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 Bigband. 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 Connelly-sax 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 MARCH 2015 GIGS 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: www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au 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 Hudson. 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.
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