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Jazz it Up at the Village
The Caxton Street Jazz Band had its origins in Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, when the Caxton Street Jazz Club opened its doors on July 24th, 1977. The Club was accessed via lane between the old building Baroona Hall, and the then Prince Alfred Hotel (now LA Hotel). In the audience was Bob Mair, who went on to become the Band Leader.
In this their 39th year they are still very popular and next year have 10 bookings at the popular Brisbane Jazz Club, as well as many other venues around the country.
The band consists of Bob Mair on drums, John Braben (trumpet), Paul Williams (clarinet and tenor sax, Tom Nicolson (trombone, banjo and vocal) Bernice Haydock (piano and vocal), and Andrew Shaw on double bass.
They have two major events in 2015, one of which is an Afternoon of Jazz at the Caboolture Historical Village on Sunday evening, November 29th at 4 pm Tickets are $20 and can be booked at the Village on 5495 4581 or online a www.trybooking.com/161451 See more information at the Village Website.
The Caxton Street Jazz Band is 'One of Australia's leading "Hot Jazz" bands', according to their website where you can find much more detail about their long and impressive history and musicians and details of their upcoming performance dates. Click here.
You can listen to a few of their tracks on YouTube.