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To Sergio With Love – September 21st 2019

If there was a way to do it here, the essence of tonight’s performance would be better captured in colours than in words.
However, without the benefit of a paintbrush, please help set the mood by relaxing, smiling…and singing along with the opening strains of ‘Mas Que Nada’…  
Ohhhhh…   Ah-ree-eye.   Eye-oh.      O-bah. O-bah. O-bah.
Ohhhh. Wah-oh-oh-oh.    Ah-ree-eye.   Eye-oh.      O-bah. O-bah. O-bah.
Are you with me? Ready for a ride through a beautiful, tropical Brazilian night?  Ready for six talented musicians to drop in, tune up, turn…

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…

Estampa – Thursday 11th July

Fancy some wine at a Parisian
brasserie, or sharing tapas at a café in Rio? We packed suitcases, headed for
the Brisbane Jazz Club (11 July) and boarded a plane with Estampa for a musical
sojourn of samba, gypsy jazz, and bal-musette.
Estampa took us far afield with even a township song and a Swedish polska. “Estampa means stamp in Spanish,” Rebecca Karlen (violin, voice) says.
“It has a mixture of meanings for us: stamp like in a passport, because we are from…

Ingrid James and Toni Zaffa – June 22nd 2019

The house lights are low. A super-cool Jazz Quartet, featuring John Reeves on piano, Paul Armstrong on trumpet and flugelhorn, Andrew Shaw on bass and Sacha Kloostra on drums, is set and ready to play.
And then they are joined on stage by two local Jazz luminaries; Ms Ingrid James and Ms Toni Zaffa.
Welcome to the Brisbane Jazz Club, in residence at the Queensland Russian Community Centre in Woolloongabba, for Lush Lives – Songs From Women Who Made A Difference.
Together, these six skilled musicians are here…

Andrew Baxter – A Brief History of The Blues – June 14th 2019

As Andrew said at the start of the night, ‘So good to see that there are plenty of real Blues fans in Brisbane’.
And those fans were all out, and in ecstasy tonight, as Andrew Baxter and his band gave us our biggest night so far, at our temporary new home at the Queensland Russian Community Centre in Woolloongabba.
So, gimme a 12-bar in Bb…and we are away…
This band of Blues Brothers and Sisters was Andrew Baxter on vocals and his screaming Paul Reed Smith and Warmoth guitars; Becs…

Jef Neve and Teus Nobel – June 15th 2019

Hear that………………?    
Yes. It is the sound of a pin dropping.
And a pin dropping is exactly what you could have heard during tonight’s performance by these master musicians from Europe.
The Brisbane Jazz Club is always a respectful, ‘listening’ venue. But this was something else.
It was a Full House, and our temporary new home at the Queensland Russian Community Centre in Woolloongabba was bursting with patrons, tables, drinks and dinner plates. Yet while Jef and Teus, and their guest, David Theak, were on stage, there was an almost…

Mark Pradella Band with Peter Vance – Saturday May 25th, 2019

The Brisbane Jazz Club moved to our temporary new home at the Queensland Russian Community Centre in Woolloongabba, on May 6th, 2019.
Already we have enjoyed many stand-out performances, and tonight’s band of musiciens extraordinaire maintained the very high bar set by our early performers.
Shining at the centre of it all, band leader and one-man Horn Section, Mark Pradella, caressed every faultless note from his clarinet, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax and EWI, (Electric Wind Instrument, with which he can deliver 2000 different sounds…

Sarah Collyer – Sunday Brunch 28th April, 2019

Looking for somewhere to relax, chill and recover after a big Saturday night?
In the market for a rosy glow and a cruisy way to kick-start your Sunday?
Well, today, at the Brisbane Jazz Club, you can stroll out to the deck, grab a delicious brunch, and settle in for a spot of revival and restoration, with Sarah Collyer and her talented trio.
There’s guitarist, Jamie Clark, with his trademark warm and mellow tone, lovingly caressed from a custom-made arch-top, (from a guitar maker in…