INTIMATE PERFORMACE: Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock are highly regarded in the jazz world. A highlight of their career was a performance at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, opening for George Benson and Al Jarreau.
INTIMATE PERFORMACE: Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock are highly regarded in the jazz world. A highlight of their career was a performance at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, opening for George Benson and Al Jarreau.

What's on: Sunshine Coast

SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND

AFTER a successful Christmas concert with the Coastal Caring Clowns, the SCC band have had a break and are now ready to entertain you in 2019.

We are always looking for new members, young and old, who have learnt to play an instrument and have a reasonable standard of playing. If this is you, then phone 0402 209 670. The band practises every Wednesday night in the community hall at Kawana Library, Nanyima St, Buddina from 7.30-9.30pm. We would like to thank our members and audiences. Our next shows are on February 24 and March 16 at 2pm at the Kawana hall. Swinging In The Sunshine on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm in the Kawana Community Hall Nanyima St. Buddina (behind the library).

Come along and invite your friends to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment with a great variety of music. Proceeds from the concert go to the Maroochydore Rotary Club and the Maroochy Men's Shed. Tickets available at the door (cash or eftpos) $15 which includes afternoon tea or book on 0417 649 686.

CALOUNDRA CHORALE

WE ARE pleased to be able to presenta concert of popular light classical orchestral music performed by one of the Sunshine Coast's newer orchestras, the Davonski Concert Orchestra. Impressed by their recent concert performance standard, our "scouts" have invited them to perform for our audience in two concerts in February alongside popular members of our own company Sarah Sullivan and Peter Gotobe, in company with Neil Booth.

We know you will enjoy a totally different experience at our theatre and impress upon you the need to book early. Only two performances. All tickets only $25. CCTC Theatre 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla on Saturday, February 23 at 2pm and 7pm. Book now, phone 07 5491 4937.

SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB

ME AND My Chauffeur is a unique blend of string instruments recreating some wonderful jazz melodies, many of which have been lost in the annals of time.

This is a wonderful stand up New Orleans-style band that is sure to get your feet tapping, featuring all local Sunshine Coast musicians. Jo Simons vocalist, Rob Roy mandolin, John Withers banjo, Brenda Withers bass ukulele and Mark Seamon guitar. John Withers the leader, on banjo, is well known worldwide and has played with such notables as Aker Bilk, Bob Barnard, Frank Johnson, Neville Stribling, Tom Baker and Ade Monsbourgh ... the list goes on. We are talking jazz big time. Me And My Chauffeur also includes Robert Roy McKeown on mandolin, Brenda Withers on bass ukulele, vocalist Jo Simon and guitarist Mark Seaman. Special guest John Murray, on trombone, will be included in the line-up when the band performs for the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club on February 18 at 2pm at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach.

Me and My Chauffeur is a collection of masterful Sunshine Coast musicians providing a wonderful style of foot-tapping jazz. This music will have you up and dancing all afternoon. Don't miss this one.

For further information contact Julie 0412 789 957 or Meredith on 0427 782 960. Members $20, Seniors $22.50 and non members $25. Email suncoastjazz2 @gmail.com. We are a non profit organisationendeavouring to bring to the members and jazz lovers the Best of the Best. The show will be an afternoon of entertainment not to be missed.

IRISH TROUBADOUR COMING NOOSA

THE very embodiment of the folk singer, Luka Bloom has that deep sense of social justice with an uncanny ability to distil contemporary life into the pithiest and most alluring combinations of lyrics and melody lines. His latest album, Refuge, put a finger on the fractured nature of so much of what's happening in our world today, from homelessness to war to climate change.

His voice is still as open and honest as it was more than 30 years ago, and his guitar finds chord combinations that are all his own. Passion, playfulness and pause for thought: a hearty combination in any gig. For 40 years, Luka Bloom has been making records and travelling the world singing his songs. Since 1992, Luka has toured Australia 12 times. In February/March Luka will bring his 13th tour to the land he loves. Along with all the favourites, Luka will perform songs from his 23rd album Refuge for which the tour has been named.

There is also a live CD coming on-stream. MIG in Germany are releasing a live Luka concert from Radio Bremen in 2001. Luka Bloom - The Refuge Tour on Wednesday, February 27 from 8pm at The J, 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Junction.

All tickets $56.90. Book online, go to thej.com.au. Box office at 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Junction or phone 07 5329 6560.

IMPERIAL HOTEL EUMUNDI

FEBRUARY DATES: Thursday 7th 6.30pm Open Mic Night for 7-17 year olds - Green Room; Friday 8th 6.30pm-9.30pm Chris Ramsay; Saturday 9th noon-4pm Brown Trouts - Beer Garden; Saturday 9th 6.30pm-9.30pm Alan Kelly - Beer Garden; Saturday 9th Doors Open 7.30pm. Mason Rack Band + Lecia Louise - The Bunker (Tix$15/$20-Hotel/Oztix); Sunday 10th 2pm-5pm Ryan Giles - Beer Garden; Friday 15th 6.30pm-9.30pm Mitch & Trey - Beer Garden; Saturday 16th noon-4pm Brown Trouts - Beer Garden; Saturday 16th 6.30pm-9.30pm Tahlia Matheson - Beer Garden; Sunday 17th 2pm-5pm Paul Clements - Beer Garden; Friday 22nd 6.30pm-9.30pm Cory Carlyon - Beer Garden; Saturday 23rd noon- 4pm Brown Trouts - Beer Garden; Saturday 23rd 6.30pm-9.30pm Benny O - Beer Garden; Saturday 23rd 2pm-8pm Munch. Street Food Festival F feat. music by 2pm-4pm Deutsch Ford Gypsy Jazz Duo 4pm - 6pm Gian 6pm-8pm Palomino (Rockabilly style 3 piece) 8pm - late Vinyl DJs; Sunday 24th 2pm-5pm Jay Bishoff - Beer Garden; Thursday 28th 7pm Imperial Jam Night - Bunker.

Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi. Phone 07 5442 8811.

KRISTIN BERARDI AND JAMES SHERLOCK

JAZZ fans love Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock. As individual artists, they are among the best in the wider jazz community. He is a master guitarist, one always sought after by singers, and she is probably the brightest star in the dazzling constellation of Australian vocalists. Both award-winning artists (Kristin won the 2006 Montreux International vocal competition and James has been awarded the Ike Isaacs International Jazz Guitar Award), as a duo they have established a partnership of rare intimacy and honesty, taking songs and stripping them down to the bare essentials, the core.

This partnership has taken them around the world, performing in North and South America, Japan, Indonesia and Europe with a highlight being their performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival opening for George Benson and Al Jarreau. Kristin and James have been making music together since 2004 and they have released four albums. Their latest release I'm Glad There Is You comprises a series of wonderful jazz standards including the classic What A Little Moonlight Can Do as well as Charlie Haden's First Song. Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock - I'm Glad There Is You from 3.30pm on Saturday, February 23 at The Jazz Sessions at The Bison Bar, 2-64 Currie St, Nambour. Tickets: $20, go to stickytickets.com.au or phone 0403 152 397.


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