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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 2023

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

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Mark Morand and renowned Melbourne jazz vocalist Jennifer Salisbury are one of Melbourne's busiest jazz partnerships, with productions including 'Our Favourite Things', 'Jennifer Salisbury's Swingin' Elixir, 'Gatsby Party' and '32 Bars', plus regular performances all over Victoria in duo, trio and quartet format.


Jennifer and Mark are delighted to be bringing their Cole Porter Songbook to the Ballarat Jazz Club this May.  Featuring new arrangements for jazz sextet from Mark, you'll hear three sets of Cole Porter classics like Delovely, You're the Top, Let's Do It and many, many others.  You'll also hear stories from Jennifer about Cole Porter's life.


This show has been a hit at the Paris Cat Jazz Club, Victorian Jazz Club, Jazz by the Green and has upcoming bookings at Paris Cat, the Daylesford Hotel and the East Malvern RSL. 

Bring your dancing shoes - this show really swings!

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"After living interstate and retired from the entertainment circuit, Andrew makes a rare appearance with a special selection of his musical colleagues of long standing to present some fine early jazz and swing. The line up includes Andrew himself on guitar and banjo, Sean Nihill on trumpet, Jim Glasson on clarinet and saxophone, Rob Moffatt on trombone, Richard Mander on bass and Sandra Talty on drums. Be prepared for a well curated musical journey through classic titles with the some of the best musicians in this field."

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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 with a reputation for a raucous, high-energy trad jazz sound.  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."

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.


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

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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