July Luncheon 2019

Looking forward to this month’s jazz piano luncheon!

We welcome new pianists  Adam Rudegeair and David Allardice to the team of players for this month’s performance!

This Month’s special guest is well known Double Bassist Leon Heale. It could be fun to get Leon on the piano and Herman on the Bass  and then swap.. both being very good bass players!

Also playing are Pianists Kim Harris,Ken Cowan, Herman Schwaiger and  Jo Abbott. A big maybe for me however – my right wrist sprained currently in a splint. Fingers crossed it will improve soon!

Hope to see you there!

Cathy Connor

July Jazz Piano Luncheon

Here we are again ready for another beautiful afternoon of jazz from our wonderful pianists.

This months lunch will be on Thursday July 26th 12-3pm in the function room at East Mavern RSL Club…Click the link for directions:

East Malvern RSL

There is no need to book and entry is FREE.

Now that’s got to be the best deal around town!

This month we have:

(Left to Right)

Kim Harris   Ken Cowan   Cathy Connor (your’s truly)!

 Jo Abbott Andrew Farrel  Ken Sumsion, Hermann Schwaiger


Our special guest this month is the lovely & very well known vocalist Anita Harris with Marina Pollard who will be our compere for the concert.


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27173136_549177902125348_8014505366975067679_o (1)       Anita Harris & Cath Connor.   Marina Pollard compere





May Jazz Piano Luncheon in sight!


Pianists performing at the March luncheon at Malvern East RSL were very well received by and enthusiastic audience of around 70 patrons. Performing were : Keith Stevens, Ade Ishs, Jo Abbott, Cathy Connor, Ron Anderson, Ken Cowan and Andrew Farrel (The Wizard) and Kim Harris.

Our special guest was well known sax man Roger Clark who played a couple of songs with every pianist…such a variety of styles and techniques!  Please check out the great photos by Ron Jobe! Pics of previous luncheons

The luncheons are a great social afternoon with high quality entertainment, great food (at great prices) and no cover charge. No Bookings necessary, but do get there early as its a popular afternoon!

Next month’s luncheon with be on Thursday May 24th and will be featuring: (TBC)

Andrew Farrell

Cathy Connor

Seline Messinis

Herman Schwaiger

Jo Abbott

Phil Carroll

Ron Anderson


Look forward to seeing you then!

What a great start!

Our first Jazz Piano Luncheon went so very well with an audience of over 60 diners at the Malvern East RSL club. Such a fun afternoon and a great deal of variety of jazz styles from Fats Waller to Beatles and beyond. I’m sure there was something for everyone!

Big Thanks to patron Marina Pollard and RSL jazz East Malvern RSL organizer Geoff Tobin for their help with promotion and organisation- the day couldn’t have been better.

Interestingly all guests stayed till the end enjoying the varied talents of performers: Ken Cowan; Keith Stevens; James Mustafa; Ken Sumison; Jo Abbott; Andrew Farrel and myself.

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Next month we look forward to hearing more from some new players and regular players. (Not quite confirmed yet). March 22nd folks.

Adam Rudegiaire; Ron Anderson; Phil Carroll; Ade Ishs; Helen Jowsey; Ken Cowan; Keith Stevens. Jo Abbott and myself. (TBC)

We will also be welcoming Roger Clark as our guest artist for the day!   I will confirm the program closer to the date.