Brisbane’s Iconic Jazz Club
August 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
IF YOU’RE AFTER A LOVELY DINNER accompanied by some fantastic music, an expansive view of the river and city lights, and a lot of fun, then the Brisbane Jazz Club is for you. The club, which was formed in 1972, promotes the participation of amateur and professional musicians in all forms of jazz. While the building is little more than a converted town hall, the modest exterior hides one of the city’s most unique nights.
Being on the river, the Brisbane Jazz Club was heavily affected by the January floods, only reopening on Friday the 11th of March. Before the flood hit, they were able to move all their equipment to higher ground, but the damage to the building was substantial. With no insurance to cover the costs of rebuilding, the Jazz Club has relied on the generosity of its supporters as well as community-minded strangers. Now it’s been a little over six months since the traumatic week of the January floods and everything is finely getting back to normal at the Jazz Club, with a new marquee soon to be set up, the catering area moved to a more permanent space, as well as introducing a new line of wines.
The venue is fully licensed so you are free to enjoy a glass of wine whilst you take in the magical ambience of the club. The food is catered by the Story Bridge Hotel with items such as grilled haloumi and Wagyu steak. Events coming up include The Bob Schultz Quintet, The Peter Walter Group and Emma Hamilton. And let us not forget Big Band Sundays, with varying big band ensembles performing every Sunday afternoon for a guaranteed good time. There is a dance floor in the middle for all those people who love a good boogie, but watch out for the slight slope, as previously it was a boat ramp. So get your two toned shoes out and get ready to bebop, groove and swing!
Bookings can be made through the Brisbane Jazz Club website: http://www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/ or call (07) 3391 2006