23 Jun Bridge City Jazzmen – 2nd July
The Bridge City Jazzmen was founded in 1962 by Don Bruce and John Wilcox. In 1963 there were changes in the line-up with Bruce King (drums), Ray Pilkington (clarinet), and Neil McGough (trombone), joining Don Bruce, John Wilcox and Nick Wilcox (double bass, tuba).
In the late 1960s the band went into recess, but reformed again in 1994, bringing in Bernie Allen (clarinet), Merv Thomas (trombone,vocal), and Bob Ewing (double bass). Then following some deaths and disabilities with in the ranks, the band is now back in business, having welcomed Neville Grenfell (trumpet), Cameron McArthur (double bass) and Warwick Simpson, standing in for Bernie Allen who has been unwell.
On Sunday July 2, 5-8 PM The Bridge City Jazzmen from Auckland bring the best of Dixieland jazz to the Arawa Lounge of the Rotorua Race Course. Doors open at 4 PM.
Door sales only: Adults $15, Juniors $2. Cash bar and hot meals available. For further information please contact President Dave Cown at 347 9438.