**Due to the current situation with Covid-19, QBI events, including the Lexus 'All That Jazz' Gala, have been postponed until further notice. Watch this space for further details on how to keep up-to-date with QBI.

 

This event is QBI's major Dementia fundraiser event, supporting the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI and Dementia Australia. In 2020, the Lexus 'All That Jazz' Gala (formally known as the Hand Heart Pocket Gala) will be hosted at Hillstone, St Lucia and feature canapes, a sit-down 2-course meal, beverage package and entertainment from one of Brisbane most well know Jazz bands.

Date: TBA
Time: 7 for 7:30pm
Location: Hillstone St Lucia, Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067
Tickets: $160 for an individual ticket and $1600 for a table of 10

So, grab your friends and family for a fun evening of music, food and wine.

Brisbane Jazz Orchestra

Brisbane Jazz Orchestra is a vibrant, professional 19-piece big band that performs a variety of big band jazz. Featuring Ingrid James on voice, it is a showcase for established and emerging Brisbane jazz musicians, including several of Brisbane's most well-respected jazz musicians. The repertoire includes swing, funk, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian numbers, ranging from well-known repertoire by Sammy Nestico and Neal Hefti of Count Basie Band fame, to arrangements of popular repertoire by Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan. Charts for the Gordon Goodwin, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and Woody Herman bands are also featured, as well as contemporary and original arrangements. BJO performs regularly at the Brisbane Jazz Club and has also appeared at the Brisbane Big Band Festival, Valley Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent and Ambiwerra Festival.
For a big band experience that engages the ears and the mind, it's hard to go past the BJO for the exciting, contemporary big band sound. "Music to make you feel so good!"

 

Sponsors

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Lexus ‘All That Jazz’ Gala, generously supported by Lexus of Brisbane Group, Morgans Financial (Spring Hill) and NewDirection Care.

 

 

 

 


We are currently looking for event and prize sponsors if your interested please contact Jess at qbievents@uq.edu.au.
 

Beneficiaries

All funds raised will support the Peter Hilton Fund for dementia research at QBI, and Dementia Australia’s care outreach services.
 

           

 

About Lexus 'All That Jazz' Gala

Given the country’s ageing demographic, the number of neurological and mental illnesses affecting Australians is predicted to increase unless we are able to understand the causes and develop targeted and effective therapeutics. Dementia is one of the major chronic medical conditions besetting our ageing community. In Australia, one in 10 individuals over the age of 65, and three in 10 over the age of 85, have dementia. One person is diagnosed every six minutes in Australia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia in Queensland is expected to increase by a huge 345% by 2050. 

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is solely focused on research into the prevention and treatment of dementia. The first centre of its kind in the world, researchers at CJCADR are making significant headway into understanding the underlying neurological mechanisms underlying this devastating disease. 

This event brings together QBI (UQ), Dementia Australia and their supporters in an ongoing partnership. Together we all play a significant role in the continued success of the combined battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease and to support those affected by this cruel disease. This event will celebrate the collaborative efforts of all those working to understand Alzheimer’s, and support those in our community who need our help the most. 

Venue

Hillstone, St Lucia
Room: 
Grand View Room