Weekly Jazz and Blues Guide | 16 October 2014

Hello Friends & Bon Vivants

Here is your social life for the next couple of weeks!
Tix almost gone now for The Mighty Surftones Beach Party so don’t be dithering if you want to come!
And the winners of Vince Jones Double Passes compliments of Merrigong are Judy Dawes and Des Canning.
Thanks to everyone that entered & I’ve got another giveaway coming up soon, so standby!

Friday October 17

The Stayers @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
The Keepers of Cool in the Business of Blues. This trio comprises Andrew Yabsley, Bill Gunter & Steve Innis, Blues standards & originals.

Vitaley @ Mercure Resort Gerringong 5-8pm
Guitar & vocals to ease you into the weekend.

Saturday October 18

Vince Jones @ Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) 8pm $35 / $45
Legendary Australian jazz musician, trumpet player, vocalist & raconteur Vince is joined by Matt MacMahon on piano, Brett Hirst on bass & James Hauptman on drums. For more details go to www.merrigong.com.au/shows/vince-jones-live.html

The Sydney Rock & Soul Review: Ross Ward & Sally King @ Kiama Leagues Club 8.30-11.30pm
A debut show, should be a stunner as blues rock diva Sally joins Ross Ward & band.

Sound of KoKo @ Figgy Bowlo 8-11pm
Step inside grooves & layers of blues and soul, 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.

Sunday October 19

Mark Thornton & pals @ El Corazon Restaurant 1-5pm
Cruisy guitar & vocals with a jazz blues vibe & popular standards, and every Sunday in October..

Friday October 24

Ray Beadle @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
One of Australia’s foremost blues guitarists & vocalists.  Sizzling and solo tonight, This guy’s a legend.

James Vann @ Mercure Resort Gerringong 5-8pm
Young local building an enviable following, brilliant original blues & guitar

Sunday October 26

Mark Thornton & pals @ El Corazon Restaurant 1-5pm
Cruisy guitar & vocals with a jazz blues vibe & popular standards.

Blue Eyes Cry @ Jamberoo Pub 2-5pm

Melbourne based this is a hot little blues outfit on the rise fronted by the brilliant voice of Iseula Hingano (originally from Nth Coast NSW)

Sunday October 26

Festival of Choirs @ The Pavilion Kiama 2-5pm $10/$25/$30
The 4th Annual Choirs event is presented to you by Rotary Kiama and features Intermezzo, Choir of Southern Lights, Southern Sistars, SingGongGo, Wollongong Harmony Chorus, Kiama Probus Men’s Choir. There is something very uplifting about these many voices that sing so perfectly together, Afternoon tea is included.  Get tix from Kiama Newsagency, or ring Sue 4232 3098

Friday October 31

Tim Bruer & John Leigh Calder @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Simply Beautiful Perfect Jazz

Sean Emmett @ Mercure Resort Gerringong 5-8pm
Another emerging young local talent, Guitar & vocals. Sensational

Saturday November 1

Beach Party with The Mighty Surftones $40 / $35 @ Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club, Jones Beach 7pm till late
Time to get hip & hang 10, the surfs up and we’re inviting you to join Kiama Jazz & Blues Club for a beach party with the guitar festival swinging surfside twang & rocking grooves of the Mighty Surftones.  Wear your loud shirt, mu mu & sarong ! Call 4233 1514 for your ticket, casual table seating, no byo but there’s a bar with cheap club prices, a spit roast , salads & dessert is provided, plus atmosphere & raffle & a heap of fun.  Proceeds will support Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2015 and tix are almost all gone…so get on it if you want to come!

Plan Ahead

March 6 -8 2015 @ Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival
The plans are taking shape…another wow weekend is coming up with around 60 free gigs over 2 days and 3 nights, around 30 venues.  Save the date & tell your friends…artists being locked in over the next week or three so watch this space.

Cheers & have fun, Eevi

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