Friday, January 13, 2017

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 taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 20th January 2017 sees Simon Stribling leading the band on trumpet with David Stevens on piano and Lauri Lyster on drums.....

David Stevens is a regular piano player with us here at Club Ashfield and he's bringing with him tonight to lead the Bridge City Jazz Band, on trumpet, Simon Stribling formerly of Melbourne, then Vancouver, B.C.,Canada and Simon's lady, Canadian Lauri Lyster, also from Vancouver, B.C , on drums....they join the Bridge City Jazz Band regulars...Colin Beal on reeds, Colin Davies on double bass, myself Dennis Quinlan on banjo and Mike Hallam on trombone/vocals....
It's shaping up to 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 Jazz nights....   





SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.....
John Bates who played with us in the Bridge City Jazz Band  and Paul Furniss' San Francisco Jazz Band for many years and many other groups around Australia in his over 60 years of playing is moving from Sydney with his partner Brenda Potter to Melbourne in March....
So we've a special  ""Farewell to John and Brenda" at Club Ashfield on Friday 24th February, 7.30pm.... the band will be led by Tony Thomas tpt, Ron Cook piano, Paul Furniss, reeds and Jim Morrell on drums...
John will socialise and perhaps do a song or two for us. 
His medical issues prevent him playing trombone.....
MARK THIS IN YOUR DIARIES!!



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







Friday, January 6, 2017

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 taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 13th January 2017 sees Greg Englert back with us leading the band on trumpet, David Stevens on the Club's grand piano and Chris Gentle on drums...

Well we've Greg Englert back on trumpet leading the Bridge City Jazz Band at Club Ashfield this coming Friday 13th January 2017....nonagenarian David Stevens plays piano for us and Chris Gentle is on the drum stool....they join the Bridge City JB regulars, Colin Beal on reeds; Mike Hallam on trombone; Colin Davies on double bass and myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo.....



  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 Jazz nights....  





Best of all the admission is FREE....




SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.....
John Bates who played with us in the Bridge City Jazz Band for many years, many other groups around Australia in his over 60 years of playing is moving from Sydney with his partner Brenda Potter to Melbourne in March....
So we've a special  ""Farewell to John and Brenda" at Club Ashfield on Friday 24th February, 7.30pm.... the band will be led by Tony Thomas tpt, Ron Cook piano, Paul Furniss, reeds and Jim Morrell on drums...
John will socialise and perhaps do a song or two for us. 
His medical issues prevent him playing trombone.....
MARK THIS IN YOUR DIARIES!!


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


Sunday, January 1, 2017

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 taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 6th January 2017, we are introducing Bruce Johnson on trumpet to lead the band...with Monique Lysiak on piano, Paul Furniss on reeds and Joel Davis on drums........

Happy New Year to all our Jazz followers......
The Bridge City Jazz Band starts back at Club Ashfield this coming Friday 6th January 2017 and we've a trumpet lead we've not used before but know well and have played with him, often at the long running, now closed gig, with the Eclipse Alley 5 Jazz Band at the Strawberry Hills Hotel in Sydney....
Bruce Johnson is our lead for the night....welcome Bruce, with Monique Lysiak on the Club's grand piano, Paul Furniss on reeds filling in for our regular reed player, Colin Beal who is still on holiday and Mr Smoothie, Joel Davis on drums....together with the Bridge City JB regulars Colin Davies on double bass, myself Dennis Quinlan on banjo and welcoming to our trombone spot in the band, Mike Hallam who replaces John Bates who unfortunately still has major medical issues to confront....
All we need is your good selves and the night will be a swinging one 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 Jazz nights....  




Best of all the admission is FREE....




SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.....
John Bates who played with us in the Bridge City Jazz Band for many years, many other groups around Australia in his over 60 years of playing is moving from Sydney with his partner Brenda Potter to Melbourne in March....
So we've a special  ""Farewell to John and Brenda" at Club Ashfield on Friday 24th February, 7.30pm.... the band will be led by Tony Thomas tpt, Ron Cook piano, Paul Furniss, reeds and Jim Morrell on drums...
John will socialise and perhaps do a song or two for us. 
His medical issues prevent him playing trombone.....
MARK THIS IN YOUR DIARIES!!


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



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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 taking the band up to a 7 piece swinging trad.jazz band...and this coming Friday the 23rd December is our final night for the year...likely to be a little "Christmassy" with Mike Hallam leading on trumpet, Eric Gibbons on trombone, Gary Walford on piano and Jim Morrell on drums...

Well its a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all those who follow this website and perhaps pop along to Club Ashfield on a Friday evening to hear the band.....
Firstly there is NO JAZZ AT THE CLUB next Friday 30th December.....  
We've Mike Hallam on trumpet lead on the coming 23rd December at Club Ashfield and starting with us on our first evening in 2017, Friday 6th January, Mike will become our regular trombone player with John Bates relinquishing the position due to medical issues...John was with us for years , a great player and a huge asset to the band.....thanks John from all of us...
Gary Walford is on the Club's grand piano, Eric Gibbons is down from Newcastle to play trombone and perhaps a solo or two on bent soprano saxophone....
A former band member and no occasional drummer for us, Jim Morrell is on the bands drum stool...
Or regular band members, Colin Beal on reeds, Colin Davies on double bass and myself, Dennis Quinlan on banjo complete the band to the regular traditional seven piece jazz band....
Come along and finish the year off with us...







 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 Jazz nights....  



Best of all the admission is FREE....



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