A new location for the Jazz Convention and a place I know quite well.
It was lovely to head to Albury for this Convention. The weather was extremely hot. I don’t think we had a day under 35degrees.
It was the first year we had attended a Convention without a singer.
All the bands we had registered were Instrumental only. It was great to work up some new repertoire and Round Midnight was definitely a highlight as I was able to play my Alto flute for the entire set. I also got to play my piccolo in Caught in the Act – Piccolo Boogie has been a favorite of mine for many years, I finally got to perform it.
All bands were well rehearsed and the audiences who listened really enjoyed the different styles of “jazz”
Ann Craig Duo
Caught in the Act
The House Cats
Also, Ashley and Justin’s band Juxtaposed performed at the convention – they were fabulous.
A great weekend of music, a fun house to share with friends and many wonderful musical memories.
During one of our events at the Ringwood RSL we met some new fans, people who had never seen our band before and it was a night that featured the fabulous talent of Rick Correnza.
Word of mouth and a fantastic recommendation from one of our new fans saw some communication to Kevin and we were invited to entertain the members and guests of the Felix Masonic Group at the Box Hill Golf Club – Their Christmas function.
Instrumental music while the diners were enjoying a fantastic festive meal and then Rick joined us for some even more excellent music.
We had a great night and were very happy to be invited to perform.
Rick, Ann, Kevin and Doug.
I love anything Christmas-sy and when we get to play a gig it’s even better.
For the last 4 years we have had a annual residency at the Village Cafe in Balwyn.
Playing Christmas tunes in a “Jazzy” style to the shoppers and patrons of the Cafe.
We invited a few of the street musicians to join us. It was great that I ended up being surrounded by so many “wise men”!
Ann, Kevin & Doug have done this gig together each time and we were thrilled to be invited back.
We confirmed our 2020 gig – hope to see you there
It was a very, very merry day!