Jazz in January + …

Bookings are open for our fabulous Jazz In January 8 Jan 2015  concert on 8 January with Geoff Bull and his Olympia Jazz Band. You’ll read in the newsletter that Graeme Bell became interested in early New Orleans jazz after listening to new recordings of some of the old jazz masters during the 1940’s revival of New Orleans jazz. Starting off the 2nd set of our concert, will be some numbers played by the band which reflect the connection between Graeme Bell and the New Orleans jazz revival This is our highlight event of the year and we are looking forward to a huge crowd.

‘Jazz at Jamison’ starts a month earlier for 2015 with a gig on 8 February featuring the wonderful combo of Lisa McClelland and John Black. One of their quartets played for us earlier this year for our Mystery Trip and they were terrific. We are following this with another gig at Jamison on 15 March featuring Bob Porter’s popular five-piece trad band from the South Coast. It’s taken us a year to finally get them here and we are looking forward to it.

There’s more to come and we are still working on it but it looks like shaping up as a good year for live jazz. Your continued support is much appreciated.

Yours in jazz

Linda Wiese
CJC Secretary/Editor

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Latest CJC Newsletter

Here Tiz

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Gosford Jazzscene Magazine received

The December Edition has been received … check it out

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Upcoming CJC Functions

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New Website to check out … Jazz Ramble

Featuring a new website Jazz Ramble which has been added to the sidebar links to the right….

“My name is Jane La Scala. I’m a retired librarian and jazz fan (fanatic, freak, whatever), living in Melbourne, Australia.

Jazz Ramble is about Australian traditional jazz – those who made it or are currently making it, their music, the “second liners” or serious followers and supporters of jazz in this country, the venues where you can hear live jazz played, where you can buy recordings, and jazz clubs for getting together to enjoy jazz in the company of people who share your obsession. Along the way there will be rambles into the roots and other flowerings of jazz, both where it all began in America, and how it has developed in Australia.”

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Video of “Keep your Spirits Up” video

A Video Presentation bringing together stories of the Red Cross, Bomber Command, and Jazz Musician, John Ansell


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Jazz Jottings from WA

Ron Knight from Western Australia has sent is a copy of his weekly Jazz Jottings Magazine

I will maintain a link to the latest received copy of this in the links section (to the right).



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Blues Piano Night

 Friday night at the Harmonie Club Narrabundah is worth checking out.

Last night we saw a wonderful show, Blues Piano Night with Wayne Kelly, Leo Vincent,  John Black and Ross Buchanan, all on two keyboards, alone, in duos and all four together. All four obviously enjoyed the fun as did the very enthusiastic audience.

The music included numbers from John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Charlie Mingus and Big Bill Broonzy and a couple of John Black originals.

The free music presented by Lone Wolf Promotions, began at 8pm and we were made very welcome by a lot of friendly people.

Another live music venue worth checking out!  (and the television screens were turned off for the show)

Barbara Newman

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New Event Calendar format

Check out the new Event Calendars!

There are Four calendars …

  • Canberra Jazz Club
  • Canberra Jazz Network (Courtesy of Eric Pozza’s website canberrajazz.net)
  • ArtSound’s Arts Diary
  • Combined Calendar Events (useful for seeing all events from above diaries on a particular date)

You can view them as a list of events (Agenda) or in the normal Calendar form. They are based on Google Calendar, so you can copy events into your own Calendar if you also use Google Calendars.

The CJC Calendar may be added to your Calendars in your smartphone or tablet  – Contact Webmaster if you need assistance with this.

The Artsound Diary has a number of event types, which you can select from the Dropdown Arrow.

If you know of an event that is not listed, please let us know via the Contact Form and we will add it :) The Calendar is only as good as the currency and completeness of its contents, so all information is welcome.

If you are keen to become a regular contributor to the calendar, contact us and we can give you update access.

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Jazz At The Cross – Autumn Series

Remaining Concert Dates are:-

  • “Hot Jazz Alliance” – Thursday 10 April
  • Please view the Series Flyer for Details …. All That Jazz
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