Weekly Jazz and Blues Guide | 5 June 2015

Kiama Jazz LogoHello Friends & Bon Vivants!

Oh its been a while between newsletters I know, but despair no more here ‘s some good Jazz & Blues news that I’m excited to share…!

Saturday June 6

Emma Kelly Quartet + Pearlnoire @ Corrimal Hotel 3.30pm
Fine jazz from Emma Kelly and her band, plus the luscious rich vocals of our favourite diva, Miss Pearl Noire. Presented by Illawarra Jazz Club.  No cover charge

Sunday June 7

Kane Dennelly @ Jamberoo Pub 1.30-4.30pm
Powerhouse foot stomping high energy blues to heartfelt acoustics & ballads Kane (also front man of 19Twenty) is an awesome young talent, peoples choice at Bridgetown Blues Festival. Original, inspired 

Friday June 12

Darren Coggan Solo @ Crooked River Winery & Restaurant 6.30pm  $65pp
Accomplished singer, songwriter, TV presenter and actor…and  that voice! A brilliantly versatile performer, twice golden guitar winner, acclaimed for his Peace Train (Cat Stevens) Show, along with Jimmy Buffet Margharitaville show and Anzac tributes.  Hugely popular at a variety of Kiama events over the years. This major talent is perfectly paired with dinner and wine at Crooked River Winery.  The restaurant will be set up with long banquet tables with platters placed down the middle for sharing & socialising.  There’s a dance floor too.  Book now on https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/friday-night-live-darren-coggan-tickets-17239748552 ($65 pp does not include drinks) or phone 4234 0975
Sunday June 14

Music in Hindmarsh Park,  Kiama 1.30 – 3.30pm Free
Kiama Council in conjunction with Kiama Jazz & Blues Club will be presenting regular monthly music  in HIndmarsh Park, on the first Sunday of each month (apart from this one !) we are thrilled to be working on this and excited to present local quality musicians in a variety of genres including jazz, blues, folk, swing & rock.  Maybe no headbangers tho.  Unable to confirm the line up just now, but keep your eyes peeled on our facebook page / kiama jazz & blues, and our website kiamajazz.com  All free of course,

Friday June 19

Dukes of York @ Crooked River Winery & Restaurant 6.30pm 
Cori York breathy vocals, a perfect serenade to accompany your fine dining experience at Crooked River Winery.  More details and to book, ring 4234 0975

Friday June 26

Toni Swain & Roy Payne @ Crooked River Winery & Restaurant 6.30pm
They write about Toni as having ‘Soul R&B Jazz with grace and a killer touch’ while Roy steps up to the mic with his well worn guitar accordian delivering heartfelt delta blues, life & laments.  More details and to book ring 4234 0975

Saturday August 15

Victory Dance – Royal Australian Navy Band @ The Pavilion Kiama 7pm $45/$40 pp
The Kiama Jazz & Blues Club is very proud to present our annual dance night, this time we are in the mood big band 40’s style paying tribute to the men and women of wartime, and celebrating with a Victory Dance.  Dress up 40’s style, anything from an officer to nurse to the Andrew Sisters! Get ready to boogie woogie the night away to the Admiral’s Own Big Band…18 piece band that swings big time!  Its BYO drinks and rations, tables of 8.  Book tickets asap online only www.kiamajazz.com/event-1942484/Registration  or just go to our website www.kiamajazz.com  For info ring 0414 347 845 talk to Neil. Tix are $45 or if you are a member of Kiama Jazz & Blues Club its only $40 pp.  A portion of proceeds from the night will be donated to Defence Care


The next Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival is March 11-13, 2016…All free as usual ! put the date in your diary now and keep an eye on our website for updates, and of course our facebook page too (facebook/kiama jazz & blues)

For Regular Local Jazz, Blues & Live Music….go here!

  • Every Sunday arvo you’ll catch top quality live music at Jamberoo Pub, from 1.30pm.  And often also on a Saturday night, along with regular live & intimate events.  Check www.jamberoopub.com.au for what’s on.
  • Every Saturday arvo at 3.30pm you can get  great Jazz at Corrimal Hotel, presented by the Illawarra Jazz Club.  No cover charge.
  • Every Sunday arvo from 2.30pm get some amazing jazz at the Basement at Wollongong Builders Club.  No cover charge.
  • First Sunday of each month till December get along to Hindmarsh Park at around 1.30 enjoy live music al fresco – all free – presented by Kiama Jazz & Blues Club and Kiama Council.

And a note from moi…

We haven’t been placing live music at The Sebel Harbourside Kiama, and The Mercure is having a little break for the winter, so there hasnt been too much to report on the local Jazz & Blues music scene, but we are working on it! So for the meantime this newsletter will be ocassional rather than frequent. And keep an eye on our facebook page / kiama jazz & blues for all kinds of groovy snippets.

Stay fab & enjoy the music! Eevi


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