NOT only does the Victorian Jazz Club hold a gig most Saturday nights (with a few weeks off for jazz festivals or over the Christmas/New Year break), and present a regular Saturday afternoon jazz radio program which has been running for 35 years, it also runs “specials” on special occasions. A few of these are coming up in the next few months, so if you live in Melbourne or within reasonable travelling distance, you might like to note these down on the old whiteboard. All of them are at the Clayton RSL, 163 Carinish Road, Clayton close to the Clayton Railway Station and with plenty of onsite parking.
Wednesday 10 October:
SENIORS WEEK CONCERT
Another of the VJC’s popular daytime gigs with Clint Smith’s Southside Jazz.
11am – 2pm. Two hours of jazz plus/coffee/biscuit at $8 per head.
Bookings are essential on 9553 3850
Saturday 13 October:
MASQUERADE DINNER DANCE.
John Morrison’s Moonee Valley Jazz Band will entertain from 8pm to midnight. $40 for VJC members, $45 for visitors will include a two course meal (table service). Door prizes, lucky spots, prizes for the best masks. Bookings;;9597 0128 by 5 October.
Saturday 27 October: CAROL RALPH with THE LEGENDARY KATE DUNBAR.
These two truly great jazz singers will be performing with a stellar lineup of Melbourne musicians; Ian Smith on trumpet, Dave Hetherington on reeds, Johnny Adams on piano, Mark Elton on bass, Harry Price on trombone, and Ron Sandilands on drums.
Whatever you have to do to be there, do it, because nights such as this come along but rarely.
Bookings 9553 3850
Monday 5 November: CUP EVE GALA.
To get you in the right mood for Flemington, put on your glad rags and be entertained by Doug Rawson’s Foster’s Foaming Five at the VJC’s Cup Eve Gala from 8pm-11pm. There’ll be “Fashions on the Field”, Best Hat prize, Best Couple prize, the tradional sweeps and more. $10 entry for members, $15 for non members. Meals available from the bistro and drinks at club prices.