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Men About Town (Special Edition) – BJC 25 March 2017 by Reg Gordon

A full and enthusiastic  house greeted the Men About Town AKA Los Hombres de la Ciudad from the word go, when they presented their show ‘More than a Touch of Latin’.
Alan Western, Peter Vance and Duncan Read spent months polishing their Italian, Spanish and Portuguese accents to sing a host of all-time Latin favourites, with a well-rewarded result.  Two Latin music specialists, Andrew Veivers – guitar and Stephen Caruana – drums and percussion joined Paula Girvan – piano,  Amby Dowdeswell…

Big Eagle Jazz Band supported by Talkin’ Jazz Big Band at BJC 15 June 2017

Well it was ‘Doo Wacka Doo’ all the way through with the launch of Cameron Meiklejohn’s latest recreation of authentic jazz music from the 20s and 30s. His painstaking research into this genre has once again borne fruit
Following the success of his Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra, Cameron has created Big Eagle Jazz Band to move the emphasis of the music from Northern USA to Southern USA –  from New York all the way down to New Orleans.
Brilliant musicianship makes any…

River City Aces – Brisbane Jazz Club

On Saturday night, April 1st 2017, as the southern states set their clocks back one hour, here at the Brisbane Jazz Club, we were winding ours back by 75 years.
We were back and bopping with the River City Aces and their Jump Blues; a musical style which was popular through the 1940’s and 50’s, and which later morphed seamlessly into R&B and Rock ‘n Roll.
The River City Aces, led by tenor sax man, Sean Ballagh, are a fun-loving 8-piece, defined…

Eddie Gazani Band featuring Charmaine Jones – Brisbane Jazz Club

By Gary Frontin – Thursday, 23 March 2017
What a thrilling night for lovers of Latin Jazz! Eddie is the master of the Brazilian genre covering Jobim, Veloso and other singer songwriters with flair and deft touch on guitar and vocals. His styles include Bossa, Salsa and Charro. His regular band consists of veteran musos including the incomparable Bruce Woodward on electric guitar, Bill “Dr Bossa” Freeman on electric and Double bass. His special guest at tonight’s show is the wonderful Charmaine…

David Bentley Trio – Sunday 26th February 2017

By: David Herbert
Sunday morning is not a time that people usually think of as being a time to listen to live jazz
But for years, Brisbanites in the know have kicked off the tiredness of a late Saturday night and headed to the Brisbane Jazz Club for the monthly brunch gig
The über cool David Bentley Trio entertained us this month and there was no doubt in the mind of anyone in the large audience that it was well worth the early…