The Jazz Club usually hosts four regular events each month: Saturday Night Jazz on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Saturdays plus our Wednesday Daytime Jazz function, usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Starting this August we'll also be having events at the Malvern East RSL one Wednesday night a month which should be a boon for those unable to make it to our Saturday night events.
These are the upcoming Events at the VJC. For reviews and photographs of previous events, please look at Past Events.
|Sun, 22/10/17||The Goodman-Holiday Sessions|
|Wed, 25/10/17||Geoff Bull's Finer Cuts|
|Sun, 12/11/17||Steve Purcell's Pearly Shells Hot 6|
|Sat, 25/11/17||Golden City Seven|
|Sat, 9/12/17||VJC Christmas Party|
|Wed, 13/12/17||Creole Bells Revival Christmas Special|
|Sun, 31/12/17||New Years Eve|
We're sorry to have to announce that this event has had to be cancelled due to a lack of bookings.
Venue: The Bentleigh Club
Andy Firth, Australia’s virtuoso clarinet player, teams up with songstress Rebecca Mendoza in concert to present the music of Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday from the Verve and Decca years.
Andy is one of a very small number of Australian artists to have ever performed a concert under their own name at Carnegie Hall New York. On the evening of the 21st March 2008, Andy Firth played a concert billed as “Goodman & Beyond” to a standing ovation
Andy has performed with such jazz and blues legends as B.B. King, Buddy DeFranco, Ingrid Jensoon, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Steve Haughton, Tommy Banks, Steve Harlos, James Moody, Bud Shank, Don Lusher, Kenny Ball Jazz Band, Acker Bilk, Dutch College Swing Band and many more. In 2006 Andy was honoured with the Australian Mo Award for “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.”
Rebecca began her carreer singing blues and jazz after been influenced by singers such as Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holliday, Diane Schuur, Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald. She later moved on to musical theatre where she has performed major roles in musicals around the world such as “We Will Rock You” (in Australia and Japan), “Miss Saigon” (Germany), “Lord of the Rings” (Toronto) “Hair” (Australia and Asia), and many others. In recent years Rebecca has returned to her roots to sing jazz and blues.
Entry $45. Bookings essential - phone 0413 318707