The Bowral Hotel has partnered with Southern Highlands Jazz Inc. to bring a free monthly jazz concert to the Highlands. “Blue Note at the Blue Pub” takes its musical direction from the famous Blue Note Records . Featuring some of Australia’s best talents - including the Brendan Clarke Trio from Canberra, Alex Masso a locally bred Bowral boy from the Vampires fame and the versatile organist and pianist Darren Heinrich who teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Brendan Clarke was our featured guest artist of 2018. He is “…one of the foremost bassist on the Australian jazz scene” John Macbeth, The Australian, having played with luminaries such as Chris Potter, Maria Schneider, Dale Barlow, Warwick Alder, Sandy Evans, Bernie McGann, Vince Jones and local talent Ben Jones along with many other note-able musicians. He has studied in New York, toured Japan, China, and Europe and now luckily for us is based in Canberra.

We are excited about seeing this project move into 2019 with an all exciting array of exceptional jazz greats in and around the Southern Highlands.

Below is a gallery from the archives showcasing some of our previous concerts.