our some of our favourite DJs dusting off their Jazz vinyl to deliver the soundtrack of the early session. Hard to beat the combination of tapas, wine and some sweet sweet jazz. True to their ethos of delivering unique forward thinking entertainment, the Spice Cellar’s lounge room style venue plays the perfect host. The Jazz Degustation is $55 per head for a 5 course hand-picked selection from their food and drink menu.  All your senses will be stimulated as our DJ takes you on a jazz filled musical journey along with sampling tasty tapas, each course delivered with a matching beverage. A perfect warm up for the Live Cellar Jazz Jam hosted by acclaimed bassist Phil Stack starting at 10pm and carrying on later in to the night. The Jam will feature Phil and handpicked guests playing live jazz with things getting hotter as the night progresses with musicians dropping in ad hoc and to create the perfectly improvised jam, every week unique and full of surprises.

7-10pm JAZZ DEGUSTATION w/ DJ Andy Webb

The Jazz Degustation will be hosted by DJ Andy Webb from September.  Once a drummer, now a revolver of discs, Andy spins groovy passages of disco, funk, psychedelic and deep house tunes. The records he’s released on his Death Strobe and Disco Delicious labels have been loved and jockeyed by cool people like Erol Alkan, Todd Terje, Greg Wilson, The Revenge, Giles Peterson and Andrew Weatherall.

10pm-late LIVE CELLAR JAZZ JAM w/ Phil Stack (Thirsty Merc) and guests

From 10pm acclaimed bass player (of Thirsty Merc) Phil Stack will spearhead the revival of the Cellar Jazz Jam from September onwards.  After a short winter break, Phil and friends will once again descend upon the Cellar and transform it into a swinging Jazz Club reminiscent of a bygone era.  For those of you who haven't had the privilege of attending yet, the Cellar Jazz Jam is a place to witness live music from the best exponents of in Sydney. Past guests who have dropped in for a jam have high profile included Ray Thistlewaite, Steve Clisby, J.Lo’s band among many others.

And yes it is a JAM! So bring your horn, pack your sticks, warm up your vocal cords and get down to the musical utopia that is created every Thursday at the Spice Cellar, whether you want to get toe tappin’ or just kick back with whiskey sour and soak in the live sounds of some of the best Jazz musicians in the world…

WHEN: The Cellar Jazz Jam - Every Thursday at The Spice Cellar from 10pm (commencing 5th September)

WHERE: The Spice Cellar – Unique, European, Underground

Basement Level – 58 Elizabeth Street Sydney 2000

PRICING: Free before 10pm, $5 entry after

FOR MORE INFO: or 02 9223 5585


The Spice Cellar is unique-European underground lounge bar & club.

Their mission was to create a 24hr late night entertainment venue. To fill the void in Sydney that accommodates a cultured audience who enjoy underground music and have a discerning palate for quality drinks, service & late night dining.

Tuesday to Thursday: 16:00 till Midnight

Friday: 16:00 till 6am

Saturday: 22:00 till after sunrise


Basement Level, 58 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel 61 2 9223 5585

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