ENTERTAINMENT

Live Jazz & Blues every Friday & Saturday Night!

Belle Jar: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, June 30th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Belle Jar plays an energetic blend of gypsy, Klezmer, swing and pop styles, with a mixture of English and French lyrics. Belle Jar is a popular band in the Blue Mountains for their driving rhythms and infectious melodies that get audiences up and dancing, sometimes on the tables. The band likes to dress according to their mood which can be anything from circus . . .

Orchard Boat: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, July 1st

6:30 – 8:30 pm

The Orchard Boat are Rob Weule and Beejhan (BJ) Goodfellow taking their gypsy guitar and accordion on a musical adventure through the Jazz, Irish, French and quirky pop music scene. Featuring stunning instrumentals and sublime vocal harmonies, The Orchard Boat sets sail and charters a course delivering a cruise of musical adventure . . .

Willem Sherlock Roorda: Sunday Night Blues

Sunday, July 2nd

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Willem picked up his uncle’s beat-up guitar a number of years ago and promptly gave up. Everything hurt and nothing sounded any good. A year later Willem thought he’d try again for a giggle – it seemed like a good idea at the time. Nothing really clicked until he saw a video of this blues cat named Joe Bonamassa play the guitar like he’d never seen or heard before. . .

John & Yuki: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, July 7th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Yuki Kumagai and John Mackie play and sing smooth jazz, a popular mix of jazz standards and some Latin hits. Yuki sings and plays piano, flute, harmonica and ukulele, while John plays guitar and saxophone. Yuki and John perform around Sydney in clubs and jazz clubs, on cruise ships, and have performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Manly Jazz Festival and many other music festivals.

The Jimmy Vargas Trio: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, July 8th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

There is this rare breed of ‘jazz cat’ that comes along that hips ‘n’ hops to another beat . . . enter Jimmy Vargas. Jimmy ain’t your standards man – he writes ‘noir’ originals that you would swear came straight out of a Humphry Bogart classic and swings like the backstreets of LA after hours – dark and twisted, with a little bit of danger.

The Raduga Trio: A Sunday Gyspy Sesh

Sunday, July 9th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Raduga Trio is best described as fun babushka music or an eclectic and exciting take on a raw gypsy style. Expect contemporary arrangements of old tunes on the clarinet, piano accordion, acoustic bass, kazoo, sax, foot drum, ukulele, guitar,  flavoured with tap dance and original music. The trio plays without looping or digital devices – just good ol’ gypsy music!

Sandie White & Esmond Selwyn: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, July 14th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

It’s not every day that Katoomba gets the chance to embrace the unique talent and musicality of two veteran international jazz musicians, as the UK’s legendary jazz guitarist Esmond Selwyn joins forces with leading Australian jazz singer Sandie White for special performances in Sydney, Melbourne and now Katoomba this winter.

The Three Handed Beat Bandits: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, July 15th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Two artists, three hands, drums, saxophone, guitar and megaphone – crunch the numbers and you will find something doesn’t add up! John Stuart and Neil Duncan are not your average jazz duo – come along and find out why!