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Rhiannon and Laurence Hobgood – Saturday August 3rd, 2019

It’s Saturday night. And it’s Day 3 of our 2019 Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival.  
You have just parked your car.
And if I may offer a word of advice before you come in……just for tonight….leave all of the following in that car…
Your preconceptions about what Jazz is.
Your yearning for the familiar, in melody and lyric.
Your desire to tap your feet to a defined, confined, comfortable musical form and structure.
The Duke, Count Basie, Miles, Trane, Ella, Sarah, Carmen, Billie, Frank, Chet, Nat, Kurt Elling…
Sammy Cahn…

Graeme Norris Group – Sunday July 28th, 2019

Imagine this…
Sunday morning. A typically gorgeous, mild, sunny, mid-winter’s day in Brisbane. You are at Kangaroo Point, ambling along the banks of the Brisbane River.
You slide under the Story Bridge and past the Holman Street ferry, to arrive at the colourful, Jazz-muralled wall of our newly renovated, riverside Brisbane Jazz Club.
Looking for nourishment, both musical and nutritional, you swing in for coffee or bubbles, and a delicious, Story Bridge Hotel-catered brunch.
You settle in. Get comfortable. And then, ooooh….you are caressed, soothed…