The Musicians

Bernice Haydock

Bernice Haydock is originally from west of the Queensland provincial city of Toowoomba. She discovered jazz relatively late in life (her mid twenties), but has been very productive since. She commenced as a singer with the Toowoomba-based Windy City Jazzmen in 1977 and soon after became one of the …

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John Braben

John Braben is one of Australia’s leading players of the “hot jazz’ style. His biting tone and straight ahead, always tasteful, always accurate lead have much to do with the CSJB’s hot sound – and his exciting and creative solos are always a highlight of CSJB performances. John spent his formative …

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams is generally regarded as one of the most complete and versatile reeds jazz players in Australia. Before leaving Sydney to make his home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Paul was in demand by Sydney’s leading traditional and mainstream bands, as well as big bands. Paul, who is the …

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Tom Nicolson

Tom Nicolson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and spent his childhood in the Farnborough area in England. He started on trombone at an early age and played with local jazz bands, often as warm up groups for such luminaries as Ball, Barber, and Bilk. He emigrated to Australia in 1971 and did not play …

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is a much in demand bassist who has performed in many of Australia’s leading jazz venues and festivals, as well as recording extensively. Andrew’s background encompasses a diverse range of styles, mostly in more contemporary music. Nevertheless his ensemble playing style is …

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David McCallum

David McCallum began his playing career in 1957 in Melbourne as a member of one of Australia’s earliest rock ‘n’ roll bands, the Blue Bops. In the 1960s he was a member of the very popular John Hawes Band who played hard-driving traditional/mainstream jazz. During the early 1970s he …

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