The Australian Jazz Convention is coming up December 26 – 31st in Ballarat – more news as it comes to hand. I checked with Bobby Ballinger who is on the organising committee, and the playing schedule is coming out soon. Amongst Jammers going are

  • Katerina Myskova

  • Annie Smith and the Bossa Boys (I think)

  • Meself

  • Pony Tail Pete

  • The Captain himself

  • Murray the trumpet,

  • Jeff Harris

  • Bill Swannie,

  • and a bunch of others

Port Fairy Jazz Festival. This is getting to be the biggest Festival in Victoria. 8th – 10th February 2019. About a bazillion bands playing,(oh alright, 120) including the usual suspects

Details in https://www.portfairyjazz.com.au

Jazz Planning for Victoria workshop

Discussed at a seminar last week, by jazz friends (enthusiasts, musicians, promoters, radio presenters etc.) from all over Victoria. Supported by Geelong and Ballarat Jazz Clubs, Moyne Shire and organised by the Port Fairy Jazz Festival. An action plan will follow in 2019.

If you look closely, you may spot a couple of Jammers in attendance

Wangaratta Jazz

Early reports indicate that the Wangaratta shenanigans went well, with performances at the Bulls Head featuring the sprightly Miss Smiff. As in previous years, the Sunday market was the peak event for the band of jammers who went up. This Sunday morning event should be a sideshow, but has always attracted a goodly crowd who are appreciative of the music.

Props to Huich (violin) at her first Wang bash – she impressed, as did another first timer, Andre, who dropped in for a fine stint on the drums.



Who wrote this?

A quiet week,  the ed still away, but you can learn about mid 19th century paedophiles, trainwrecks and triumphs

All of which is only more or less riveting than a boiler makers yard, and just as interesting as all the other e-mails you read every morning instead of working

AGM for Castlemaine Jazz Festival

This is coming up in a week’s time: Saturday 2nd September at 11am in the Chewton Community & Senior Citizens’ Centre, Main Road Chewton

If you are a member of the Association, you should have received a proxy form to fill in. The good Captain will be attending, naturally, and the Melbourne Jammers’ interests will be best served by giving him your proxy . If you cannot attend, please fill in the form and return it to him