It was time for a change !
“GOOD TIME JAZZ” hosted by Valerie Brown is now broadcast on Bundaberg’s newest community radio station, every Saturday at 12 noon.
Playing mostly UK and Australian Jazz tracks, along with the latest vocalists, news, views and interviews, Val will keep you up-to-date with local jazz events.
“ENCORE 96.3fm” plays a fair bit of jazz from other presenters, too, as their motto is “Music We Grew Up With” which, of course, covers the swing era and popular vocalists of the 40s and 50s in a mix of vintage rock, country classics, ethnic favourites, blues and popular classics.
Appealing mainly to the seniors in our community, listeners enjoy the more talented instrumentalists of yesteryear and the popular feet-tapping tunes we used to dance to. There are millions of memories in a day’s broadcasting – musical reveries to bring back those carefree moments when we were young.
“ENCORE 96.3fm” broadcasts daily from Bundaberg CBD as far south as Hervey Bay and north to Agnes Waters. “ENCORE 96.3fm” is still in its infancy and needs encouragement from listeners and sponsors, as well as more volunteer presenters to share their music with an increasing audience of tasteful discernment.
More information from the Secretary (07) 4151 8130
The last Newsletter for the year is now out: Bundaberg Friends of Jazz December Newsletter 24.
Galapagos Duck returns to Bundaberg 31st January 2015 – Bookings taken on 4159 1457 and 4151 7996.
Latest news inside for your Christmas enjoyment:
- Precis of past year’s activities and bands;
- Photos of November bands;
- News of Norfolk Island Expedition
- First bands booked for 2015
Our Christmas wishes for you from the committee
Cate, Judy and Val.
Tributes are flooding in to his home in Pensford, Somerset for Acker Bilk, clarinettist, band leader, composer, singer, artist and general ‘acker’ (mate) to many jazz musicians and fans. He passed over at 2pm at the Royal Bath Hospital yesterday afternoon.
Born Bernard Bilk, he was one of the mainstays of the early British trad revivalist movement in the 50s.
“He was 85, age had just caught up with him. He was in some pain from different things that were going wrong” says his friend and manager, Pamela Sutton.
“He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2000 but recovered and continued to play concerts, the last of which was at the Brecon Festival in August last year” she said. In 2001 he was awarded an MBE in 2001 for services to the music industry.
Acker follows Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Ball, Terry Lightfoot, John Dankworth,
and Ian Christie (all in their eighties) and one can only imagine their shenanigans and jam sessions they’re having now in heaven.
Greetings Friends of Jazz:
In your November newsletter you’ll find:
- results of October visit of the CQU Mackay Con;
- Christmas Party Nov.23rd (date change)
- New community radio station
- Alberta Hunter video
- Local jazz gigs
- Usual jazz jokes and jollies.
Kind regards and thanks for your support.
On behalf of the committee, Valerie, Cate & Judy
Bundaberg Friends of Jazz
Bundaberg Jazz Waves Newsletter 23 November 2014
Bundaberg celebrates the sugar-crushing season with its famous Crush Festival – a feast of artistic endeavours from all sources of the region. ‘Sunday at the Palace’ featured a relaxing lunch in the shady courtyard of the Palace Hotel, Childers, with entertainment by the Jazz Factory from Noosa Heads in Queensland.
Jazz Factory: Richard Stevens, Ian Denovan, Paul Williams, and Greg Garrett.
The Jazz Factory playing at the Palace Hotel, Childers
The crowd enjoying the band at Palace Hotel, Childers
The Jazz Factory are:
Richard Stevens: Sousaphone/leader.
Ian Denovan Trumpet/Cornet/vocal
Paul Williams Trombone/Clarinet/Tenor sax
Greg Garrett: Banjo/Guitar/vocal
Learn more about the Crush Festival on their website: www.crushfestivalqld.com.au
It’s good news in your October Newsletter -please open 3 pages to see:
- News and photos: October’s visiting band from Mackay;
- Review of our September capacity gig;
- Tribute to the late Ray Peek; Radio Jazz; about Storyville;
- jazz goss and giggles plus video links.
Download the October Newsletter
…stay in touch – “the best is yet to come…”
Greetings Jazz lovers:
Please open your newsletter for some great news about jazz in Bundaberg:
- August’s successful Paul Hendon’s Goodman Sextet;
- September’s local talent;
- November’s Christmas Party;
- Jazz Radio times;
- Farewell Phil, and
- a lovely video link to Laurindo Almeida.
Thanks to your wonderful support we are all helping to keep live jazz alive in Bundaberg !
“it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing !”
Download: Bundaberg Jazz Waves Newsletter – Issue 21 – September 2014
The joint will be jumping when Sydney jazz musician Glenn Henrich features on vibraphone with Paul Hendon’s “Goodman Quintet” for their tour of South-East Queensland later this month.
Whether you are a jazz aficionado or not, you can’t help tapping your feet to the infectious swinging melodies and rhythms of this exciting combo.
Featuring some of the finest jazz exponents from around South-East Queensland, their music pays homage to the enduring appeal of the Benny Goodman groups of the swing era.
Paul Hendon leads on clarinet, Glenn Henrich vibes, Jo Bloomfield piano, with Marsh Robinson on double bass and Dave McCallum drums.
Paul Hendon (clarinet) with members of the ‘Goodman Group’
The combination of clarinet and vibes is a unique sound made famous in the 1930’s by the ‘King of Swing’ – Benny Goodman’s clarinet and Lionel Hampton’s vibraphone, combined with pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Gene Krupa.
You can catch the excitement at:
TOOWOOMBA JAZZ SOCIETY
Friday 29th Aug. 7.30pm at The North Toowoomba Bowls Club
HERVEY BAY JAZZ CLUB
Saturday 30th Aug. 7.30pm The Hervey Bay Hotel Vernon Room
BUNDABERG FRIENDS OF JAZZ
Sunday 31st Aug. 1.30pm The Railway Hotel Function Room, 87 Perry St. N.Bundaberg. Bookings preferred: ph. 4159 7996
You can always visit the Coming Soon page any time to find out about upcoming gigs.