Monday, 9 June 2014

3CSCFM Tribute to Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, dubbed by Lonely Planet as "the world's best jazz club", is open every night presenting world-class international and national jazz musicians. The club dedicates itself to promoting and developing live jazz as an art form in its two performance rooms.


We are  playing  Jazz all week to  celebrate  22  years of  Jazz at Bennetts. This is a  must see venue.
 
The original room is housed in a building built for King O’Malley, a man significant to early Australian politics and the establishment of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Michael purchased the building when it was passed in at auction, saving it from becoming a “massage parlour”. His intention was to provide local musicians with a central purpose-built room in which to develop their craft and find their audiences, a desire fuelled by the state of live venues and the treatment of musicians at the time. His dream venue surpassed expectations when he was forced to open more nights due to countless musicians wanting to perform and the number of patrons interested in hearing them.
The original room has great natural acoustics and has been host to a number of world famous performers including Prince, Maceo Parker, Kenny Kirkland, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jnr., Paul Grabowsky, Joe Chindamo and Leroy Jones to name just a few.

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