This page has information about all Sweet Ade’s public gigs. We also regularly do private gigs such as parties and corporate events. 

Newport Jazz Festival, May 2-3,2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

That’s Newport in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Set times to be announced. 

Victorian Jazz Club, April 26, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 

Sweet Ade will play at 3.30 pm as part of the VJC’s annual Classic Jazz Party  1.30 – 4.30 pm. The other bands will be Peter Gaudion’s Blues Express,  Smithy’s Scallywags and a band from the Under 25s Traditional Jazz Workshop.   Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Road, Clayton.  $25 at the door (no bookings).  Enquiries 0400057310.

Caulfield Park Bandstand, April 5, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Sweet Ade will play the first half of a double bill (2-4 pm), starting at 2 pm. Free children’s activities. 

Inverloch Jazz Festival, March 6-9, 2020 

 Sweet Ade will play on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 both at 1 pm in the School Hall.  

Port Fairy Jazz Festival, February 7-9, 2020

Sweet Ade will play on Saturday, February 8 in St Patrick’s and Sunday, February 9 in the Lecture Hall. 

Open Studio, Sunday, June 23, 2019.

 204 High St., Northcote. 12.30-2.30 pm. Full bar plus delicious crepes. Entry $10/$8. 

The Moldy Fig, East Brunswick, March 16, 2019.

 Restaurant and bar serving authentic New Orleans food and providing live music. 120 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057. Opens 5 pm. Bookings 9042 7613. Free entry.

Caulfield Park Bandstand, April 7, 2019.

2-3 pm.

Port Fairy Jazz Festival, February 8-10, 2019.

Sweet Ade will play on Friday, February 8 in the RSL at 5 pm, and on Sunday, February 10 in the Lecture Theatre. 

Australian Jazz Convention, Ballarat. December 26 – 31, 2018.

Sweet Ade will be playing in the Mining Exchange on December 29 at 4 pm and 8 pm.  Marion Lustig. Band members will also be playing in other bands at the Convention, including: High Fly (Marion), Sofisticats (Lisette and Richard), Ockertune Jazz Band (Richard), Why Not? (Richard), Lydiard Street Fingertappers (Richard), The Swingers (Richard), Janet Arndt Quartet (Janet).

McEvoy’s Tavern, Eldorado, north-east Victoria, November 5, 2018 (Cup Eve)

From 2 pm. Lunch available.

Castlemaine Jazz Festival, June 8-11, 2018 (Queen’s Birthday weekend) 

 Sweet Ade plays 5 pm June 9  at the Maurocco Bar and 4 pm. June 10 at the Mess Hall, Old Gaol. 

Music and dancing in Tarnagullah, Victorian goldfields, May 26, 2018

 From 2 pm. Restored, historic Victoria Theatre in Tarnagulla (near Dunolly). Finger food and drinks available. Tickets $20, children free.Bookings Rachel 8427275 or pay at the door.

McEvoy’s Tavern, Eldorado, north-east Victoria, April 15, 2018

 From 1.30 pm. Lunch available. 

House concert in Stanley, north-east Victoria, April 14, 2018

Sweet Ade 5-7 pm. Entry by donation. Bookings Nick Gellie 


Inverloch Jazz Festival, March 9-12, 2018

Sweet Ade plays March 11 at 1 pm and 8 pm at the RSL.

Port Fairy Jazz Festival, February 9-11, 2018.

Sweet Ade plays February 9 at 6 pm and February 10 at 12 noon.

Dizzy’s Jazz Club, February 2, 2018

8.30 – 10.30 pm. Doors open 1 hour prior. Dinner available. Prior bookings recommended 

368 Bridge Rd., Richmond.

Australian Jazz Convention, Ballarat. December 26 – 31, 2017.

Sweet Ade plays 3 pm December 28 at the Provincial Hotel and 9 pm December 29 on the George Hotel Balcony.

Caulfield Park Bandstand. Sunday, October 3, 2017.

Sweet Ade plays 3-4 pm, preceded at 2 pm by Glen Eira City Band. Free children’s activities.

Castlemaine Jazz Festival. June 9-11, 2017.

Sweet Ade plays on June 10, 12 noon at the Cumberland Hotel and 8 PM at the Theatre Royal.

May 27, 2017. The Great Gatsby, for Cheltenham Cat Rescue.

1920s style costume cocktail evening. Gold Lounge, Back Bar, Windsor. 8pm – midnight. Canapes provided.Open to the public. Drinks at bar prices.

caulfield-park-bandstand-2017Caulfield Park Bandstand – Sunday, March 5, 2017. 2-3.30 pm.

For the fourth year in a row, Sweet Ade has been invited to play at this enjoyable venue at the historic Caulfield Park Bandstand.  There will be free refreshments and, as usual, free children’s activities. 

Australian Jazz Convention, Ballarat. December 26-31, 2016.

Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival – October 21-3, 2016

Sweet Ade will be playing at the Pinnacle on Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm and at the Mountain Grand on Sunday, October 23 at 11 am, and at the Hub (time TBA).

CD news – Sweet Ade goes digital!

Our CD, Sweet Ade: Celebrating Ade Monsbourgh and the Recorder, is now available as digital downloads as well as physical CD from CD Baby and also from iTunes, Amazon and other online stores. 

Classic Residences, Brighton. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3.30 – 5 pm.

3 Brewer Rd., Brighton East. Admission TBA.

House concerts 

Sweet Ade has recently joined two House Concert networks:

If you’d like to host Sweet Ade at a house concert or other event, these networks can help you add to your audience.  Phone or email us for further details. 

Charity gig coming up on Saturday, July 9 2016, 7-11 pm at Elwood Sailing Club. All welcome! 

Cheltenham Cat Rescue Alice In Wonderland themed night.  

What a great night our CD launch was – a packed, enthusiastic audience and many CDs sold!  We immediately scheduled a follow up gig at Open Studio on May 28:

Open Studio, Northcote. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 5-7 pm. 

Open Studio poster 5.16 low quality

CD launch. Tuesday, March 29 2016 at Open Studio, Northcote. 8.30 pm.

CD launch poster low res pdf


Our first CD is now available! It’s called Sweet Ade: Celebrating Ade Monsbourgh and the Recorder. To purchase the CD, email us, buy one at a gig.  Cost only $15 + P&P. You can also purchase one through the Australian Jazz Museum: and from Melbourne stores: Readings (and online), Thomas’ (and online), Title and Basement Discs.