Jan 012020

Our last gig for 2019 gave the audience an opportunity to meet, and listen to, the two young musicians, Chanel Langdon from St. Helena College, and Dean Coehlo, from Eltham High School, who the Jazz Appreciation Group have financially supported for their attendance at the jazz improvisation workshops, at the Australian Jazz Museum this year and to see and hear them sit-in with the Maryborough Traditional Jazz Ensemble.

Stuart Winstanley videoed the sit-in during the last set. This captured the last 20 minutes of the night on stage, with the students and the band ‘jamming’ together.
Watch the edited video. The lady who appears at the start of the video, is the convenor of the jazz improvisation workshops, Marina Pollard.

Chanel and Dean will appear with their respective school bands and with the jazz improvisation workshops band at the Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival to be held 22-23 February. The U3A Jazz Appreciation Group is sponsoring the bands for their appearance and contributing to the general staging of the Festival.

Our first gig at the Green for 2020 is on Sunday, 19th January, commencing at 1.30 pm, with the Blues’ Express. Those interested in attending are advised to register their email address with Roslyn Camera from the Eltham Bowling Club on 9439 4467. You will then be informed of each event and when the bookings open.