A chuckle

A ukulele player and his wife were woken at 3 o’clock in the morning by loud knocking on the door.
The ukulele player got up, went to the door and found a banjo player standing in the pouring rain.
“I need a push”, said the banjo player.
“Not a chance”, said the ukulele player, “it’s 3 o’clock in the morning”, slammed the door and went back to bed.
Banjo Player“Who was that?” asked his wife.
“Just some banjo player bloke asking for a push”, he answered.
“Did you help him?”, she asked.
“No, I did not, it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and it’s pouring rain outside” he said.
“Well, …. you have a short memory”, said the wife, “don’t you remember, about three months ago when we broke down, and those two nice young men helped us?. I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself”.
The ukulele player does as he’s told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pouring rain.
He called out into the dark night, “Hello, are you still there?”.
“Yes” comes back the answer.
“Do you still need a push?”, called the ukulele player.
“Yes please”, came the reply from the dark.
“Where are you?”, asked the ukulele player.
The banjo player replied, “Over here on the swing”.

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Two Fires Festival – Braidwood

Members may be interested in a biennial festival being held in Braidwood this coming weekend 15-17 May. It celebrates the life and works of Judith Wright symbolised in the two fires of Arts and Activism. Includes a talk by Jackie French.

Check the Website.

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Geoff Bull and the Olympia Jazz Band video

Check out the latest Video of Geoff Bull and the Olympia Jazz Band at the Canberra Southern Cross Club for the Jazz in January series.20150108_223809

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CJC Newsletter Apr-May

Here is a link to the Apr-May CJC Newsletter

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Yazzbar Times

New Publication – its now in link on sidebar, but here is the link to the inauagural newsletter on our site.

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Jazz in Concert at the Gods 2015 Program

2015 Jazz in Concert at The Gods

Tues Mar 3 Tate Sheridan Trio (CBR/SYD)
Tues Apr 7 Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh (SYD)
Tues May 5 Ultrafox: Tribute to Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club of France (MELB)
Tues June 2 Michelle Nicolle Quartet: Tribute to Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (MELB)
Tues July 7 Hannah James Trio (SYD)
Tues Aug 4 Ted Vining Trio with Miroslav Bukovsky (MELB/TAS/CBR)
Tues Sep 1 Julien Wilson’s Electric Quartet (MELB)
Tues Oct 6 Paul Dal Broi Quartet: Standards – Old and New (CBR/SYD)
Wed Nov 4 Eric Ajaye Trio – Phingerprintz (CBR)
Tues Dec 1 Tom Fell Quartet (incl Miroslav Bukovsky): Tribute to Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan (CBR/SYD) Continue reading
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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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