March - Brisbane Jazz Club

Sunday 1 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Valtozash Big Band
(Metal Jazz / Hardcore Big Band)
Band 6pm – 9pm
Behold Brisbane’s newest and most brutal jazz orchestra, the Valtozash
Recently described as ‘innovative but kind of messed up’, the band splices the
textures and improvisation of jazz with the numerous styles of metal; thrash,
grindcore, march, ambience, among others.
Under the oppression of Andre Bonetti, composer and electric-vibraphonist,
Valtozash has among the hottest players in Brisbane and boasts a seven piece
horn section.
Thursday 5 March
(Vocal Jazz)
Music 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Ingrid James introduces all the fun and spirit of this popular night with many
special guests including some of Brisbane’s finest Jazz Vocalists. Sharing
the stage with these amazing singers will be a swinging Trio featuring Ian
Macrae, Andrew Shaw and Lachlan Hawkins. All enquiries to Ingrid James
[email protected]
Members $20 Non-Members $25
Lisa La Celle
Peta Leigh-Wilson-keys, Chris Pearson-bass, Steve Francis-drums and
Adam Connelly-sax
(Vocal Jazz / Swinging Standards / Blues)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Lisa is excited to bring to the BJC her show Lessons in Love – showcasing
the good, bad and ugly side of that little thing called! With a voice as warm,
colourful and sultry as her stage persona, it promises to be a night packed with
fun and great music.
Peta Leigh-Wilson-keys, Chris Pearson-bass, Steve Francis-drums and Adam
Saturday 7 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Calibre Cats
(Neo – Swing / Vocal Jazz / Jump Swing)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Swing on in and catch the infectious sound of The Calibre Cats! Singer ‘Dollface’
is supported by some of Brisbane’s finest musos, who are bound to get you off
your seat and dancing with a repertoire ranges from Neo Swing to Traditional
Jazz & Blues. Whether you are a dancer or a music lover - this show is for those
who want to let their hair down and jump and jive!
DRESS CODE: Please note that dress codes apply.
Refer to the website for further details.
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Brisbane Big Band – ‘love the sound’
(Classic Big Band / Vocal Jazz)
Band 6pm – 9pm
Once again the lovely Lauren Cocking is our special vocal guest. Along with
the smooth tones and personality of Alan Western, she will present some of the
great swing tunes in her own special style, joyfully played by the wonderful Brad
Esbensen and the BBB. It’s the BBB at the BJC - love the sound !!!
Thursday 12 March
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Step it Up
Pablo Matus – percussion, Arif Khan – percussion, Steve Francis - drums,
Darren Macpherson - saxes Rohan Somasekaran - keys
and Des Reid - bass.
(Party jazz and fresh funk)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Step It Up has been an original groove jazz band since the 90’s. Tonight
features their double percussion with Steve Francis on drums & soloists Darren
Macpherson on saxes & Rohan Somasekaran on keys.
Friday 13 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Caxton Street Jazz Band
(Traditional Jazz / New Orleans Groove / Vocal Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
The Caxton Street Jazz Band presents hot, swinging jazz in a manner than
elicits enthusiastic responses from listening and/or dancing audiences. Members
of the band include some of Australia’s leading jazz players in their idiom, as well
as two instrumentalists who are also vocalists. The Caxton Street Jazz Band is
a 6-piece band that not only appeals to jazz aficionados, but also to the general
public at large.
Saturday 14 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Libor Smoldas (Prague)
(Standards / Latin / Be Bop / Cool Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Back at the BJC by popular demand, this European jazz legend will present a
swinging show with the talents of Paul Hudson –drums and Dale Rabic – organ /
keyboard / piano / bass pedals.
Sunday 15 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Lateshift Big Band
(Big Band / Vocal Jazz)
Wed 18 March
Members & Musos Free / Others $10
CLUB Night
Sunday 8 March
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Jazz Singers Jam Night
Friday 6 March
Band 6pm – 9pm
One of Brisbane’s popular Big Bands returns to the BJC under the Musical
Direction of Grant Mason.
Full details, and bookings, are available on our website:
Jamming with the House Band.
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Our popular go-with-the-flow night is making new friends all the time with Peter
Walters presenting this impromptu live jazz from some of the liveliest local
musicians around. Join our house trio for a jam or just enjoy the coolest way to
chill out. Food available and ‘mates rates’ drinks at the bar. Your music, your club
- the natural place to be......
Thursday 19 March
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Funky Miracle
(Blues / Funk / New Orleans Groove)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Funk would be nothing without the Blues so for their first gig of 2015 Funky
Miracle are focussing on the Blue end of the funk spectrum. Regular vocalist
Andy Ferrett will be joined by the power of Bridget O’Donohue and soul of Karen
Anderson to take you back to origins of funk. Friday 20 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Di Clark Quartet
(Vocal Jazz / Swing / Latin)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Di returns for her 5th headline gig at the Brisbane Jazz Club. She will be reunited
with the amazing Libor Smoldas on guitar after their successful gigs in Prague
in 2014. Also accompanying this fab pair will be BJC favourites, Peter Walters bass and Paul Hudson - drums for an evening of super classic jazz.
Saturday 21 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Ingrid James and Louise Denson’s
Wild Silk Strings Project
(Vocal Jazz / Original Jazz / Standards)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
The lush, beautiful sounds of the Wild Silk Quintet will be enriched by a string
trio for this special concert including featured guests from Canberra, Miroslav
Bukovsky on trumpet and John Mackey on sax. The varied repertoire of
originals, lesser known jazz standards and unique arrangements of classical
works reflecting both the jazz traditions and a European asesthetic. The
interweaving of the voice with brass, winds and strings creates endless new
colours and textures. The strings lineup features Michael Patterson, Eugenie
Costello, Courtenay Lind with stellar rhythm section Andrew Shaw and Paul
Sunday 22 March
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Pepperazzi Big Band
(Big Band / Vocal Jazz)
Band 6pm – 9pm
The band formed more than 10 years ago as a community group but have
developed since that time into a semi-professional stage band that has
built a reputation as one of the best working around Brisbane and South
East Queensland. Pepperazzi still maintains its community roots through
performances at local events ( such as the Sherwood Festival and West End
Twilight Markets) and charity events.
Information published in this guide may be subject to
change or cancellation without notice.