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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Geoff Hughes Trio

  • point chevalier rsa 1136 Great North Road Auckland, Auckland, 1022 New Zealand (map)

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Geoff Hughes is one of Austlia’s leading jazz guitarists. His practical knowledge of harmony and time is rare and much sought after – honing his craft whilst living and working throughout Europe in the 1980’s. During this time Geoff’s gigs included The North Holland Philharmonic,and supporting jazz greats Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, andHerb Ellis.
Since moving to Australia he’s recorded a CD “The Drop” with Allan Browne, and brought his unique sound to the bands of Joe Chindamo and Christine Sullivan. He often plays sessions with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and touring shows such as The Main Event. Geoff is a core member of teaching staff at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2007 he completed his Masters in Music Performance at The University of Melbourne.

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Geoff Hughes is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists and educators. Working in Europe through the 80’s,  gigs included The North Holland Philharmonic,and supporting jazz greats Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, and Herb Ellis.  Since moving to Melbourne Australia in the mid 90’s, Geoff has gained the reputation as one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable musicians in the country, regularly performing with many small groups as well as the Australian Art Ensemble and Monash Art Ensemble.  Geoff is a core member of teaching staff at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2007 he completed his Masters in Music Performance at The University of Melbourne.

The Geoff Hughes trio have had a longstanding relationship as the backing band for vocalist for Michelle Nicolle and throughout this time have developed a unique approach to the art of performing jazz standards.  A contemporary and swinging guitar trio, steeped in the tradition but always looking forward and to the now.

Geoff Hughes Trio
Geoff Hughes   guitar
Tom Lee          bass
Ronny Ferella   drums

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

Later Event: June 12
Queen City Big Band