GEELONG JAZZ CLUB FUNDRAISER FOR THE GEELONG JAZZ JAMMERS 

We want to keep live jazz music alive in our community, and have embarked on a program to encourage and promote younger musicians to play in an environment that is supportive, inclusive and non-threatening. The program uses a coaching and mentoring methodology through a series of jam sessions. We are conducting four Jam sessions throughout 2024. The first was held on the 17th March and was a resounding success. The Club is focusing on local schools, concert and brass bands and community centers for potential jam session players.

 

To assist with the funding of this program we are holding a Special fund raising event at White Eagle House, Fellmongers Road, Breakwater, on SATURDAY the 18th May from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm with the Des Camm Jazz Band. We are very pleased that Des is playing for this event; his association with the club goes back to its inception and he also played for the early fundraisers to get the club going.

 

Entry to this fundraising event will be $20.00 per head. Free tea and coffee will be available and drinks can be purchased at the bar as per our normal gigs. Please ring Noreen to book

on 0473 565 097


Following the success of the Geelong Jazz Club’s first Jam Session last year the Club is holding four more Sunday afternoon sessions from 2 pm to 5 pm this year. 


The dates are the 17th of March, the 16th of June the 15th of September and the 8th of December. The venue for the first three sessions is again at the Geelong West Neighbourhood House, 89 Autumn Street, Geelong West (Cnr. Pakington and Autumn Streets.) 

 

The Jam Sessions provide an environment where people who want to play jazz, and can already play an instrument, can meet, play and learn from established local musicians. The Jam Session will last three hours and consist of two music sets from 2 - 4 pm followed by an hour or so of discussion and Q&A. The afternoon will be stage managed by Bob Pullin also a committee member of the Geelong Jazz Club and well known for his announcing abilities on radio and at events.

 

Sit-in musicians are to bring their own instruments, no restriction on age or gender. Musicians are expected to be competent players of their instrument, and understand tune structure (melody and chords). Young musicians are asked to learn two or three of the following songs to enable them to sit in a Jam session. For variety the tune list has been changed.  

 

Tunes for March 17th are:

 

The keys can be changed or we can replay the same tunes in different keys. Players will select three tunes they wish to play and and their key preference.

 

The Jazz Club hopes that these Jam Sessions will entice younger/new players to play jazz, in order to continue the strong music culture in Geelong and bring the new musicians and families into the Club. 



Contact Felix Blatt on:    0419 522 633 or  fblatt@bigppond.net.au

 


OR Contact The Geelong Jazz Club  thegeelongjazzclub@gmail.com  for more information.



GEELONG JAZZ JAMMERS - March 17th, 2024

                               Application details

Please send your completed form to fblatt@bigppond.net.au or thegeelongjazzclub@gmail.com

 

Name:   ______________________________________________________________________________

 

School: (if a current student) _____________________________________________________________

 

 

Contact phone number:______________________________________________

 

Instrument/s    (1) ________________________________  (2)  _________________________________

 

Tunes and key preference selected to sit-in on:

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to working with you to enhance and encourage your understanding of jazz.