From Stan Van Hooft

Hi jazz lovers

Christmas will soon be upon us and, to take your minds off it, here are some jazz gigs that I am involved with until that happy day arrives.

November 10, 6.30pm: “The Nina Simone Show”. A 45-minute cabaret-style show telling the musical story of Nina Simone. At “Speakeasy HQ” (522 Flinders Street, Melbourne). For details and tickets, go to https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=317678

November 11, 5-7pm: “Breakout” at Farouk’s Olive, 711 High street, Thornbury. Swinging modern jazz in a friendly bar. $5 entry.

November 19, 5pm: “The Nina Simone Show” again

December 16, 5-7pm: “Breakout” again, but this time featuring a wonderful singer, Chloe John, with a mixture of jazz standards and pop ballads (and definitely no Christmas carols!).

Hope you can join me at one or more of these gigs

Who knows what 2018 may bring?​

Stan

From Stan Van Hooft

The regular monthly gig for “Breakout” at Farouk’s Olive will be on July 22 (from 5 to 7pm). Another evening of swinging and soulful modern jazz played by Colin Garrett on Sax, Peter Ryan on guitar, Steve Bray on drums and myself on bass. Just $5 to get in and a very congenial bar. So come and join the fun.

For more information go here

Captain Chaos goes bush

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Ben the Bouncer in full swing – Michael Findlay and Peter Ryan
are hiding in this photo, but they were still guilty…

And some of us fall for it… so there we were, at Captain Sensible’s bidding, dragging the dusty out of a motley collection of shooting brakes, charabancs and pickup trucks, taking over a muddy old corner under the trees at the Stables. Which is, as you would expect, an open air pizzeria in Malmsbury, set back from the old Calder, these days little more than a Boulevarde of broken drains… Continue reading

From Stan

Hi jazz fans

Halfway through October and I still haven’t told you about my gigs for this month! Been so busy. The “Breakout” monthly gig at Farouk’s Olive (711 High St Thornbury) will be on October 22 at the usual time of 5 to 7pm. Only $5 to get in and fine drinks at the bar. Great modern jazz too.

Hope to see you there.
Stan van Hooft
0437 232 506