April - Brisbane Jazz Club

Thursday 2 April
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Jazz Singers Jam Night
(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 the Lachlan Mitchell Trio . All enquiries
to Ingrid James [email protected]
Friday 3 April
Saturday 4 April
Members $25 Non–Members $30
(Standards / Originals)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
New York based Aussie woodwind favourite Adrian Cunningham is making
a special trip to BJC to release his new album “Ain’t that Right”, a collection
of tunes by composer and long time Basie collaborator Neal Hefti. Expect to
hear some swinging classics like Cute and The Odd Couple . Featuring Steve
Russell, Helen Russell and Joe Marchisella in this swinging show.
Sunday 5 April
Members $20 Non–Members $25
Sam Maguire and the Hot Cross Buns
Band 6pm – 9pm
Direct from 4101, 4051 and 4058 we present Sam Maguire and the Hot Cross
Buns. Don’t miss this Easter Sunday spectacular as they play your favourite
songs from your favourite era of music. Featuring Lachlan ‘Lame’ Mitchell guitar and vocals, Rohan ‘Pity’ Seekers - piano, Jessi ‘Shame’ Dunbar - drums
and of course Sam ‘Remorse’ Maguire - upright bass.
Thursday 9 April
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Ingrid James Quartet
(Vocal Jazz / Standards / Latin )
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Think of a warm, assured style hankering back to the jazz ‘cool’ of Anita O’Day
and Chris Connor, a voice that uses dynamics in a subtle, delightfully restrained
way and a singer who, expertly backed by regular accompanist-pianist John
Reeves and superb rhythm section - Andrew Shaw and Paul Hudson, puts her
own unforgettable stamp on everything from Cole Porter to Lennon-McCartney
and you’ll want to hear more
DRESS CODE: Please note that dress codes apply.
Refer to the website for further details.
Members $20 Non–Members $25
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
SCAT does for jazz what bubbles do for soda-pop. Original tunes, tasty
standards, clever arrangements, brilliant musicianship and serious humour is a
package that audiences can’t get enough of. Fronted by vocalist Craig Burnett,
SCAT brings unique blends of accessible sounds, instrumental mastery, lyric
riffing, crowd interaction and off-beat humour. Craig Burnett - vocals, Chris
Poulsen - keys, Jeremy O’Connor - double bass, Dan Smith - drums.
Saturday 11 April
Members $20 Non–Members $25
Kelsey Giarola
(Standards / Vocal Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Vibrant vocalist Kelsey Giarola and her quartet are back performing a mixture
of jazz arrangements and original tunes. Having performed on SBS National
television and at multiple festivals throughout 2014, Kelsey and the band will
leave nothing behind at this show. They are also excited to share the stage with
successful New York pianist/vocalist Brenda Earle Stokes.
Sunday 12 April
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Brisbane Big Band – ‘love the sound’
(Big Band Jazz / Vocal Jazz)
Band 6pm – 9pm
Today the BJC has a double celebration with the 43rd Anniversary of the
founding of the Brisbane Jazz Club, and the official signing of our lease with
BCC, at which we hope to welcome the Lord Mayor. Doors Open 2.30pm
Alan Western will present a special Brisbane Big Band show featuring Brad
Esbensen and the BBB with special guests from the BJC - Melissa Western,
Lisa La Celle, Di Clark, Duncan Read, Mal Page and Mal Wood - a night to
remember and all the sounds you love! Doors Open 5.30pm
Wed 15 April
(Standards / Originals / New Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Guitar enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting night of picking, bending,
tapping and sliding as some of Brisbane’s most talented virtuosos show us what
they do best. Names of players will soon be revealed - stay tuned! Hosted by The
Ravi Welsh Trio, Ravi has been influenced by an eclectic variety of music styles.
(Fresh Jazz / Standards / Originals)
(Standards / Vocal Jazz / Latin / Originals)
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
The Ravi Welsh Trio
Friday 10 April
Adrian Cunningham
– Album Launch (New York)
Thursday 16 April
Admission: $5
CLUB Night
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 us 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......
Full details, and bookings, are available on our website:
Friday 17 April
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Paul Williams and Friends
(Swing / Latin / Standards / Vocal Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Paul Williams – clarinet / saxophone, delivers his own soulful show of classic jazz
standards, sharing the stage with Paul Hudson, Andrew Shaw, John Reeves
and Mal Wood. Paul who performs regularly with the Caxton Street Jazz band,
has performed with Isaac Hayes, Cilla Black , Al Martino, Gene Pitney, Linda
Ronstadt , James Morrison, Bob Barnard, Tom Baker, Judy Bailey, Graeme Bell
and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Saturday 18 April
Members $20 Non – Members $25
(Standards / Vocal Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Join us for this one-night-only premier starring the timeless pieces from the
swinging sounds of classic Bacharach. Jazzarach features a cross-generation
of world-class musicians who share a mutual love of Bacharach and his rich
harmonies, complex melodies and exciting rhythms, and a storyline to recapture
your youth and speak to your life. Rediscover the many reasons these songs
have stood the test of time.
Sunday 19 April
Members $20 Non – Members $25
Swing Central featuring Brad Leaver
(Big Band Stylings / Vocal Jazz / Sinatra Style)
Band 6pm – 9pm
Australia’s most sophisticated swing band, is fronted by super suave Brad
Leaver whose velvet crooning has melted hearts all over the world. Picture
yourself dancing with your loved one, to the music of a more refined and
romantic era, when women in hats and gloves were wooed by handsome
strangers in the night and crooners like Sinatra and Dean Martin ruled the
Thursday 23 April
$15 M/NM/Conn • $10 Student U18
Andrew Baxter Band
(Blues / Groove / Vocal Jazz)
Band 7.30pm – 10pm
Belief in the magic of musical collaboration inspires Andrew as a passionate
and committed independent musician. Bringing new and different performers
together, to see what magic can be created, Andrew believes in the importance
of advancing as a musician on both technical and musical fronts. He is now one
of the most respected musicians on the South-East Queensland blues scene.
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