Stylish Anne Hayres with the elegant piano of John Curtis. Some of the quirky Jazz standards (Blossom Dearie tunes a favourite) and swing ballads revisited.
Anne Hayres Vocal
John Curtis Piano
February 10th – 12th
This is coming up very soon – and promises to be a huge event. Amongst the regular jammers who can’t get a proper gig that weekend, will be…
The Ade Ish Trio/IshAllen Project
Anne Craig Duo
Anne Hayres with John Curtis
Annie Smith and the Bossa Boys
Breakout (Col not in a suit)
Christine Manetta with Black Pearl
David Ruiz Prado trio
G and T Jazz
Port Phillip Showband (Col in a suit..)
And Doug Kuhn in almost everything …Annie & the Bossa Boys, G&T Jazz, Not Quite Right
All the rest (around a hundred bands) are absolute rubbish, or not as the case may be. Should be a fantastic weekend.
If you haven’t checked out the new Dizzy’s yet, now is the time to get your party hats on and boogie on down. Getting good reports all round, and this upcoming gig is a beauty…
Anne Hayres Trio at Dizzys with Peter McCutcheon on Piano and Leon Heale String Bass Friday 30th September 9pm
Dizzys 368 Bridge Road Richmond 94295000. $20
One sometimes wonders. I wandered somewhat thirsty into the mouldering pile about ten minutes late last Sunday. Numbers have been down of late, but they are slowly climbing yet again, and any day now the self appointed elites will descend in numbers upon us, demand excessive playing time and generally make the rest of us look average. To which we have always aspired… Continue reading
The Captain causes chaos at the Luxor, and then does it all again at the Lunatic Soup Lounge
It as been a busy week: Sevil Sabah all class at the Laika on Thursday, Eithne Cunningham getting a huge thumbs up from management on Friday, a noisy session at the Luxor Bar on Saturday, and a fun packed jam session on Sunday.. Doug “Haircut”Kuhn and the Captain even managed the Showbiz Club on the Monday. It all seemed like such a good idea at the time that we are going to do it all again this week.
The Laika Bar: Friday 27th
An instrumental night: featuring Captain Chaos hisself, and Ben the Breeder on guitar, Dan Pickard on his newly restored double bass, and meself in the background. Hmm… could be interesting.
The Cpatina Choas Quartet Laika Bar, 6 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 7.30 – 9.30, Friday 27th March
This week, the Captain Chaos Quartet will be fronted by Anne Onyerbike Hayres, who will undoubtedly deliver a sophisticated set in front of the usual band of miscreants. Anne’s last set at the Laika was a huge night of fun, with the lady in swinging form, and descending into most unhayreslike giggles from time to time. This time?… Can’t wait!
The last Session of the Year was the longest I can remember, with over 25 Jammers new and old wandering in throughout the day and rocking the joint for a mere eight hours.
Glen (Il Duce to those in the know) went all out with a great set-up (he even put in foldbacks fergawdsake), opened up the Atrium and the Beer Garden to the street, and got blessed with a really fine day (the Gods must be tone deaf) After a fine light luncheon (nobody died) around 25 musicians swapped and chopped all day long, ably mustered by Captain Chaos hisself, who did, it must be said, look a little stuffed by the end.
The singers – Anne Smith, Anne Hayres, Sonia Davoine, Melinda Traves and Sevil Sabah , Marita and Lehma, amongst others, really turned it on. Doug Haircut Kuhn drove that stick bass all day long, Matthias, The Hirsh, Sebastien, and others rattled the skins, The Captain, Jason, Keef, Peter, Dennis, Kepler, Marion, and I can’t remember who else soloed, Ben and Ray Hood (the original Lounge Lizard) on guitars, Blonde Bob, Gentleman John Curtis and meself, amongst others, tickled the plastics, and there too was the invisible trombonist, Jack Morris.
A great end to a fine year of Jam Sessions – there were four people there who, to the best of my knowledge, have been going to the Jams for over 23 years. And still can’t get it right. Makes you wonder..
We will be back on 18th January.
Hortense and Madge from Altona send their regards.
Another quiet week: the sophisticated Anne Hayres impressing the few punters who fronted, terrifying the band by singing the verses as well as the choruses, and putting on an entertaining evening of ballads, latin and blues.. The Captain in support, in fine form also.
This week, Temo is shutting the bar for Yom Kippur, as you should, and we will return next week to blow out the cobwebs.
The Umbrella Bar: Friday Night Captain Chaos Sessions: 338 – 340 Glenhuntly Road, Closed this week.
This week, Anne Hayres will be singing, accompanied by Daniel Pickard (bass), meself (piano) and the Captain, on an assortment of saxaphones, clarinets and possibly bagpipes.
You may be thinking that Miss H is way too classy for a joint like this, and you may be right, but we are all looking forward to swinging the tits off her favourite toons and generally having a good time.
Which we undoubtedly did last week, when Angela Strickland vocalled up a storm in front of a smallish audience, and Jason weaved some wonderful lines on his tenor. Scarey good!
Anne Hayres at The Umbrella Bar: Friday Night Captain Chaos Sessions: 338 – 340 Glenhuntly Road, Friday 26th September, 7.30pm – 10pm,
Every Wednesday Anne Hayres with Rene Tessmer on string bass and Pat Lajoie on guitar at:
294 Bridge Road
We do the usual standards but also some modern stuff as well as presenting some different composers. Currently building up the Bacharach tunes…….hope to see you there!
This week, the inestimable Annie “Gorgeous in a blue frock” will be singing with Gentleman John Curtis at the pianola. Doug “Unflappable” Kuhn on bas and a fine band to boot.. but at the Leinster Arms instead of Ruby’s Music Room. A goodly turnout is the order of he day, what with FREE DRINKS being offered (at Bar prices).
Anne will be previewing her Castlemaine Jazz Festival programme, and you are all invited to come along, misbehave, cheer wildly and generally have a good time.
Should be a lot of fun, and as an added bonus I will be in Brisbane, so that’s all good!
Next week, there is no session at Ruby’s Music Room, as Rob will be chasing the burgeoning crowd from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival punters, all of whom will undoubtedly eschew the dubious allure of a variety of aged American Jazz greats who will be well past their use by dates and still charging like wounded bulls, whilst the rest of us will be having a good time at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival instead. What’s not to like?
Anne Hayres with Gentleman John Hayres, Doug Kuhn and the crew at The Leinster Arms, Friday evening from 6.00pm
Last weeks’s session with Celeste Polson turned out rather well – highlight undoubtedly being a fine take on Dindi – which she absolutely nailed. Ben Calderazzo (guitar) was sensational as well…
This week sees the return of the elegant Miss Hayres – and an ever expanding range of positively obscure songs sung at fever pitch – she ran through a couple at last week’s jam session and both Ruby’s and her spot at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival are looking the goods.
Gentleman John Curtis at the joanna, and a fine band to boot.
Anne Hayres at Ruby’s Music Room. Bennetts Lane from 6.00pm to 8.00pm Friday 16th May.
Next week, the glamorous Miss Amy Jaulin.
Life is good!
Anne Hayres (and the Captain’s Crew…)