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Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra – 24 May 2012

There was more ‘sax on the river’ than has ever been seen or heard before when the QCSO took the stage at the BJC, along with two support bands – St Peters Lutheran Sax Ensemble and Brisbane Municipal Concert Band & Brisbane City Big Band ‘Stax of Sax’ players.
The first 30 minutes were shared by the SPLSE directed by Mark Pradella and Stax of Sax directed by David Jones. Diana Tolmie lead the QCSO for the rest of this “Sax to the Max” evening…

EMO with Gai Bryant, Fabian Hevia and Israel Ortiz. 24/10/13

 
Thursday nights at the BJC have morphed into special occasions, when you may often find something a little different from our regular jazz groups – perhaps an international or interstate artiste who happens to be in Brisbane for a few days, tango dancers from Argentina, a youth jazz group from somewhere in Europe, maybe a new young jazz vocalist – fresh from the Conservatorium and eager to show their talents to the world or, as witnessed by over 100 patrons last night – an…

John Morrison, Jacki Cooper and George Golla

Just seeing the names on the bill was enough for most people to expect a great show from John Morrison and Jacki Cooper – well-known at the Club for their patronage and mentoring of our Brisbane Big Band Festival. Seeing and hearing them perform in their own right without a 20-piece big band behind them was a new and highly entertaining experience. The company of the legendary jazz guitarist George Golla, and Brisbane’s own Helen Russell on bass, really…