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Jazz in the Vines

Joadja Estate presents


When? Sunday. 9th June, 1-4pm

Where? Joadja Estate, 110 Joadja Road, Berrima NSW 2575

The Mike Hammond Band featuring Lou Bruce combine sophistication with relaxation, and play everything from swing to soul, so expect to hear classic jazz standards, funky soul-jazz from the Blue Note era, and the odd modern song performed with a jazz sensibility.

Mike Hammond is a trumpeter and saxophonist who studied jazz at Sydney Conservatorium and has performed and recorded around Australia and the world. Now a resident of the Southern Highlands, Mike brings his Sydney band to Joadja Estate for this special performance, featuring Tim Rollinson on guitar, Steve Morrison on double bass and Steve Ley on drums, and they will be joined by the wonderful Lou Bruce on vocals.



Lou is a powerful and soulful singer with a voice refined over three decades.  After supporting rock Legend Mick Fleetwood’s band Zoo at just 17, Lou went on to share the stage with Aussie music heavyweights The Emmanuel Brothers, Slim Dusty and Anne Kirkpatrick. Lou also worked regularly with the local legend, the late Geoff Harvey, and for the last 10 years has fronted Ella’s Holiday – a highly respected jazz/blues band based in the NSW Southern Highlands.

The Mike Hammond Band featuring Lou Bruce combine sophistication with relaxation, and play everything from swing to soul, so expect to hear classic jazz standards, funky soul-jazz from the Blue Note era, and the odd modern song performed with a jazz sensibility.

Joadja Estate will be serving wood-fired pizzas and cheese plates on the day, as well as offering free wine tastings in the cellar door.

Bring a picnic blanket, sip a vino among the vines and while away the afternoon listening to some top jazz tunes.  No bookings required.

*Please note this is not a BYO event. Also, while we are dog lovers, we do not allow pets to attend these events.

Category : Music

Easter Music in the Vines


Free Music in the Vines
Easter Sunday – 21st April, 2019, 1-4pm
110 Joadja Rd, Berrima NSW 2577

Come along for an afternoon of sensational music, hand-crafted wines and delicious wood-fired pizzas.

Black Dogs are a local band who will delight us with their blend of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. They’re sure to have you singing and dancing among the vines! Who doesn’t love a guitar, bass, banjo, cajón with vocals?!

For more information about Black Dogs, visit their Facebook page at or check out their music at

(We regret that this is not a BYO event and also that we cannot allow your furry friends to attend)

Category : Music

Post-Australia Day Celebrations – Free Music in the Vines

Joadja Estate welcomes back ‘Kiss the Frog’ for our free Music in the Vines.

Who?  You and your friends!

When?  Sunday, 27th January, 1-4pm

What?  Free music, free wine tastings, wood-fired pizzas and cheese platters.  Beer and cider also available.

What sort of music?  A wide range including classic Australian rock, soul, blues and funk.

Why?  Because we love to party!

Wear your best Aussie gear, bring your picnic blanket and relax the afternoon away!

A little bit about Kiss the Frog..

Antoine—Vocals & Guitar & maybe a Trombone depending on the situation…  Antoine has a vast repertoire of tunes to cater for any occasion, including many that others wouldn’t dare attempt, but real crowd pleasers. Extremely talented musician and genuine entertainer. Antoine often does solo shows – recent venues of note include: O’Malley’s (Kings Cross), The Palace Hotel (Chinatown), Lane Cove club, Avoca Bowling Club, Berowra RSL, Woy Woy leagues, Harborview Hotel (Rocks), Lithgow Workers Club, Cumberland golf club, West Leagues, Harbord Hilton and so on……

Bruce – Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals Bruce is a Fiddle player, Vocalist, Guitarist and Harmonica player. He has performed in various Sydney pubs and clubs over a 20 year period including solo, duo and band work.  Also performed in the highly successful Hooley Dooleys -10 years   Bruce has added new dimensions to groups he has performed with, and as a performer, is highly regarded in the industry.

Paul—Drums & Backing Vocals. In Paul’s years of playing drums in the industry, he has performed in all genres at a very high level. He brings this experience, skill and tasteful harmonies including an extremely high range of falsetto to the Band. Paul’s musical history includes stints on The Don Lane Show, Mike Walsh, John Singleton, Channel Nine Morning Show. He has toured nationally with stars such as Del Shannon in his band and supported the likes of Tina Turner and John English across the country. He is a foundation member of the very successful club show band, the award winning “The Zipps”.

Tony—Bass & Backing Vocals. In recent years, Tony played in Brisbane based blues bands – Martini 66 and the Summerland Band, doing originals and covers, playing Blues Festivals including Sunshine Coast Blues Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival and performed with Martini 66 at The Basement along with Qld festivals and pubs.  Tony could also be spotted in Jazz clubs playing the double bass for a Brisbane based Jazz outfit R K Quintet. Has previously worked in venues around Melbourne and Brisbane, but now based in Sydney. Most recent work, playing bass and backing vocals with3 piece Sydney outfit, ATP Deluxe band.

*Please remember that we ask you to leave your own alcohol and your furry friends at home during our music events.

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