Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

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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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Tuxedo Swing Orchestra

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

Tuxedo Swing was formed some 30 years ago under the name “The 1932 Jazz Orchestra” and directorship of Merv Thomas. Back then the band’s focus was accurately reproducing the dance music of the late 1920’s through to the 1930’s.

Since that time the band has seen some many changes and it was over 16years ago Brendon Packard took over the band. It was soon after that the band decided that “The Tuxedo Swing Orchestra” was a more fitting name and with it came a refocus on the swing dance styles of the 1940’s.

 

Tuxedo Swing has certainly survived the test of time and on the 4th of September Brendon would like to pay a special tribute to the band’s dear friend Jimmy Warren who passed away almost 2 years ago. Jimmy played in Tuxedo Swing until he was 80 and arranged a great number of songs for the band.

Along with some of their favourite swing numbers, they will be playing a full set of Jimmy’s arrangements featuring Lloyd Kyd and Kate McLaren on vocals.

Merv Thomas will also be featured so hang onto you hats, it’s going to be a fun night of great music and treasured memories played by one of New Zealand’s finest bands.


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

Earlier Event: August 28
Phil Broadhurst Quintet
Later Event: September 11
Ben Wilcock and The Girls