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Weekend of Jazz Program

The-Club-House-homeSo everyone this is the final version of the program for the 25th Weekend of Jazz from 7-9 August. Its two pages has pretty pics but you can print it in black and white. It has the chronological program front side and the band biographies and other info on the back side.

Download the full Program here 

Program on our website here

Photos of our launch last week here

Facebook latest here


tromboneTo celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Dubbo Jazz is launching a special Fund, the DUBBO JAZZ 25 FUND, and inviting members, friends, and sponsors to contribute. Your contribution to this Fund will help us pay for the planned program of activity for the 25th Anniversary (target $1,000), and also fund two prizes for jazz performances at the Dubbo Eisteddfod ($100 each or more), and sponsor a half or full scholarship at Macquarie Conservatorium to encourage a student to develop skills in jazz performance ($300 – $600).

Dubbo Jazz Club Inc was formed in late 1990 by a small group of enthusiasts, driven by Dr. Stephen Jewell, Geoff De La Lande and Warwick Blowes. In 2013, one of the founding members Geoff De la Lande, an avid trombonist, passed away. If sufficient funds are raised, a scholarship will be established and named the Geoff De la Lande Scholarship in his honour, to support the tuition of a brass or other player with a willingness to play jazz music in Dubbo, evidenced through existing membership of a jazz group, jazz ensemble or big band, and/or a developing interest and potential for jazz, plus ability and commitment to his/her instrument.

Download the DJ 25 Fund form here

See Geoff De la Lande in action with his band Strictly Trad here



Its not too late to get your tickets to see The Grigoryan Brothers who are touring promoting their ‘This Time’ CD release.

Sunday 2 August 3pm
Macquarie Conservatorium 
Cnr Bultje & Darling St Dubbo

Since their first sensational Australian national tour in 2002, the Grigoryan Brothers have astounded audiences world-wide with their virtuosity and musicality. Regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitar duo, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan perform music of many genres – Latin, jazz, folk and contemporary, showcasing their improvisational skills as well as technical brilliance.

You can sign up to join Dubbo jazz and buy your tickets at the door.
Member form can be downloaded here

More information about the concert here


jazz girlThe 25th Free Weekend of Jazz offers a number of events over the weekend presenting jazz in various forms to many audiences, including a welcome event at the Monkey Bar, Saturday Lazy River Jazz Lunch, Saturday Dinner Jazz & Fireside Jazz at the Quality Inn Whylandra St, and Sunday Jazz brunch at Outlook Café Western Plains Cultural Centre.

FREE Jazz Jam Pop-Ups will also happen both at the Church St Rotunda and at the award winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Except for food and drink costs this weekend is free with no admission charges so no excuse for anyone not to come!

“There has been an enthusiastic response to the weekend program, and the lunch at Lazy River Estate is in particularly selling fast,” says Greg Marginson President fo Dubbo Jazz. “We’re looking forward to introducing the local audience to jazz sounds as diverse at smooth mainstream through to pre-war trad and hokum jug music.

Download the full Program here

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