Ben Carr Trio from Melb

Jazz at the Gods event – See POSTER

The Ben Carr Trio are Ben Carr (tenor saxophone), Tom Lee (double bass) and Phil Collings (drums). It nestles snugly between the great saxophone-led trios of the past and the acrobatic superstars of the present day. Their modern jazz ranges from extremely complex to the most relaxed and beautiful saxophone trio music you will ever hear. They freely explore improvisation, rhythm, and harmony, both inside and outside the groups compositional approach. As Australian musicians, the band seeks to translate Australia in art: the image, the landscape, the canvas, the film, the performances and recordings.

Bookings on 6248 5538 or email Jaye and Katie at

Dinner at 6.30; music at 8; non-eating seats can be booked but eating keeps the Gods afloat. If you have any ideas about the food feel free to contact Jaye and Katie on the Gods email. They’re open to suggestions.

Let Geoff Page know if you’d like to join his table/s up the front.

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Gosford Jazzscene Magazine received

The October Edition has been received … check it out


Sept 21 Rascals by Request
Trumpet – Jim Lyons
Reeds – Goldie**
Trombone – Ian Baker
Bass – Harry Harman
Piano – Col Hanson
Drums – David Jones
+ 5.15pm Jazzleague AGM

Sept 28 The Cool Connection
Trumpet – Stan Wilson
Reeds – Ron Nairn**
Piano – Monique Lysiak
Bass – Darryl Neve
Drums – Ron Lemke

Also note that Ian Date’s December tour has been postponed.

Rod Gale Sec. cclc Jazzleague

PO Box 1360 Gosford 2250 NSW Australia
Ph 02 4322 4591 web:

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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.

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Upcoming CJC Functions

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Latest CJC Newsletter

Here Tiz

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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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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.


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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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