Summer Isn’t upon us

But it might as well be… this was an upmarket little jam session, characterised by early and mighty fine bebop, followed by a parade of singers. All bound together by the indefatigable Ivan (double bass), playing all afternoon, and playing well at that.

The Captain, Volkers, Will and Jeff led the rattle and squeak section, with Mr Findlay leading out the drummers. A fairly new guitarist, possibly called Haydn, played well; and Nadira Farid’s bassist (Hayden?) gave Ivan the briefest of respites whilst the Big Ho’s finest warmed her tonsils for that night’s gig. Preceded by the Divine Miss Smith, and followed by Chloe, then Katerina. Sam Izzo (piano) mercifully restored some dignity to proceedings.

All up, around 20 musos got up and had a dip, the Captain came back with good reports of the Castlemaine Jazz Festival AGM (see below), and the Spring weather is starting to come good.

Quiz of the week

If the sound is too loud do you
(a) Turn everything  down
(b) Turn everything  up
(c) Ignore it
(d) Polish your saxaphone

This week, we are going to cock it up comprehensively. Should be a bust. If you want a venue so packed it is standing room only, ask the landlord to put the chairs back.

See ya Sunday?

Castlemaine Jazz Festival Committee for 2018

Around 30 members attended the Castlemaine Jazz Festival AGM, and elected a new Committee for 2018. And a good mixture of musicians, locals and business smarts is the result.

President: Calum McClure

Vice President: Chris Hain

Treasurer: Janet Cropley

Secretary: Elle Pedersen

Committee Members:

Colin Garrett

Christian Imfeld

Henriette Kassey-Schuster

Trevor Prasad

Barbara Rowlands

John Rowlands