The SJC is the third oldest continually running jazz club, in the world!

Who We Are

The SJC is the third oldest, continually running jazz club in the world and is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of live jazz of the traditional genre. The Sydney Jazz Club was created to provide a jazz venue at a time when traditional jazz venues and concerts were in decline. Founding members were Fred Starkey (Inaugural President), Ian Mc Lachlan, Harry Harman, Bob Learmonth, Keith Davidson and Ian Cuthbertson. The inaugural function on the 8th August 1953 featured the Paramount Jazz Band, which was the club's band for quite a number of years. 

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“Dave Ferrier’s Dads of Trad”

Dave Ferrier Trumpet, vocals
Phil Pryor Alto Sax/drums
Tony Gardiner Keyboard
Stewart Binstead Guitar, banjo
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Gig Guide

The Sydney Jazz Club provides a comprehensive list of each month's jazz activities in and around Sydney. Please contact us if you would like your details included. View More »


The Sydney Jazz Club provides details of current and upcoming jazz related events for all of Sydney and New South Wales. Please let us know of anything that you might want us to include.

Jazz Festivals

The Sydney Jazz Club provides a list of jazz festivals around Australia. Please let us know if you would like details of any festivals to be included on this website or in our newsletter. View More »


Sydney Jazz Club has a range of jazz related products available to its members. Further details can be obtained from staff via our Contacts page. View More »

Advertising on this website and in the Gig Guide is free to like minded Jazz Clubs and for Club organised and run Jazz Festivals. For other organisations the following applies:

Our standard Newsletter advertising rates are $60 per month for an A5 sized flyer as an insert, we have a print run of over 400 copies per month . We require such material to reach us by the middle of the month preceding publication.

Website advertising is also $60 per month and we require an image file in either .jpg format or PDF form, this will be placed in one of the Home Page slides and is prominent to web visitors. We update the website once a month, material is required by the middle of the month preceding publication. Web design is outsourced and as a non profit organisation run by volunteers, for our members, you can surely appreciate that we need to carefully control our costs.


If you would like to become a member of the Sydney Jazz Club visit our Membership page for details. Membership provides:
- Voting rights
- Copy of SJC Newsletter issued each month (free)
- Copy of SJC Quarterly (free)
- Club member discounts at various jazz functions

AJC Archive

If you have any Convention material that is taking up precious space it can now be stored and archived in a safe repository. Convention material of any sort can be forwarded to me at any time on a Pay on Delivery basis through Australia Post to Don Anderson, 12 Homewood Court, Rosanna 3084, Victoria. Email or phone 03 9459 1008 Mobile 0418 529 659.

Our Logo

The 'Little People' graphic was created for the Sydney Jazz Club by Life Member Terry Fowler and adopted as its logo in 1962. It is a caricature of the original founding club members who were the Paramount Jazz Band, who formed the jazz club in 1953