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‘Springtime In Paris 1925’

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Noosa Heads Jazz Club proudly presents ‘Springtime In Paris 1925’

Tunes made famous in France by the celebrated clarinet and saxophone player Sidney Bechet will be featured.

The magic that was Sidney Bechet will cast its spell at the Majestic Theatre on Thursday 27th April 2023.

Bechet, Sidney soprano sax / clarinet. Born: St Antoine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 14th May 1897. Died: Paris, France, 14th May 1959.

Bechet’s autobiography “Treat It Gentle” was first published in 1960.  As a child, Bechet sat in on clarinet with Freddie Keppard. “Who’s Who of Jazz. Storyville to Swing Street”. John Chilton 1979 p26.

This is a very special concert inspired by tunes like ‘Petite Fleur’, ‘Promenade aux Champs Elysees’, ’Si Tu Vois Ma Mere’ (the theme from the movie hit ‘Midnight in Paris’), made famous in France by Sidney Bechet. Keep your fingers crossed as we might hear some of them.

You are in for another cheeky diet of fascinating rhythms, beautiful harmonics, and entertaining repartee. Simply an afternoon of sublime music with two of Australia’s leading reeds players.

Paul Furniss has toured extensively overseas in the USA, Europe, UK, New Zealand and Japan and is one of Australia’s top jazz musicians playing clarinet, flute, and soprano, alto and tenor saxophones. He has been a member of some of Australia’s leading jazz bands, including Graeme Bell’s All Stars, Tom Baker’s San Francisco Jazz Band and Geoff Bull’s Olympia Jazz Band, and a regular performer at Noosa’s festival of jazz, the Noosa Jazz Party.

Paul Williams is generally regarded as one of the most complete and versatile reeds jazz players in Australia; a consummate professional on both tenor saxophone and clarinet. He commenced playing reeds at age 11 in England and turned professional at 16. He has performed for Cilla Black, Al Martino, Gene Pitney, and worked with the Nelson Riddle orchestra backing Linda Ronstadt. Paul has played, with leading Australian jazz artists such as Tom Baker, James Morrison, Judy Bailey, Graeme Bell, Ed Wilson and Bob Barnard.

These two likely lads are accompanied by Dave Burrows (guitar), Peter Freeman (string bass) John Reeves (piano & accordion) and Rod Andrew (drums).

This Concert should not be missed.

Majestic Theatre, Pomona: Thurs 23 March at 1.30pm

Ticket prices: $25* for Members & $30* for Guests – *plus booking fee

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Ticketing System

  • The Trybooking is easier and simpler to use and has a facility that allows a choice of tables when making a booking. You can see the table numbering by clicking on “View venue plan” on the right hand side of the ticketing panel.
  • The number of seats available for each table is automatically adjusted as bookings are made.
  • If you wish to sit with a group of your friends, please let them know the table number you have chosen so that they can then book on the same table.
  • If you want to make a whole table booking you must buy all seats in the one purchase.
  • There is no allocated seating for the Mezzanine and there will be up to 12 unallocated chairs available in the downstairs area.

If you need assistance please email us at info@noosajazzclub.com or text/phone at 0478 256 245

Seating Preference
  • There is a choice of seating, either on the ground floor with table and chairs or upstairs on the mezzanine chairs.
  • If you would like to be seated with certain people, please contact them and ask them to nominate their preference to be seated on your table when making their on-line booking.
  • There are 7 seats per table.
When you book you need: 
  • your credit card – you can only use 1 credit card or PayPal account for your booking.
  • your email & mobile number
  • names of people you are paying for
  • names of any people you wish to be seated with
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April 27
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Noosa Heads Jazz Club Inc
0478 256 245


Majestic Theatre
3 Factory Street
Pomona, Queensland 4568 Australia
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(07) 5485 2330
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