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 2018

                         Friday Night Jazz cost is $22.50 including Coffee and Cake

                                              BYO Refreshments


February                      9th @ 7.30 pm                          Paul Furniss and Friends

March                           9th @ 7.30pm                           Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band

April                              7th @ 7.30pm                         San Francisco Jazz Band

April                              20th @7.30pm                         New Young Nortside Big Band (held in church)

May                               11th  @ 7.30 pm                       Mike Hallam Hot Six

June                              8th @ 7.30 pm                          Geoff Power's Classic Jazz

July                                13th @ 7.30pm                         Paul Furniss & Friends

August                          10th @7.30pm                           Benny Goodman Project

September                     14th @7.30pm                          Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band


Manly Jazz Festival

September                     28th @ 7.30pm                          Licorice Allsorts

September Gospel Service 30th  @ 9.45 am                   Geoff Power’s New Orleans Jazz Band              

October                           12th @7.30pm                          Geoff Power Quartet

November                       9th @ 7.30pm                           Mike Hallam Hot Six

November                       23rd  @ 7.30pm                        New Young Northside Big Band  (held in church)



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” 



  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.