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Peninsula Grammar Presents Luke Howard and Sammy J


Luke Howard - Wednesday 19 October 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Lewington Room.

Sammy J - Wednesday  30 November 2017, 7.00pm - 9.00pm in the Lewington Room.

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Luke Howard

“Luke is one of Australia’s most stunning jazz pianists, combining incisive intelligence, formidable pianism and relentless passion with a congenial manner and infectious enthusiasm for music in all its forms.” - Dr Donna Coleman

Luke studied classical piano as a child before graduating with honours from the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2001 he was awarded the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship through which he studied with Paul Bley and Fred Hersch. In recent years he has opened for Benjamin Clementine and Ben Frost, and performed with artists as diverse as Lior and Jeff Mills. Luke was twice a finalist in the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and was in 2007 a finalist in the Melbourne Music Prize. He also won the 2012 Bell Award for Jazz Composition of the Year, is a frequent performer at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and has performed at festivals such as The Great Escape, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Bigsound.

He has played on well over fifty recordings and has released several albums of his own. Luke has also written music for several short films, and played on many film scores by other composers such as Cezary Skubiszewski.


PG (Parental Guidance Recommended) - Contains Mature Themes

Former Peninsula Grammar student Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer and musician. A proud nerd, he abandoned his law degree to travel the world and sing funny songs for a living. You may have seen him on TV, at a festival, or as one half of the man/puppet duo Sammy J & Randy.

As a solo act, Sammy J won the Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has since performed in Edinburgh, Montreal, and every major Australian comedy festival. His album “Skinny Man, Modern World” received an ARIA nomination for Best Comedy Release, and he gained a national following with his satirical take on Australian Politics, “Sammy J’s Playground Politics”.

As part of the duo "Sammy J & Randy” with puppeteer Heath McIvor, Sammy received the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Their acclaimed live shows have taken them from the Sydney Opera House to London’s West End, and in 2015 they were handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to appear in his Montreal Gala. Their musical sitcom, “Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane”, premiered on ABC TV in 2015, and has since launched on Netflix UK and NBC’s Seeso in the USA.


Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email

our golden jubilee celebrations

All members of our community - past, present and future - were invited to join us as we celebrated fifty years of outstanding education on the Mornington Peninsula. We had a host of celebratory Golden Jubilee events in 2011. 



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