Jazz Supper Club – Sweet Buzz

Saturday 26 May at 8pm

Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

Wangaratta’s newest band plays a mix of jazz standards and tunes to really get you grooving.

Ian Wade has played guitar in bands for 45 years. He is a regular at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and has performed with artists such as Bob Sedergreen, Don Burrows, Adam Simmons and support for James Morrison. Ian has been a key member of local bands, Liam Blunts Funky Rhythm Train, Jazzaratta and the High Society Jazz Orchestra.

Brigid O’Rielly started playing classical flute at the age of 7 and tenor saxophone when she was 16. She became interested in soul, funk and jazz when she joined a 30 piece all girl Motown and soul band in 2016 which performed at music festivals across Italy, France and Switzerland including the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival.

Ben Thomas has held a long standing passion for all types of jazz, with Miles Davis being a favourite. He has played trumpet since high school and played in many groups across genres including jazz and ska and even a carnival band in New Zealand. He launched Sweet Buzz late last year.

Chris Dousset has backed John Farnham, Coleen Hewitt, Denise Drysdale, Rhonda Birchmore and Debbie Burns and played at the Melbourne Jazz Club for three years. He has fond memories of Saturday night gigs at the Pinsent Hotel and playing at just about every pub, club and hall in towns along the Hume Highway.

Jane Still taught herself to read music at the age of six and has been performing in community choirs and bands ever since as singer and clarinettist. In recent years Jane has appeared at the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. With a choral and orchestral background, Jane brings a classical sensibility to her jazz performance. 

Michael Braendler learnt classical piano and guitar as a child. While studying his secondary music teaching degree, he played electric bass with the Adelaide Connection which performed with Don Burrows and James Morrison at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. Michael currently plays bass and keyboards alongside Ian Wade in the local band – Liam Blunts Funky Rhythm Train.

Adult $35 (or $40 at the door)
Conc/Sen $30 (or $35 at the door)
Student (16-25yo) $20 (or $25 at the door)
Great savings to be made by purchasing your tickets prior to the night (before 4pm Friday 25/5).

DURATION 2hrs (incl 20 mins interval)


  • Held at Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway
  • This is a general admission performance
  • Choose a seat at a table for 10
  • Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm show
  • Drinks and tapas are available from the bar throughout the evening