I’m contacting you from MoJO, the Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra. We were wondering if you or anyone you know, might be interested in joining us in singing Jazz-aoke with MoJO at Dizzy’s Jazz Club. We play there semi-regularly, with our next session being Thurs 20th November.
We call it Jazz-aoke because its kinda karoke but with a full big band. Members of the audience can come up on stage and sing with us. So it’s a great way for aspiring/returning jazz singers wanting to get experience or just have some fun singing with a live big band. We have a set list of around 70 swing, jazz and rock and roll tunes to choose from (see attached list). Our own singers Cathy, Dave and Sylvana also perform in between our guests and can provide advice and guidance. If singers come along a little early there is also the opportunity for a warm-up on the piano with the band director, Pete Foley. In the past we’ve also had solo jazz instrumentalists come and enjoy the backing of the big band. It’s a very low-pressure event with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. We also often have secondary students as young as 13 or 14 come sing at Jazz-aoke as it’s a very family friendly evening. Pete is music director of St Leonards College so very well experienced in working with younger people.
Or people can just come along for a listen and perhaps decide if they want to sing the next session. Great food and drinks are available too. If you don’t know Dizzy’s it’s a lovely little club with a great atmosphere. It’s in Richmond close to Burnley Station.
If you could forward this email on to your choir members that would be great. Bookings can be made through Dizzy’s on 9428 1233.
Or please get in touch with me if you would like any more information about Jazz-aoke with MoJO at Dizzys. Also you can let me know if you would like to be placed on our Jazz-aoke mailing list to be kept up to date with future MoJO sessions at Dizzy’s (we play around once a month or two), or if you would rather not hear from us again.
Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you at Dizzy’s soon!
Next session: Thurs November 20th 8pm-10pm
$14/10 adult/concession at the door
Dizzy’s Jazz Club Bookings: (03) 9428 1233
381 Burnley Street
Richmond Victoria [ view map ]
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