Newsletter January 2015

Hi Jazz Cats,

A busy month ahead for Jazz in Hamilton. First off on the 25th January 2015 at the Hamilton Jazz Society Inc, we see the welcome return of Canadian Trumpeter and multi instrumentalist, MikeField and his awesome band, those of you that have seen him know the quality of performance Mike and his band brings. He will also be performing at the Nivara Lounge, Victoria Street, Hamilton City Centre 8 pm till late on Saturday, 31st Jan 2015, where you will have a chance to hear this awesome musician again. Its not very often we get the chance to hear North American Jazz musicians in our own club this is one not to miss!

Also, on Sunday February 1st, Hamilton Gardens have asked us to take part in the Katherine Mansfield, Garden Party which is staged in the Gardens. In 1922 Katherine Mansfield, a prominent New Zealand author, released a collection of short stories entitled The Garden Party which was set in 1922 (the same time as The Great Gatsby). This is a great way for the HJS to support the Gardens and the local community, so come along with a picnic, enjoy the gardens at its best, take a stroll while listening to live music sounding through the summer air. Also enjoy the vintage car show, watch the swing dancers from Wai-Kat Swing and take a jump-jive lesson. We hope that we can promote Jazz in the Hamilton community and generate new HJS members.

Happy Jazzy Swinging 2015!

Dear Members, the Committee and I would just like to thank you for your continued support of jazz music in Hamilton through HJS.

Simon Hopewell
HJS President


Sunday, January 25th

Hamilton Jazz Society Inc and The Hamilton Cossie Club present

Mike Field Quintet

From 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Door sales only.

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


What a great finish to the year, great support from our members and great Christmas swing music.

Tracy started the afternoon off with Christmas tunes and swing music from the standards. Performing solo with her silky smooth charismatic voice and presence. Then the Hamilton Big Band took over, playing swing  music with some very well executed singing and solos from all  involved. Colin Ogle is doing a great Job of leading them. Thank you to all the musicians involved on this occasion.

Please click here to see the video and a gallery of photos.


Upcoming events:

Saturday,  31st Jan

Mike Field at the Nivara Lounge
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Sunday, 1st Feb

The Mansfield Garden Party, Hamilton Gardens

Click here to download the flyer

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Sunday 22nd Feb

Prima Swing Riot


HJS Acknowledge the support of: