An Exclusive Live Jazz Event at Melbourne’s Nirvana Sound

Posted on 11th May, 2021

An Exclusive Live Jazz Event at Melbourne’s Nirvana Sound

Live, but not exactly as you know it. Melbourne's home of ultra-high-end audio, Nirvana Sound, is live streaming an event directly from the legendary Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey, and you're invited.

In November last year, friends of Nirvana Sound were lucky enough to experience a spectacular night of music via live stream from the same studio - the famed home of Rudy Van Gelder and those wonderful Blue Note Jazz recordings from the '50s and '60s, which we still love today. Following the massive success of that night, more events were promised, and here we are.

The Jazz session is locked in for May 16th, a Sunday for us here in Australia. Nirvana Sound would like to invite just 12 lucky guests to their East Bentleigh, Melbourne showroom for a relaxed morning of great coffee, select teas, refreshments and a comfortable “lights out” session. You'll be magically transported exactly 16,618 km in the blink of an eye to the beautiful studio acoustic space of Van Gelder Studios to hear Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond Organ), Billy Hart on Drums and Peter Bernstein on Guitar with special guest Houston Person on Sax.

Seating is strictly limited to 12 people, and the reference playback system will comprise Ypsilon amplification, Stage III cabling and the incredible Wilson Benesch Eminence loudspeakers. We've heard this system, and it needs to be heard to be believed. 

Don't turn your nose up at the live stream either! The streaming technology is unlike anything you've heard on the commercial streaming systems. Phil Coady is a Microsoft Alumni. Together with Van Gelder, they've developed a capture and streaming solution that delivers a direct to disc, master tape-like sound with incredible live dynamics and spatial cues. Musically these guys get a groove on… it promises to be an audiophile Nirvana!

  • The Van Gelder Studio Organ
    Featuring Joey DeFrancesco, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein. With Special Guest Houston Person
    Sunday, May 16th 2021, at 11 am (AEST)

To book your spot, go to

Don't worry if you cannot attend the live stream event at Nirvana Sound. Grab your laptop, Sonos system or whatever you have access to and connect with the folks at Van Gelder for tickets directly at www.VanGelder.Live

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    Marc Rushton

    StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher was born in England and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia. He developed an early love of music and playing bass guitar before discovering the studio and the other side of the mixing desk. After a few years writing for audio magazines, Marc saw the future in digital publishing and founded the first version of StereoNET, known at the time as Planet Audio, in 1999.

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