ENTERTAINMENT

Live Jazz & Blues every Friday & Saturday Night!

Pete Armstrong: Saturday Night Rocks!

Saturday, August 19th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Pete Armstrong is a Blackheath based singer/songwriter who specialises in reviving good memories, recent and past. Pete plays and sings a variety of music drawing on the influences of Country, Blue Grass, Old Rock and Roll and Jazz with a distinct swing flavour.

Andrew Russell’s Jazz Trio: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, August 25th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Singer/guitarist Andrew Russell is a true music lover, with a career that spans four decades, three continents and many musical styles. He makes his home in Katoomba NSW, playing and singing a mixture of the 1950‘s-60‘s styles he likes best, swing jazz, rockabilly, bossa nova, bluegrass and the odd Irish jig belted out on the electric guitar.

Brittanie Shipway & Matthew Dennett: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, August 26th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

This week we are in for a real treat – the beautiful and talented Brittanie Shipway (a 2014 contestant on ‘The Voice’) will be performing with the Mountain’s own full-time wandering pianist, Matthew Dennett. Brittanie has one of the biggest voices in the Mountains and just screams ‘Broadway’.

Jazz Daiquiri: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, September 1st

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Jazz Daiquiri is one of the smoothest, most intoxicating sounds in the Blue Mountains. Featuring the beautiful voice of Robyn Gordon, Karl Javernig on guitar and Martyn Cook on sax, trumpet and flute. Jazz Daiquiri can play anything from the coolest Latin sambas and bossa novas, swinging jazz standards or soulful blues and ballads, all professionally delivered with style & class.

Linda Mizzi: Saturday Night

Saturday, September 2nd

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Linda Mizzi will be performing her new material which is currently being recorded for her album to be released at the end of 2017.  Linda will be joined by band members Alexander Keller, Stefano Cosentino, Lindsay Tebbutt and Glenn Skarratt.  An intimate evening of her stories and soul not to be missed.

Jimmy Vargas Trio: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, September 8th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the process of booking musicians, 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: Saturday Night

Saturday, September 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, ukulele, guitar and various hand percussion, flavoured with tap dance and original music. The trio plays without looping or digital devices – just good ol’ gypsy music!

Belle Jar: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, September 15th

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 Three Handed Beat Bandits: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, September 16th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Two artists, three hands, drums, saxophone, guitar & megaphone – crunch the numbers and you will find something doesn’t add up! The Three Handed Beat Bandits are undoubtedly the best three-handed little big band in the world today. The band is made up of two-handed John Stuart and single-handed Neill Duncan, who between them play guitar, bass, congas, drums and saxophone.

Chris Gillespie & Martijn Hadders: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, September 22nd

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Chris Gillespie has been playing a blues set at Hotel Blue for the last 6 months with Cameron James Henderson, so naturally we thought Chris was a ‘blues cat’ . . . well it turns out Chris is actually an undercover jazz fan. Chris has invited Martijn Hadders to join him this week – should be a fun evening!

Bravo Victor: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, September 23rd

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Bravo Victor is an Australian based Bass and Voice Duo. Its members comprise of Bassist Jonathon Burgess and vocalist Sophie Aked. The pair met in 2013 during their studies at the Newcastle Conservatorium where they both undertook a Bachelor of Music. Both musicians have a very different approach to writing and listing to music, which stems from their different musical backgrounds . . .

Rachel Hannan & John Stuart: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, September 29th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Rachel Hannan has an effortless, startling purity of voice and simplicity of approach. Having gigged solidly throughout Sydney and up and down the East Coast for the past 30 years, she understands what her listeners want to hear with her cool, easy approach to jazz and latin repertoires . . .

The Kate Woolfe Trio: Saturday Night Jazz

Saturday, September 30th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

The Kate Woolfe Trio return to vamp Saturday Night Jazz in the suave setting of Hotel Blue’s Lounge and Parlour Bar. In collaboration with some of Sydney’s finest musicians, Kate renders an audacious repertoire, spanning the standards – including Ellington, Porter, Berlin and Gershwin – and remodelling classics in a fresh, lounge-style. Make it a date for your Friday night aperitif or main course.

Soular Spill: Friday Night Jazz

Friday, October 6th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sarah-Jane Spillane, Skye Evans & Colin Day are Soular Spill. Expect sultry, playful and spacious interpretations of jazz standards with stripped back bass, guitar and keys. This is a group not to be missed!

Chris O’Connor: Saturday Night Blues

Saturday, October 7th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Chris O’Connor has had an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters, from players such as Son House, Willie McTell and Blind Blake. His expert blues renditions use 6 and 12 string guitars and a well-worn steel bodied National resonator for a full rich sound.