Our new Venue, The J in Noosa Junction
Friday 25th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017.
All Tickets Phone 07 5447 2229,
Twenty six years after the first Noosa Jazz Party, Australia’s leading jazz musicians are ready to entertain jazz lovers in the classic style at this great event. Following the successful 2016 party we will have another 10 days of jazz played at venues all around Noosa.
The centre-piece of the Jazz Party is a program comprising six hours per night of entertaining, traditional jazz starting on Thursday 1st and closing on Sunday 4th 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 only a hundred or so metres from the regular service bus stop. We have listened to the Survey and other feedback and for 2017 will be modifying our seating plan to enable parties to book numbered tables. We will also provide some rows of numbered theatre style seating for those wishing an “up close experience”
Other venues around Noosa include the popular lunch series at the River Deck restaurant, Rump House Restaurant, Fratellini’s, Miss Moneypennys and Café Le Monde in Hastings St, and 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).
Space is reserved for dancers and Yummy Meals are available. We offer a fully licensed bar, so NO BYO! Our own shuttle bus to get people to and from The J is available, check website for map and schedule.
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.
“We’re launching the Jazz Party again next year and we can’t wait.”
Eating Out Choices
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Shuttle Bus Details
Noosa Jazz Party 2016
Friday August 26th to September 4th
Presented by Noosa Heads Jazz Club Inc.
The Roaring 20s
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th August
The Noosa Jazz Club and Noosa Chorale are pleased to announce two joint “Roaring Twenties” concerts on Friday evening 28th & Saturday afternoon 29th August at The J. Seventy of Noosa’s finest singers, led by conductor Adrian King, will team up with the Australian Jazz Ensemble Featuring Bob Barnard AM, Paul Furniss, Peter Locke, Nigel Date James Clark and remarkable singer Juliarna Clark. They will perform two concerts together featuring “Roaring 20s jazz greats and all-time hits from Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. Mobsters and Molls, get in the swing of things by dressing in 20’s style! Tickets for Roaring 20s available from The J (07) 5329 6560
Sunday 28th August
11.45am. Sharp! Outside Riverdeck Tewantin for an exciting musical experience involving Noosa Chorale and Jazz Party musicians
Riverdeck Restaurant – 12.00 to 2.00PM
3 course lunch $70 per head. The Australian Jazz Ensemble (Bob Barnard with singer Juliarna Clark, James Clark, Peter Locke, Nigel Date and Paul Furniss) are delighted to be invited to play for patrons at this exclusive event.
Bookings essential on 5474 1100. www.noosajazzclub.com/eating-out/
Monday August 29th
Pop-up Bands playing around the streets of Noosa,
Featuring Interstate musicians.
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Tuesday 30th August
Pop-up Bands playing around the streets of Noosa,
featuring Interstate musicians.
Check Website for more information
Riverboat Shuffle 5.15pm Sharp!
Join us for an amazing jazz cruise on the Noosa River
Ferries, with classic jazz bands featuring Interstate and
Local musicians, leaving from the Noosa Marina, Tewantin at 5.15 pm. The cruise is packaged with canapés on the boats and a superb 3 course meal at either of our two adjoining restaurants Riverdeck or Rump House at 6.30pm, music from 7 to 9pm. There will be a band playing in each restaurant, which will swap venues at the half time interval.
The musicians playing for your enjoyment will be: Bob Barnard, Brett Iggulden, Paul Furniss, Paul Williams, James Clark, Nigel Date, Greg Garrett, Peter Locke, John Murray, Richard Stevens, Juliarna Clark. Package deal $90 per head and bookings can be made for Riverdeck Ph.5474 1100 or Rump House 5474 4799. http://www.noosajazzclub.com/eating-out/
Wednesday 31st August
Fratellini Restaurant Sunshine Beach
The popular local restaurant is offering a wide selection of Italian tapas type plates for your enjoyment included in the entry price of $59.
Starts at 6.45 on Weds 31st August.
The Brett Iggulden Quartet, featuring Paul Furniss. Greg Garrett and Richard Stevens will entertain. Cost $59 per head.
Missmoneypennys Hastings Street
Bob Barnard Sextet featuring Bob, Paul Williams, Peter Locke, Nigel Date James Clark and Juliarna
Dinner: 6:30 – 9:30pm music from 7.30
$55 for casual lounge dining (Seafood and Charcuterie Boards)
OR $90 for 3 course a la carte dining
Thursday 1st September
Sunshine Beach Surf Club
Jazz Party welcomes all musicians. Jam session includes
Brett Iggulden, Paul Furniss, John Murray, Mike Hawthorne, Nigel Date, Dave Burrows, Jo Bloomfield, Peter Locke, James Clarke, Juliarna Clarke, Greg Garrett and Richard Stevens, plus other arrivals. Free admission, Bookings available if you intend to dine.
Noosa Jazz Party at The J Theatre
5 pm. New Orleans Entree
Geoff Bull Tpt Harry Price Tbn Paul Furness Rds Steve Grant Pno Mark Elton Bass Anthony Howe Dms John Cox Bjo Kristilee Voc
6 pm. Famous Brew
Brett Iggulden Tpt Paul Williams Rds Jason Downes Rds Bob Sedergreen Pno Mark Elton Bass Ian Smith Drums
7 pm. Patron’s Pack
Bob Barnard Tpt Paul Williams Rds Steve Grant Pno Dave Burrows Gtr Derek Capewell Bass
8pm. The Gaudion Brothers
Peter Gaudion Tpt Ash Gaudion Rds James Clark Bass Nigel Date Gtr Rod Gilbert Drums Bob Sedergreen Pno
9pm. Redeye Special
Bradford Child Rds Geoff Power Tpt John Murray Tbn Jason Downes Rds James Clark Bass Dave Burrows Gtr Peter Locke Pno.
10pm East Coast Frisco
Ian Smith Tpt Steve Grant Tpt Mike Hawthorne Tbn Paul Furness Rds Jo Bloomfield Pno Rod Gilbert Drums Richard Stevens Sousa John Cox Bjo
Friday 2nd September
10.30 Sharp! Sunshine Beach Shops
Exciting musical adventure! Be There!
12 noon-2.00pm Riverdeck Restaurant
Jason Downes Rds Geoff Power Tpt/Tbn Steve Grant Pno Ian Smith Dms/Wsb James Clark Bass Juliarna Voc.
3 Course Meal and entertainment $60 No BYO
Bookings essential ‘phone 07 5474 1100 www.noosajazzclub.com/eating-out/
1.00-3.00pm Missmoneypennys Hastings Street
Music from 1pm Gaudions Galore With Peter Gaudion Ash Gaudion, Peter Locke Derek Capewell, and Nigel Date
2 course a la carte lunch and entertainment $70 NO BYO
To Book: Call 07 5474 9999
Jazz At The “J” Theatre
5pm Musical Conversation with Two Old Friends
Harry Price Tbn Bob Barnard Tpt Jason Downes Rds Anthony Howe Drums Mark Elton Bass Peter Locke Pno Dave Burrows Gtr
6pm. Sax Attack
Brad Child Rds Ash Gaudion Rds Paul Furness Rds Bob Sedergreen Pno James Clark Bass Rod Gilbert Drums Nigel Date Gtr.
7pm. Bull Band
Geoff Bull Tpt John Murray Tbn Paul Williams Rds Steve Grant Pno Anthony Howe Dms. Derek Capewell Bass John Cox Bjo.
8pm. Washboard Rhythm Kings Revisited
Brett Iggulden Tpt Geoff Power Tbn Jason Downes Rds Paul Williams Rds Ian Smith W/board John Cox Bjo
Peter Gaudion Tpt Ash Gaudion Rds Bradford Child Rds Bob Sedergreen pno Mark Elton Bass Rod Gilbert Drums
10pm John Braben’s King Oliver/Jelly Roll Morton Band
John Braben Tpt Ian Smith Tpt Mike Hawthorne Tbn Paul Furness Clt Jo Bloomfield Pno Anthony Howe Drums Greg Garrett Bjo Richard Stevens Sousa
Saturday 3rd September
12 noon—2pm Riverdeck Restaurant
Now You Has Jazz!
Peter Gaudion Tpt Ash Gaudion Rds Bradford Child Rds Bob Sedergreen Pno Rod Gilbert Drums Derek Capewell Bass
3 Course Meal and entertainment $60 No BYO Bookings essential ‘phone 07 5474 1100
2pm-4pm Café le Monde Hastings Street
Jason Downes Reeds, Steve Grant Tpt, Geoff Power Trombone, Nigel Date guitar James Clark Bass
Juliarna Vocal. Ian Smith Drums.
Jazz at the “J” Theatre
5pm. Jo’s Boys
Jo Bloomfield Pno John Braben Tpt Paul Furness Rds Mike Hawthorne Tbn Mark Elton Bass Rod Andrew Drums Dave Burrows Gtr
6pm. Jason’s Choice
Jason Downes Rds Ian Smith Tpt Geoff Power Tbn Steve Grant Pno Nigel Date Gtr Anthony Howe Mark Elton Bass Drums Bass Tamsin Voc.
Paul Furness Rds Paul Williams Rds Peter Locke Pno Rod Gilbert Drums Nigel Date Gtr James Clark Bass
8pm. Sydney meets Melbourne meets Noosa
Bob Barnard Tpt Peter Locke Pno and Geoff Power, Syd. Jason Downes Ian Smith, Melb. Derek Capewell Bass, Paul Williams Dave Burrows
9pm. Hallelujah, its Gospel!
Geoff Bull Tpt Ash Gaudion Rds Bradford Child Rds Harry Price Tbn John Cox Bjo Steve Grant Pno Mark Elton Bass Kristilee Voc
10pm. Juliarna’s Septet
Brett Iggulden Rds Peter Gaudion Tpt Bradford Child Rds John Murray Tbn Rod Gilbert Drums James Clark Bass and Juliarna Voc.
Sunday 4th September
12:00noon – 3:00pm, music 12.30– 2.30
Legends Lunch with Bob Barnard
Includes an interview with Bob about the life and fascinating times of Jazz Legend Bob Barnard. The lunch features Bob playing some of his favourites with Paul Williams reeds, Guitar from Nigel Date and Derek Capewell on bass.
Interviewer, journalist Mr James Fagan.
2 Course Lunch including a glass of wine on arrival – $45.00pp. For bookings please call 07 53416309 www.noosajazzclub.com/eating-out/
Fathers Day Special
Geoff Bull Tpt Paul Williams Rds John Murray Tbn Peter Locke Pno Anthony Howe Drums John Cox Bjo Mark Elton Bass Kristilee
$70 per person—3 course meal Fully Licensed 07 5474 1100 www.noosajazzclub.com/eating-out/
2pm-4pm. Free Concert at Riverstage
(Next to Yacht Club)
Peter Gaudion Tpt, Ash Gaudion sax, Geoff Power, Bradford Child, Jason Downes, Brett Iggulden, Harry Price,Ian Smith, Steve Grant, Rod Gilbert, Mike Hawthorne, John Braben, Jo Bloomfield, Juliarna, & Tamsin West Voc.
Jazz At The “J” Theatre
5pm. Clarinet Jam
Jason Downes Rds Paul Furness Rds Paul Williams Rds Steve Grant Pno Dave Burrows Gtr James Clark Bass Anthony Howe Drums
6pm. East Coast Frisco
John Braben Tpt Geoff Power Tpt Mike Hawthorne Tbn Ian Smith Drums Paul Furness Rds Richard Stevens Sousa John Cox Bjo
Jo Bloomfield Pno
7pm. Harry’s Hotshots
Harry Price Tbn Geoff Bull Tpt Bradford Child Rds Steve Grant Pno Rod Gilbert Drums Dave Burrows Gtr James Clark Bass Juliarna Clark Voc.
8pm. Blues Express
Peter Gaudion Tpt Ash Gaudion Rds Bradford Child Rds Rod Gilbert Drums Bob Sedergreen Pno Derek Capewell Bass
9pm. Tribute To Billie Holiday
Brett Iggulden Tpt Jason Downes Rds Paul Williams Rds Geoff Power Tbn Peter Locke Pno Mark Elton Bass Nigel Date Gtr. Ian Smith Drums
THE Monster Jam Session as we say Farewell to all our fabulous musicians who have entertained us for the last 10 days.
We wish you all well and trust you arrive home safely and little the worse for wear. We hope to see you all at the 2017 Noosa Jazz Party.