Threat Identification Chart: A guide to musical instruments
Low flying saxophone. Do not pick one of these up, they are liable to explode and spray shattered egos everywhere
Incomplete drumkit. Complete drumkit is a mythical concept, apparently. Barely adequate for the average drummer, often ruined by the use of drumsticks. Extra carpet required for M Hirsh esq.
Eclectic guitar. This is perfect in every way, especially as it doesn’t have a lead.
Two handed piano. This instrument has 88 keys – a lot of choices, all of them wrong.
Susie wrapped up the series last week, and delivered in spades with a confident performance. This will be the last featured singer for a while, and we are hoping to do it again. Stay tuned, or better still, send us an e-mail if you would like to throw your hat in the ring.
We have decided to cancel the “final bash” at the Leinster Arms Hotel. This would have required us to transfer all the gear to the Lunatic Soup Kitchen for lunch, play in the small bar as the Atrium is already booked, and then perform a mad dash to the Junk, set up all the gear again and be ready to start by 4.00pm. Ain’t going to happen.
Apologies to those of you who were proposing to go. Since opening at the Junk, very few people (none, actually) have said they miss the Gold Street Gossip Shop, so all reminiscences, scurrilous gossip and wildly exaggerated rumours have been transferred to the Junktion Hotel.
Captain Chaos, Laurie Savage and Peter Garam having fun at the
Leinster (Christmas 2016)
We played at the Leinster Arms Sheltered Workshop for over eight years, occasionally straying into an approximation of jazz, always getting in Glen’s way, and being too loud. It was kind of fun. Best wishes to Il Duce for his Sunbury venture.
Kateřina Myŝková concludes the current suite of Divas, with a couple more in the offing for later this month. Continue reading →
The Junktion Hotel, 99 High Street, South Kew – the Hotel is on the corner of Kew Junction. Public parking is available on Studley Park Road, or behind the Mercedes dealer/behind the High Street Shops off Fenton Street from High St, Kew.
The photo is one taken at the Grand Hotel, when at her first jazz gig, (2013) Sevil met Tom. They get married in October.
A more recent photo
And who could blame him – a delightfully riotous assembly at the Gold Street Gossip Shop. Apologies for turning up late, although it might be that everyone else turned up early. Continue reading →
Dream on, but Caren and her technical team will be filming during the jam session at the Leinster Arms on Sunday 6th May. She will be doing short interviews with a few musos, most of whom are so old and ugly it will probably end up a horror movie – she has spoken to a wide range of jammers, but make an effort to be there.
24th Feb 2018
The usual suspects appeared at the Leinster Arms Hotel on Sunday for a run through of the same old tired and hackneyed material that pre dates the construction of the Pyramids of Giza or is it Stone Henge? Continue reading →
The first jam of the new 2018 year at The Leinster Arms will be on Sunday 21st January from 4pm until late.
Yes folks it is that time of the year again!
The big seasonal celebration will be held in the Atrium of The Leinster Arms on Sunday 3rd of December.
Every year this proves to be a lot of fun and time to catch up with a few Jammer friends.
Note that this also will be the last Jam for the year!
Sunday, November 19, 7 pm-late, at The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
$25 & $20 concessions
Adrian Jackson is best-known to most jazz followers in Australia (and internationally) as the founding Artistic Director of Victoria’s three major jazz festivals – Melbourne International Jazz Festival; Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues; and, Stonnington Jazz (as well as jazz critic with The Age newspaper for around 15 years). In the past year he has had to deal with some adversity, and been unemployed, and over the last few months this has been further exacerbated with health problems. Continue reading →