Based in Noosa Heads Queensland, the band is in demand for festivals, corporate work and private functions, having performed at the Dresden Jazz Festival, Apeldorn Jazz Festival, Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, QPAC, Jimbour House Dalby, Southbank Piazza, Bellingen Jazz Festival, The Marina Mirage Jazz Festival, Bribie Island Jazz Weekend, Brisbane Jazz Club Carnival, Magnetic Island Jazz Festival, Alice Springs, Noosa Jazz Party, Dubbo Jazz Festival and The Gold Coast Jazz Festival. From the Gold Coast to Townsville, the boys are likely to pop up anywhere, as far a-field as Sydney, The Hunter Valley, Lismore, the Pioneer Festival and Agricultural Show, or the Louis Armstrong Hotel at Dover. The Band uses a wide range of material with over 600 songs in its repertoire. Whether conducting a sing along whilst strolling through one of Noosa’s best restaurants in Hastings St., playing their now famous weekly Jazz Cruise every Tuesday on the Noosa River or giving a concert for thousands at festivals, the Jazz Factory gives every performance their best. They have played on planes, boats, mountaintop weddings, hardware stores and on the back of a truck! Like a good red wine this band travels well!
The Jazz Factory draws its inspiration from an earlier era of love songs, rip roaring jazz and great fun times. If you like Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, you will love this group!
Featuring Brett Iggulden OAM trumpet, Geoff Speed reeds, Greg Garrett banjo and guitar, Rod Andrew drums, and leader and sousophonist Richard Stevens.