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The All Stars Cooperative Band, with the Mon Che Vocal Quartet- Sunday July 24th, 2016

This was a fascinating Sunday night at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
Led by an ever-smiling Bob Rose, the 18-piece All Stars Cooperative Band delivered three wide-ranging sets of imaginative and attention-holding arrangements, in a welcome follow up to their appearance at the BJC’s recent Big Band Festival.
They brought their powerful big-band vibe to classics such as ‘A Night In Tunisia’, ‘Memphis Blues’, Benny Goodman’s ‘Jersey Bounce’ and ‘Stompin’ At The Savoy’, and their closing number, the Dixieland march, ‘South Rampart Street…

Herd Trio – Finnish Jazz, 31 July 2015

We have more than our share of awesome jazz musicians within a couple of hours drive of Brisbane. But it always a thrill to have international acts grace our stage at the Brisbane Jazz Club. Something new, something fresh to expand our horizons a little.
I am particularly fond of jazz from the Nordic countries, and have been a keen observer of Henk Leeuwin’s Northern Europe Liaisons websitewww.henk.com.au having discovered it some years ago. It is full of cool CDs and…

Jazzab – Saturday July 26th, 2015

The Farsi word Jazzab means attractive, alluring; words which perfectly describe the performance that a capacity crowd enjoyed on Saturday, July 25th at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
This was East meets West in a unique fusion of traditional Persian instruments and the Jazz mainstays of piano, sax, bass and drums.
Through two sets of original compositions, six brilliant musicians interlaced the magic and mystery of music inspired by Persian philosopher/poets, Rumi and Omar Khayyam, with a reverent nod to classic Jazz influences…