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SOMETHING GOES RIGHT?Jam Session review for 19th February 23

And it went right outside for once. A positively balmy afternoon, and another small jam session which definitely sparkled with talent. Newcomer NamLee, who plays piano in fluent Korean, provided the first highlight, closely followed by the Brothers Broatch who were class guitarists all arvo, drummers Clifton the Reliable, as good as ever, and newcomer Billy Higgins - newcomer only as in first time he has played at a jam, as he clearly has a ton of experience.

Bassist Jamie played most of the afternoon, with Simon Exley putting in a set in the middle, and between the two of them, drove the session along. Among the singers, Yuko turned up late from her gig at the Boatshed, to be joined by Kevin, Annabelle Crutchely Smythe and Aimee. They were all good....and all presided over somewhat benignly by the Good Captain, one of few jammers who didn't get a puncture at Port Fairy (Annabelle, we're looking at you!) who warmed to the task and got to play rather more than usual.

Performance of the week: awarded to the PA system, which, by general consensus, was the best we have heard in a long, long time. Outside too.

The Choccies: So, as evening drew in, and we took to wondering how we would get home through the St Kilda Festival (didn't, took the tram, had to leave the gear there overnight) it was time to ponder: who wins the choccies? This week, I really noticed how many people turned up to enjoy a convivial in the sun, some idle gossip, dogs and tin lids in attendance. More than a few are getting to be regulars, generally gobsmacked at the music that is going on. Either they are deaf or they don't mind jazz at all.

I suspect the latter - it is The Audience that wins this week's prize.

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