Welcome to the Toowoomba Jazz Society


President’s Message

The AGM was held Friday 11th September and it was a pleasure to once again be amongst jazz friends. Life member Paul Hendon was invited to take the chair for the election of office bearers.   The following members were elected to the Jazz Society Committee:-
President                           Michele Alroe
Vice President                   Maree Penney
Secretary                           John Bestmann
Treasurer                           Frank Appleton
Committee                         Bill White, Paula White, Bill Ensor, Susan Smith

We had a really good roll up for the meeting almost equaling last year’s attendance.   Peter Fearon, whilst not nominating for a committee position, kindly offered to continue in his role as archivist for the Society which was very much appreciated.   We are still missing photos and minutes of events past so if you do find anything at home that relates to the Society please contact Peter to organize collection.

After a short break for a chat the new committee met with only one item on the agenda – Do we reopen?   At the time of the meeting we had 21 responses to our survey sent out two weeks ago, 20 for and 1 against.   A round table discussion was held with members putting forward pros and cons for reopening.   All present were very mindful that if we did reopen it would have to be under strict adherence to the Covid 19 safety guidelines set down by Queensland Health.   After some lengthy discussion it was moved that we reopen.   The vote was 6 in favour, 1 against and 1 abstention.    Despite the decision not being unanimous once made everyone one pitched in and discussed ways to ensure the night was run smoothly, safely and in a way that we can all once again enjoy meeting up at the Club for a great night’s jazz.

Michele Alroe


The Toowoomba Jazz Society welcomes you to join us for our great lineup of jazz events throughout the year. We hold gigs on the second and last Friday of the month from the end of January to the end of November.

Events are at the North Toowoomba Bowls Club – Cnr Lemnos and Elworthy Streets, North Toowoomba,4350

Gig starts at 7.45pm and finishes at 10.45pm.

Gig costs: Members of both North Toowoomba Bowls Club (bowlers) & the Toowoomba Jazz Society $15, visitors $20 (cash only – ATM available) Group Concessions available.

Please see the North Toowoomba Bowls Club website for updates on dining. Click on the link below.


Music featured is generally mainstream including traditional jazz, swing and latin with a small amount of other genres. Listen to some excellent local bands as well as performers from other parts of Australia and the world. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments for the jam session on most club nights.

Enjoy an evening of fantastic live music and dancing in a great setting with plenty of parking and easy access. We have a lucky door prize and bring some change for the raffle with two prizes each night of wine and CD’s. 10 tickets for $5 or 3 tickets for $2.

For general inquiries please email [email protected]

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By attending a Toowoomba Jazz Society (TJS) event, members and visitors acknowledge that a photographer may be present, and that members and visitors may be photographed or have video taken..   Photos and videos taken are the sole property of the TJS which has the right to use any such material on the TJS website and any other marketing materials.   Members and visitors acknowledge they will not be entitled to any monetary or other compensation for such use.

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