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Live Jazz at the Ballarat Jazz Club

16 Tiger Rag
00:00 / 02:19

'Tiger Rag' courtesy of Hot B Hines Jazz Band. CD: "No more broken black handles'. 2003.
Ken Collins-trumpet,  Col Hutcheon-trombone,  John Huf-sousaphone, double bass,  Wally Joosen-drums,
 John Eddy-reeds,  David Hines-banjo, guitar.


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Club Gigs for 2022

Welcome trad jazz and music lovers in general!

If you want to have a great time in a friendly atmosphere once a month on a Sunday afternoon, come along to one of our gigs.

Bookings for Jazz Club are highly recommended as gigs can sell out. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Ballarat Jazz Club Inc was formed in 1985 by a dedicated group of jazz lovers and musicians to present regular live trad jazz music in the Ballarat area.

Optional meals and drinks are available from the Golf Club at Golf Club prices. Bookings for meals are not necessary.

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Upcoming Bands

Current Covid restrictions apply and may cause last minute cancellations of bands or band members.

Our Charter

The Ballarat Jazz Club Inc comes together to promote the playing and enjoyment of jazz music and related genre; to assist and encourage the development of young musicians through our strong partnership with Ballarat High School Performing Arts Department; to provide regular community musical entertainment and activities for those interested in the art of playing and listening to jazz music; and to bring local, national and international jazz musicians to Ballarat for the enjoyment of the community.

Royal Australian Navy Jazz Band

“Made up of seven of Navy's finest musicians, the RAN Jazz Group perform a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz, ranging from classic Jazz, Swing, New Orleans and Latin American standards, to original compositions from the group members.  The Royal Australian Navy Jazz Ensemble have shared the stage with many world renowned musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison and Katie Noonan and have entertained Prime Ministers and Royalty.”

(Able Seaman)  Maggie James:          Vocals

(Able Seaman)  Martin Duck:             Trumpet

(Leading Seaman)  Gregory Smith:    Saxophone

(Chief Petty Officer)  Rob Flynn:        Trombone

(Able Seaman)  Vladimir Shvetsov:    Piano

(Able Seaman)  Hadyn Murtagh:        Bass

(Leading Seaman)  Bruce McIntyre:   Drums

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If you wish to make a booking...

Phone the booking number 0456 689 123

during business hours.

Bookings are not taken online at this time.

Come Join Us

Entry from noon on.

Music plays 1-4pm.

Bookings  0456 689 123

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At the Ballarat Golf Club

1800 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Members $15  Non members $20.

Current Covid regulations may apply.

Benefits of becoming a B.J.C. Member


1.  Reduced entry price to our gigs.  Members pay $15, Non Members pay $20.  Prices subject to change at the A.G.M. in April.
2.  Reduced entry price to other jazz clubs with presentation of a current membership card.
3.  You receive a regular B.J.C. newsletter.
4.  Priority entry to special events like our Christmas lunch.
5.  Enjoy great live jazz music.
6.  Optional meals and drinks available at the Golf Club venue.
7.  Enjoy the social atmosphere of like minded people.  Please remember to keep conversations to a whisper when the music is playing thanks!

NOTE!  Memberships are accepted after our yearly A.G.M. in April (May in 2022).  Memberships are valid from April to April only each year and currently cost only $30/club year.

If you would like a membership form emailed to you please email us at:

Memberships are currently $30/pp and will be ratified at the A.G.M. in May.  Memberships will not be accepted until after the A.G.M.

Club memberships are valid April to April.

Get in Touch

1800 Sturt St., Ballarat,

Victoria, Australia 3350

Bookings: 0456 689 123

Online bookings are not available at this time.

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