Corner House Jazz Band plays traditional jazz with a hard driving style, making it one of Australia’s most accomplished jazz bands. The band was formed in 1980 to play at the Railway Hotel, North Fremantle, and still plays there every Saturday afternoon. It is in it’s 20th year of Friday night gigs at the Jazz Cellar.
The joint is always jumpin' with the band's pumping and nostalgic repertoire that includes New Orleans Jazz, the Chicago sounds of the roaring 20s, Swing, the Duke Ellington jungle sounds of the Cotton Club in Harlem, Louie Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens, and Souza Marches, plus much more.
The band has toured overseas, twice to the USA, to Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand and Borneo, as well as playing in all other Australian States. Various band members have made individual tours, or with other bands, including to the UK, Japan and Europe.
As well as its’ two regular gigs, Corner House Jazz Band plays at private functions, jazz clubs, and organises its own functions. These range from special events at the Jazz Cellar (in addition to the regular Friday evenings), Mystery Bus Trips and River Trips. Corner House started Peel Estate Jazz At The Winery, an annual event on the first Sunday in December, which has been running for 30 years. The band has its own 1929 Dennis fire engine, which is very popular in street parades.
CDs Available for Purchase
Over the years the band has made eight recordings on cassette and, has recently recorded its third CD. Contact us to get your copy!
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