Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Welcome to the home of jazz in Auckland
The Club was formed around 1992 to further the interests of Jazz & Blues in Auckland.

The Club has a membership of around 250 and has regular club nights every Tuesday at The Point Chevalier RSA, Great North Rd Pt Chevalier Auckland. These club nights start at 7.30pm and are $5.00 entry for club members ($15.00 to others) Each night features a different local or out of town band for the entertainment. Sometimes an International star makes an appearance

Bridge City Jazzmen

  • Pt Chevalier RSA 1136 Gt North Rd Pt Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand

BRIDGE CITY JAZZMEN

 

The Bridge City Jazzmen was founded in 1962 by Don Bruce and John Wilcox. In the following years there were changes in the line up and Bruce King joined in 1963. In the late 1960s the band went into recess, but reformed again in 1994, bringing in Bernie Allen (clarinet), and Merv Thomas (trombone, vocal). Then following some deaths and disability within the ranks, the band is now back in business, having welcomed Neville Grenfell (trumpet) and Cameron McArthur (double bass),and continuing to play swinging Dixieland jazz inspired by the Chicago style of Eddie Condon’s All Stars.