Newsletter June 2015

Hi Jazz Cats !

What a great performance from the Mike Booth Band. Those who were able to make the gig, surely must agree that the cool trumpet of Mike Booth, the swinging double bass of Craig Williams, the vibe's of Peter Woods, the cool saxophone of Peter and the perfect clockwork drums of the student Tom in full swing, was nothing short of a amazing. One that all the band’s musicians should be very proud of! Thank you Mike Booth for coming to Hamilton Jazz Society Inc to perform for us we applaud you and we will definitely be keeping in touch! 

Have you ever wondered who are the dancers that get up at the Sunday Jazz and perform crazy fun looking bop! They are Wai-Kat-Swing and their moves are called Lindy Hop, an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s. They are all about enjoying music through dancing, and it would be awesome to see even more people on the dance floor. If you wanted to try out Lindy Hop, then why not come along to the classes on Thursday nights, they have beginner blocks starting through out the year. Look them up on the web, ask your committee or ask any one of the Wai-Kat-Swing dancers for more info! Website:

HJS President


Sun, 28th of June

We will be entertained by

Tracy Hopewell and Fever

So dust off your dancing shoes and prick up your ears, Tracy has a few new tunes for you to listen, dance or at least to vigorously tap your foot. Performing with Tracy will be Darron MacDonald on piano, Neil Reynolds on drums, Bill Forrest on saxophone, Maciek on guitar and Simon Hopewell on double bass.


From 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Door sales only.

Food served all day, tea & coffee and Well Stocked Bar


Coming up:

Saturday, 18th of July

We are holding a ball in conjunction with the Cosmopolitan Club, this will be held on Saturday, 18th of July, doors open 7.30pm - 11.30 pm. Theme for the ball is the Great Gatsby and music will be provided by non other than the fantastic Queen City Big Band led by John Callesen. A light supper will be provided. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 Guests and Affiliates and $40 on the night at the door without exception. Tickets can be purchased from the reception at the Cossie.

Sunday, 26th of July

Susan Gai Dowling and Carol Ralph
with the Mike Walker Trio


Sunday, 30th of August

West Coast Jazz

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