Every Saturday, the Illawarra Jazz Club in Wollongong, hosts a jazz band at the Corrimal Hotel on the Princes Highway in Corrimal.
Sometimes the bands are small groups, other times they are big bands. Many local bands and singers are featured.
Greg Poppleton and band were invited to play on Saturday 7 October.
The brief was to use as many outstanding young players as possible in a 1920s – 30s quartet who could play in the style.
So the band featured Damon Poppleton (14) on alto sax, Michael Brady (22) on guitarlele and banjo, Jim Elliott bass sax, Adam Barnard on snare, bells, splash cymbal and washboard, and myself singing the songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era.
What a fun afternoon. It was full house from 3:30 till the show’s end at 6:30pm. And the Jazz Club told me it was the largest turnout in some months.
As always, I snapped some photos for you. Enjoy!
We’ll be back in Wollongong at the Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm Sunday 22 October. Free! We hope you can drop by!
Have us at your place! Visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.
Have us at your place! For bookings, visit the band website, www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.