Event … Café Musique … September 19th – 7pm

Alliance Française are organising an event that might interest you at the Alliance Française de Canberra. On the 19th of September, at 7pm, we’ll hold a Café Musique with young musicians from Canberra. Also see the Webpage.

Alliance Française, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner, ACT 2601

Café Musique – September 19th – 7pm
The AFC hosts two concerts from young Canberra musicians: the first part will be by pianist and singer Marianne Scholem, and the second by Cathy Petrocz and Sam King, two of the four members of the band Burrows, with violinist and singer Emma Kelly. Enjoy good music, good drinks and food, in a convivial atmosphere.
$15 for AFC members, $20 for non members, bar open, quiche and salad on the menu.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Event notice from Geoff Page …

Hello Jazz in Concert at The Gods supporters

There are still quite a few seats left for the Tues September 2 concert featuring the Alex Raupach Quartet (Melb/Syd). Note there has been some change in personnel since the gig was first advertised (and in the poster below). Not a concert to be missed, as you can see!

Alex Raupach’s compositions traverse a broad stream of contemporary jazz and, as a performer, he also takes a strong interest in the jazz tradition. After graduating from the ANU School of Music, he spent time in Berlin before relocating to Melbourne. His ensemble features a mix of Melbourne and Sydney musicians and will perform new material as well as stretching out on some post-bop standards. The group comprises Alex Raupach (trumpet), Steve Barry (electric piano), Alex Boneham (bass) and James Waples (drums).
Bookings on 6248 5538 or email Jaye and Katie at thegodscafe@gmail.com
Dinner at 6.30; music at 8; non-eating seats can be booked but eating keeps the Gods afloat. They’re not entirely metaphysical.

Let me know if you’d like to join my table/s up the front.

All the best
PS Thank you again to the various sponsors and friends who have helped keep the series alive with handsome donations (in the absence of artsACT sponsorship in 2014.)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gosford Jazzscene Magazine received

The September Edition has been received … check it out


AUG 24 Eric Gibbons’ New Orleans Six with Tony Parker NZ on drums
Trombone – Eric Gibbons**
Reeds – Peter Buckland
Piano – Rachel Goeldner
Banjo – Greg Griffiths
Bass – Guy Thomson
Drums – Tony Parker [NZ]

AUG 31 Trevor’s Good Vibes Quintet
Trevor Rippingale* (reeds/vocals).
John Blenkhorn (guitar)
Stan Kenton (bass)
Sid Edwards (vibes)
Ian Bloxsom (drums)

Rod Gale Sec. cclc Jazzleague
PO Box 1360 Gosford 2250 NSW Australia
Ph 02 4322 4591 web: www.jazzleague.net

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Upcoming CJC Functions

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 4.06.04 pm

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Latest CJC Newsletter

Here Tiz

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Video of “Keep your Spirits Up” video

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


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Noosa Jazz Festival

We received an email with Noosa Jazz Festival Lineup details.

The lineup is huge … and the Festival is held on Thursday 4th September to Sunday 7th September.


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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).



Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment