Bundaberg Friends of Jazz March Newsletter 26

March Newsletter 25 CoverGreetings Jazz fans!

Please open your steaming hot, brand-new one-page newsletter for March: Bundaberg Jazz Waves Newsletter 26 March 2015 (right-click & choose ‘save as’).

Inside you’ll find:

  • Revelations about “Swing Alive”
  • Tension building for “A Touch of Blue” (See the ‘Coming Soon’ page for the flier)
  • Video of “Mumbles”
  • Radio Days

Thanks everyone, keep swinging -  “..the best is yet to come …..”

Bundaberg Friends of Jazz February Newsletter 25

Keep Calm Keep Cool and Keep SwingingGreetings Jazz-lovers.

Please open your Bundaberg Jazz Waves Newsletter 25 February 2015 for news of Galapagos Duck and future events; jazz news, birthdays, quotes, jokes and photos.

Visit the Coming Soon page and download the flier for the up coming Swing Alive gig and please pass it on to friends or print and place in your neighbourhood shops, halls, clinics, etc.

Keep cool, keep calm and…keep swinging !!

Good Time Jazz Moves to a New Wavelength

radio mixing deskIt 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.

“ENCORE 96.3fm”

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

Bundaberg Friends of Jazz December Newsletter 24

Galapagos Duck flierGreetings Jazz-fans!
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.

Another British Trad Jazzman Leaves Us

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.

Jazz musican Acker Bilk

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.

Vale Acker.

Bundaberg Friends of Jazz November Newsletter 23

Bundaberg Jazz Waves Newsletter - Issue 23 - November 2014Greetings 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

Red Ochre Earth + Green Cane = Black Molasses, White Sugar

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.

The Jazz Factory from Noosa Heads

Jazz Factory: Richard Stevens, Ian Denovan, Paul Williams, and Greg Garrett.

The Jazz Factory

The Jazz Factory playing at the Palace Hotel, Childers

Crowd at 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