Blue Mountains Jazz (11 images)
The BLUE MOUNTAINS 'Jazz Sessions': 1989-2002
When Shirley and I first moved from Sydney
to Katoomba in january 1989 we discovered
that our old mate, Bill Boldiston was running
'jazz' concerts on the second Saturday of
every month (this was later to change to
every second month) at his (then) home at
the 'Old Post Office Store' in Medlow Bath
directly opposite the railway station. A
perfect venue, as can be seen by the first
After Bill sold his home, there was a break
for some fair length of time until the jazz
was restarted, this time at a small 'community'
hall in Faulconbridge where it lasted for
some months until plans were made to widen
the Great Western Highway supposedly affecting
Once again, it was on the move - this time
to the Citizens' Hall on the Western Highway at Warrimoo. This
venue lasted for som twelve months before
a further, and final, move had to be made.
This last saw a move slightly west again,
this time to the Mid-Mountains Community
Hall at Lawson. It was here that the Rod Jeffery Jazz Quintet, which featured both Tony barnard &
Peter Ind who were visitin from London, played
the second last ever gig on October 12, 2002
and Graeme Bell and his band played the last
ever on December 14, 2002.
During it's time many wonderful performers
including Paul Furniss, Trevor Rippingale,
Graeme Bell, 'Duck Soup' and the 'late' Tom
Baker added their talents to the Saturdays
in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney playing
to highly appreciative audiences who travelled
from as far west as Dubbo NSW just to have
an 'indoor picnic' with some of their favourite
music anf friends.
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