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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Suzanne Lynch

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

Suzanne was discovered along with her sister Judy by New Zealand guitarist Peter Posa, the two sisters became regular performers on the New Zealand television show ‘C’Mon’ in the late 60’s and in 1971 as a soloist Suzanne was also a regular on the television show ‘Happen In’. Having established a name in New Zealand as the blonde member of the popular 60's duo "The Chicks" and then as a solo performer; Suzanne studied vocal technique with the well known singing teacher from Covent Garden in England, who had recently moved out to New Zealand.. Hubert Milverton Carta for 3 years, before travelling to England in Jan 1973 and she quickly became one of London’s first call session singers singing on Albums by Chris De Burgh, Art Garfunkel, ShaWaddyWaddy, Cleo Lane The Walker Brothers and Cat Stevens to name just a few. She joined Cat Stevens band in 1974 and performed with him on two world tours and on all his recordings until he gave up his music and became Yusuf Islam. She had the pleasure of singing with him once again in Christchurch last year at his concert there as his special guest. Whilst in England Suzanne also did a lot of work with Neil Sedaka, touring and recording a live album with him at The Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. She toured with Charles Aznavour throughout England and Europe. She performed on many English television shows, including a Lulu Special, a series with Leo Sayer, and was a regular singer on the English television series, “Get it Together”. Back in New Zealand in 2004 – 2007 Suzanne was the vocal coach for 3 seasons of New Zealand Idol, and 2008 – 2009 vocal coach for Stars In Their Eyes., and has been the vocal and performance coach for New Zealand’s Got Talent, for the last two years. Currently Suzanne teaches contemporary vocal technique and stage performance, and is still busy performing as a soloist, and as a member of the well known vocal group “The Ladykillers, with Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke and the The Ladykillers special guest Annie Crummer ..

Mike Walker....
Is a New Zealand jazz icon. Mike packed the crowds into the Montmarte years ago with his Jazz Trio, and is still one of our most exciting piano players. . 
He has had extensive overseas experience, having worked in London and performing on cruise ships for many years. 

In addition to his jazz performances Mike is also capable of performing in Rag Time, Boogie Woogie, Rock a Billy, Rock 'n Roll, and Latin styles and for this reason is in demand as a solo performer when a wide variety of ages and interests are present. 
The Mike Walker Trio is made up of Pete McGregor,bass,and Bruce King drums who have also worked with  many other acts over the last fifty or so years.
Pete and Bruce are both experienced musicians and are competent in many fields of music .
This trio will use all the experience they have to provide a great night for The  Club along with Suzanne Lynch.

Door Charge:
members and students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: August 11
School Jazz Band Competition Finals
Later Event: August 21
Vox Nova