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Welcome to the Tauranga Jazz Society Newsletter, July 2019

Dear Friends of Tauranga Jazz Society,

I am happy to report that although it is only July, planning for the 2020 National Jazz Festival is now well underway, with Mandy Ryan having already met with some of our usual larger funders.

Formal applications are now underway, and we will await the result.

It is imperative that we receive that funding, and we are applying much earlier this year to enable us to be in a better position to contract performers, and sign off on the general Festival plan, earlier than historically.

Despite some serious challenges this year, we managed to turn a small profit, despite having to cancel planned activities for Easter Monday. In fact, not having those performances on Monday probably allowed us to achieve that.

I encourage you all to come along to our AGM at 7pm on August 22nd, at the Hotel Armitage, where we hope to be able to keep you up to speed with progress.

Please also put on your thinking caps about who you would like to see on our Committee for the coming year.

At this point, all of the current committee (excluding Carol Power who resigned for personal reasons during the year) and Ken Bowden and myself (who need to focus on actual retirement!) will be standing again.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Graeme Purches
Jazz Jam Report

Another fabulous Jazz Jam was had in June.  Life member Brian Geoghan came along and played a few tunes with the house band which featured Alana Milson on piano.  It is always a pleasure to play with Brian and Alana did a fantastic job of leading the band. Brian seemed to enjoy himself so we look forward to the next time.

This was followed by The Randy Matthews Quintet playing their slant on trad jazz, they were a hit at Swing Into Spring last year and were fabulous once again.  Their guitarist Steve Kirkby stuck around and jammed the night away. Thanks Steve.

John Ellis played some scorching soprano sax and we look forward to more of that in July.

We were also joined by a new drummer in town, Will McClure who is moving to Tauranga and we hope will become a regular.  Will has played around the world and met many of the best jazz drummers including Papa Jo Jones, Max Roach and Roy Haynes, and has played with many luminaries himself.  We look forward to his return.

Apologies for anyone I've left out. Next jam night is Wednesday 31st July. Hope to see you all there, don't forget to book if you want a table at the Mount Social Club for great food and hospitality, and of course the best jazz in town.

Vice-President (and Gig Boss)
Jeff Baker
Jazz Jam at M
ount Social Club

Wednesday 31 July 6.30-9.30pm
Mount Social Club, 305 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui.

Head over to the Mount Social Club for the TJS open jazz jam.
The Jazz Jam starts at 6.30pm, bring along your axe and join in or just enjoy great jazz from some of Tauranga Jazz Society's leading musicians plus great food and refreshments from the Mount Social Club. 

Musos, interested in jamming? Contact Gig Boss Jeff Baker on 021 820 513
Tauranga Jazz Society AGM will be held on 22 August from 7-8pm at the Harbourview Function Room at Hotel Armitage.
We invite all members* to join us at our Annual General Meeting.
As a member of the Tauranga Jazz Society this is your chance to vote for who you want to be on the committee for 2019 - 2020. We welcome nominations for the committee prior to the AGM. Members can nominate somebody via email or post and can also nominate a proxy to vote for you if you are unable to attend the AGM.

*Members - a member is a person who has paid membership fees for the Tauranga Jazz Society Inc.’s 2018 —2019 financial year.

Tauranga Jazz Society Committee 2018-2019
President Graeme Purches
Vice-President Jeff Baker
Committee Members: Wayne Melville (Past President), Ken Bowden, Andrea Meredith,  David Porter

NOMINATED _____________________________   
For position of_____________________________
Nominated by: ____________________________   
Seconded by: _____________________________  
(Please ensure the nominated person has agreed to this nomination)

Please return by 10 August 2019. Email to: [email protected] or post to: PO BOX 2057, Tauranga 3144

Calendar of Jazz Events for JULY - SEPTEMBER
31 July Jazz Jam at Mount Social Club
22 August TJS AGM at Hotel Armitage
28 August Jazz Jam at Mount Social Club
6 September TJS Jazz School for secondary students at Tauranga Boys' College.
6 September Evening Jazz concert at Tauranga Boys' College featuring Mat Fieldes, Ron Samsom, Roger Mannins, and Dixon Nacey. Details in August newsletter.
25 September Jazz Jam at Mount Social Club
Swing into Spring concert - date and venue to be confirmed.
Keep up to date with Tauranga Jazz Society events via our website and follow us on Facebook

Membership renewal for 2019-2020 will be emailed to you next month. We hope you continue to be part of bringing jazz to our community.

We now share an office with Bay of Plenty Garden and Arts Festival. The office is located at the Historic Village in the house adjacent to the new Kollective.
Please note that we no longer have a landline number. Contact Mandy Ryan on 0274533425 with any queries.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2057
[email protected]
027 4533 425

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