Details – Link to the ANU Article

Jugalug Stringband at Jamison on 11 Feb

Bringing back the fun and excitement of early string band jazz
Making a return appearance to Canberra with special guest, the amazing jug & sousaphone player Cazzbo Johns!

Check out the details …

Jugalug Stringband at Jamison on 11 Feb 2018


Current Newsletter Published

CJC Newsletter Feb 2017- Mch 2018

Classic Motor Cycles + Distinguished Gentlemen + Trad

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride in support of Prostate Cancer, Suicide Prevention and Men’s Mental Health kicked off on Sunday morning – check out the Video!

There a a few Pics on the Photos Gallery

Attention all Musos…

A thoughtful and useful  article on What to where at Jazz Gigs

From Geoff Page – FYI


The one remaining 2017 Concert at the Village is on Wed Dec 6 John Mackey Quartet — John Coltrane: Fifty Years On (CBR/SYD)

Geoff Page

8/40 Leahy Close
Narrabundah ACT 2604
+61 2 6239 4027
0400 800 340

Bits and Pieces

Dear CJC members

Some bits and pieces for your information.

First up, our AGM is done and dusted for another year. All Committee members were returned unopposed. Jenny Madden is staying on as a general Committee member, however, she has relinquished her role as Membership Secretary. Many thanks to Committee member Esme Bracken for offering to take on the job. Garry Owen will continue with his webmaster duties. There was some good news for Secretary Linda Wiese – she has been awarded Life Membership.

Some of our members have booked a jazz cruise in 2018 with Jazz Australia. The retirement of Bob Barnard has meant some changes to the music line-up as detailed on the attached flyer. Co-ordinator Diana Allen has passed along that the cruise is almost full but that she has a few good spots left if anyone is still interested.

Flyer 2018 Jazz Cruise

Yours in jazz
CJC Committee

Radio tribute to the late John Sharpe this Tue 8 August 2017

Dear CJC members

Our “stars of the airwaves”, CJC members John Girdlestone & Cyril Monaghan, presented a tribute radio program to the late John Sharpe.

John was the leader and trombonist of the legendary Fortified Few from 1969-1983 and continued playing gigs such as a few special re-convenings of the Fortified Few, Sharpie’s Blunt Instruments at jazz festivals and filling in for various Canberra bands.

He was the Chair of the Australian Jazz Archive National Council during which he interviewed most of the significant Australian jazz players of all styles and thus created oral histories for posterity. He wrote two books based on those oral histories and also a book on the history of Canberra Jazz. He was a life member of both the Canberra Jazz Club and the Canberra City Band.

You can hear a recording of that radio broadcast by Clicking Here