Welcome to JazzNote!

We are Queensland’s answer to a captivating and astonishing Jazz Quintet.

The Genesis of Latin (JazzNote) began with an eclectic group of professional Musicians from all different backgrounds. JazzNote is Queensland’s only Bundaberg based Instrumental Jazz Quintet, providing entertainment for the Wide Bay, Central and South East Queensland.

JazzNote is known for performances in genres of; Latin, Brazilian, Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, Modern Jazz, Be-Bop and Swing.

As the musicians are also session musician they perform as a backing band for Solo Artists and Dancers.

JazzNote’s motto is an ethos of dedication, honesty, reliability, passion and rhythm!

Eddie, the lead Percussionist has been performing drums and percussion since the early 1970s, in Sydney performing with various artists from different genres.

Eddie has performed Interstate, Overseas and on various cruise ships. He is also a studio/session artist. His speciality is in common percussion instruments from North/ South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Minor; utilising traditional and contemporary methods in performing.

Tenor Saxophone is played by James. James brings with him international professional experience from Canada. James holds a University degree in Jazz and holds over a decade of experience. James has performed in the Bahamas on cruise ships and is now based in Bundaberg as a Music teacher and performer.

The melody section is constructed by Derek. Derek is a classically trained Pianist from Sydney and brings with over twenty years of professional experience.. He also is a big band musical Conductor, Composer and a private Music teacher.

Sam is the bands youngest member, bringing the contemporary and modern feel to JazzNote as the Drummer. Since the age of 4, Sam has been performing and drumming. He has a fantastic sense of rhythm, knowledge, imagination and versatility on the drums.

The bass of JazzNote is kept by John. John’s long career began in the late 1960’s backing cover bands and solo artists all over the East Coast of Australia.

Bossa Nova Repetoire

Wave, Blue Bossa, The Girl From Ipanema, Once I Loved, Triste,

Song for my father, Quite Nights, Desfinado, Night & Day, Autumn Leaves

Shadow of your smile, How in sensitive, Meditation and Fly me to the moon.

Samba Repertoire

  • Samba De Orfeu,
  • Aqua De Berber,
  • Brazil, Summer Samba,
  • Favela
  • One Note Samba,
  • I' ll Remember April,
  • St Thomas and So Danco Samba.

Rumba Bollero Calypso Repertoire

  • Black Orfeus,
  • A day in the life of a fool,
  • Revel, Perfedia, Sway,
  • Quando Quando,
  • Just The way you are,
  • Masqures and Mercy Mercy.

Be Bop And Swing Repertoire

  • Misty,
  • Fever,
  • Who's sorry now,
  • Summer Time,
  • Moon River,
  • All of me,
  • Night & Day,
  • Satin doll,
  • How Hard The Blues,
  • Basin st Blues,
  • Brian the Jack,
  • Fly me to the moon and Autumn Leaves.
  • Performance Volume moderate


Other Repertoire

  • Old Time Dance sequences
  • Swinging Dixie
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll

The above Repertoire is easy listening and fantastic dance music for selected jazz loving audiences!

JazzNote’s Live performance at the Jazz club was filmed on a JVC hand held camera with built in microphone this is as raw as you can get! This recording is live and there is no studio intervention.

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Venue Bookings & Times:

JazzNote can be booked at any event, anywhere, anytime!

Let JazzNote be your highlighting entertainment act at;

  • Private Functions
  • Weddings
  • Parties
  • Cabaret Band
  • Festivals

JazzNote is also available to perfom on Weekends & School Holidays.

JazzNote can perform acoustically without amplification.

AV is welcome if it suits your Event or Venue.

Queenslandis in a drought of quality, passionate Jazz Music!

At your next Event make it JazzNote 

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