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The Magnificence at Jamison – 3rd June

Trumpeter and vocalist Cameron Smith is making a special appearance at Jazz at Jamison with his latest project, The Magnificence jazz band. Blending the talents of musicians from the highly entertaining band Moochers Inc and one of Canberra’s hottest traditional jazz band, Low Society, Cameron has created a brilliant six-piece New Orleans inspired jazz band.

United by their passion to make every performance a fun time for both themselves and their audience, this very talented combination will have you laughing and jumping in your seat.

Expect an afternoon of fast, funny almost-traditional jazz and a selection of New Orleans inspired original tunes. Joining Cam will be Thomas Manley on clarinet, John Gosling on trombone, Liam O’Connell on banjo, Owen Cooper on double bass, Mitch Preston on washboard and percussion.


Cam is making a brief appearance in Canberra on his way to the Merimbula Jazz Festival and he’s thrilled at the opportunity to play with his old mates and to show off some new tunes.


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