Live Jazz at the Ballarat Jazz Club
'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.
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.
Current Covid restrictions apply and may cause last minute cancellations of bands or band members.
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.
Hot B Hines Jazz Band
Sunday 24th April, '22
A very entertaining group of talented musicians indeed!
John Huf- bass
Sunday 22nd May, '22
"Playing the hottest trad jazz this side of New Orleans, Shirazz is one of Melbourne's most sought-after jazz bands. They meld raucous, high-energy trad, laid-back Louisiana street beats, and sleazy and salacious blues in their witty and irreverent live show. Shirazz's music is born in the New Orleans tradition but they are no means bound by it. Shirazz extends the genre to inject humour, original compositions, novel rearrangement of pop hits, European folk influences, and their own larrikin style to create a unique and exciting sound: a jazz flavour like no other."
Adrian De Fanti-reeds
Flint's New Old New Orleans Jazz Band
Sunday 26th June, '22
Born at the Australian Jazz Convention, the N.O.N.O. Jazz Band plays high-energy trad Jazz with a repertoire inspired by early Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and other original New Orleans musicians.
Lindsay Flint - Clarinet
Don Mayne - Trumpet
Paul Van Der Koogh - Tenor Sax
Willie Purcell - Banjo
Robert Wood - Drums
Phill Jenkins - Tuba
Sunday 17th July, '22
Two Swingin’ Pitches features two of Melbourne’s favourite jazz singers: Pippa Wilson (whose style was once described as “champagne cut with bitters”) and Anita Harris (called “delightfully creamy” by one journalist who also noted “she swings ably and effortlessly”). The ladies only join forces a couple of times a year, and have some fun with great standards and swinging duets. The line-up also boasts the incomparable Ron Anderson on the frontline, with flute and saxes a-plenty, the talented Kim Harris on piano, David Taylor skillfully laying down the groove on double bass and the brilliant Tin Man, Alan Richards on drums. It’s occasionally chaotic, but always entertaining.
Come Join Us
Entry from noon on.
Music plays 1-4pm.
Bookings 0456 689 123
At the Ballarat Golf Club
1800 Sturt Street, Ballarat
Members $10 Non members $20.
Note that price increases apply from May 1st, 2022
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.