Last night, July 12th – saw Barry Hanley and his Riviera Band playing to those jazz enthusiasts who decided to brave the cold Melbourne winter – and they were not disappointed. In the lineup was Kim Rushworth – a favourite with many jazzers for many years – and he was in fine form last night, with his jokes and antics.
The Band played many great jazz standards, with excellent musical performances by Barry Hanley, trumpet, Les Fithall, trombone, John Cox, banjo, Ian Christensen, sax, Peter Hooper bass, and Bill Horley on drums.
On the previous Saturday – 5th July – the crowd were treated to a fabulous night of jazz/swing from Hetty Kate and her brilliant lineup of: Steven Grant, piano, Gideon Marcus, drums, Jonathon Hunt, clarinet, and Chris Ludowyk bass.
The dance floor was full within the first 10 bars of the music starting, and was still full at the very end of the night when the band had gone 10 minutes overtime. A truly wonderful evening.
COMING UP AT THE VJC IN THE WEEKS AHEAD
sat. 2nd AUGUST – THE PEARLY SHELLS
SUND 3RD AUGUST – TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG AT THE BENTLEIGH CLUB
SAT. 9TH AUGUST – RED HOT RHYTHM MAKERS
WED. 27TH AUGUST – MID-WEEK DAYTIME JAZZ – MOONEE VALLEY JAZZ BAND – 11AM – 2.30 PM.
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