Caxton Street Jazz Band in action


CSJB turns 40 in 2017
Yes folks, July 1977 saw the first performance of the CSJB at Baroona Hall in Caxton Street Brisbane. Six dark-haired, youthful musicians came together to play in the words of founder Andy Jenner “mouldy jazz in an old hall”. No doubt Andy had New Orleans’ Preservation Hall in mind. 40 years later, the musicians are mostly no longer dark-haired, but the band today is in the view of many at the peak of its performances. The band will mark its 40th anniversary at the Brisbane Jazz Club on a date to be announced. 

The BJC books CSJB for 12 appearances in 2017
The CSJB has been booked to play each month at the Brisbane Jazz Club in 2017, commencing Friday 6 January. With the exception of August and September when we will appear on the second Friday, all performances will be on the first Friday of the month. All dates are now listed in “Appearances”. Our next appearance at the BJC will be on FRIDAY 3 MARCH.

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CSJB a hit at Broadbeach Jazz Weekend in August 2016. Click here for a sample. Old news but still worth a look. 



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Tom Nicolson, John Braben, Paul Williams, Bernice Haydock, Bob Mair and Andrew Shaw

The Caxton Street Jazz Band

“Preserving The Music”

Site updated 8 February 2017