Tate Sheridan/Victor Rufus Quartet (SYD/CBR).

A note from our friend Geoff Page….

Hello Jazz at the Village supporters

It’s just on three weeks until the next concert, on Wed May 2. It features the Tate Sheridan/Victor Rufus Quartet (SYD/CBR).

Victor Rufus (guitar) and Tate Sheridan (piano) in Tale of One City (note the Dickens reference) will be playing duo music (their own compositions and others) inspired by recent trips to New York, sometimes known as the Big Apple. In the second set they will be joined by Brendan Keller-Tuberg (bass) and Jamal Salem (drums) for some quartet arrangements. Tate is also well known for his singer-songwriting these days but here he will be devoted to the contemporary jazz with which he first made his name. Though still young, Victor has been a stalwart of the Canberra jazz scene for some years now and has also toured overseas.


I look forward to seeing you there. Please book with me at this address. Note too that booking guarantees you a seat but the actual seating is unallocated so it’s best to arrive a little early and keep seats for your friends. Food and drink can be brought in from suppliers nearby. Doors open at 6 and the music starts at 7.30.

All the best



Remaining Jazz at the Village concerts for 2018

Wed May 2  Tate Sheridan (SYD) + Victor Rufus (CBR) Duo/Quartet — Tale of One City (New York)

Wed June 6         Elise Walsh/Cicilia Kemezys Quintet — A Tribute to the Jazz Flute (CBR)

Wed July 4 The Hauptmann Trio + Special Guest (MELB/SYD)

Wed Aug 1 Jessica Dunn Quartet (SYD)

Wed Sep 5  Brendan Clarke Quartet (CBR/SYD)

Wed Oct 3           Julien Wilson Quartet (MELB)

Wed Nov 7 Julian Banks Group (MELB)

Wed Dec 5  Jason Bruer and Hammerhead (SYD)


Other gigs of note:

Sun Apr 15 4pm Street Theatre Guitarra Flamenca

(featuring two jazz musicians as well — Damian Wright & James Hauptmann)


Thur Apr 19 7pm Gravy Train (ANU student band) (7pm-8pm) at Smiths Alternative followed by Warwick Alder (trumpet) from SYD with the Brendan Clarke Trio (CBR) at 8pm onwards

Fri Apr 27 8pm University House Sally Greenaway Trio in Jazz at the House Bookings on 6125 5578


Jazz at the Village WED MAY 2       Tate Sheridan (SYD) + Victor Rufus (CBR) Duo/Quartet — Tale of One City (New York) + Brendan Keller-Tuberg & Jamal Salem + three other notable gigs

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

Latest Newsletter

Please find attached the latest edition of the CJC newsletter for your information. Of particular note is the next ‘Jazz at Jamison’ gig on Sunday 8 April. Pianist John Black has always had a Count Basie tribute show in mind and ‘Jazz at Jamison’ has given him the opportunity to work up a show. He has always, too, had great respect for our Patron, Paul Furniss, who gave John his first jazz instruction at the Sydney Conservatorium and he was thrilled that Paul agreed to join him for the launch of his “Basie & Beyond” show.


Our Jamison gigs are becoming popular with regular members of the CSCC so we have upped the numbers of seats reserved for the CJC to 50. It was interesting to note that at the March gig, many of our members chose to sit at separate tables away from the CJC group of tables and quite a few seats were not used on the jazz tables. We’ll monitor that and see how it goes.


So, here’s to an afternoon of great swing jazz in the Count Basie style next Sunday.


Yours in jazz

CJC Committee

CJC Newsletter Apr-May 2018


2018 Jazz Cruise details

Dear CJC members

Diana Allen of Jazz Australia is organising her second jazz cruise and she has sent along information should any of us be interested. This cruise has just been released so she is advising people to book early.

Join Jazz Australia’s AUTUMN JAZZ CRUISE to the WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS and GREAT BARRIER REEF on the Sea Princess, April 21st – May 1st, 2018 from Sydney to Sydney.

Experience more than one of the great jazz cornet legends in history – not only Bob Barnard but Jim Cullum from the USA. Plus Stevenson’s Rockets Swing Quartet from Melbourne – Jo Stevenson, reeds; Stephen Grant, piano; Chris Ludowyk, bass & trombone; and Ian Smith, drums, washboard & vocals.

The allocation of cabins for Jazz Australia bookings is limited so Diana is urging people to move quickly to avoid disappointment.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Flyer – 2018 Jazz Cruise

CJC Committee