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Di Clark Quintet – Sat 21 June 2014

In company with such renowned musicians as Paula Girvan, Helen Russell, Gary Eldershaw, and Josh Hatcher, a vocalist only has to tread that comfortable musical carpet laid down by the band to present a varied and highly polished performance. Such was the case for Di Clark who presented a smooth and accomplished program of well-known standards interspersed with one or two I did not know – such as ‘Stop the Show’ – full marks to Di for not just sticking to the well-trodden path…

Nadia Sunde’s Supper Club

Wow – the phrase ‘that’s entertainment’ might have been coined for Nadia Sunde who presented a happy program of song, repartee and music that totally charmed the packed house for her first-ever performance at the BJC. Surrounding herself with a superb band – Michael Fix – guitar, Ross Comerford – keyboards, Andrew Shaw – bass, and Doug Gallacher – drums, Nadia also introduced her niece Miranda Licence providing backup vocals.
Nadia talked, joked and sang her way through a varied program that was difficult to define…

Barksdale Brass – 24 Jan 2014

The “Joint was Jumping” again on Sunday night.
A capacity crowd added to the atmosphere and we enjoyed some great music from not one but two good bands. Barksdale Brass, lead by Danny Peel, is made up of mainly young, energetic musicians. Hence we got a set of high energy, rather loud “brass band” jazz. A good band we should have again. EMO (Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra) then played two sets.
Tonight saw the return of Burke Turner to lead the orchestra.  I think this orchestra…

Sarah Collyer Quintet – 16 May 2013.

Although I have known Sarah for some time, this was the first time I had really listened and appreciated her talents as a jazz singer.
Sarah sings the Blues…. could easily have been the title of this show, featuring our very own Sarah Collyer. A quiet Thursday night with a small audience perhaps contributed, if anything, to the beautifully laid-back and well thought out performance that Sarah had prepared. There is something profoundly Blue about Sarah’s style, and while her delivery does not have the…

Amanda Carr with Graeme Norris Band 16 September 2011

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in jazz with people who are predominantly into rock and pop music. As I fall into this category myself, I was really enthused to hear that a former rock singer in the shape of Boston, USA-based vocalist Amanda Carr was performing  with the Graeme Norris band. Born in Boston, she grew up listening to, and befriending, some formidable American rock bands, such as Aerosmith.
Amanda had previously contacted my Dad – Alan Western – through the…


MFG – 23rd August 2014
The Brisbane Jazz Club and its near 100 patrons were treated to an inspiring evening of Jazz with
MFG, also known as Nico Maas (guitar), Gemma Farrell on (tenor sax) and Thomas Goralski (piano).
MFG were accompanied by the hand- picked – Joshua Hatcher on bass and Nathan Goldman on
Maas, Farrell and Goralski all met whilst studying in Amsterdam and this was their first tour of
Australia together. They had the audience entranced and in disbelief of their talents…

Caxton St Jazz Band

Australian jazz legends Caxton Street Jazz Band declared their 36th anniversary last night and reflected on their 70’s upbringing at Baroona Hall on Caxton Street. Also a number of the musicians celebrating 70th birthdays this year, more than half of their lives with their band. What a story!
Certainly no strangers to the Brisbane Jazz Club, they filled the place as usual, with devotees making the CSJB gig a weekend destination from homes as far away as Warwick, Toowoomba and Emerald…