Dear CJC members
Just a reminder we have another wonderful trad jazz band playing for us this Sunday at Southern Cross Club, Jamison. Locals musicians Jim Lole on sax, Tony Thomas on trumpet and Jim Styles on banjo, will be joined by ‘almost-local’ Ian Hill on drums and from the Illawarra, band leader and tuba player, Tony Madden. Your support of our events at Jamison is, as always, much appreciated. Music from 1pm.
A reminder, too, for those thinking about booking for the annual Great Jazz Safari on 15 May, I will be there on Sunday to take bookings and accept payment ($25 for CJC members; $30 for others). Hopefully we come close to filling our 48-seater bus – the bigger the crowd, the better!
Here is a short video of the Bridge City Jazz Band at a club event in Jamison in March
It has come to our attention that the venue has changed for the 2016 Newcastle Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August. Due to outrageous condition imposed on the Festival Committee in recent months by the Newcastle Jockey Club, the Committee has been forced last minute to find a new venue. This year’s Festival will now be held at the Newcastle Western Suburbs Leagues Club (Wests) at New Lambton (about 10 mins from the CBD). Accommodation is available in the adjoining motel complex – the West Executive Inn. Ph: 02 4935 1100. When booking, mention the jazz Festival and you can book rooms from $170 upwards. Public buses run from near the Club connecting to Hamilton and the city.
The Committee acknowledges there won’t be as many music room options at Wests but there will still be continuous music Friday 5pm – 10.30pm; Saturday 10am – 10.30pm and Sunday 11am – 5.30pm in the Starlight Room. There will also be bands playing in the Marble Bar & Piano Bar on Saturday & Sunday. The Committee promises there will still be a top range of bands and performers to entertain during the whole Festival period.
Meanwhile, I know some of you are staying at the Adamstown Motor Inn because of its proximity to the Jockey Club and you may well decide to hold your bookings there as the Festival committee is working on organising a complimentary bus pick-up from there (and another nearby motel) each morning and drop-off at night’s end.
I understand full details will be provided in the next Newcastle Jazz Club newsletter.
Dear CJC members
Patrick Allen is again organising a visit to the annual Thredbo Jazz Festival and accommodation at the Kiama Lodge for 29 April – 1 May 2016. It’s byo everything.
If you are interested, please email Patrick directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org
For some background info and list of artists, please check out the link below:
THREDBO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 Flyer
CBS Gig Guide Mar 16
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