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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Bridge City Jazzmen

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

The Bridge City Jazzmen was formed in 1962 by Don Bruce (trumpet), John Wilcox ( banjo, piano) and Nick Wilcox (double bass, tuba). At the end of that year three new members joined the band, Bruce King (drums), Ray Pilkington (clarinet), and Neil McGough (trombone). During the late 1960s the band went into recess, but formed again in 1994.

Now in 2019 we have Neville Grenfell (trumpet), Merv Tomas (trombone, vocal),Warwick Simpson (clarinet), John Wilcox (piano), Pete McGregor (double bass), and Bruce King (drums)

16 July is a special occasion for the band, as we celebrate Merv Thomas' 88th birthday.Merv has arranged guest artists for the second set.

The accompanying photograph is from early 2017, after which we now have different clarinet and bass players. 

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

Earlier Event: June 25
Mark Donlon Trio
Later Event: July 23
The Committee