Be soothed by the cooling sounds of jazz in this relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Once you step inside the venue, you will be instantly transported into another world. The Brisbane Jazz Club oozes cool with their dimly lit interior, red and black décor and their stunning grand piano which sits on their petite stage in front of the stunning views of the Brisbane river. As I sat, enjoying my breakfast from the lovely buffet, I could not help but feel like I had somehow stepped right onto the set of Chicago.
This wonderful not-for-profit organisation is conveniently located in the heart of Kangaroo Point. Here you can sit, relax and enjoy a hearty meal while you let the talented and unique musicians work their magic. Whether it be a scrumptious dinner or a delectable Sunday brunch, this venue will have you covered. The acoustics here are fantastic, so wherever you sit, you will be guaranteed a good spot.
I was fortunate enough to be graced by the talents of the Wendy Murray Quintet on a beautiful lazy Sunday morning. Wendy's charisma and charm transfixed the audience with her strong and soulful voice. She was surrounded by her talented band which added to her sweet sound with smooth and sexy drums, bass, trumpet, sax and piano. Wendy and her band wowed the crowd with wonderful and unique renditions of Nina Simone, Ray Charles and Sting. I was particularly taken by a wonderful Iranian prayer they had converted to song. Their clean and crisp performances also featured wonderful original songs that make your heart sing. To find out more about the Wendy Murray Quintet, visit their website for all the details on their up and coming performances and be sure to book yourself a ticket! www.wendymurray.com
If you're looking for something different to do this New Year's Eve, why not come along to the Jazz Club's Black and White New Years Eve party. Dress to impress with their black and white costume theme and be in the draw to win a prize for the best-dressed participant. There will be music for dining and music for dancing with the Calibre Cats www.thecalibrecats.com. You will have a great view of the riverside fireworks from the deck and smooth sounds to bring you into the new year. What could be better than that?
Tickets are $140 each which includes entry and dinner. Bookings are essential as there is limited seating. Don't delay, as tickets are selling fast! To find out more and book your tickets online, visit the Jazz Club website.