President’s Christmas message 2022!!

I couldn’t let the month of December go by without wishing members, supporters and friends a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2023 with the hope that next year will be filled with nothing but good cheer.

We have settled into our new home RINK 46.   Our first event featuring The Stephen Henry Quartet was a sell out.   Due to a final certification delay, the kitchen could not function but that did not stop RINK 46.   A BBQ smorgasbord was provided free of charge for those who came for dinner.  Such generosity by management was unexpected but very much appreciated.

Rhythm Plus and Choirbolical entertained us for our second event last Friday.   Again, the room was buzzing, dancers were swinging on the large dance floor and those who came for dinner were very impressed with the varied menu and particularly impressed with the yummy food. 

A big thank you to all at RINK 46.   The help, co-operation and assistance shown by Peter Constance and his staff has been very much appreciated.   To manage the opening of a new facility and cater for a large group first up is quite a challenge.   RINK 46 and the Toowoomba Jazz Society make a good team and we are looking forward to a mutually rewarding relationship.

Plans are almost finalized for our final event of the year – NEW YEAR’S EVE featuring the one and only WINDY CITY with guest vocalist Nina Bloom.   2022 has had many challenges which is why I am looking forward to a wonderful night of music, dancing and friendship to farewell a tough year and welcome in 2023.   I hope many of you will join me on the night for the festivities.  As in previous years, the New Year’s Eve entrance fee is $15.00 for all.   Text me on 0408 282 007 for bookings. 
Book early to secure a place as seats are filling fast.

Don’t forget that jazz on New Year’s Eve will commence at the later time of 8.00pm.   The restaurant will be open from 5.30 pm.   I am sure many will take the opportunity to combine dinner and jazz.   Due to the numbers in the room it would be appreciated if dinners could be ordered an hour or so prior to jazz.  

The Jazz Society will open 2023 with its first event on Friday 27 January 2023 featuring the ever popular Nathan Hitzke Quintet.    Deeny Kohler-Caporale will bring her quartet to Toowoomba on Friday 10 February with a surprise new jazz combination, Jazzify, appearing on Friday 24 February.   Watch this space!!

Thanks must also go to my Committee.   Everyone has had to pull together to make the move to a new venue a success and it is because we have such a good team that the move went so well.

Hope to see you on 31st but to everyone – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Michele Alroe