Ray Miller Top 1920s Band Leader Disappears – 9 November 2021


Ray Miller, popular 1920s band leader and trombonist, whose jazz band was the first to play at the White House (in 1924) is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. This is a ‘classic’ Phantom Dancer from May of this year. I won’t be in the studio due to a film commitment.

Check out this scholarly article about that first White House encounter with jazz which included Ray Miller and his Orchestra, Al Jolson and a host of New York City showbiz stars
http://vjm.biz/white_house.pdf

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV which I’ve had the plaesure of producing and presenting for you since 1985.

LISTEN TO a whole library of Phantom Dancer mixes online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

HEAR show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 9 November at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

 

RAY

Not much is known about Ray Miller outside of his performance career which stretched from 1916 until he disappeared off the scene in 1930.

In 1916, he worked as a singing waiter at the Casino Gardens in Chicago, home of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB).

Miller followed the ODJB to New York City, where he formed a band, the Black and White Melody Boys, featuring himself on drums and New Orleans native Tom Brown on trombone. The band performed in vaudeville and featured in musical productions before disbanding.

Around 1920s, Miller formed a dance band. At different times, its members included Ward Archer (drums); Charlie Rocco (trumpet); Miff Mole (trombone); Danny Yates (violin); Roy Johnston (trumpet); Rube Bloom and Tommy Satterfield (piano); Louie Chasone (tuba); Frank TrumbauerAndy Sannella, Billy Richards and Andy Sandolar (saxophones); and Frank O. Prima (banjo).

The orchestra recorded for  Columbia and OKeh before signing an exclusive contract with Brunswick Records in late 1923.

MILLER

The Ray Miller Orchestra played more  jazz-influenced music after Mole and Trumbauer joined in 1924.  Late, in thart year, after performing for President Coolldge at the White House on 17 October, they recorded  Irving Berlin‘s song “All Alone” with Al Jolson singing. The band had residencies at the New York Hippodrome and Arcadia Ballroom in New York City as well as in Atlantic City. 

Their most successful recordings included “The Sheik of Araby” (OKeh, 1922), “I’ll See You In My Dreams” (Brunswick, 1925), and “When It’s Springtime in the Rockies” (Brunswick, 1930). 

After Mole and Trumbauer left, Miller moved his base to the Hotel Gibson in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1927, and performed regularly for the powerful radio station WLW. He left Cincinnati and formed a new band in Chicago in 1928, which for a few months included trumpeter Muggsy Spanier and clarinetist Volly De Faut. Miller and his orchestra recorded regularly for Brunswick in Chicago until 1930.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll hear the Miller Band on radio transcriptions recorded to advertise Sunny Meadows washing machines recorded on five minute 78 rpm radio discs between December 1928 and February 1929.

His last Brunswick recording, ‘Kiss Me With Your Eyes’ with ‘When It’s Springtime in the Rockies’, was recorded in Chicago in March 1930.

He disbanded in 1930 afterwhich he disappeared from the record. It is guessed that he died in 1974.

 

 

9 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 9 NOVEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 3 – 4am + 6 -7pm
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 4am – 5am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
+ Sunday 11pm – 12am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturday 10 – 11am
+ Wednesday 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
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Set 1
Swing Bands One Night Stand Radio  
Tin Roof Blues (theme) + That’s A’Plenty
Pee Wee Erwin
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Dec 1950
Tampico
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy and Band
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
27 Sep 1945
I Get a Kick Out of You + Close
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Jan 1952
Set 2
Vincent Valsanti (Ted Fio Rito)  
Stay As Sweet As You Are
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Bill Thomas
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Two Hearts
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Miss Otis Regrets + What a Difference a Day Makes + Close
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Spooky Dickinson
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Set 3
Trad  Radio  
Open + Mississippi Mud
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland’ Band
‘The Jimmy Dorsey Show’
Radio Transcription
1950s
The Clock Watcher’s Show
The Clock Watcher
KTSP
St Paul-Minneapolis
1949
San Francisco Bay Blues
Jessie Fuller
Pier 23
KGO San Francisco
1959
Set 4
Ray Miller  
No Place Like Home (theme) + Angry
Ray Miller Orchestra + Vocal
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
18 Jan 1929
I Ain’t Got Nobody
Ray Miller Orchestra (voc) Mary Williams
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
25 Jan 1929
Caressing You
Ray Miller Orchestra + Vocal
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
14 Dec 1928
Royal Garden Blues + No Place Like Home (theme)
Ray Miller Orchestra
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
14 Dec 1928
Set 5
Benny Goodman 1930s Radio  
Let’s Dance + Hunkadola
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Apr 1935
Where or When
Benny Goodman Trio (voc) Audience
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
WABC CBS NY
23 Oct 1937
Walk, Jenny, Walk
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 May 1935
Swingtime in the Rockies
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
WABC CBS NY
27 Oct 1937
Set 6
1940s Radio Transcriptions  
A Little Bit Independent
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
New York
1948
The Answer is Love
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis and Alan Simms
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1940
Cherokee
Eddy Howard Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1948
It Had To Be You
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1940
Set 7
Esquire Jazz Concert  
Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Esquire Bounce
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Ol’ Rockin’ Chair
Mildred Bailey
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Basin Street Blues
Jack Teagarden and Coleman Hawkins
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Set 8
1950s Jazz TV  
When the Saints Go Marching In
Dorsey Brothers
‘Stage Show’
CBS TV NY
1 Jan 1955
Basin Street Blues + Jeepers Creepers
Jack Teagarden (tp & voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958
Night Walk
Gerry Mulligan
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958
St Louis Blues
Everybody
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958

Ray Miller Top 1920s Band Leader Disappears – 4 May 2021


Ray Miller, popular 1920s band leader and trombonist, whose jazz band was the first to play at the White House (in 1924) is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

Check out this scholarly article about that first White House encounter with jazz which included Ray Miller and his Orchestra, Al Jolson and a host of New York City showbiz stars
http://vjm.biz/white_house.pdf

The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton.

Enjoy a whole library of Phantom Dancer mixes online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 4 May at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

RAY

Not much is known about Ray Miller outside of his performance career which stretched from 1916 until he disappeared off the scene in 1930.

In 1916, he worked as a singing waiter at the Casino Gardens in Chicago, home of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB).

Miller followed the ODJB to New York City, where he formed a band, the Black and White Melody Boys, featuring himself on drums and New Orleans native Tom Brown on trombone. The band performed in vaudeville and featured in musical productions before disbanding.

Around 1920s, Miller formed a dance band. At different times, its members included Ward Archer (drums); Charlie Rocco (trumpet); Miff Mole (trombone); Danny Yates (violin); Roy Johnston (trumpet); Rube Bloom and Tommy Satterfield (piano); Louie Chasone (tuba); Frank TrumbauerAndy Sannella, Billy Richards and Andy Sandolar (saxophones); and Frank O. Prima (banjo).

The orchestra recorded for  Columbia and OKeh before signing an exclusive contract with Brunswick Records in late 1923.

MILLER

The Ray Miller Orchestra played more  jazz-influenced music after Mole and Trumbauer joined in 1924.  Late, in thart year, after performing for President Coolldge at the White House on 17 October, they recorded  Irving Berlin‘s song “All Alone” with Al Jolson singing. The band had residencies at the New York Hippodrome and Arcadia Ballroom in New York City as well as in Atlantic City. 

Their most successful recordings included “The Sheik of Araby” (OKeh, 1922), “I’ll See You In My Dreams” (Brunswick, 1925), and “When It’s Springtime in the Rockies” (Brunswick, 1930). 

After Mole and Trumbauer left, Miller moved his base to the Hotel Gibson in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1927, and performed regularly for the powerful radio station WLW. He left Cincinnati and formed a new band in Chicago in 1928, which for a few months included trumpeter Muggsy Spanier and clarinetist Volly De Faut. Miller and his orchestra recorded regularly for Brunswick in Chicago until 1930.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll hear the Miller Band on radio transcriptions recorded to advertise Sunny Meadows washing machines recorded on five minute 78 rpm radio discs between December 1928 and February 1929.

His last Brunswick recording, ‘Kiss Me With Your Eyes’ with ‘When It’s Springtime in the Rockies’, was recorded in Chicago in March 1930.

He disbanded in 1930 afterwhich he disappeared from the record. It is guessed that he died in 1974.

 

4 MAY PLAY LIST

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12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
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5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Swing Bands One Night Stand Radio  
Tin Roof Blues (theme) + That’s A’Plenty
Pee Wee Erwin
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Dec 1950
Tampico
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy and Band
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
27 Sep 1945
I Get a Kick Out of You + Close
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Jan 1952
Set 2
Vincent Valsanti (Ted Fio Rito)  
Stay As Sweet As You Are
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Bill Thomas
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Two Hearts
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Miss Otis Regrets + What a Difference a Day Makes + Close
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Spooky Dickinson
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Set 3
Trad  Radio  
Open + Mississippi Mud
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland’ Band
‘The Jimmy Dorsey Show’
Radio Transcription
1950s
The Clock Watcher’s Show
The Clock Watcher
KTSP
St Paul-Minneapolis
1949
San Francisco Bay Blues
Jessie Fuller
Pier 23
KGO San Francisco
1959
Set 4
Ray Miller  
No Place Like Home (theme) + Angry
Ray Miller Orchestra + Vocal
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
18 Jan 1929
I Ain’t Got Nobody
Ray Miller Orchestra (voc) Mary Williams
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
25 Jan 1929
Caressing You
Ray Miller Orchestra + Vocal
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
14 Dec 1928
Royal Garden Blues + No Place Like Home (theme)
Ray Miller Orchestra
Sunny Meadows Radio Show
Radio Transcription
Chicago
14 Dec 1928
Set 5
Benny Goodman 1930s Radio  
Let’s Dance + Hunkadola
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Apr 1935
Where or When
Benny Goodman Trio (voc) Audience
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
WABC CBS NY
23 Oct 1937
Walk, Jenny, Walk
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 May 1935
Swingtime in the Rockies
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
WABC CBS NY
27 Oct 1937
Set 6
1940s Radio Transcriptions  
A Little Bit Independent
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
New York
1948
The Answer is Love
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis and Alan Simms
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1940
Cherokee
Eddy Howard Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1948
It Had To Be You
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1940
Set 7
Esquire Jazz Concert  
Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Esquire Bounce
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Ol’ Rockin’ Chair
Mildred Bailey
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Basin Street Blues
Jack Teagarden and Coleman Hawkins
‘First Esquire All Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NYC
18 Jan 1944
Set 8
1950s Jazz TV  
When the Saints Go Marching In
Dorsey Brothers
‘Stage Show’
CBS TV NY
1 Jan 1955
Basin Street Blues + Jeepers Creepers
Jack Teagarden (tp & voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958
Night Walk
Gerry Mulligan
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958
St Louis Blues
Everybody
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV NY
30 April 1958

Penrith Jazz Show Photos 30 March 2019


A fun afternoon at Penrith RSL.

Songs from the 1920s and 30s by Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer.

Backed by a swinging trio of Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo), Dave Clayton (double bass), and Bob Gillespie (drums)

We’ll be back at Penrith RSL, Saturday 27 July, 2-5pm. Free.

Here’s a trio of photos from today’s 30 March gig.

Greg Poppleton - authentic sounding 1920s and 1930s jazz swing singer
Greg Poppleton – authentic sounding 1920s and 1930s jazz swing singer

 

Greg Poppleton swing duo. Grahame Conon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass
Greg Poppleton swing duo. Grahame Conon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass

 

Greg Poppleton jazz trio. Bob Gillespie drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar
Greg Poppleton jazz trio. Bob Gillespie drums, Dave Clayton double bass, Grahame Conlon guitar

Book Greg Poppleton for you event. Contact

We Put On A ‘Helluva’ Show. And I Met Mrs Sparkle.


What do you do?

The venue you’re playing at has been undercut by not one, but two, nearby venues.

Audience numbers are down.

What do you do?

Well, if you’re Greg Poppleton at Mosman Bowling Club today, you put on a ‘helluva’ show for the club and the beautiful people who came to see and hear us.

Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco singer channeling the spirits of the 1920s and 1930s
Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco singer channeling the spirits of the 1920s and 1930s

You put on an intimate show – singing to each of the 40 guests individually -from the stage and table by table.

You bring people together and get the audience singing.

You tell personal stories, weave in an amazing anecdote about a song or two or three, and you sing a request or two that brings a tear to the eyes of the requesters.

Greg Poppleton and an over the shoulder shot of some of the audience at Sunday Jazz in Mosman Bowling Club
Greg Poppleton and an over the shoulder shot of some of the audience at Sunday Jazz in Mosman Bowling Club

And you have a swinging band:

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Dave Clayton – double bass
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard

The Greg Poppleton swing rhythm section. Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Dave Clayton double bass, and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo
The Greg Poppleton swing rhythm section. Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Dave Clayton double bass, and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo

In short, you create a ‘helluva’ show with great musicians that makes everyone happy. In fact, everybody left today with a smile and a desire to come back for more. Many left clutching a Greg Poppleton CD sold to them by Bev Evans. A CHILDHOOD HERO.

Having a special occasion? GREG POPPLETON MAKES JAZZ DECO POP!

The Copasetic 1920s – 1930s Jazz Singer and Band are absolutely the Bee’s Knees. 1.17 Million Total YouTube views. We’ll make your special occasion sparkle, too.  Enquire now.

Mosman Bowling Club presents a different top notch jazz band for your enjoyment on the first Sunday of every month, 2 – 4:30pm. And they welcome new players and members, too. Get in touch.

A guest photo. Greg Poppleton and Dave Clayton . double bass singing, 'Yes, We Have No Bananas'.
A guest photo. Greg Poppleton and Dave Clayton . double bass singing, ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’.

MRS SPARKLE
Bev Evans was Mrs Sparkle in the Mr Sheen ads. Her talent made the ads hugely successful. As a result, she became Australia’s leading hand and placement model.

I used to watch Mrs Sparkle on TV as a very little kid and marvel at how natural she was while being incredibly precise in her movements. I’ve been in 60 TV commercials myself and looking natural while being ‘big’ as a TVC requires is a rare skill.

And I loved the music. Little did I know then that the song was ‘Mr Gallagher and Mr Sheen’, written in 1922. No, I’m not a ‘make-a-quick-buck-off-the-Great-Gatsby-movie’ blow-in. I’ve loved the music of the 1920s and 1930s eversince I first saw Louis Armstrong on TV when I was three years old.

Here’s  Mrs Sparkle selling Mr Sheen on 1960s TV

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

June Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greetings Bakelite Broadcasters!

The June newsletter hits your screens early so you can get your TICKETS for the big, exciting Wed 1 June concert at St George Bank Auditorium, Kogarah.

This month’s shows…

Sun 29 May – Sydney Rowers Club, 613 Great North Road Abbotsford. 3 – 6pm. FREE!

HOT Wed 1 June – Music at Twilight Concert, St George Bank Auditorium, 2B Montgomery St Kogarah. 8-piece Band!
(Greg Poppleton, Paul Furniss (reeds) Al Davey (tp/tb) Grahame Conlon (g/bj) Bradley Newman (p) Stan Valacos (db) Cazzbo Johns (sousaphone) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums).
TICKETS

Thurs 2 June – Private Party

Fri 17 June – Gin Mill Social 6:45pm Slide Cabaret Oxford St, Surry Hills. The last two shows have been sold out. Get your TICKETS now.

Sun 26 June – Private Party

1 June Music At Twilight
Greg Poppleton 8-piece Band
7pm St George Bank Auditorium, 2B Montgomery St Kogarah
TICKETS

Music at Twilight presents a show of 1920s Jazz and Ragtime Wednesday 1st June at the St George Bank Auditorium, 2B Montgomery St Kogarah right near Kogarah train station. TICKETS $20 including some refreshments.

The show runs from 7 – 8:30pm.

10 minute intermission for refreshments included in your ticket price.

On stage: authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters PLUS the Big 7 Bakelite Broadcasters of outstanding, internationally toured jazz musicians:
Paul Furniss – clarinet, soprano and alto saxes
Al Davey – trumpet and trombone
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Bradley Newman – ragtime and 1920s piano
Cazzbo Johns – sousaphone
Stan Valacos – double bass
Alex Inman-Hislop – drums

Fresh from sell-out 1920s Gin Mill Social shows and making the Illawarra Mercury after a big 2016 Illawarra Jazz Fest debut, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters promise you an exciting concert of great jazz musicianship with a few laughs along the way.

Wednesday, 1 June. Show starts 7pm

Tickets: $20.00 (including some refreshments)

Bookings: Bookings can be made in the following ways:

  • Customer Service Centre via cash or credit card – 2 Belgrave St, Kogarah NSW 2217
  • Over the Phone via credit card – 02 9330 9400
  • Online booking via credit card – TICKETS

Please note; This is an Accessible Event. St George Auditorium has access with no steps and an accessible toilet if required.

Doors to the auditorium close sharp at 7:00pm. Please arrive early enough to accommodate this requirement.

When you are booking your ticket, please advise staff if you and your family member require one the more Accessible Seats in the front row of the auditorium.

30 April Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest
Photos

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for the 30th Illawarra Jazz Festival were Paul Furniss (saxes and clarinet) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Carolyn Cazzbo’ Johns (sousaphone / from the Kransky Sisters) and Lawrie Thompson (drums)

We’ll be back for the Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club, Friday 30 September at City Beach Function Centre, Marine Drive Wollongong (a very classy venue) TICKETS

JUNE SHOW DATES

Sun 29 May – Sydney Rowers Club, Abbotsford

Free

Wed 1 June – Concert, St George Auditorium, Kogarah
TICKETS

Tues 2 June – Private Party

Fri 17 June – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 26 June – Private Party

Fri 15 July – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Wed August 17  – Lunchtime Concert, Bondi Pavilion

Fri 19 August – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 16 September – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Fri 30 September – Illawarra Jazz Club’s Supper Club
Tickets

Sun 16 October – Master Builders’ Club, Wollongong

Free

Fri 21 October – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills

Tickets available here

Sun 19 February 2017 – Jazz At The Pines, Dural

Tickets available here

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