Picnic among the vines at the picturesque Joadja Estate on June 10th, 2018 from 1pm-4pm.  Free music will be supplied by the energetic ‘Corner Pocket’ – fine musicians of cool jazz, southern soul, coastal blues and reggae roots!

Enjoy a rare convergence of fine musicianship, expressed through a songbook of classic tunes, with an edge of spontaneity & improvisation that keeps the band & the listener on the edge of their seats!

While holding ‘jazz’ in high esteem, Jenny B & Corner Pocket also reflect their audiences tastes by incorporating a range of blues, soul & reggae influences.  With this creative flexibility the ‘jazz tradition’ ceases to be a strange straightjacket for the elite; instead it becomes a cool, comfortable & familiar coat for any occasion.

Jenny Blunden (voice) & Lachlan Mackenzie (guitar) have shared stages for 25 years & are best known as the creative partnership that created the South Coast’s premier jazz outfit, The Escalators.

Jenny’s gorgeous voice & irresistible stage presence combined with Lachlan’s vintage guitar tone, writing & arranging skills took a small town band (The Escalators) to national festivals (Noosa Jazz, Manly Jazz), Jazz Artist of the Year (2016) at the Australian Independent Music Awards, & two number 1 singles in the ‘blues & roots’ category of TripleJ Unearthed.

While Jenny took a break from performing in 2017 for the birth of their daughter Blossom, Lachlan started a brand-new project, Corner Pocket, with long-time collaborator Hayden Moore (drums) & rising star Mason Colley (bass).  For the past 12-months Corner Pocket has built a reputation for their surprising & inventive all-instrumental interpretations of classic tunes from the fields of jazz, reggae & soul.

Wood-fired pizzas and cheese plates will be available for sale, so all you need to bring is a picnic blanket!  Free wine tastings are available all day.

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

Category : Music

Easter Music in the Vines – Brad Marks

Join us in welcoming back Country and Western star ‘Brad Marks’ for our Easter Music in the Vines!

When?  Sunday, 1st April, 2018 from 1pm until 4pm

Where?  Joadja Estate, 110 Joadja Rd, Berrima

Who?  Local boy Brad Marks will delight us with his country and western tunes.  Brad plays both classical and modern country music styles.  He has released two of his own singles and is currently working on an album.

How much?  This is a free music event!

Will there be food?  There will be wood-fired pizzas available as well as cheese plates.

Can I bring the family?  Children are most welcome – we have a lovely playground that they may wish to play on.  We ask, however, that you leave pets at home for safety reasons..

Do I need to book?  There is no need to book as this is a free event.  We do not accept bookings for the limited tables and chairs available.  It is best to bring your own chair or a picnic rug, just in case.

Will there be a shuttle?  Yes!  A shuttle service is available for those living in the local area.  The cost is $10 return.  To book the shuttle, please phone John on 0410 590 044 before Thursday, 29th March.

For more information, please email us at greatwine@joadjaestate.com.au

Category : Music

Celebrate the Australia Day weekend in style!

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


Who?  You and your friends!

When?  Saturday, 27th January, 1-4pm

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

What?  Free music, free wine tastings, wood-fired pizzas, cheese platters and a sausage sizzle.  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.


Category : Music


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