Hot 1920s Jazz – Hot Show – Over 40C (+100F) In The Shade


Yep, it was hot, hot, hot and windy at Jazz at the Pines in Dural today, music-wise and weather-wise.

It’s autumn here, but the temperature at today’s Greg Poppleton Jazz At The Pines show reached 40 celsius. That’s over 100 F.

The show was booked out. We learnt today from the organisers that Greg Poppleton is the most popular band that plays Jazz at the Pines. As always we play a mix of sings from the 1920s and 30s including some sung in German, Spanish and Italian.

We’ll be back at Jazz at the Pines, Sunday 19 March 2019. So Book Early.

Greg Poppleton 1920s - 30s singer and Geoff Power trumpet at Jazz at the Pines
Greg Poppleton 1920s – 30s singer and Geoff Power trumpet at Jazz at the Pines

But the weather was so hot and sunny, some people decided not to risk sunburn or heatstroke.

But under the shady pines, all was fine.

Thank you to everyone who made it and lasted the distance. We even had a couple of sound failures earlier on with the hot, gusty winds. Lucky my trusty 1920s megaphone and an opera trained voice provided all the vocal amplification until a wind-loosened cable to the speakers was fixed.

I took a picture of the band.
– Geoff Power trumpet and trombone
– Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo
– Ian Baker tuba
– Lawrie Thompson drums

I asked them to forgo the usual suit and ties. It was 40C after all.

Greg Poppleton band, Jazz At The Pines. Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer (behind the camera) Geoff Power tp/tb, Grahem Conlon g/bj, Ian Baker tuba, Lawrie Thompson drums.
Greg Poppleton band, Jazz At The Pines. Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer (behind the camera) Geoff Power tp/tb, Grahem Conlon g/bj, Ian Baker tuba, Lawrie Thompson drums.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer. To book Greg for your event, contact Tony at OzManagement:
0407 941 263
info@ozmanagement.com

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Jazz At The Pines With Greg Poppleton


Greg Poppleton returned for our 2nd year playing for the wonderful audience at Jazz At The Pines.

Every month, Jazz At The Pines, hosts jazz that swings in the grounds of historic Roughley House under the big Norfolk Pines, 655 Old Northern Road, Dural.

People sit at tables or spread a rug on the grass with a picnic lunch and a bottle of bubbles, listening and dancing to the music.

There’s also a tea room with homemade Apple Pie, chocolate cake, tea, coffee and soft drinks. The Apple Pie is perfect!

I took some pictures of Greg Poppleton for you. Every musician in the band have played jazz festivals all over the world, so the music always swings!

Now if you want us at your place for your wedding, corporate event and party, call or email Tony Jex:
61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band leader
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band leader

 

Geoff Power played trumpet and doubled on the trombone.
Geoff Power played trumpet and doubled on the trombone.

 

Grahame Conlon banjo, also played guitar for Jazz At The Pines
Grahame Conlon banjo, also played guitar for Jazz At The Pines

 

Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson, drums.
Ian Baker on tuba and Lawrie Thompson, drums.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will be back for another Jazz At The Pines, Sunday 19 February 2017. We hope to see you then!

And remember, if you want the band for your occasion, we’re only a call away:
Tony Jex: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Photos, Jazz At The Pines 1920s Concert,15 February 2015.


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and hot jazz band, played to a big audience under the trees at Jazz At The Pines, Dural, Sunday February 15.

I took some photos for you from the stage as the show was in progress. Great audience!

Thank you to The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville and The Hills Shire Council.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, for Jazz At The Pines were…
– Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer,
– Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax,
– Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo,
– Ian Baker tuba and trombone,
– Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard…

Tony is available to help you have the band for your occasion, too: T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement

Thank you to everyone who filled in their survey slips wanting Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters back. We look forward to seeing you again at another Jazz At The Pines in 2016!

Some of the audience enjoying Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz at The Pines, Dural.
Some of the audience enjoying Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Jazz at The Pines, Dural.
Greg Poppleton (I'm behind the camera) and the Bakelite Broadcasters (in front of the camera) (L-r) Laurie Thompson drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Ian Baker tuba and trombone, Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax.
Greg Poppleton (I’m behind the camera) and the Bakelite Broadcasters (in front of the camera) (L-r) Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Ian Baker tuba and trombone, Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax. Lawrie’s laying down rich drum textures on ‘The Carioca’ (1934)
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-1930s singer and bandleader.
Greg Poppleton, 1920s-1930s singer and bandleader.
Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax.
Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax, ‘At The Jazz Band Ball’. (1917)
Ian Baker, tuba and trombone.
Ian Baker, tuba and trombone, ‘Whispering’ (1920).
Grahame Conlon, guitar and banjo.
Grahame Conlon, guitar and banjo, ‘Gypsy Love Song’ (1928)
Another happy snap of our beautiful audience.
Another happy snap of our beautiful audience.
There were all ages at Jazz At The Pines.
There were all ages at Jazz At The Pines.

PS: Tony can help you have the band for your occasion, too: T: 02 9567 7171 | M: 0407 941 263 | E: OzManagement