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David Bentley Trio + Will Barton 21/6/15

There is never a bad night at BJC. But some nights are just so magical. The David Bentley Trio gig on Sunday was one such night.
The David Bentley Trio performs regularly and is well loved at the Club. David on keys and vocals, Andrew Shaw bass and Kerry Jacobson are seasoned jazz and blues musicians who produce deep and intuitive synergies in their music together.

Playing a set of originals, New Orleans style shuffles and funk held together by David’s quirky…

Robyn Brown & Libor Smoldas (Prague) 13 March 2015

Friday the 13th was certainly a lucky day for patrons of the BJC. A fabulous night featuring the dulcet and smooth as velvet vocals of Robyn Brown and the international guitarist and favourite of the BJC Libor Smoldas (Prague). Backed by a superb line up of OJ Newcomb on bass, Jason Bray on drums and Marnix Van Bruggen on piano this was a slick night of Jazz, Blues and Gospel launching their “Touch of Blue Tour”.
Favourites of the night include…

String Theory – A Cosmic Guitar Encounter

The Ravi Welsh Trio hosted an evening of guitar heaven.
The Players:
Bruce Woodward – Guitar
Atienne Bakker – Guitar. This pair played a selection of lovely, melodic jazz standards. The beautifully haunting, skilful guitars unencumbered by other instruments made a pleasant change from traditional lineups.
Anonymous Heroes
Davis Orr – Guitar
Chris Pearson – Bass
Mark Henman – Drums
The second set was quite a contrast to the first. The music was real bluesy with great vocals by David and Chris. Mark as usual played brilliant drums.
The…

The Tom Vincent Trio – Sat March 28th, 2015

Some artists take the stage at the Brisbane Jazz Club, and instantly own the place; clearly and cleanly resonating with the fibre of this old boat shed and the jazz-loving souls of its enthusiastic and appreciative patrons.
So it was for the cool, cool, coooool Tom Vincent Trio, on the last night of their latest tour of Australia.
Leigh Barker on double bass, Alf Jackson on drums and Tom Vincent on piano, enjoy playing together. Their smiling camaraderie was a key element…

Ingrid James & Louise Denson’s Wild Silk Strings Project – 21 March 2015

Even before the finger clicking count-in, even before one note is played, you just have to look at the familiar faces of the musical elite on stage to know that you are in for a world-class jazz performance.
While Ingrid James and Louise Denson have partnered many shows together – and this was the latest in their Wild Silk series – they don’t just get stuck into the groove of finding a winning formula and trading on it until it has lost its impact…

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…

Sarah Collyer Quintet – 16th Dec 2014

Once again Sarah Collyer packed the Brisbane Jazz Club with devout followers!
It seems, that every show Sarah’s voice just becomes even smoother and more velvety.  Backed by John Reeves on keys, Sam McGuire on bass, Niyi on guitar and Steve Francis on drums it was a fantastic night of jazz music at its best.
Sarah’s vocals in my opinion, are carving her way to being one of Australia’s finest jazz performers.  Her originals hold their own against the great standards such as Summertime and classics…

Lateo – 19 June 2014

Featuring Joe Marchisella on drums, Dave Gilea on Bass and James Ball on piano. Lateo, Latin for ” hidden”, set the evening off to a great start with a groovy rendering of the Beatles ‘Norwegian Wood’ and followed up with a couple of wonderful standards ‘Beatrice’ and ‘All the things you are’.
This was followed by some brilliant original compositions by Dave Gilea. Then ‘Time Management’ composed by Joe Marchisella. They continued through the set with a mix of originals and familiar tunes.
The second set…