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Andrews Sisters Tribute Show – 21st July, 2018

Three attractive young ladies. Khaki outfits and caps. US and Australian flags, side by side. Swingin’ band. 1940’s hum. Swing dancers ready.
Cue The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The one from Company B.
All because tonight, the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show is ripping up the Brisbane Jazz Club!!
Bright, uplifting songs, well played and well sung, make for a happy audience. With or without drinkin’ Rum and Coca Cola, each member of tonight’s full house audience was singin’, swingin’ and tap-tappin’ to a magical combination of smiling faces, exquisite 3-part…

Bepi D’Amato & Tony Pancella (Duo Pancella D’Amato – Italy – 20 June 2018

Tonight, the Glory of Rome marched into the Brisbane Jazz Club. Or to be more precise, the Glory of the Adriatic coast. That is where Italian Jazz maestros, clarinetist, Bepi D’Amato and pianist, Tony Pancella hail from; the neighbouring cities of Pescara and Chieti, respectively.
This was a lightning visit, as the two musicians came all the way to Australia, courtesy of the Italian Institute of Culture,  for a few days and two performances only; one in Sydney and one here…

Aaron West and the music of Stevie Wonder – 15/2/18

Aaron West and the music of Stevie Wonder – February 15th, 2018
We have many great nights of music and vocals at the Brisbane Jazz Club. As a regular, I love them all. But on some nights, early in the first set, I find myself so spellbound, so engaged, that I begin to sense a searching for superlatives, a listening for catchphrases, an eye for the memorable moment…and a need for pen and paper.
And I scribble, so that those of you…

Diamonds in the Sky – Saturday 9th December, 2017

Review by: David Smalley(  Retired Maths lecturer, Ascot U.K.)
It is always a pleasure to travel halfway around the world from the U.K. and call in at the riverside home of the Brisbane Jazz Club.
On my latest occasion , December 2017, I was delighted to catch the “DIAMONDS IN THE SKY” show honouring the talents of departed musicians and singers , who could universally be described thebest of the best.
Written and produced by local afficiado and singer Jan Lennard, this two hour…

Melissa Western and Friends – Brisbane Jazz Club, Saturday November 11th, 2017

Melissa Western has a lot of friends. And with good reason. She is a sparkling personality and a consummate professional performer.
Tonight, five of those friends were on stage with her, providing a crisp and dynamic platform for her exquisite vocals.
Chris Poulsen, with his quirky, minimalist improv, was at the piano. Helen Svoboda was super-cool as always on upright bass. Nathan Goldman was at his silky best on the drums. While John Smallcombe on Sax and Lachlan Mackenzie on trumpet pushed it…