The Brisbane Jazz Club celebrated its 40th year, and what a celebration it was! I performed with my quintet in a late afternoon slot where the club was packed with members, guests and passers by. The vibe in the club was magnificent as the day had started at 9am and the music had flowed right throughout with formal visits and a re-dedication ceremony by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Original Club founders attended as special guests and though much has changed in and around the club over its long and colourful history, the same ‘joie de vivre’permeates the clubhouse as it did back in the 70s.
In the evening I performed with the Brisbane Big Band for the Gala Birthday Celebration along with a host of other great Brisb-vegas singers, including my one and only Daddy! Happy Birthday BJC – we sure do love you!