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Review Archive for 2021

Tango Meets Jazz – Diez Cuerdas With Chloe – Thursday February 11th, 2021

Tonight, was the first of our new, monthly Tango Nights. And it was a very special…dare I say…historical…night at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
Providing the music…along with a running commentary on the history and nuances of Argentine Tango, which shares its working-class roots with American Jazz…were talented and knowledgeable exponents of this música, Diez Cuerdas.
Diez Cuerdas means Ten Strings; that is four from Liz Young’s violin and six from Rory Dollard’s guitar. Tonight, they were Fourteen Strings – Catorce Cuerdas –…

The Mark Pradella Band – Sunday January 24th, 2021

Sunday afternoon sessions at the Brisbane Jazz Club are proving to be very popular, and they regularly attract a Full House. Performances like today will certainly tell you why!!
Treating us to an afternoon of exciting Jazz/Funk instrumentals and personality-filled vocal numbers, The Mark Pradella Band featured:
• Band leader/arranger Mark on tenor, alto and soprano sax and clarinet…and, briefly, the EWI – Electronic Wind Instrument.
• Mark’s long-time collaborators…
– Sammy Pace on keys, under his soft black cap.
– Ian Townson on percussion…with his unmissable Jack…

Jake Meywes – Saturday 16th January, 2021

Electric, eclectic and an eyeful of excited musos made this sell-out BJC Saturday night a most memorable gig.
Masks off – Musicians turned on… it was hard to believe that by the first song, I was checking my phone for the time. Surely Acts don’t get “in the groove” until perhaps the end of the 1st set or the start of the second?
Jake Meywes, backed by as close to a power based Jazz group as any international vocalist could ever…

The Mojo Webb Band – Sunday January 3rd, 2021

If Country Music is ‘3 chords and the truth’, then The Blues must surely be ‘Life in 12 Bars’.   
And that is exactly what this trio gave us today.
With Coojee Timms on drums and backing vocals, and J.B. Lewis, under a soft black cap, on electric bass, Mojo led us through a wide-ranging tour of his life, via many of his own great songs…all nicely punctuated with detours into the land of Blues legends such as Little Walter, Sonny…