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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John Lee Calder

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

John Leigh Calder is a singer/song writer, musician (upright and electric bass and guitar) with a unique style – he started playing music in NZ early 1960’s. His vocal style echoes the feel of Ray Charles, Chet Baker and Aretha Franklin.

    John moved to the UK in the 70’s where he performed and featured with top UK musicians such as John Critchinson (Ronnie Scott’s pianist) and Colin Wood (Acker Bilk’s pianist). The John Leigh Calder Band was conceived in1993 since he has been back in Sydney. They are a group of talented Sydney musicians playing their own music which incorporates jazz and blues and early soul with a distinctive feel and entertaining delivery full of animated groove and understated intensity. The sound moves anywhere from a fluid jazz blues style to a cool lounge vibe.

The line up for our gig is John Leigh Calder Double Bass;
 Matt Watson - Piano         Roger Manins - Tenor     Matt Hennessy - Drums.

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

Earlier Event: October 17
The Experience Band
Later Event: October 31