Jazz Club

It’s not true what people say, that the devil has all the good music and they call it jazz!

It is quite possible to be both a Christian and a jazz lover at the same time. cool



                                         Jazz for 2016

                         Friday Night Jazz cost is $22.50 including Coffee and Cake

February                      10th @ 7.30 pm                          San Francisco Jazz Band

March                           10th @ 7.30pm                           Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band

April                               7th @ 7.30pm                            Paul Furniss and Friends

May                               12th  @ 7.30 pm                         Mike Hallam Hot Six

June                              9th @ 7.30 pm                            Geoff Power's Classis Jazz

July                                14th @ 7.30pm                          Paul Furniss & Friends

August                          11th @7.30pm                            Benny Goodman Project

September                     8th @7.30pm                             Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band


Manly Jazz Festival

September                     29th @ 7.30pm                          Licorice Allsorts

October Gospel Service 1st  @ 9.45 am                          Geoff Power’s New Orleans Jazz Band              


November                       10th @ 7.30pm                          Mike Hallam Hot Six

December                         8th  @ 7.30pm                          Geoff Power Quartet



This year's traditional gospel service will be on Sunday 1st October at 9.45 am. Join us for great music and singing. After the Service join us for coffee in the hall following the service. Time for Breakfast, then the Jazz Gospel Service at St Andrew's (just up the hill in Raglan Street) then back down to the Corso for more Jazz and lunch. What a great weekend. Last years Service saw over 200 people attending. Lots of clapping and foot stomping. Looking forward to this year's Gospel Service, featuring “Geoff Power’s New Orleans Jazz Band” 



2017 date to be confirmed.  If you missed out last year you need to keep this great band in mind. They are the Jazz musicians of the future. They just wowed the audience with their expertise in playing and presenting the music. They range from Year 7 to 12. Of course they are being tutored by the best with Geoff Power behind the baton. John Speight would be very proud of what this band has become.

The New Young Northside Big Band was founded by the late John Speight (founder of the Manly Jazz Festival) to give young musicians a chance to experience quality Big Band jazz at a time when such bands were virtually non-existent in schools or the wider community.

This band became a major force in Jazz Education in Sydney, numbering James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Steve Williams, Trevor Griffin amongst its alumni. Geoff Power re-formed the band in 2008 as a tribute to John’s pioneering work in Jazz Education. The members are all high school students who live and attend schools in the Northern Beaches.

Geoff (cornet,trombone,tuba,vocals) is one of Australia’s finest young Traditional Jazz musicians, having played with musicians of the calibre of Bob Barnard, Tom Baker, James Morrison, Don Burrows, The New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra and many others. He has appeared as a featured soloist at festivals and jazz clubs throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. His debut CD, “Aspects Of Power’, was nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) in 2000 under the “Best Jazz Album” category. His band, Geoff Power’s Classic Jazz, appeared at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, Iowa,s birthplace, in July 2005. Geoff is also greatly interested in jazz education, and has many years’ experience working with school jazz bands and musicians.