There were so many great things that happened in 2016.
Jazz Festivals; at Halls Gap, The Basin, Inverloch, Castlemaine, Halls Gap (again), Wangaratta and the Australian Jazz Convention.
New events at the Ringwood RSL and Golden Days with Pippa Wilson and Jazz Notes.
Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at The Brunswick Green and at the Eira Cafe – Eltham
Jazz Notes Duo at Manningham, Open Studio, Farouks Olive, Live on Radio with Peter O’Brien.
Jazz Notes at the Australain Jazz Museum, House Party, Village Cafe, and some new locations – The Alchemist in Fitzroy.
The monthly event with Melbourne Music Performers continued to be very popular. We ran events at Eira Cafe in Eltham, Sash Bar in Northcote, Basco in Brunswick, The Brunswick Green. 2017 will see us continuing at Eltham and possibly returning to Basco (if they have their repairs completed)
Thanks to all the musicians who played along side of us, we have so many talented musical friends. Thank you to the audiences and our loyal supporters who are our friends.
2017 is already looking interesting and we have lots to look forward to.
The management and staff at Eira have been very supportive of our Meetup event. Each month we bring different performers to Eltham.
We have organized jams and our regular members are gaining great skills in jamming. We’ve made new friends, seen some really good open mic acts and have thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and music that our group brings.
Thank you everyone for being involved. We hope that 2017 will bring many more exciting performances to the meetup stage at Eira. Spread the word – Eltham is the place to be for meetup!
Our first event for 2017 will be Friday 24th February. It’s the opening night of the Eltham Jazz Festival – so lets bring the fun of meetup to Eltham. See you there!