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Are you a musician looking to meet up with others to play?

Are you a band looking for that elusive member? Are you part of a band that is already playing Jazz in the Nelson region and is looking for free advertising? The Nelson Jazz Club can help.Here are just a few of the things we can do for you – put notices on our website for musicians looking for bands/bands looking for musicians (see the current posting on behalf of Sandro, a jazz drummer), use our database of members and interested parties to send out flyers for upcoming gigs, and advertise the gigs on our website (see the advert for Katrina and the Heartbeats at the Suter on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 September 2010). Please contact one of the committee members with suggestions how we can help you.

Another way we are looking at to encourage more people to play/listen to live Jazz is to resurrect the open microphone night. For those who don’t know the concept, a venue and backing band would be provided on a set night so that people could turn up and play or just come along to listen to local talent. In the past it wasn’t always well attended however the Jazz Club committee is aware that there is some interest out there, and we would like get a feel for how strong that interest is so we can see if it is worth progressing.

Feedback on the open microphone night to one of the comittee members please if you haven’t already done so, also any other suggestions or comments as to how we can continue to promote Jazz in the Nelson region.