While the pandemic has had a huge impact on the arts scene, there is one genre that seems to have flourished: jazz. As a result, the regular Jazz Sessions event has been hugely popular with patrons on the Coast.

The Jazz Sessions transforms one of the Coast’s most popular breweries into an intimate jazz club.  

“People have really enjoyed being able to get out, enjoy a meal and soak up some world-class jazz from some of the most talented musicians in Australia,” says organiser Robyn Brown, who is also a jazz singer. “The patrons keep coming back as we present such high-quality acts.  Being able to listen to incredible music while you’re enjoying a meal and sipping a glass of wine seems to be a combination that really works.”  

On August 1 one of the most talented jazz ensembles in Queensland will present a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The musicians are Marnix van Bruggen, Peter Walters and Max Sportelli, along with Robyn herself.

Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the greatest female jazz singer the world has known. Dubbed “The First Lady of Song”, she had a career that spanned more than 50 years. Robyn and the band will be performing a selection of her songs and telling some of the stories from her extensive career.

Then on August 22 the Jazz Sessions will be hosting its first jam session. With a house band leading the night, jazz musicians will be able to come along and join in for a jam. Any professional, amateur or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. If you’d like to participate, register your interest via info@sassyjazz.com.au.

Both sessions start at 6pm at Glass House Brewery, Forest Glen. Tickets are $54 plus booking fee, and include a two-course meal. For more details email info@sassyjazz.com.au.