Happy New Year dear Friends & Bon Vivants!
Finally I am back on deck to keep your social lives in order…!
A great February ahead to keep us bopping till the best ever Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival March 6-8 (scroll to the end!) Around 70 gigs, all free. How good is that?!
Friday February 6
David Christopher @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Catch the super talented David at his last gig in Australia before moving overseas. Thanks for entertaining us with brilliant guitar, keyboard and song. jazz blues & popular soundscapes with a touch of Tim Finn only better. No cover charge.
The Lunchbox: Movie Gerringong Pics & Flicks @ Gerringong Town Hall 7.30 for 8pm
Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system transports thousands of meals every day from kitchens to offices. A Harvard University study found that just one in a million lunchboxes is ever delivered to the wrong address. This is the story of that one lunchbox. A 2014 film festival favourite. Stay for coffee & cake $3 after the film.
Friday February 13
Sean Emmett @ Mercure Resort Gerringong, 5.30-8.30pm
Young popular local talent on the rise, Americana blues singer & writer.No cover charge.
Pearlnoire Duo @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Generous & engaging, a diva with personality plus, soul R&B jazz swing & blues. Brilliant! No cover charge.
Friday February 20
Darren Coggan @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Acclaimed guitarist & vocalist, Darren is popular for his Cat Stevens & Jimmy Buffet shows, a TV presenter and golden guitar winner. A major talent. No cover charge.
Friday February 27
Mike Walsh Duo @ Mercure Resort Gerringong, 5.30-8.30pm
Piano & upright bass, popular swinging jazz & vocals. No cover charge.
Acca Daiquiris @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Hard lounge or heavy cocktail? Cool & swinging jazz arrangements of rock classics of the 60’s through to the 80’s. No cover charge.
Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8
Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival : ALL FREE @ Various Venues – 70 gigs – 40 artists & bands
Its the best weekend of the year as Kiama & surrounds explodes into a frenzy of free jazz, blues, swing, indie, bluegrass & bop at over 30 venues around town. Artist this year feature Ray Beadle, Pena Flamenca, Andrew Oh’s Funk Odyssey + Armondo Hurley, The Foreday Riders, Psycho Zydeco, Nick Rheinberger, Milena Barrett & Rob Turner, Chris Harland Blues Band, Clayton Doley, Tommy M and the Mastersounds, Genevieve Chadwick, Paul Robert Burton Trio, Dr Goodvibe, Pearlnoire duo, Dr Don’s Double Dose, Hot Potato, Dane Laboyrie, Straight No Chaser + Debra Dicembre, Mood Operators, The Jacky Howellers, Sax Summitt, The Stingers, Doggn it Blues, Sean Emmett, Paul Sun, Cameron Jones, James Vann, Joe Mungovan….and on it goes! The programme is up on our website www.kiamajazz.com and printed copies available late this week from venues and the Kiama Visitor Centre.
Major venues over the weekend are Kiama Leagues Club and The Blue Diamond Bar Kiama Sebel, other venues include The Gerringong Bowling Club, Kiama Inn, Kiama Grand Hotel, Kiama Bowlo, El Corazon, Saltwater, Milk & Honey, Chachi’s, Seabreeze Dining, Rosy Lea Cafe, Little Blowhole Cafe, Red Rooster and heaps more…No tickets no charge just turn up and enjoy!