A message from the president


All clubs need to look to the future to see what they are offering to their members can be kept up to date and improved upon.
We decided at the Brisbane Jazz Club to meet and plan for the future and how we can improve our amenities and entertainment over the next three years.

Being a “Not for profit” organisation, we run a fine line of maintaining financial stability. Luckily, following a closure period during Covid 19 and subsequent flooding of our premises, we were well supported by the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government in our recovery efforts.
These events and some subsequent reduced attendance of our audiences have been a catalyst for the committee to think about gradual changes that will provide greater resilience for the future. This brought us to the point of really thinking about where we are, what we want to be for the evolving Brisbane Jazz scene and what to offer our loyal members going forward over the next few years.

The result, with special thanks to Ian Brown presiding over this report, is the Brisbane Jazz Club Strategic Plan 2023-2025.
We believe this Strategic Plan will give us some direction and help us to co-ordinate our efforts with delivering a better offering over the next five years.
We look forward to you joining us on this journey.

Paul Day
President of the Brisbane Jazz Club.

Click to view our strategic plan

Vale Lynette Irwin


In the close-knit jazz community, we rely on the skill and experience of a relatively small number of people who are so dedicated to our kind of music that they are always the go-to advisers, movers and shakers of events, always ready to help in progressing anything to do with jazz.

Lynette Irwin was one such lady, well-known and respected for her involvement in jazz and the role of women in entertainment. Now sadly lost to us she leaves a legacy of unselfish devotion to the jazz world.

As her daughter Tess writes – “..…everything she did was with passion and determination. She was a wife, a nanna, Queensland’s jazz matriarch, Director of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, fierce advocate of women and friend to many”.

Many jazz musicians have benefitted from Lynette’s promotion and management skills – organising gigs, tours and recordings for Australian and International artists.

I knew Lynette best in some of the 30 years of her time as President of Jazz Queensland and the close connection she had with us at Brisbane Jazz Club in planning the many performances of the festivals. Her leadership of this organisation also helped to develop the expertise of many well-known Brisbane jazz musicians and encouraged the younger generation to get into jazz.

On behalf of Brisbane Jazz Club, I offer the sincerest condolences to her family, and all jazz-lovers who knew her, on the loss of this special lady who forged her way into the history of jazz in Australia.

Alan Western

Vice President – Brisbane Jazz Club

11 March 2023

AGM 2022


We would like to inform you our members that a copy of the minutes from our AGM – held Sunday 18 September is available upon request via the club’s email –  [email protected]. Please include your membership number. We confirm that all existing committee members and our 3 new members are covered by public liability insurance.


AGM 2022



Brisbane Jazz Club Inc. will be holding its AGM on Sunday 18 September 2022.

The meeting will be held at the Club commencing at 10.30 am sharp (doors will open at 10.00 am).

Following the meeting, light refreshments will be available.

Nominations for all Committee positions are now open to financial members of the Brisbane Jazz Club. Nominations must be submitted on the Nomination Form available from the club office or by contacting the Treasurer.  Nominations must be received by the Club’s Treasurer by Sunday 28 August 2022.

Administration Office – [email protected]

Club Treasurer – Christine Talty – [email protected]


A message from Her Excellency the Honourable

Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM Governor of Queensland


Dear Members and Patrons

The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Brisbane Jazz Club was a great success! Thank you all of those who joined us for the celebration.

We are now back to our usual opening days of Thursdays to Sundays and we have been able to expand the numbers slightly with the easing Covid restrictions while continuing to follow the Queensland Health Directives.

The impact of the recent flooding and the continuing varieties of the Covid virus has presented problems for catering at the Jazz Club. Our long-term caterers, The Story Bridge Hotel, faced with building alterations and shortage of chefs, can no longer provide meals for the Club. We are fortunate to have amazing caterers join our BJC team, Mitch and Bec. Please see the delicious menus on the “About” tab.

However, more importantly, the music is back, and we look forward to your support.

Warm regards,

Paul Day


Brisbane Jazz Club