GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

Upcoming Shows

Belle Hendrik Inc - Wednesday, 1 June, 2022

Belle Hendrik returns to the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club for a stellar night of music featuring some of her favourite Jazz and Blues artists including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billy Holliday, Koko Taylor, Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, Memphis Minnie and Nina Simone to name a few plus original songs from her CD releases.  Belle is one of the region’s most outstanding blues singers, having released 3 CD’s and played countless shows here and in the UK.  Belle has also starred in Pearl – The Janis Joplin Rockumentary as well as fronting big band “The WellSwung Daddies” and Sould.  Belle also plays bass and guitar and is currently bass player and singer for award winning Celtic Rock band Limerick MCB.
Along with Peta Wilson on piano, David Watts on drums, Evan Osbourne on bass and trumpet and  Harvey Blues on guitar,  these fine musicians will present a night of Blues and Soul with a touch of jazz and swing.
How does one sound tough and vulnerable at the same time?  Belle Hendrik has mastered this elusive art and can bring home the Blues with a thud, a howl and a whisper with her phenomenal voice. 

Estampa - An Evening In Paris - Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

“An Evening in Paris”

It is July and in keeping with tradition, it is time to once again celebrate ‘Bastille Day’ and all things “French”.  In France Bastille Day is celebrated as a national holiday – with joyous cries of “Viva la France!” to mark the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. The 18th century people’s revolt was the first step to establishing a republican government, a turn of events wildly cheered by French commoners who finally claimed victory after a long struggle to overturn centuries of royal rule.  After a COVID induced hiatus for the past 2 years, it is time to again celebrate the culture of France with champagne and of course, Chanson Française (French Music).  Parisian laneways, South American sensuality and the unbridled joy of continental jazz. Whether evoking musically saturated memories of past adventures or inspiring post COVID additions to bucket list destinations, ESTAMPA is a four-piece tour de force of time traveling musical elegance, post-folk cultural indulgences and irrepressibly unpretentious film noir sophistication.

Incredible musicians. Brilliant performers. Gorgeous music. Estampa is Rebecca Karlen on violin and voice, Paul Henderson on guitar John Reeves on accordion and Samuel Vincent on double bass. 

So, get into the spirit of the night and dress up with berets for the Hommes and lace-trimmed blouses, aprons with colorful flowers and white, flared bonnets for the Femmes. It will be a night to remember!  There will be a prize for the mieux habillée (best dressed) la demoiselle and gentilhomme.

The Magnificence - Wednesday, 3 August, 2022

“Something old, something new, something borrowed and some BLUES”

The Magnificence is an almost traditional jazz band described as enthusiastic, passionate, humorous and quirky, leaving audiences happily uplifted!  All members of the band play a variety of styles of music but are brought together by their love of all things New Orleans. Their music is rooted in the early jazz tradition but reflects the musical influences of each band member.  Brothers Cameron (Trumpet & Vocals) and Lachi Smith (Drums) have been making music together for over 30 years and with Paul Edwards (Tenor Sax) for 20 years. The three formed The Magnificence in 2017 and are joined by Mark Chalmers on Banjo and Julian Smith on Double Bass.  Since coming together, the band has played at jazz clubs and festivals from Canberra to Far North Queensland and released an album, and a Christmas single. The band’s music has been played on local and interstate radio as well as WWOZ FM in New Orleans.

They growl, they mewl, they cook – and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices.

MZAZA - Thursday, 1 September, 2022

MZAZA are two-time winners at the Queensland Music Awards. Led by mesmerising French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, these incredible musicians from around the world harness Balkan and French influences to create a musical ride that taps into the beating heart of humankind.

The impressive musicianship of MZAZA, with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies. It is the timelessness of the music and stories that fuels an intense live show, an unforgettable musical journey, that has sold out shows around Australian.  

Adrian 'The Professor' Cunningham - Wednesday, 5 October, 2022