GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

Upcoming Shows All Cancelled Due To Corona Virus Constraints

Cotton Club Orchestra – Return To The Twenties

Show Cancelled Due To Corona Virus Risk

This swinging show will take you back to the Roaring Twenties and the hottest nightclub in Harlem – The Cotton Club.

Playing classic tunes from Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie; the Gold Coast Cotton Club Orchestra will transport you back 100 years to the prohibition era and aim to have you on the dance floor cutting a rug.

This 13 Piece orchestra will be under the baton of local Trumpet player and devotee of all things Jazz – Mr Todd Hardy, who recently made his home on the Gold Coast after spending 25 years in the Sydney Jazz scene. Hardy studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and regularly performed with Monica Trapaga, Dan Barnett, Rhonda Burchmore and his own Swing Orchestra. He also recorded with Australian Jazz Icon Judy Bailey for ABC, and his most recent album was featured as an ABC Jazz album of the week.

The Gold Coast Cotton Club Orchestra is best enjoyed whilst dressed in 20s attire, whether you’re a flapper, a gangster or even Mr Gatsby himself.

Don’t miss this night of swinging music from the Jazz Age!

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Jan Preston Quartet – 88 Pianos I Have Known

Show Cancelled Due To Corona Virus Risk

Named Australia’s Queen of Boogie, she is known for her magnetic live performances of astonishing piano playing, original songs, compositions and mastery of boogie-woogie which have captivated audiences at festivals and in concerts around the world. Jan Preston’s outstanding new show “88 Pianos I Have Known” takes us on a road to piano stardom with an engrossing combination of skillfully performed piano music, images, songs and stories.

There are 88 keys on every piano, the piano often being referred to as the 88’s. But in reality Jan Preston has known many more than that. During a lifetime of composing and songwriting, Jan has recorded and performed on 100’s of instruments. “For me, pianos have individual personalities, quirks, strengths and weaknesses just like people, and I take photos of every single one that I play. They can be extraordinarily beautiful, quirky, majestic, humorous, tender, broken, and so on, and my images, songs and stories have seen audiences move from tears to laughter.” These tales weave around Jan’s boogie, ragtime and improvisatory styles of piano quartet music and songs, performed together with acoustic bass, guitar and drums, along with her thrilling virtuoso style.

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Dean Vegas – The King Is Back

Show Cancelled Due To Corona Virus Risks

Get out the “Blue Suede Shoes” and get rocking for a night with Dean Vegas performing his Tribute to Elvis. Dean Vegas has recreated the soul, rock and blues music of Elvis for over 20 years. He has performed both locally and around the world.

In 2000 Dean competed in the world’s largest Elvis Festival in Canada. With a field of almost 100 competitors Dean took out 1st place and the title “World No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist”. This provided media frenzy and Dean’s win was publicised Canada wide. Among the many fans and media congratulating Dean were honorary guests including Elvis’ original drummer DJ Fontana and tour manager and long-time friend, Jo Esposito. Many were impressed with Dean’s likeness to the King of Rock n Roll, thus Dean was also given the prestigious “E Award”. This honour is only presented to artists who most accurately depict The King and is awarded and voted on by the other competitors!

The next few years provided Dean with a hectic schedule which included winning the title of Best Australian Tribute Artist at the Wintersun Rock and Roll Awards. Touring has become a way of life with regular trips interstate as well as overseas. Dean has delivered sold out performances in prestigious locations including Las Vegas, Memphis, Canada, Bali and Indonesia.

Dean has appeared in numerous TV commercials and radio shows and continues to WOW audiences with his Vegas style show.

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Caroline Nin – Songs & Stories Of The Paris Lido

Show Cancelled Due To Corona Virus Risks

Following a two year sell out season in Paris of her tribute to the “Little Sparrow” (Edith Piaf), French chanteuse CAROLINE NIN returns to the AUSTRALIA with stories from backstage at the most iconic cabaret venue in the world : the PARIS LIDO.

Famed for its sophisticated nightlife and entertainment, the PARIS LIDO on the Champs Elysées has hosted performers such as Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli and Noel Coward to name just a few.

For five years Caroline Nin was the songstress headlining at the Paris Lido as part of the glamourous house production “BONHEUR”. Caroline introduced audiences from around the world to the longings, struggles and heartaches of her character Lola Lola. In this exceptional multilingual revue, Nin revelled in the role of both mistress and muse.

Caroline and her trio, led by Musical Director John Thorn, will transport you to the heart of Paris with an exciting repertoire that celebrates the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of the city.

Featuring songs from Gainsbourg, Kander & Ebb, Piazzolla, Grace Jones, Brel, Michel Legrand and Kurt Weill, Nin’s trademark smoky-jazz-inflected voice will seduce you over and over again.

“Those fabulous years spent at the Lido, performing night after night have been a very important part of my life as a chanteuse and a performer. I wrote this show to express the passion that the world’s most famous Cabaret venue has brought to me, it is an honour and pleasure to perform and tell stories of the underworld of the Paris Lido to Australian audiences”. Caroline Nin.

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