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MJJ Aug 23, 2011

Friday Night at the Leinster
A quiet evening. Frank (bass and guitar), Ted (keys) and Rob (keys) holding down the rhythm section. Sagigo on guitar and Keith on reeds played some nice lines. Kaye sang some great standards and it looked like an early night until Paul (bass) and Wayne (tenor) turned up and gave an excuse to keep playing until 11.00. Why do we do it? Certainly not for the pay. Perhaps because the venue is welcoming and the food is good. Keeps us of the streets (that's a good thing). It's a great social evening as well. Most of all we want to play (or attempt to play) the music we love. Playing with others is always more satisfying than practicing alone at home. If you feel this way, why not join us next week. CG


Jam Sessions at the Leinster Arms Hotel Friday 7:00pm till late Sunday from 4pm

The Leinster Arms Hotel
66 Gold Street, Collingwood For dinner bookings phone 9417 5720

from the editor In 1929 Louis Armstrong sang Aint’ Misbehavin’ and turned it into a hit. Armstrong was then in the revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates in New York when he made the Fats Waller and Andy Razaf song famous. With this song he may well have marked the beginning of interpreting popular songs in a jazz style. And you know what? We are still doing it. At any rate it launched Louis’ singing and entertaining career alongside his established trumpet playing. One of our subscribers Andrew Nolte is playing next month and harks back to that early Armstrong period of the 20’s. If the music is as good as the poster ! (see below for details) ps It should be noted that not all horn players (brass or brassless) are singers. Jammers being no exception. Feedback or comments can be emailed to Rob McCue 23 Aug 2011 To the editor Hi Rob, a small item … the Christmas in July in August raffle went well amid the chaotic fun on the day - and raised $49, $40 of which will pay for damage to Glenn's drumset. Further raffles will help to pay for a new drum stool, recently broken in said chaotic settings. Marg


The cost is actually $10!


And furthermore . . .

annie smith & jazz drive at dizzy's next thursday aug 25 @ 8pm entry $14 / $10
Dear Jazz Drive fellow travellers... Another gig at Dizzy's looms. Spring is just around the corner so why not spring into Dizzy's and catch some more fabulous jazz tunes from long and not so long ago. We'll be enjoying ourselves so you could do the same and drink and or eat as well. So many possibilities!!! Look forward to seeing you then or sooner and or later. Cheers Annie

Other Live Music Dates

Emily Duncan 6 to 9pm Sat 3rd September Guildford Lane Gallery 20-24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne Featuring: Josh Fotopoulos (piano), Rene Tessmer (bass), Chelsea Allen (drums) $15 at the door

Steve Sedergreen Paris Cat Sat 3 September 9.30pm
Mistaken identity, Steve & Mal, Ted Vining, Nick Haywood Cost: $20 adults, $15 concession

Jan Blake JAZZ on MAIN (1st Friday in Month) 8pm Fri 2nd September, featuring Jan Blake Jazz Quintet. Awesome lineup with John Curtis/Piano, Frank Morgan/Bass, Anne Craig/flute, Phil Lyons/Sax, Brendan Elliot/Drums and Jan Blake/Vocals. The Upper Room, 1st Floor 106 Main St, Lilydale (opp station) $10.00pp Coffee, snacks included, dance floor , lounge environment 0411 342 337 also for Jans 'Body and Soul' (Trio) fans 7.30 - 9.30pm Friday 30th September at WYREENA MUSIC CAFE in the Conservatory 13 - 35 Hull Rd, Croydon $28 pp incl Lovely Supper and Music. BOOKINGS required on 9725 0992


David Ruiz & Trumpet Friday 7.30 to 11pm
We play every Friday night at the city tiler corner Graham street and Bay street, Port Melbourne, it's a groovy place that sells tiles by day and beers by night. We play jazz mainly but mix in some blues and a little early fifties style music to keep people dancing. We are called Trumpet and are comprised of me, David Ruiz on Vocals, Elliot Joe on guitar, Anthony Pell on double bass, Mihoko Abe on the saxophone and Jules on drums. Come join the action between 7.30-11.00pm.

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society The Royal Standard Hotel 333 William Street, West Melbourne Featured artist 8.00 pm Jam Tuesdays 9.00-11.00pm

Learning Steve Sedergreen
Steve has just published a book on playing jazz piano, Start Playing Jazz Piano Now! Talk Steve into an autographed copy, you can contact him at his website He also has classes you can participate in but hurry as they are restricted to 8 – 10 people.

Other Items
MCS Recording Studio MCS Recording Studio Web site is now up and running at MCS Recording Studio is offering reduced rates for Spring at just $50 per hour This is inclusive of engineer and Yamaha Grand piano Cheers Mike Hirsh MCS