Celebrating the launch on the new CD Metamorphosis
Enjoy an evening that can be best described as jazz plus with Wendy Murray and friends performing songs from her great CD, Metamorphosis. The evening of music will be founded on smooth jazz and Wendy's beautiful vocals but will circle out into Latin songs and multicultural expeditions with a theme of love and hope. Book early for what is always a popular performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club.
Wendy Murray graduated of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has travelled the world, seeking out new sounds while performing in places such as Cuba, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Wales, London and Vanuatu. She is a member of the Brisbane-based Latin Jazz orchestra, Hot Mambo and is learning Japanese musical styles. She also teaches vocal classes here in Queensland.
The night's entertainment will run form 7:30 pm to 10 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Songs will come from Wendy's CD, Metamorphosis, which is certainly going to be available at the door on the day.
Tickets are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and there are concession discounts and for anyone under 18. They can be bought online at at the door on the night.
Located right on the water at Kangaroo Point, this unassuming venue run by volunteers hosts a wide range of performers who loosely fit under the umbrella of jazz. There is always something on at the club, and on weekends, there will be both afternoon and evening performances.
While volunteers run the club, service is delivered by paid employees for food and drink, meaning you enjoy both the price advantages of a not-for-profit and quality service of professionals.
Food is served at the club and the menu changes seasonally with mains ranging from $18 to $30. There is nothing fancy about the food, but you do get a decent meal and a fair price.
The Brisbane Jazz Club is a volunteer run music club
Most events at the jazz club are ticketed and if you become a member there are generous discounts. Jazz fans will want to spend the $40 to join (with discounts for concessions and children) and those who pop in occasionally still getting a great price on tickets.
Brisbane Jazz Club is in an unassuming building by the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point
Dinner and drinks at the club is usually the easiest option, especially for an early performance, however, there are a number of other dining and drinking options in the area. The closest is the Story Bridge Hotel with 4 different restaurants and across the river are the restaurants and bars at Eagle Street Pier.
The Story Bridge Hotel is a nice place to go for dinner or drinks before or after the show
Wendy Murrary's performance starts early enough that you might as well check out what is on the menu at the club, rather than go anywhere else. Unless you plan to stay out late, your night is likely to end at the club as well.
Driving to the club is pretty easy and there is some parking at the club and more at Captain Burke Park right next door. There is also plenty of on-street parking in the area.
Public transport is not a big problem either, with my preferred option to take the ferry to the Holman Street Ferry Terminal, which is serviced by both the free red ferry and the City Cat. Bus is also an option, but you have to walk 800 metres from the bus stop.
You can choose the City Cat or the free red ferry to the Holman Street Ferry Terminal
For a night of cool music that doesn't need to have any boundaries, then Wendy Murray and Friends performing at the jazz club is a great evening out. Enjoy drinks and even a meal at the venue and have a great chill winter's night of entertainment.