Live Jazz Returns To East Malvern RSL for 2018

The 2018 live jazz year at East Malvern RSL got off to a flying start on the 17th of January with the chance to welcome home clarinettist Chris Tanner who was in town for an all too short visit. Somehow we managed to shoe horn 150 excited jazz lovers in to the Function Room at the RSL which normally seats 120 comfortably. A fabulous night of music thanks to Chris along with fellow Virus members Julien Wilson , Matt Jodrell, John Scurry , Howard Cairns and Lynn Wallis ended with two great encores and a standing ovation.
The 25th of January saw the return of the famous jazz piano lunches. Despite the distractions of the Australian Open the day saw an audience of about 65 jazz piano fans enjoy 20 minute sets from seven leading jazz pianists and the next piano lunch will be held at East Malvern on Thursday the 22nd of March. Further details can be found on https://jazzpianoluncheons.wordpress.com/ .
One of the highlights of the 2017 Wednesday jazz program at East Malvern was the tribute to the Cotton Club musicians, singers and dancers from Danni and Ian Smith and the Scallywags. Our next presentation at East Malvern RSL will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday the 21st of February will see the welcome return of Danni and Ian Smith and the Scallywags.
On stage will be Danni Smith vocals , Ian Smith & Stephen Grant trumpets, Ashley Gaudion saxes, Doug Rawson piano, John Cox guitar & banjo, James Clark bass & the legendary Wes Brown on drums .
Eight of Australia’s jazz musicians who will be presenting a night of red hot Dixieland , Blues & Ballads which will be a special treat for listeners and dancers alike.
You don’t have to be a member of the Victorian Jazz Club or the East Malvern RSL to join in the fun. Everybody is welcome. For Victorian Jazz Club & East Malvern RSL members entry is $15.00 & for visitors & guests $20.00.
Doors open in the Jazz Room at 6.00 for dinner …music starts at 7.30 pm
Bookings are recommended . For bookings & enquiries call Rhonda on 9874 8870 or Elspeth on 0425 735 428 .

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