"... we wish to take this opportunity to thank all of your community involved in this wonderful event. We were made so welcomed, from the moment we entered the School's Multipurpose room to the time we left. We certainly felt very much wanted and valued by your community. It reminded us of how important community is, and at the end of the day, it's about 'people'."
– Robert and Geraldine of Lower Templestowe
Jazz & Auction Night FUNDRAISER
One type of fundraiser event we have held over the years is The Jazz Night. The jazz events for Yarra Primary have been a great success. Steve and Chris Sedergreen, for 3 years, have re-created the fabulous atmosphere of DIZZY'S jazz club that they ran in Richmond for 6 years.
Steve Sedergreen's brand of jazz is accessible, fun and inclusive so all guests feel a part of the gig. Audience members sometimes join in and jam – students of Steve's, even school parents!
What a band Steve puts together – Motown legend Gil Askey, very well known and first rate saxophonist Paul Williamson, with Geoff Kluke on double bass and Michael Jordan on drums. These great muso's give their time for far less than their normal rate, or do not charge at all.
What magic, to see the school's multi- purpose room transformed by candlelight and as the patrons enjoy first-rate wine and beautiful cheeses from the Laikon Deli.
Special thanks go to Hocking Stuart our major sponsor.
The jazz night is no ordinary fund-raiser. It's like an evening in a real jazz club! Make sure you don't miss out when the next one comes along. "If you're not a jazz fan, don't worry – you will be after this!"
To everyone who was involved in making the night such a huge success over the years, especially the parents that worked tirelessly before and after the event, we thank you:
Steve, Chris, Lynne, Linda, Caron, Jo, Sue, Michael, Tom, Nina, Jill, Mark, Simon and Verity.
Thanking our valued sponsors, the businesses and families, who so generously donated to our Jazz Night over the years:
- Hocking Stuart Richmond
- Steve Sedergreen
- Gil Askey
- Jetty Surf
- Mark Thompson (L'Oréal)
- Simon & Jo Parker
- Picture Perfect
- Lattouf International
- The Collection Bar
- Picture Market
- Readings Bookstore
- Bouzy Rouge
- Endota Spa
- Holy Sheet Richmond
- The Perfume Connection
- Chris Sedergreen
- Laurent Patisserie
- Laikon Deli
- Yarra City Council
- Kellee Flowers
- Kiwi Fish
- Grill'd Richmond
- G & L Seabrook
It is with their support and generosity, that has contributed towards making Yarra Primary an improved school for the children.
If you are interested in finding out more or would like to help out with other fun & social fund-raising events please contact fundraising.