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Review Archive for February, 2015

Bruce Woodward – Melissa Forbes Quartet – Fri 20 Feb 15

Count among the casualties of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, all those Jazz fans who weren’t able to be at the Club on Friday February 20th. You missed a performance deserving of a packed house audience.
After an opening number by guitarist Bruce Woodward, double bassist Helen Russell and drummer Paul Hudson, Melissa Forbes stepped on to the stage to deliver a beautifully crafted performance that had been incubating through seven years of dedicated family life in Toowoomba.
As a member of this very talented quartet, Melissa’s…

Mike Frost and the Icemen Thurs 19 Feb ’15

Just for a change at the Brisbane Jazz Club we had an evening of good ‘ole blues (with some rock ‘n’ roll too) performed by Mike Frost and the Icemen, with Mike on guitar including a very cool slide, Mojo Web on Bass, Mark ‘The Colonel’ Doherty on a variety of harmonicas and David Burgess on drums.
Mike and the Colonel exercised their vocal folds to present lots of foot tapping 12bar Blues tunes that had the folks dancing, although it…

Lachlan Mitchell and Friends – Thurs 22 January 2015

Lachlan Mitchell on Guitar
John Felstead on Sax
Lachlan Mckenzie on Trumpet
Stewart Barry on Bass
Peter Hunt on Trumpet
Kim Ambrose on Vibes
Sam Mitchell on Drums
This fab band played some brilliant, original jazz compositions that took the audience back to the wonderful jazz era of Davis, Parker, Coltrane and Benson to name but a few.
The swinging melodious style of this talented band and the combination of guitar, sax, trumpet, and vibes was very easy on the ears.
Sometimes, an evening of original compositions can be…

Lateo – Thurs12 February 2015.

This absolutely fabulous combo of Steve Russell on piano, Dave Gallea on Electric Bass and Joe Marchisella on Drums wowed the audience with their brilliant performance of wonderful jazz compositions from well known standards to some less familiar but nevertheless fantastic music.
Steve Russell has such a wonderful style on piano and together with Dave Gallea’s amazing electric Bass and Joe Marchisella, the maestro of the drums, this trio blended so well to produce a superb sound that couldn’t be bettered…

Gadjo Guitars – 30 January 2014

Building on its reputation of Manouche Jazz capital of Australia, the Brisbane Jazz Club welcomed Gadjo Guitars on Friday.

This Sydney trio did not try to dazzle us with gimmicks and slick showmanship.  They didn’t need to. The uber talented musicians gave an enthralled audience a wonderful show that was as unassuming as jamming in your living room at home.  Not at all pretentious, just relaxed, authentic and easy.

This band is tight and it is clear that they have been performing…