Friday, January 22, 2021

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....GOOD NEWS! Club Ashfield open again for Trad. Jazz with the Bridge City Jazz Band Fridays from 5th February 2021... as the usual 7 piece format, with special guests for the night.... Al Davey on trumpet lead, Graham Hilgendorf on drums & Gary Walford on the Club's grand piano. Jack Wiard is now our reed player...

 With 2021 starting off badly for music with Covid clusters around Sydney & some control of them it it great to announce that Club Ashfield is open for jazz again each Friday evening from 7.30pm to 10.30pm starting on Friday 5th February 2021....

The core of the band is Mike Hallam on trombone ( and occasional trumpet lead), Colin Davies on double bass & myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo. With Colin Beal still unwell, we welcome Jack Wiard as the band reed player.

the special guests tonight are, leading the band, Al Davey on trumpet, Gary Walford on the piano & Graham Hilgendorf on our drumkit....

Come back and support great traditional jazz....

Unfortunately there is still no dancing and we won't have any sit-in musos for the immediate future.....

 





Club Ashfield is at 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield beside the Ashfield Railway station on the northern side and the gig is up on the first floor in the bistro/Charlotte Room function area from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the restaurant serving nice food until 9pm.....I always eat there on most Jazz nights.... 







Thursday, January 7, 2021

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....SAD NEWS! Club Ashfield again closed for Trad. Jazz with the Bridge City Jazz Band Friday from early January 2021

SAD NEWS..... NO RESTART for jazz with the Bridge City Jazz Band at Club Ashfield from early January 2021 due to the flare-up of Covid-19 in Sydney....

Unsure over the eventual restart..... may not be in January....

From: Robert Cassano 

Sent: Monday, 4 January 2021 8:39 AM
To: vegavoxbanjo@gmail.com
Subject: RE: Bridge City JB possible restart at Club Ashfield, Friday 8th Jan.2021

 Hi Dennis,

 I think at this stage that it is best that we don’t go ahead with Jazz until further notice.

 It is not ideal but in light of the present situation I believe it’s the right decision for now. 

 We will wait until there is an update and we will review it then. 

 Lets keep in touch and hopefully things will improve 

 Thanks Dennis

 Kind Regards,

 Robert Cassano

Chief Executive Officer

Club Ashfield

Ashfield Catholic & Community Club Ltd

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....GOOD NEWS! Club Ashfield re-opens for Trad. Jazz with the Bridge City Jazz Band Friday 4th December 2020

Well with Club Ashfield closing back in March 2020, the good news is Traditional Jazz is back starting again at Club Ashfield on Friday 4th December 2020!!!

Wonderful news for the Bridge City Jazz Band..... with three dates in December- Fridays 4th, 11th & 18th and a break over Christmas & New Year, re starting again on Friday 8th January 2021....

There are some Covid restrictions.... you have to sign in & out of the Club, NO dancing...the dance floor in front of the stage is "fenced off" due to blowing instruments... tables with six people... seating most of the time except to go to the bar to purchase drinks or order food.... so you can't "socially mingle "from table to table.... Sit back and listen to the Jazz you've been starved of  for these 8 months or so.... the catering has changed and I've tried it... nice food, larger range & lower prices...

Christine will be back with the "Club Ashfield BCJB Raffle "...dig deep as this goes to the band & allows us to remain a large band & hire great players as special guests....

So who is playing?

Initially we'll be a 6 piece rather than our usual 7 piece.

Our usual clarinet player, Colin Beal has medical issues that prevent him playing or practicing until at least the end of January 2021...

So for the three December gigs, Mike Hallam will lead the band on trumpet, with Bradley Newman on piano, Colin Davies on double base & myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo...as follows...




And our special guests for the following dates....

Friday 4th December 2020, David Ridyard on reeds & Jim Morrell on drums...

Jim is 93yo within a week!



Friday 11th December 2020, Paul Furniss on reeds & Chris Gentle on drums...



Friday 18th December 2020, Jack Wiard on reeds & Joel Davis on drums...


Then of course it's.....

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR from the BCJB.....




 Where is Club Ashfield?  1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield, beside Ashfield Railway Station..... Jazz on the first floor in the Charlotte Room/ bistro area....





 





Friday, July 10, 2020

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....a nominal 4 piece we have three special guests each Friday ...REGRETABLY JAZZ WAS CANCELLED AT CLUB ASHFIELD AGAIN...

CRIKEY....!!!
 With the Covid-19 NSW restrictions closing more, JAZZ IS CANCELLED AT CLUB ASHFIELD....
We were to start again on Friday 21st August 2020, but the Clubs Board has cancelled it again....
  There is a new bistro/restaurant proprietor  so food is available with a new menu ( click on "menu" to see the selection & prices ) .
We'd love to see you come back in due course & support a Club that has supported live traditional jazz for over 20 years every Friday evening ( well Covid-19 lockdown was the exception )....

 Club Ashfield is at 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield beside the Ashfield Railway station on the northern side and the gig is up on the first floor in the bistro/Charlotte Room function area from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the restaurant serving nice food until 9pm.....I always eat there on most Jazz nights.... 








Thursday, March 19, 2020

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....a nominal 4 piece we have three special guests each Friday ...but the COVID19 virus has closed Club Ashfield to Jazz & other events from 20th March onwards

Regrettably Club Ashfield has had to respond to Australian/NSW government requirements in the COVID19 Virus Pandemic and is now closed to all entertainment and associated function.
So there is no Bridge City Jazz Band Jazz for the foreseeable future...
Sadness for musos and all jazz lovers...
Best,
Dennis Quinlan
Bridge city Jazz Band

Friday, March 6, 2020

Welcome to Sydney's traditional jazz scene...live jazz in Sydney......Club Ashfield is the venue and with its long residency, The Bridge City Jazz Band is the band....a nominal 4 piece we have three special guests each Friday ...and this coming Friday the 13th March 2020 has Dave Ridyard on soprano sax lead with another of his Memories of Early Jazz series... Robbie Mann on piano, Al Davey on trombone and Jim Morrell on drums....

This coming Friday 13th March 2019 at Club Ashfield, we've Dave Ridyard leading the Bridge City Jazz Band on soprano saxophone featuring another of his "Celebration of 1920's Jazz"...Robbie Mann's on the Club's grand piano, Jim Morrell  on drums, Al Davey on trombone, .....linking up with the Bridge City JB regulars....  Colin Beal on reeds with Colin Davies on double bass and myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo.........

You'll be assured of a great night of traditional jazz....












 Club Ashfield is at 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield beside the Ashfield Railway station on the northern side and the gig is up on the first floor in the bistro/Charlotte Room function area from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the restaurant serving nice food until 9pm.....I always eat there on most Jazz nights.... 



Future special guests with the Bridge City Jazz Band at Club Ashfield and other BCJB future gigs...