Our very popular A Taste of Jazz program continues in virtual mode and features entertaining and educational encounters by Gold Coast Jazz Society musicians as they explore the origins of jazz, how it became the music it is today and the basis for the popular music of the past and present.
A Taste of Jazz -- June 2021
Join us as Martin Hand takes the stage for A Taste of Jazz with musicians Nicky Orta and Matt Calderin.
A Taste of Jazz -- May 2021
A Taste of Jazz -- April 2021
Renowned guitarist Martin Hand returns to A Taste of Jazz for a high energy jam session with noted musicians Nicky Orta and Matt Calderin. Join us for this lively performance brought to you in conjunction with the Gold Coast Jazz Society.
A Taste of Jazz - March 2021
Acclaimed Jazz singer and violinist Nicole Yarling returns to A Taste of Jazz for another extraordinary performance that will have you singing along! She is joined by renowned musicians Lindsey Blair and Nicky Orta for this month's event!
A Taste of Jazz - February 2021
Enjoy the smooth sounds of husband and wife duo Nanami Morikawa and Jamie Ousely as they take you on a jazz journey with an array of romantic standards, along with a famed Latin classic performed with a Japanese twist!
So, break out the bubbly a little early and join us for our Valentine's Edition of A Virtual Taste of Jazz.
A Taste of Jazz - January 2021
Join us for A Taste of Jazz as the incomparable Nicole Yarling takes the stage with the acclaimed guitarist Lindsey Blair. Yarling's myriad of influences have created a product that begs attention across the board. Her chosen instruments are her voice, violin and fiddle. In January's show, she brings us an intimate concert of new classica that will have you singing along and feeling good!
A Taste of Jazz - December 2020
Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy "A Taste of Jazz" as Davis & Dow perform a festive set of holiday hits that are sure to bring you cheer, even though we can't be together here!
A Taste of Jazz - November 2020
Davis and Dow features outstanding selections from the Great American Songbook was filmed live and captures the multi-award-winning duo's incredible jazz stylings.
Davis and Dow are two strong halves of one BIG sound; a culmination of performing and touring together for 25 years. They tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandonment. While their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition, they enjoy weaving different genres of music into their repertoire. A Bossa Nova sung in French or a jazz standard with a Bach Interlude. Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald among others on her parent's vinyl collection. Singing jazz came naturally to Julie from a young age.
An alum of the University of North Texas, Kelly Dow is a world-class seven-string guitarist who considers himself a perpetual student of the instrument. His primary influences are Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. He blends all styles from Be-Bop to Classical to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity and creativity. “Simply orchestral in support" “Swinging” and “Multi-hued” are how critics have described his performance.
A Taste of Jazz - October 2020
In this episode of A Taste of Jazz, Martin Hand introduces us to the differing styles of jazz guitar. Martin demonstrates interesting techniques and shares music clips from legendary artists including Wes Montgomery, Ted Greene and Sylvain Luc.
A Taste of Jazz - September 2020
This month, A Taste of Jazz will showcase several iconic jazz guitar players tonight, including the legendary Joe Pass, who played a historic 1975 concert with Ella Fitzgerald. The magnificence of their combined instruments still leaves us in awe.
A Taste of Jazz - June 2020
Our very popular Taste of Jazz program continues in virtual mode as Martin Hand of the Gold Coast Jazz Society welcomes us into his home to share insights into the evolution of the electric guitar and some of the early influencers who elevated it to an artform.
A Taste of Jazz - May 2020
Tonight, while we cannot supply the wine as we typically do, we can still bring you the music! So pour your own glass of wine and press play as Martin Hand invites us into his home to learn about the history of the jazz guitar, providing some fascinating insights and great rhythms.