Weekly Jazz & Blues Guide | 27 Feb 2015

Hello Friends & Bon Vivants… Hot Sax is it Thursday already?

If you haven’t got your weekend sorted then here’s a few hot suggestions…

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.

Saturday February 28

Short & Horny @ Corrimal Hotel 3.30-6.30pm
We love a guy who can blow his own trumpet…and here’s six of them!  Sassy attitude and superfine jazz, blues & swing. Presented by the Illawarra Jazz Club. No cover charge.

Sunday March 1

Kane Dennelly @ Jamberoo Pub, 1-4 pm
Strong, brilliant foot stomping blues, Kane is the front man of 19-Twenty. A solo performance today promises original heartfelt ballads to startling high energy guitar blues & vocals.

Sydney Mens Choir @ Gerringong Town Hall, 2pm $25 at door
Strong vibrant and lyrical, sound of song that stirs the heart.  presented by the Gerringong Music Club.  No Charge for Members.

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 now from venues and the Kiama Visitor Centre.

My personal festival Itinerary might look a bit like this...
On Friday night you’ll find me at Kinetic Method at the Blue Diamond Bar (Sebel) at 7pm and then I’m heading to the Kiama Leagues Club for Righteous Voodoo at 10pm, and then to Kiama Inn to finish the night with Genevieve Chadwick.
On Saturday I’ll be on the streets from about 9.30 to soak up Eat to the Beat, starting with Hot Potato! and finishing 18 bands later at around 2.30pm, just call me a greedy gutz.
I’ll be checking out the Young Bands Come Out to Play in Hindmarsh Park at 2pm but heading over to Kiama Leagues Club for Andrew Oh and Armondo Hurley at 2.30 then sneaking over to the Sidewalk Soiree at the Little Blowhole Cafe at 4pm for the powerhouse blues of Milena Barrett and Rob Turner.
On Saturday night I’ll have to clone myself.  I am definitely doing  Sax Summit, Kiama Leagues at 7.30, Pena Flamenca 8.30 upstairs Kiama Leagues Club, The Foreday Riders at Kiama Bowlo 8.45, Chris Harland Blues Band at The Grand from 8.30pm and Psycho Zydeco till 11pm at the Gerringong Bowlo.
On Sunday you will probably find me konked out in Hindmarsh Park at the All Day Jazz & Blues, but more than likely I’ll be selling you a raffle ticket or a festival TShirt.  I’ll be breakfasting with Pearlnoire at 9.30 at Speak n Easy and also be checking out a few of the bands around town.  Finishing the day at the Grand with the Stingers & Friends.

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 cover charge just turn up and enjoy!

Also The Old Fire Station on Terralong Street is being transformed into Jazz Central, a great exhibition of Jazz memorabilia from our attic, and there’ll be 2015 Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival T Shirts for sale $25 each…Groovy Black this year! Over the weekend if you need info, a programme or assistance of a festival nature then drop in!

Cheers & have fun
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