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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Merv Thomas Birthday Bash

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

Well known trombonist and band leader Merv Thomas will celebrate his birthday in style
merv has put together a huge show inviting many of the musicians and singers with whom he has colaborated over the years
Merv Thomas Trombone
with Mike Walker, Bruce King, Pete McGregor, John Wilcox, Roger Manins, Hadyn Godfrey, Michael Howell,, Neville Grenfell, and Bernie Allen
plus special guests: Suzanne Lynch, Larry Morris,Jane Horder, Adrian Keeling
A night to remember

Merv Thomas Bio
Born 13 July 1931 in Timaru
Started on Flugel Horn aged 5 under fathers tuition
Aged 10 family moved to Wanganui
Changed to trombone aged 13
Teenage years in Brass bands moving on to local  dance bands at 20
Moved to Auckland aged 24 in 1955 to play in local dance halls and in the Radio Band series.
Three Christmas seasons at Mt. Maunganui with an Auckland band followed by 3 further seasons with own Dixieland Band
Joined Frank Gibson Snr in  Aucklands first RockNRoll band at the Jive Centre
Moved to the Crystal Palace in 1960 leading the Merv Thomas Dixielanders for a 4 ½ year engagement
2 years at Trillos Westhaven
Merv Thomas Octet residency at the Peter Pan
4 years leading the band at Harro’s Hofbrahouse
Long time member of the Bridge City Jazz Men
12 years with Pete McGregor’s “Prima Swing Riot”
Multiple tours with overseas artists like, Shirley Bassey, Harry Seccombe, Bruce Forsyth, Basil Brush, Miss NZ Show, Cilla Black, Renee Geyer, Rolf Harris, John Rowles  etc
15 years Musical Director; Queen City Big Band
12 years Musical Director; 1932 Jazz Orchestra
Resident trombone; Auckland Neophonic Orchestra

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

Earlier Event: July 10
In The Mix