The Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination with miles of white sandy surf beaches, lush green hinterland rainforests, world-class golfing greens and famous theme parks. With a diverse range of accommodation from exclusive 5-star hotels to sunny beachside apartments and backpacker hostels.
The Gold Coast has a Council that is pro active in the development of the arts locally, one of the Council’s objectives is to assist young and emerging musicians and music industry workers to develop their skills and professional opportunities in the music industry.
As an adjunct to the Gold Coast Councils activities, an organization called the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club has been nurturing local and interstate Jazz musicians for the last 23 years . Since the 12th September 2008 the Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club has been holding its functions in one of the venues provided by the Gold Coast Council, the Paradise Room at the Gold Coast Arts Centre.
The Paradise Room is a beautifully appointed large room, has a restaurant and bars, a large stage, a dance floor, state of the art lighting, audio and excellent acoustics.
To kick off the new year 2009 with great pizzazz at the Paradise Room, the Jazz club is engaging Viva The Band to perform on Friday the 16th January. Viva The Band is a popular band from Sydney and is known for it’s performances of an eclectic repertoire of European and French music as well as the standard fare of Jazz, Swing, Show tunes and South American music. The band regularly perform at Jazz Festivals, Council and community events throughout NSW and at International venues.
Other acts have been engaged for later dates: Friday 20th February:, JAMES FLYNN, Friday 20th March, CAXTON STREET JAZZ BAND, Friday 17th April, OZCATS featuring LITTLE PATTIE.
Coincidentally Little Pattie and the members of the Viva band performed in South Vietnam in the late 60’s. Little Pattie performed a series of free concerts at Australian bases and the Viva band members performed over 400 concerts in a 14 month period as a commercial venture for American forces in the war zones throughout South Vietnam.
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