Noosa Jazz Party

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The Noosa Jazz Party Dates for 2017 are August 25th to September 3rd 2017




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Our new Venue, The J in Noosa Junction

Friday 25th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017.
All Tickets Phone 07 5447 2229,

   With all the wonderful musicians announced and more to come, The Noosa Heads Jazz Club invite you to attend our unique Australian Jazz Event.

We start with two Concerts on 25th & 26th  August, at the J Theatre, held in conjunction with The Noosa Chorale called  “Wonderful World of Jazz”, (The era of Louis Armstrong). This event sold out last year so book early. “The Australian Jazz Ensemble* ” will perform at these events.

There will be many other performances stretching the Party to a 10 day event. Daily events include street, restaurant, river cruises and Club appearances. 

The centre piece of the event will be four nights of  programming on 31st August, 1st  2nd and 3rd  and 4th  September comprising six one hour sets of entertaining  Jazz held at The J, a theatre with great acoustics in a central Noosa Heads location.

  Other venues around Noosa include the popular dining series at participating restaurants and the free Sunday Concert in the Lions Park Noosaville (next to Yacht Club).

The early bird tickets are already being sold to interstate participants who have taken heed of our “Smaller Venue, Book Early” reminder.


This year we will be taking table reservations and there will be limited, numbered, theatre seats making up the first few rows. We will have a dance floor, scrumptious light meals, budget Bar, plenty of well lit parking and for the 4 nights only a free shuttle bus.

Our complete program will be available in June both hard copy and website.   

Tickets on sale now for 31st August, 1st  2nd and 3rd  September at The J; 
Music from 5pm til 11pm $40 per night or 4 nights Early-bird until end July for $140
Have your Credit Card ready!

Tickets only from Noosa Heads Jazz Club Inc. 0754472229  
34 Weyba Street Sunshine Beach

Tickets for “Wonderful World of Jazz”available from The J  0753296560


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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




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           Pno

Ian Smith                     Tpt & Drums

Richard Stevens           Sousa

Paul  Williams*            Reeds

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

Doug McGuffog


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.


Accordion Content

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.

Monday August 29th

Pop-up Bands playing around the streets of Noosa,

Featuring Interstate musicians.

Check Website for more information

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.

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

12.30– 2.30pm

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’s Juggernauts

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

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

9pm.Gaudion’s Capers

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’s Juggernaughts

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.

7pm.Bechet Breakout

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

RACV Resort

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


Riverdeck Restaurant


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


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

10pm Dessert

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.

Cheers, Richard