The PJC began in November 1978 when a dedicated group of jazz lovers formed into a club devoted to presenting Jazz music on the Mornington Peninsula. Over time our venue has changed and now we are centred north of the Frankston area with more than 300 members.
Apart from December, we hold a regular monthly function, usually on the third Friday of each month, and a well known local or interstate jazz band is hired to play their style of jazz. We also provide a limited area for dancing. Members can bring their friends along and non- members are welcome to attend.
Three times a year we present Sunday afternoon speciality concerts. These events are concert-style, however, for those who wish to dance, there is a small area available behind the audience and we ask that you respect the concert ambience by not making any undue noise during the performance.
The Annual Membership fee is $25 for a single and $40 for a double from July to the following June. If you join the club during April, May or June you will get up to 15 months' membership for the price of the normal annual fee.
Membership benefits include:
Special Members' ticket prices for all functions.
Priority Members' bookings for all gigs.
Monthly Newsletter containing events, news and reviews.
Automatic entry into Members' Jackpot drawn at each monthly gig.
Reciprocal entry at members' ticket price for all other jazz clubs in Victoria.
The Club is run by a voluntary committee elected each year and all members are eligible to serve.
Over the years the Club has become a happy meeting place for people who enjoy music, some dancing and a pleasant social environment.
We are very saddened to report that following a few brief stays in hospital, our much esteemed President, Harry Daniels, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 12th at the age of 91.
Harry was a founder member of the club and he quickly volunteered for committee. He became Vice President in 1982 and then moved to President in 1994. An unbroken 36 years as an executive of the Peninsula Jazz Club.
A celebation for the life of Harry Daniels was held on Friday September 21st in the Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Princes Hwy, Springvale, at 12.30pm.
Live Jazz was provided by The Prahran Market Band.
It was a very happy celebration of Harry's life, he would surely have given his complete approval.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
We wish to offer our sincere sympathy to Barbara, beloved wife of Harry, and to Sue, his daughter.
So many memories, your legacy will live on.
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