This event is QBI's major Dementia fundraiser event, supporting the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI. In 2021, the QBI Lexus Alzheimers Gala, 'All That Jazz' (formerly known as the Hand Heart Pocket Gala) will be hosted at Hillstone, St Lucia. The evening will feature canapes, a sit-down 2-course meal, beverage package and entertainment from one of Brisbane's most well-known Jazz bands.

Date: Friday 14 May 2021
Time: 6:45 for 7:30pm
Location: Hillstone St Lucia, Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067
Tickets: $175 for an individual ticket and $1700 for a table of 10. 

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

Thank you for your interest in this event, please note ticket sales have now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the team at QBI.

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!"








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All funds raised will support the Peter Hilton Fund for dementia research at QBI. Proudly supported by Dementia Australia.



Event Enquiries

Jess O'Brien, Events Officer
Telephone: 07 3346 6412

About Lexus Alzheimer's Gala

Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Almost half a million Australians live with dementia, and this figure is expected to grow exponentially by 2050. Now Australia’s second biggest killer, it rivals cancer as the most feared health condition in the nation. 

Recognising that dementia is one of society’s most pressing health problems, UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is committed to advancing dementia research. Home to more than 100 world-leading dementia experts in our Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), our scientists are focused on translating QBI’s advanced research into clinical treatments and interventions that will transform lives.

This event celebrates the collaborative efforts of all those working to advance understanding of the brain and better support Australians to age well. Join us and make a memorable contribution that will help CJCADR improve the lives of millions of Australians living with dementia and other brain disorders.


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