January 2020 Club Day Newsletter

'Ol King Cole' a tribute show to Nat King Cole and music of his era.


Come along and welcome The Louis Thompson-Munn Trio from Wellington as they perform some of our favourite ballads by the fabulous Nat King Cole. Louis played keys with the Shake em on Downers at our club in October 2018 and was fantastically skilled. He is a music teacher and along with his trio promises a great show. Just the way to start off our 2020 year of Jazz


Doors open at 3.45pm for a 4.30pm start.

Cheque/cash door sales $30 general, $20 NP Club members, Taranaki & visiting jazz club members $15, students $5

Please remember to come early if you have a large group as we are unable to reserve tables at this venue. 

Welcome Back from our Chairman 

I trust you our members and friends have all had a safe and enjoyable holiday break. Hopefully this year, 2020 our 25th anniversary year, will be less eventful than the last few months of 2019!


With the change of venue it is essential that we have your full support in terms of subscriptions and attendance as our operational costs are now considerably higher.


I am extremely grateful to Peter Grey and the NP Club for providing the auditorium at short notice and for the coming year at least. However, it is important that I acknowledge the support of the original, Crowded House owners of The Mayfair. Without their free venue hire and sound/lighting system our present, healthy financial situation and quality of performances would have been quite different.


During our time at The Mayfair we have significantly increased our membership to record numbers so with good attendances we anticipate being able to still afford top jazz bands.


In our 25th year we have focussed mainly on Taranaki musicians. Many still reside here, others will return to their home province and together demonstrate the wealth of talent that Taranaki produces.


Geoff Atkinson


58th National Jazz Festival https://jazz.org.nz


Editors note:
I am really looking forward to our first Club Day on Feb 9th. This group is the first of the exceptional bands that Gaye has lined up for 2020.  Something for everyone.  I look forward to seeing all of our old and new members.

On another note ..we have received a long list (5 pages) of music DVDs that are for sale. If you wish to find out more you can contact the seller on this email
[email protected] 









Editor :Liz Gregorash, [email protected] , Phone 06 7546990

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Editor :Liz Gregorash, [email protected] , Phone 06 7546990

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Autumn Leaves

Tierney Sutton (Blue in Green)