So we had been bitten by the jazz and blues bug since our night at the Ipswich Jazz, Wine, and Blues evening.
Every Sunday, down in Brisbane at the Morrison, you have a jazz and blues jam. You get musicians to come from across the city, perform for free with other musicians. Arrive early so you can get yourself a parking space.
The 3-hour jam is free to enter, and the food isn’t too bad either. We munched on some sweet potato chips with garlic aioli sauce (for a low $6AUD).
You have a gentleman there who runs the session. The master of ceremonies just got referred to us as the ‘Colonel,’ and not someone you wanted to cross. So a safe distance was kept. You will find (well we did), that the session will start off quite slow. But as time goes on, you will get more and more people to turn up. If you do make it down there, you have to keep an eye out for the incredible saxophone player.
You will find them jamming along, doing about three songs and then taking a break before going again. None of them are using sheet music, showing the real talent that they all have.
There isn’t much more I can say about this place. Other than to say, try it. You may think you are not into a specific genre of music, but an afternoon here might have you.