Coming Up 2016
Friday 15 April, The Joseph Tawadros Quartet
Saturday 13 February, The Michelle Nicolle Quartet
Coming Up 2015
February 5th, The Mike Nock Trio
March 15th, Sanctuary at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
June long weekend, Ambon by Lloyd Swanton – World Premiere (Details coming)
October 3rd, Prrim
The Vampires are quickly becoming an icon on the Australian jazz scene with their unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae and South American music.
Featuring compositions by saxophonist Jeremy Rose (2009 Bell Award Winner for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year) and trumpeter Nick Garbett, (2010 National Jazz Awards finalist) their powerful melodic invention and use of surprising grooves sets them apart. Joining them are the powerful and dynamic rhythm section of double bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso.
With one eye to the future of Australian music and one nod to the past with echoes of Bernie McGann and The Catholics, along with inspiration from Bob Marley and Ornette Coleman.
A lot of fun. They have a great web site and as soon as you go in the music comes on. Go to www.thevampires.com.au
AUGUST 11TH, DOUBLE BILL
THE FIELD, Launch their new CD Merle Takes a Holiday. Join slide guitarist Bruce Reid, bassist Lloyd Swanton, guitarist John Stuart, drummer Hamish Stuart for a suite of great country-roots-jazz blues music composed by Bruce.
Special guest is the great soul diva Tina Harrod who co-wrote one of the songs with Bruce.
ONE NIGHT THE MOON, A music drama film starring Paul Kelly featuring 20 songs by Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly and Maraied Hannan. Directed by Rachel Perkins, produced by Blue Mountains based film company MusicArtsDance Film. (55 minutes.)
Presbyterian Hall, 160 Macquarie St, Springwood. 7.30 pm
Tickets $30/$20 con. from Turning Page Bookshop, Springwood or phone 4751 5171.
OCTOBER - to be announced
NOVEMBER 23rd, MAGNET
Our composer spotlight is on Stephen Magnusson. The renowned guitarist and composer Stephen Magnusson is bringing his great band Magnet up from Melbourne. In the jazz tradition this ensemble comprises Argentinean drummer Sergio Beresovsky, vocalist Carl Pannuzzo and Eugene Ball on trumpet and Stephen playing guitar.
Presbyterian Hall, 160 Macquarie St, Springwood.
Tickets from Turning Page Bookshop, Springwood or phone 4751 5171 from 1 November.
June 23rd, The Sandy Evans Indian Project
Virtuoso sax player Sandy Evans joins up with acclaimed tabla player Bobby Singh, Sarangan Sriranganathan, sitar and voice and the Blue Mountains own Brett Hirst on double bass for a fusion of sounds of great power and beauty.
8.00pm at the Presbyterian Hall, 160 Macquarie Rd, Springwood.
Tickets on Sale June 1st from Turning Page Bookshop in Springwood or tel. 4751 5171