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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.


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.

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Hot B Hines Jazz Band

Sunday 24th April, '22

A very entertaining group of talented musicians indeed!

David Hines-banjo

Ken Collins-trumpet

Barry Currie-reeds

John Huf- bass

Bill Beasley-trombone

Wally Joosen-drums


Sunday 22nd May, '22

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"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."

Matt Dixon-trombone

Bruce McIntyre-drums

Michael Hanley-banjo

Adrian De Fanti-reeds

Andrew Power-trumpet

Stephanie Bell-bass

Flint's New Old New Orleans Jazz Band

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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.

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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.

Get in Touch

1800 Sturt St., Ballarat,

Victoria, Australia 3350

Bookings: 0456 689 123

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