Melbourne band, The Shuffle Club
Melbourne band, The Shuffle Club

Two big gigs for Sunshine Coast jazz fans

Jazz is in the air this month and for the rest of a swinging year on the Coast.

The Bison Bar at Nambour will swoon with classic, nostalgic jazz on the last Sunday of the month and the Noosa Heads Jazz Club will rock Noosa with quality trad jazz each month at The J, both venues featuring local, national and international artists.

Last month the Robyn Brown Jazz Quartet performed a sell-out show at the Bison Bar and Robyn, a regular performer at clubs and festivals on the Coast, is now booking the artists for what she is calling "The Jazz Sessions."

"This month I'm featuring the Sue Bond Jazz Trio. Sue has had some remarkable achievements in her life, singing with Don Burrows on ABC television and working with such names as Glen Shorrock, Spandau Ballet, Tony Barber, Kate Ceberano and Colleen Hewitt. "Her rich voice makes her one of the most individual of today's jazz singers. She selects material made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Always professional, Sue displays her love for music with her breezily infectious interpretations of a wide and interesting repertoire. "She has developed her own honest and spontaneous style to become one of the most compelling singers in Australia."

The Noosa Heads Jazz Club is presenting Melbourne band, The Shuffle Club this month. According to club president, Richard Stevens, the four musos, Ashley Gaudion (saxophone and vocals) Rodney Gilbert (drums and vocals) Paul Griska (double bass and vocals, Dannie Bourne (keyboard and vocals) were a huge hit in Noosa last year.

"Their style is most easily described as a hot blend of jazz, swing, blues, and boogie but that hardly does justice to their raw energy and enthusiasm. "They are regulars on the festival circuit in Edinburgh and Australia and they have spread their influence and fan base by successfully touring in the UK, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Japan," Richard said. The Jazz Sessions,"

The Bison Bar, C-Square courtyard, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour. Sat. Feb 28. 3:00pm. Admission $15. Tickets at the door or online through www.trybooking.com (online booking recommended).

"Jazz At The J," Noosa Junction. Sat February 13 from 7.30pm. Admission: Members $20 and Guests $25. For tickets phone 5447 2229.


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