From the Secretary ….
Dear CJC members
Just a reminder that Galapagos Duck is appearing at the Top of the Cross this Thursday, 20 Nov. Show only at 8.30pm.
I have an update re ticketing arrangements for the Galapagos Duck show this Thursday. The Southern Cross Club has advised that it is accepting phone bookings for the “Duck”. So, if you were in two minds about trying to book through Ticketek, then please don’t hesitate to call the Club now and book your tickets. Phone bookings to 62837288 – tickets $29.
It was 1969 when Galapagos Duck first formed, and over 40 years later, the legend continues!
The band’s line-up has changed from time to time over 40 years, but one of those originals who played The Basement gigs all those years ago, sax player Willy Qua, is back for these latest shows, along with bass player/guitarist John Conley who boasts a mere 30 year association with the band.
Other players in the current line-up include Richard Booth (sax, clarinet, flute and steel drum), Rod Gilbert (drums and vocals) and the flamboyant Wil Sargisson (keys) who was only born after the original Galapagos Duck had been playing The Basement for 11 years!
Audience members at this show will witness a new, vibrant ‘Fresh & Crispy’ Galapagos Duck.
Present your ticket at the club for a 10% discount on your pre show meal at The Golden Grille.
CJC member John Walker has sent along information about an event in which he is involved.
The Majors Creek Music & Poetry Festival is on November 21- 23.
John says that “there are some great musicians including a sprinkling (if that is the right collective noun) of jazzy types, but I’m on the programme! As a poet no less!
See the Website and see my name in a few places – I will be launching my first book of “poetry” if things go right at the printers.”
The festival website has information about performers, tickets, programme and venues.
Bound to be a good weekend!
Swing, Blues and Art in Braidwood
Come and join us for a night of American Songbook classics and great blues music and the opportunity to purchase some reasonably priced, local artworks for last minute Christmas presents.
When: Friday 5th December 2014 7pm
Where: Braidwood Community Arts Centre, 43 Wallace St Braidwood
Admission price: $20.
Just in from Geoff Page …
Hello Jazz in Concert at The Gods supporters
It was good to see the heartening roll-up for the Miroslav Bukovsky gig last week. The final concert for the year will feature James Greening’s “Magnificent Seven” (see below). As you can calculate it’s not an inexpensive gig to put on. It’ll be suitable climax to the year though, I reckon. Don’t be distracted by the Christmas office parties etc.
The December Edition has been received … check it out
Nov 16 Short n Horny
Reeds – Ron Bannerman**
Trumpet – Neil Lendrum
Trombone – Phil Swain
Piano – Scott Jackson
Bass – Artie Taylor
Drums – Al Wasson
Nov 23 The Jive Bombers in Parkview Room
TRUMPET Pete Morand*
REEDS Dave Glyde
PIANO Carolyn Packer
BASS Chris Perry
DRUMS Tony Georgeson
VOCALIST Narelle Evans
Nov 30 Trevor’s Jazz Rippers
Jim Elliott trombone/clarinet;
Trevor Rippingale alto/clari/vocals*
Stewart Binsted banjo/guitar
Stan Kenton bass
Adam Barnard drums
As Galapagos Duck is still not up on Ticketek please note that you can book by calling the the Southern Cross Club booking office on 62837288 between 9 – 5pm Monday – Friday.
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.”
A Video Presentation bringing together stories of the Red Cross, Bomber Command, and Jazz Musician, John Ansell