Connect the Dots at pub jazz night
CONNECT The Dots – six musos from different backgrounds – are coming to the Rose City to perform at the monthly jazz night at O’Mahony’s Hotel next month.
Joining Jazz Aperitif Ensemble at Southern Downs Jazz Society night, the Toowoomba Jazz Club regulars are looking forward to their first Rose City visit.
The band features Mark Chalmers on bass, Ian Craig on trombone, Frank Early on banjo and guitar, Pat Harrington on saxophone and clarinet, Michael Stemmler on trumpet, fluegelhorn and vocals and Bill White on drums.
Mark is a teacher in Toowoomba, playing in a number of different bands with styles varying from rock’n’roll to the good stuff (jazz).
Ian is an import from GB; Yorkshire to be precise. As the resident trombonist with a great passion for playing jazz, he’s a regular in a number of local bands.
Frank’s in-depth knowledge of jazz chords has made him a valued member of a string of bands.
Pat is also an accomplished piano and violin player and performs regularly in the greater Brisbane area.
From a brass band and army band background in his native Switzerland, Michael found his niche in the fold of the Toowoomba jazz scene and has been involved with the local jazz club since the late ’80s. He came up with the band’s name, dots being muso speak for notes in sheet music.