It's The Real Thing!
The Noosa Jazz Party Dates for 2017 are August 25th to September 3rd 2017
Our new Venue, The J in Noosa Junction
Friday 25th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017.
All Tickets Phone 07 5447 2229,
Free Shuttle Bus from Accommodation to & from The "J".
Follow Link on Jazz Party Menu bar for full details.
Australia’s unique jazz event which began in 1992 brings together Australia’s leading jazz musicians for a feast of exciting and challenging classic jazz performances.
Venues around Noosa during the 10 days include the popular lunch series at the River Deck restaurant, Pier 11 Restaurant, Fratellini’s in Sunshine Beach, Miss Moneypennys and Café Le Monde in Hastings St, a Legends Lunch at the RACV resort, The Sunshine Beach Surf Club, and a free Sunday Concert at the Lions Riverstage, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville (near the Yacht Club).
The centre-piece of the Jazz Party is a program comprising six hours per night of entertaining, professional jazz starting on Thursday 31st August and closing on Sunday 3rd September 2016. It will be held at our Club venue, The J Theatre, at Noosa Junction. It is a comfortable, air-conditioned venue with great acoustics in a convenient central location with plenty of well-lit parking and has regular service bus stop. Our own shuttle bus to get people to and from The J is available, each evening, check the website for schedule.
Our early bird tickets are already being sold to interstate jazz fans who have taken heed of our ‘book early” reminder. We use allocated table seating, space is reserved for dancers and yummy meals and coffee are available. We run our own licensed bar, (NO BYO) and have a “talking space” lounge area. Tickets are on sale now for performances at The J on Thursday 31st, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. Music from 5pm till 11pm, $40 per night or a 4 nights Early Bird ticket for $140 (ends June 30th. Tickets only from: Noosa Heads Jazz Club Inc.
Ph 07 54472229
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Some of our Artists
Jo Bloomfield Pno
John Braben Tpt
Geoff Bull Tpt
Dave Burrows Gtr
Bradford Child Reeds
James Clark* Bass
Juliarna Clark* Vocal
John Cox Bjo & Gtr
Nigel Date* Gtr
Jason Downes Reeds
Tamsin Downes Vocal
Mark Elton Bass
Matt Eves Bass
Paul Furness Reeds
Greg Garrett Bjo
Ashley Gaudion Reeds
Anthony Howe Drums
Peter Gaudion* Tpt
Rod Gilbert Drums
Steve Grant Pno & Tpt
Michael Hawthorne Tbn
Peter Hooper Bjo
Brett Iggulden Tpt & Reeds
Peter Locke* Pno & Tpt
Chris Ludowyk Tbn
Michael McQuaid Tpt & Reeds
Geoff Power Tpt & Tbn
Harry Price Tbn
Kristilee Ransley Vocal
Bob Sedergreen Piano
Ian Smith Tpt & Drums
Richard Stevens Sousa
Paul Williams* Reeds
Simon Stribling tpt sax
Laurie Lyster Drums
The story so far…..
Noosa Jazz Party
These are extracts from a selection of positive comments and feedback received so far from respondents to the 2016 Noosa Jazz Party Audience Survey.
“The Noosa Chorale and the Australian Jazz Ensemble were fantastic. Such an enjoyable performance.”
“Thanks to all the wonderful helpful volunteers. Best Noosa Festival/Jazz Party ever held. As good if not better than any jazz festival in Australia. Music, venues, food, personnel incredibly good. Very well organised and plenty to choose from”.
“Really appreciate all the hard work put in by the whole team to make this a really memorable occasion. This is my annual ‘fix’ for jazz of this style. Love it.”
“It’s a thing of constant wonder that the Noosa Jazz Club – Patsy and Richard Stevens in particular – devote so much of their lives to the promotion of Jazz. Noosa Jazz Club is arguably the best Jazz Club in Australia.”
“Food standard was excellent, as was the choice of wines.” “The location at The J is more convenient than the Bicentennial Hall.” “The shuttle bus is excellent”
“Had great meals at numerous restaurants really great. Congratulations on a wonderful party & thanks to Patsy and Richard & all the volunteers we had a great time and will be back again.”
“This was our first Noosa Jazz Party and we thoroughly enjoyed it – all the volunteers were lovely and helpful and they deserve a big pat on the back. Hopefully we will see you again with more friends.”
“Appreciate the move to The “J” from Bicentennial Hall, so much easier to get to.” “Booking people very helpful”
Compared to last year, ticket sales at The J were up by 3% for the joint Noosa Chorale and Australian Jazz Ensemble concerts (Roaring 20s) and by 10% for the four days of classic jazz at The J.
Based on ticket sales and our estimates of people who came to the public concert, the various street events, the numbers who were at the various luncheons and dinners at restaurants and the Sunshine Beach Surf Club we estimate that the overall numbers were up on last year by over 40%.
We don’t have a complete analysis of the proportion of those attending all the events but some of the participating restaurants have reported that 50% of their customers were from interstate or New Zealand.
Add to all this that we were blessed with great late winter and early spring weather we can confidently say that the Jazz Party has been a great success for the 2016 Jazz Party
Record turn-up for “Roaring 20’s”
A record 600 jazz and chorale fans packed The J for the Noosa Jazz Party and Noosa Chorale’s “Roaring 20’s” two concerts in August.
“This is our 22nd year and we’ve never had so many people come to hear us,” Chorale publicity man, Jim Fagan, said.
“It was a musical experience to perform with such talented musicians like Melbourne singer Juliarna Clark, Bob Barnard and The Australian Jazz Ensemble.
“We’re known as a classical choir, specialising in great western composers like Verdi, Brahms and Handel.“ I can tell you the 70 singers we had on stage had the time of their lives singing the timeless jazz classics by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and the like.