From Jan & Noel Blake

Hello everyone
It’s often said “do you want the good news first, or the bad news” ?

Ok ….I will tell you the good news  first …..
May 8th we are pleased to report we will be donating the entire proceeds to the Isabella and Marcus Fund, medical research Fund for DIPG ..Incurable Paediatric Brain Stem Cancer .(pop on their website or Facebook page )……many thanks to the muso’s who are donating their time and talents that evening !

Now the BAD NEWS ….sadly after 13years plus ,May 8th will be our last Jazz on Main !

Yes we are closing !!!!!!  ūüė¶
Noel and myself want to thankyou so much for your support over the years ! We will miss you !!! A big thankyou to the talented muso’s who have graced our stage…there would have been no Jazz on Main without you!
May 8th will therefore be a celebration with 4 bands playing this evening !
Thanks to ‘Easy Street Jazz’, ‘Bailey Beat ‘ ‘Jazz Notes’ and ‘Blue Tango’ and guests for playing at our last Hurrah !! (and Lachlan Blake will play a few tunes as well :))

We hope to conclude with a jam session too!
Hope you can make our finale !!

Best regards

Jan and Noel Blake x

From Jan

Happy New Year everyone!!
WE are kicking off the new year with my band ‘Body and Soul’ !! Hope to see you there !We have some date changes in the next few months due to Festivals and Easter falling on the 1st Friday of the month…so please confirm dates before turning upon the wrong dates !! ūüôā Highlighted in Red

6th Feb¬† ………Body and Soul (Jazz/Latin/Blues)

13th March…..Kunjani (funky African Fusion)

10th April …….Solead Q with Flamenco dancers !! (WooHooo)

My contact no. is 0411 342 337 for any other info……usual place…usual time !!
Best regards Jan

Ruby’s Music Room, er… what?

Last week’s Captain Chaos session was cancelled. Unfortunately, no-one remembered to cancel the band… so, Brent (not saxaphone), Gentleman John Curtis (not piano), Spike Tiernan (no drumming) and Doug Kuhn (carrying his bass) duly assembled on the pavement at the appointed hour, and didn’t get to play. Grr!

Worse still, after Ann Hayres had to pull out with a cold (smart move as it turned out) Jan Blake volunteered to come all the way fromn Lilydale at short notice, and didn’t get to sing either. Which is a pity, because that would have been a pretty good line-up. Double grrr!

The Captain and I retired to the nearest Laksa bar from some conflab on the scheduling for the Jazz Festival.

Anyways, this week sees the return of the Divine Miss Smith, accompanied by GJC, Doug the bass and I am not sure who else. Hopefully this one will go ahead, because that is a pretty good line-up as well.

The Divine Miss Smith lights up Ruby’s Music Room. Bennetts Lane from 6.00pm to 8.00pm Friday 2nd May.

Next week, Celeste Polson, Kip Dale Bass, meself on piano

From Jan in Woop Woop

Hi everyone…just a REMINDER ….Jazz on Main is on this Friday ¬†November the¬† 1st¬† !!!!¬† 8.00pm
Sugar Blue is a fabulous ensemble !   Each member is a class act in their own right playing
tunes from Frank Sinatra ,Louis Armstrong to Bob Marley  !!! 
I know you will have a great night for only $15 pp. Quality, quality ,quality !!!!
I can’t help repeating myself .
0411 342 337
Jazz on Main is at
1st Floor 106 Main St, Lilydale

From Jan Blake

Hi live music supporters, I am having a ‘SPECIAL‘¬† birthday ūüėČ eeeekkk !!!! and invite you to come to Jazz on Main to enjoy my awesome Band ‘BODY and¬† SOUL’ and some birthday cake !!!!!

We will be¬† playing some gorgeous¬† Jazz/Blues and Latin tunes ! I have a very special guest Bass player as…..sob…¬† Frank will be away on business that weekend !¬† Many thanks to David¬† Taylor for filling in with his Double Bass, Woo Hoo !

You never know ,we may have some other ‘special¬† guests’ as well.
Hope you can make it !
Thanks for supporting live music in our city  !

FRiday 3rd May
at the Upper Room
1st Floor, 106 Main St,  Lilydale
(on right HS over railway line from  City, come down the service lane out front, )
¬†(please don’t park in front of Ice Cream¬† Shop)
1st FRIDAY of the month¬† ……
( except for¬† June….new date tba due to Merimbula Jazz Festival falling the same¬† weekend)
8.00pm til 11.00pm
$15 pp,
Lounge environment, dance floor, NO BAR , coffee and biscuits included .
Details 0411342337
Best regards
Jan Blake


JAZZ on MAIN¬† at the ‘Upper Room’
1ST fLOOR 106 Main St  Lilydale.(opp Station).
Featuring Jan Blake’s¬† BODY and SOUL on November 2nd.
Jan Blake/vox, Neil Taylor/Piano, Ann Craig/Flute,  Trevor Firth/Sax,
Frank Morgan/Bass, Alan  Richards/Drums.
Playing swinging Jazzy/Bluesy/Latin Gooves !
Coffee and Biscuits included
Dance Floor, Lounge environment.
No Bar
(1st Frid of month)
Details Jan 0411 342 337