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Swing Central featuring Brad Leaver

16th November 2023

Have you heard the latest swing sensation? Pack up and come fly away with the best swing band around.

Picture yourself dancing cheek to cheek with your loved one, to music of a time less hurried, where women adorned in hats and gloves were wooed by handsome strangers in the night. To a time when crooners like Sinatra and Nat King Cole ruled the nightclubs.

Indulge in a Martini, sit back and relax to the smooth crooning vocals of Mr Brad Leaver. As sophisticated and profound as anything by Tony Bennett, Brad combines PhD intellect with caveman machismo, mixed in blender of pure swing, guaranteed to grab even the most Sinatra proof listener way down at the bottom of the soul.

Backed by a piano trio Led by Ian Macrae, with Dave Sanders on drums and Owen Newcomb on double bass, strap yourselves in for a night a unforgettable show of swing and bossa nova classics. Come and celebrate the style and mood of the fabulous forties and fifties aboard this first class musical journey.

Doors Open 6:00 PM
Performance Starts 7:00 PM
Tickets $30 – $45

The Caxton Street Jazz Band

7th December 2023

Hot jazz from the early years of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet through Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie and Billie Holliday to Louis Prima, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and more!

Regarded as one of Australia’s top bands playing in the hot jazz style, the Caxton Street Jazz Band has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years with their crisp arrangements and tight ensemble playing.

Their broad repertoire spans the classic jazz years, from the 1920s to the 1950s, and includes mainstream, swing, trad/New Orleans revival and blues. Adding variety to the performances are the fine vocals of Bernice Haydock (piano/vocals) and Tom Nicolson (Trombone/banjo/vocals). John Braben (trumpet), Paul Williams
(clarinet/tenor sax), Matty Eves (double bass) and Dave McCallum (drums/washboard) complete the quality line-up for this show.

Doors Open 6:00 PM
Performance Starts 7:00 PM

Tickets $35 – $50