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

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Ryan La Valette

  • Point Chevalier RSA 1136 Great North Road Auckland, Auckland, 1022 New Zealand (map)

Ryan is a 23 year old musician from Auckland who at the age of 2 had a guitar in his hands. Ryan is a multi talented musician with a passion for playing the guitar and saxophone however, he also has the ability to play the bass guitar and piano/keys. Alongside this, Ryan has a distinct passion for straight ahead jazz/bebop, yet his capability to play a wide range of genres is unending. Ryan is a graduate from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) with a Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree (BRA) and is primarily a session musician, yet he also has expertise in producing, arranging, composing, beat making and performing.

He has recorded with some of the worlds best session musicians – refer to our website for more information.

including Donald Hayes (Saxophonist for Robin Thicke, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bonnie Riatt, Chaka Khan, CeLo Green, Eric Benet, Philip Bailey, TLC and more), Clay Benjamin (Guitarist for, Rev Al Green, James Brown and Kool And The Gang) and Stephen Small (Pianist for Opshop, Leo Sayer and Bonnie Tyler. Throughout his life as a musical creative, Ryan has found inspiration through artists such as George Benson, Norman Brown, Incognito, The Brand New Heavies, Brian McKnight, Will Downing, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Everette Harp
Ryan La Valette - (myself) on Guitar and Sax

Warren Duncan - Keys

Mini Dube - Bass

Zephenaia Setu - Drums

Door Charge:
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: January 29
Twistin’ the Swing
Later Event: February 12
JULIE MASON’S “GAP YEAR PROJECT”