He’s tired of monkeying around.
One Nation under G-sharp.
Throw on your glad rags and join us for some lollygagging and unabashed whoopee at Five Eliza, where New York speakeasy meets Newtown Bohemia. Smooth licks and risqué rhythms. Cocktails and beer. Free-thinking and jangled morals! In September The Sydney Fringe will uncover a forgotten corner of our city and unveil the 2011 Festival Club.
Wow, another week passes without an opportunity to rest. Working, working, working… I need a holiday. Anyway, without any further ado, let’s get straight into the music!
Shorter column this week – Hey! Don’t act so pleased! Anyway, after a one-week hiatus thanks to the glory of a severe overload of university work I’m back, and surprisingly there is nothing on my mind this week that provokes anger or debate.
Wow, number 10 – who would have thought I could bust out 10 consecutive columns and still have something to say?
There has always been one facet of popular music that has annoyed me: The cover song.
Ever since I got the opportunity to pen my thoughts and write a weekly spiel on jazz I’ve wanted to write something on my favourite form of jazz – Big Band.
It’s that time of year. The sun is coming out, the temperatures are rising, and of course, my birthday is on the horizon.
I was listening to one of my favourite stand-up comedians, the late George Carlin, the other day in the car and in his usually expletive-heavy tirade he mentioned ‘the blues’.
So I was speaking to a friend of mine about various problems occurring during life and somehow we got onto the topic of music.
I love listening to music. Surprise surprise, I know. Seriously though, there is almost nothing more that I love doing more than sitting back and listening to one of my favourite CDs.
So before I begin this, I just want to clear one thing up: I have never commented on any of these columns and I never will.
When you’ve worked with James Brown, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, as well as playing in the famed Count Basie Orchestra
Due to over whelming demand Niche Productions are proud to announce a second show from Fred Wesley at the Basement
Column two – how exciting!
New recruit Ned Green let’s his slippery digits fly in his new weekly column Ned Heckling The Band focussing on Jazz and whatever else is rattling round his tightly wound head.
UK Dj Russ Dewbury founder of the Brighton Jazz Rooms has become the first international dj/promoter to achieve a Distinguished Talent Visa for permanent residency in Australia. In a musical career spanning 22 years Russ has achieved a reputation as one of the best djs on the worldwide music circuit. Working with everyone from Art
Let’s jump straight in this week with a band that’s got a lot of people confused simply by their name. They’re called Aunty Richard and they recently launched their debut contemporary jazz album Leaf Blower at the Basement, much to my tongue-wagging delight.
It’s been a busy few weeks for all things jazzy around Sydney, but then again it always is… Every Tuesday night it’s hard not to be drawn down to the Excelsior hotel in Surry Hills for the delightful offerings from Jazzgroove. Most recently I caught the set from the Matt Keegan Trio, who has done