Dear CJC members

Just some updates for you.

First, the Spiegeltent program. Tickets can now be purchased on–line but as yet the information about each show/artist has not been loaded. Tickets will also be available at the door. I guess all you can do is keep checking the Spiegeltent website for more information.

Below is a blurb off the Centenary 100 website which gives you a little information about what’s on.

The magnificent Famous Spiegel Garden is set to be the throbbing underbelly of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, with an extraordinary carnival of quality entertainment from local, national and international artists.

The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous names as Parisienne chanteuse Caroline Nin, Irish folk singer Mary Coughlan and world-renowned cabaret artist Robyn Archer, as well as jaw-dropping circus and burlesque from the five-star sell-out show, Briefs. Bands include The Gadflys, Perch Creek Family Band, Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen, Flap! and The Naughty Rhythms.

This legendary pleasure garden, with its unique, mirrored, Belgian spiegeltent, has spent many years travelling to arts festivals and fairs throughout Europe and Australia, but will visit Canberra for the first time when it takes its place in the Senate Rose Garden, next to Old Parliament House.

Many top artists originating from the capital will be showcasing their talents at The Spiegeltent, including duo Frencham Smith, singer-songwriter Daniel Champagne, rhythm & blues group The George Washingmachine Band, ’80s good-time party band Cell Block 69 and indie rockers The Falling Joys.

Other highlights include a live broadcast by Australia’s longest-running satirical radio show, How Green Was My Cactus, an afternoon of smooth sounds from Canberra Jazz Club – including the screening of a documentary on Madame Pat Thomson (plus concert) – and a screening of a film series on Canberra from its inception to the present day by the National Film and Sound Archive.

The dazzling season will also include children’s and family entertainment during the days, delicious food, cool drinks, hot sounds and all manner of festival frivolity at night.

The Famous Club Spiegel will open its doors as an après-show green room for all the back-door Johnnies, front-door Sallys, the famous and infamous. A club of distinction for ladies and gentlemen, The Famous Club Spiegel will have guest cabaret and music stars such as the Noir Review, The Shuffle Club and The Shout Brothers.

The Famous Spiegel Garden will be open from midday until late daily. For more information visit

Second, I have attached a flyer for the Date brothers show with Ian Cooper.

Third, the Illawarra Jazz Club asked us to post an update for their annual festival and that appears below.


Festival  – 3/4/5 May at the Corrimal Hotel.

Feature Bands include: Shirazz ( Melbourne), Fish Fry ( Newcastle), Galapagos Duck, Todd Hardy’s Ellington Tribute,Wild Rice, Laurie Bennett with Johnny Nicol, Virna Sanzone + many more.

Sunday Breakfast & Gospel 

Early Bird pass only $75 (before 12/4/13 ) 

All details at  or ph 0403 750 724

Lastly, as part of Senior’s Week, we are holding a Mid-Week Jazz Concert that some of your members might be interested in attending –  Midweek concert, Wed. 20th March, featuring Carol Ralph – Corrimal Leagues, 12 noon.

Yours in jazz

Linda Wiese

CJC Secretary