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The Tom Vincent Trio – Sat March 28th, 2015

Some artists take the stage at the Brisbane Jazz Club, and instantly own the place; clearly and cleanly resonating with the fibre of this old boat shed and the jazz-loving souls of its enthusiastic and appreciative patrons.
So it was for the cool, cool, coooool Tom Vincent Trio, on the last night of their latest tour of Australia.
Leigh Barker on double bass, Alf Jackson on drums and Tom Vincent on piano, enjoy playing together. Their smiling camaraderie was a key element…

John Morrison, Jacki Cooper and George Golla – 30 August 2013

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 put the icing on the…

Sun City Stompers – May 2009

True professionals always make everything look so easy and that is certainly the case when the Sun City Stompers take the stage. Their laid back and happy chicago/dixieland style belies their high quality of musicianship and fills the dance floor for most of their numbers creating a vibrant and happy atmosphere.
Leader, multi-instrumentalist Paul Gibens on reeds, with Yvonne Anthony on piano,  Derek Capewell on bass and Dan Simpson on drums, gives full reign to the talents of Warwick Denton on trumpet and Ivan Cocking on…

Ultrafox & Feel the Manounche Sunday 30/11/14

What a finale for the last night of Oz Manouche 2014!!
Kicking the night off in style was a great set by Ultrafox from Melbourne. Featuring two guitars, double bass and clarinet, the band seamlessly maintained the high standard that had been established over the previous 3 days of the festival. Peter Baylor, who formed Ultrafox in 2008, led the way with his crisp and cruisy guitar work and a sweet vocal style that wa…s reminiscent of the late Aussie great…

The Duddie Men

Thursday 17 July 2014
In entertainment we should always expect the unexpected and going by the promo picture and blurb I was expecting this new grouping to come up with quite a lot of quirkiness.
The name ‘Duddie Men’ itself had a different pronunciation – I naturally thought it would rhyme with ‘buddy’ but it seems they prefer it to rhyme with ‘goody’! One thing that was exactly what I expected was their consummate ease of knowing their music and playing it well.
Leading…