Friday, June 23, 2017

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....a nominal 4 piece we have three special guests each Friday taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 30th June 2017 we've young James Power back leading the band on trumpet with Peter Locke on piano and young Cy Donkin on drums...

James Power's been to Club Ashfield to lead the Bridge City Jazz Band a few times these last months and has taken to our music genre with relish......he's on trumpet lead with Peter Locke on the Club's grand piano and one of Geoff Power's young players, Cy Donkin on our drum kit...they join the Bridge City Jazz Band regulars, Colin Davies on double bass, Colin Beal on reeds, Mike Hallam on trombone and Dennis Quinlan on banjo....
An interesting night of traditional jazz shaping up.....








  Club Ashfield is at 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield beside the Ashfield Railway station on the northern side and the gig is up on the first floor in the bistro/Charlotte Room function area from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the restaurant serving nice food until 9pm.....I always eat there on Jazz nights....



 Future special guests with the Bridge City Jazz Band at Club Ashfield and other BCJB future gigs...

  Can now confirm we've a "wake" to play for the late John Bates... Sat. afternoon 8th July 2017 at Club Ashfield.....from 12noon in the first floor Charlotte Room where The Bridge City JB plays....John's partner Brenda Potter and her family with Esther and Becce are coming up from Melbourne. We've a few planned sets then musos there will be invited to play in groups and to toast there friendship with John over all those years...perhaps with a "Tooheys Old", John's favourite beer...

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....a nominal 4 piece we have three special guests each Friday taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 23rd June 2017 we've super jazz reeds player Paul Furniss leading the band on soprano sax and other reeds with Monique Lysiak on piano and Chris Gentle on drums.....

Paul Furniss is just back from playing on a 10 day Jazz Cruise and we're pleased to have him lead the Bridge City Jazz Band this coming Friday 23rd June 2017 with Monique Lysiak on Club Ashfield's grand piano and Chris Gentle on drums.....they add to the Bridge city JB regulars, Mike Hallam trombone, Colin Beal on reeds, Colin Davies on double bass and myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo...
H'm....a night to look forward to....


  Club Ashfield is at 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield beside the Ashfield Railway station on the northern side and the gig is up on the first floor in the bistro/Charlotte Room function area from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the restaurant serving nice food until 9pm.....I always eat there on Jazz nights....



 Future special guests with the Bridge City Jazz Band at Club Ashfield and other BCJB future gigs...

   Can now confirm we've a "wake" to play for th late John Bates... Sat. afternoon 8th July2017 at Club Ashfield.....more news shortly...