Weekly Jazz and Blues Guide | 4 August 2014

Hello Friends & Bon Vivants

Heading into the last month of winter with a blast and a half !

Friday August 8

Darren Coggan @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm

Accomplished & lauded singer, songwriter, television presenter and actor, famed for his numerous golden guitar awards, Cat Stevens Peace Train show, Jimmy Buffet Margarittaville show and many other musical highlights. A truly charismatic entertainer, solo tonight on guitar & vocal.

Saturday August 9

Straight No Chaser with Deborah Dicembre @ Corrimal Hotel 3.30 – 6.30pm

With Grant Merinuk on Sax this combo recalls the cool jazz vibe of New York in the 60’s with sultry vocals of chanteuse Deborah

August 15 – 17

Bellingen Jazz Festival @ Various Venues

Features Tricia Evy, Dan Barnett, The Big Ol Blues Band, Illya Szwec Blues Depot, Feel the Manouche, Sugarfoot Ramblers and many more, Get the details from www.bellingenjazzfestival.com.au

Dubbo Jazz Festival @ Club Dubbo & other venues

Features Jeff Duff, Greg Poppleton Bakelite Broadcasters, Canberra Swing Katz, The Great Western Plains Big Band and many more, details at www.dubbojazz.com.au

Friday August 15

Milena Barret & Rob Turner @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm

English blues & soul singer with a huge voice showing touches of Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Milena sings tonight with highly acclaimed Sydney blues guitarist Rob Turner. Expect the real deal here.

Friday August 22

The Escalators @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm

Get down, get back up. The Escalators are a fantastic funk, jazz, blues combo, gorgeous vocals, personality plus.

Nick Russoniello @ Wollongong Con of Music Auditorium Glennifer Brae 7.30pm

Between Worlds is Nick’s much anticipated debut album featuring the acclaimed Acacia Quartet. Enjoy works by Chick Corea, Elena Kats Chernin, and others. A unique soundscape of sax with strings, Russoniello sings, slaps, scoops and slides in this exploration of music from ragtime to rock and everything in between. Ticket and CD pre order $30/$25, Ticket only $20/$15. Get tickets from www.nickrussoniello.ocm.au or at the door.

Saturday August 23

Nice n Tight with Shelley King @ Corrimal Hotel 3.30 – 6.30pm

Swinging grooves and great vocals, no cover charge. Presented by the Illawarra Jazz Club.

Sound of Koko @ Kembla Pub 8-11pm

Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop – unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

August 29 – 31

Newcastle Jazz Festival @ The Hockey Club

Get the details, programmes and tickets from www.newcastlejazz.com.au

Friday August 29

Spyglass Gypsies @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm

Gypsy Jazz and just a little bit django, exotic & fun.

Saturday August 30

Ray Beadle & the Silver Bullet Band, The Jacky Howellers, The Stingers @ Kiama Bowling Club 7.00pm $5

Blistering, sizzling, stinging & rocking … here’s a night of heavyweight blues, not to be missed and only $5 at the door! What a line up. Ray needs little introduction as one of Australia’s foremost blues players and his band of rockers. The Jacky Howellers comprising the sizzling blues harp of Dan Sullivan and the powerhouse vocals of Rod Mitchell…and The Stingers, legends of Kiama Blues scene fronted by hero harp player, Lee Holman.

19 Twenty with King Dog & the Catz @ Jamberoo Pub 7.30pm $16.50
Front man Kane Dennelly promises a big loud night of rocking blues unleashing both drummers on stage at once at this all ages gig. Get tix from www.19twentymusic.com/store…Only a few tix left!

Have fun, Cheers


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