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.
Jazz for 2013
Cost $22.50 including Coffee and Cake
May 10th @ 7.30 pm Mike Hallam Hot Six
25th @ 7.30 pm The New Young Northside Band
June 14th @ 7.30 pm Geoff Power Quartet
July 12th @ 7.30 pm Paul Furniss (Band to be announced)
August 9th @ 7.30 pm Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band
September 13th @ 7.30 pm Geoff Power Classic Jazz
Manly Jazz Festival
October 4th @ 7.30 pm Paul Furniss (Band to be announced)
Gospel Service 6th @ 9.45 am Geoff Power’s New Orleans Jazz Band”
& Gospel Singer - Carol Ralph
November 8th @ 7.30 pm Mike Hallam Hot Six
December 13th @ 7.30 pm Geoff Power’s Quartet
(Please note that an extra Jazz evening is planned for December due to popular demand.)
MANLY JAZZ FESTIVAL
This year's traditional gospel service will be on Sunday 6th 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, we had Carol Ralph as our great Gospel Singer. Looking forward to this year's Gospel Service, featuring “Geoff Power’s New Orleans Jazz Band” and Carol Ralph.
THE NEW YOUNG NORTHSIDE BIG BAND
Will play on Friday 25th May 2013 at 7.30 pm at St. Andrew's Church Raglan Street Manly. 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,Bix’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.