This Thursday, 21st July at 8:00pm, Galapagos Duck will be appearing at Southern Cross Club, Woden.
Galapagos Duck began in the late 1960’s playing during a winter season at the skiing resort “The Kosciusko Chalet” at Charlottes Pass.
After such humble beginnings, the band’s reputation steadily grew during the 1970’s as the house band at the emerging jazz night club “The Basement” in Circular Quay which, today, has become a Sydney icon. The ‘Duck’ is now one of the best known Jazz bands in Australia.
Although band members have changed over time, the direction of the band has always remained the same – to create a jazz oriented performance experience that can be enjoyed by everybody. The current line-up is Will Sargisson, piano; Willy Qua, sax; John Conley, bass; Richard Booth, reeds; Rodney Ford, drums.
“The Galapagos Duck of today is nothing less than a powerhouse”.
SHOW ONLY: $29 plus booking fee | Book at the Club or online via Ticketek
The next concert at The Gods features the Sally Greenaway Trio (CBR). Sally has a significant track record in classical and film music composition, but she is still a keen jazz pianist and jazz composer too. The Trio will bring a new intensity, re-imagining their favourite jazz standards and treasured lesser-known tunes, as well as a selection of original tunes harking back to the great jazz composers. The trio is Sally Greenaway (piano), Barney Briggs (bass) and Steve Richards(drums).
Book with Jaye on email@example.com Dinner at 6.00; music starts at 7.30; non-eating seats can be booked, but eating is important to keep our venue in business (ideally at least 35 meals). Please note: special dietary requirement requests, e.g. gluten-free can be sent to the Gods ahead of time to ensure satisfaction. There is always a vegetarian option too.
Admission: $22/$15 concession.
This great piano gig has become an institution at the Harmonie German Club and a great night was had!
Bringing together Leo Joseph, Ali Penney, John Black & Wayne Kelly and 2 pianos, it indeed was an extraordinary musical event.
If you missed it, we have four new videos added to the Video Gallery, courtesy of Linda… Enjoy!
Dear CJC members
The latest newsletter is uploaded for your reading. Please check out page 6 and the article about our participation in the Community Rewards Program. If you haven’t already done so, we would appreciate your nomination as soon as possible. You will read that President Margaret is in hospital. She has an ongoing problem with fluid around the heart and she is hopefully back in hospital for a short stay as they treat her condition which makes her quite breathless and very tired.
Yours in jazz
Here is a short video of the Bridge City Jazz Band at a club event in Jamison in March
It has come to our attention that the venue has changed for the 2016 Newcastle Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August. Due to outrageous condition imposed on the Festival Committee in recent months by the Newcastle Jockey Club, the Committee has been forced last minute to find a new venue. This year’s Festival will now be held at the Newcastle Western Suburbs Leagues Club (Wests) at New Lambton (about 10 mins from the CBD). Accommodation is available in the adjoining motel complex – the West Executive Inn. Ph: 02 4935 1100. When booking, mention the jazz Festival and you can book rooms from $170 upwards. Public buses run from near the Club connecting to Hamilton and the city.
The Committee acknowledges there won’t be as many music room options at Wests but there will still be continuous music Friday 5pm – 10.30pm; Saturday 10am – 10.30pm and Sunday 11am – 5.30pm in the Starlight Room. There will also be bands playing in the Marble Bar & Piano Bar on Saturday & Sunday. The Committee promises there will still be a top range of bands and performers to entertain during the whole Festival period.
Meanwhile, I know some of you are staying at the Adamstown Motor Inn because of its proximity to the Jockey Club and you may well decide to hold your bookings there as the Festival committee is working on organising a complimentary bus pick-up from there (and another nearby motel) each morning and drop-off at night’s end.
I understand full details will be provided in the next Newcastle Jazz Club newsletter.
CBS Gig Guide Mar 16
Note: Have added a link to the CBS Events Diary in the Events Calendar Tab above.
The latest Jazz News is attached here and remember the newsletter can also be found at www.jazzleague.net and go to “Current News”.