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Julie O’Hara & Bopkick at East Malvern – Wednesday the 17th of May

Julie O’Hara & Bopkick at East Malvern – Wednesday 17th May
Just a reminder that the next night of Jazz presented by the Victorian Jazz Club for 2017 at the East Malvern RSL will be on Wednesday the 17th of May between 7.30 & 10.00 pm with Julie O’Hara & Bopkick on stage.
Formed in 2002 Bopkick combines the talents of some of Australia’s best and most experienced Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Musicians and pays tribute to the jump blues style of dance music which was so popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s with songs of some of the artists of that era such as Ella Mae Morse, Ruth Brown, Amos Milburn and Wynonie Harris. The band also plays their own original compositions reflecting the inspiration of these great performers.
The ever swinging Julie O’Hara will be fronting the band on vocals. On guitar will be Peter Baylor along with Dean Hilson on tenor sax, Dale Lindrea on bass , Danny Bourne on piano who will be propelled along by veteran drummer Lynn Wallis. A great night of swinging jazz and Rhythm & Blues for dancers and listeners, not to be missed !
Coming up at East Malvern as part of the 2017 VJC Jazz series will be on Wednesday the 21st of June – Andy Baylor & His Southern Swing Band – Hometown Stomp with Andy Baylor back in town from Sydney for one night only. Andy will be on vocals, guitar & violin, Michael McQuaide on tenor sax, Sandra Talty drums & vocals , Sam Lemann guitar & mandolin, Monique di Mattina piano & vocals and Steve Temple double bass ( & occasional trumpet ).
Wednesday the 19th of July – Nick’s 90 Night – with the Louisiana Shakers – a special night of jazz to pay tribute to Nick Polites , one of the greats of Australian jazz.
Come along , enjoy the jazz and spread the word !
Bookings are advisable . Bookings & Enquiries : 9874 8870 or 0425 735 428.