Now retired, 93-year-old Melbourne-born Jazz legend Nick Polites OAM gave a rare public performance on the morning of Christmas Eve outside the Degani Café in Ivanhoe Mall. He was accompanied by banjoist Tony Orr, who plays in Nick’s old band – the Louisiana Shakers.
The event came about when Degani proprietor Peter Katsaitis heard Nick performing outdoors some years ago.  He was out walking and followed the sound of the music until he found Nick. They formed a bond once they realised that Peter was from the same small Greek Island as Nick’s father – Lefkada – in the…



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