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NO BAND Tonight


There is no Jazz Club entertainment Tuesday 5th June?at The Victorian Rose.

The roster will continue from next week. See your newsletter or this website for details of future sessions.

See you all next week with business as usual.

The Prince Albert Jazz nights

Hey don’t forget everyone, this coming Sunday 5th is Social Jazz Night at The Prince Albert in Nile Street.

Its been six months or so since we kicked these events off and it goes without saying we have all had a ball with no pretentions or pressure. Some of the highlights have been the young ‘uns under the guidance and enthusiasm of Tim Parker, some cameo performances from Dave Jack and Dave Powdrell, the hard work put in by Ken Richards and the team, and everyone else who has contributed. So let’s keep it happening eh??

We need some new faces to contribute talent and ideas to these Social Sundays, not just the same people fronting up month after month. If the Jazz Club is giving something to you, then how about you give something back, ‘cos it isn’t about money or point scoring, it’s about sharing and caring with fellow musicians and supporters.

The Prince Albert offer an amazing meal deal on Sundays – $10 will buy you a delicious main and dessert, so why not avoid cooking on Sunday and come on down for a meal before the session starts.

If you wish to play this Sunday, bring your instrument and your music and be there by 7:15 so we can include you on the programme for the night. We have a sound system and a backline of gear available compliments of Ken and Nev, so don’t be shy. Whether you play the Nose-Flute,Swanel, (Nev will explain what a Swanel really is on Sunday) Guitar, Bass, or anything made out of metal/wood or even Kevlar, then we need you to particpate

Info:? Ken Richards 545 8381 (bus) Nev Claughton 547 2550

Prince Albert social night

Don’t forget folks, this Tuesday at The Vic

Those Three Musketeers are back again. Ken Richards, Martin Hucklesby and Nev Claughton strut their stuff this week at The Victorian Rose. This lively trio have armed themselves with acoustic guitars and even Nev has an acoustic bass guitar slung over the old shoulder just to be different. Some different tunes too just to wet the appetite, as well as those lovely old standards and a bit of Texas Swing and a few other thingies.

Jazz Caf is all about having some fun too and for anyone wanting to jump up and have a lash at something. If that sounds like you, your guitar or horn, or to give the old vocal chords a stretch, then we would love to see you, really. After all isn’t that is what we do???.

Give Nev a ring (547 2550) if you want to be party to these fun Jazz Caf Tuesdays, or just turn up and we will do out best to give you a whirl. The original Cameo Performance of JC back in August saw the lovely Cass and Rena joining Murray Chenery in giving it a whirl. A jolly good time had by all yes indeedy!!

Hope to see you there. (Even Hawaiian Nose-Flautists Welcome)
Ciao: Ken/Martin/Nev
See Yorl. At The Vic this Tuesday Night.?

Victorian Rose Roster

?Nelson Jazz Club?
Stop Press – Changes to advertised roster:

Tuesday August 8th features The Steve Flemming Band, not Breezin? as advertised. It will be great to see friends, supporters and fellow performers along for no doubt another night of great music. Steve doing his usual dazzling sax work assisted by Gabor, Martin, Nev and Chris.

Tuesday 15th features a new trio to the schedule. JAZZ CAF? is Martin Hucklesby, Ken Richards and Read More…

Winter Jazz

Don’t forget jazz/jam night this Sunday 6th August at the Prince Albert Hotel, Nile Street, 7.30 sharp.
Following on from the hugely successful previous Social Sundays you can be guaranteed of some wonderful entertainment and hospitality. REMEMBER!! The 1st Sunday of each month is Read More…

Winter Jazz

Yes folks, it’s on again this Sunday night at The Prince Albert in Nile Street. Kick-off is 730 pm, and don’t forget one and all, the $10.00 meal deal (including dessert) is the best value dinner you will ever have. Forget about cooking, put on your fancy duds and mosey on down to the PA for a night of jazz, good food and great company. We will have the Read More…

Winter Jazz

Our first social jazz/jam night kicks off this Sunday 9th April at the Prince Albert Hotel, Nile Street, 7.30 sharp.
This is the first in a series of monthly events where members and Read More…

Tasman District Council Free Outdoor Concerts – 4pm to 8pm

Tuesday 3rd January: Washborne Gardens, Richmond
The Big Band, GrooveOn, Franchise, FunkTron, Edwina Thorne & The Moonlighters

Wednesday 4th January: Deck’s Reserve, Motueka
Edwina Thorne & The Moonlighters

Thursday 5th January: The Village Green, Takaka
Edwina Thorne & The Moonlighters

Tasman Free Concerts

Gershwin Got a Little Rhythm


It has been a longheld dream of mine to explore these Gershwin songs in a fresh and interesting way. I have enjoyed playing music by Gershwin for many years on the clarinet and saxophone, and this time I was keen to sing the songs. After discussing the idea with some musician friends and our son Dan – I left it fairly open as to how the songs might evolve.With the musical talent in this group I knew it was going to be a dream to sing with them.

We rehearsed and recorded the entire CD in 6 days with ideas contributed from every member of the band. The time-frame meant that we were listening hard to each other and working very intensely on the arrangements and solos. I have included some of the verses to the songs where they seem to enhance the chorus in some way.

Bob Bickerton provided us with a relaxed and professional recording studio which enabled us to work in a creative way. At his suggestion we gave a live concert on Day 6 to a small audience, and we have chosen 4 of these live tracks to be on this CD. These are Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Summertime, Slap That Bass and Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Gershwin Band

There is nothing like Gershwin’s music to conjure up the romance and excitement of the 1920’s and 1930s in America. It brings together so many musical styles of his day in a colourful mix of melody, harmony and especially rhythm. We all agreed that this was nice work if we could get it.

Dave, Craig, Dan, Margaret, Chris and Bob – thanks for everything – and love is here to stay.

All songs are by George and Ira Gershwin
Summertime Heyward/Gershwin

Dave Jones Lucy Rainey
Margaret Jackson Dan Rainey
Thanks to Dean Straker for the Summertime concept

Produced by Lucy Rainey
Engineered and Mastered by Bob Bickerton

All the songs were featured in the following movies except Slap That Bass

Lady be Good – Fascinatin’ Rhythm, The Man I Love
Shall We Dance – They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Damsel in Distress – Nice Work
Goldwyn Follies – Our Love Is Here Tos Stay
Girl Crazy – I Got Rhythm
Porgy and Bess – Summertime, Bess, You is My Woman Now
Oh,Kay – Someone To Watch Over Me
George White’s Scandal of 1924 – Somebody Loves Me

James Muller Jazz Quartet (Australia) – Thurs 28 July 8pm

Winter Festival Jazz Concerts: Members of the Nelson Jazz Club are asked to support the jazz concerts to ensure that top international artists continue to perform in Nelson.

James Muller Quartet Sydney based James Muller is acclaimed as one of Australia?s outstanding guitarists who has toured extensively throughout Australia and Europe. He has played and/or recorded with top jazz musicians including James Morrison, Don Burrows, Mike Nock, Chad Wakeman, Vince Jones, Dale Barlow, Steve Hunter and Sean Wayland. James has recorded 3 CD?s under his own name. The second, ?All Out? won an ARIA award for best jazz album in 2000 and the third, ?Thrum? was nominated for the same award in 2002. In 2000 James was co-winner of the National Jazz Awards held at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival and in 2001 won two Australian Entertainment ?Mo? awards for best jazz instrumentalist and best jazz group. James recently won an APRA award for most performed jazz work 2003, and also won the 2004 Freedman Fellowship (Jazz). The James Muller Quartet consists of James Muller on guitar, Roger Mannins on tenor saxophone, Brett Hirst on bass and Simon Baker on drums.James Muller

?Few people have lit up the Sydney music scene so brightly and in such a short time as James Muller? Sydney Morning Herald.