It's Liz Frencham, totally solo.
Since Jigzag's huge final show at Notes last year Liz hasn't played her own songs in Sydney. Bring your wine and chocolate for a night of heart-warming songs and that most rare and beautiful thing, a girl standing alone with a double bass, singing. This will be a preview of Liz's new solo album (recorded but not mastered), and a small peak into next years "you & me vol 2".
In 2003 Spike Mason once again curated a huge series of concerts mostly jazz and world music with some amazing vocalists. It would be six more years before any of us found the energy to organise a series of this standard, running for this long.
Tempo di Tango :: string tango trio
Michael Kahr :: folk piano jazz
Dr Aimless :: jazz-pop fusion
TUFA :: southeast asian electronica
Java Quartet :: dark melodic acoustic jazz
Sarah Blasko :: seductive woman of pop
Lady Jane :: acoustic mellow rock
Khayal ::classical nth indian vocal music
Louise Perryman :: soothing, siren, sensual soul
Deborah Dicembre :: acoustic rock
Hevahl :: kurdish folk, trance grooves
Eastern Music Ensemble :: indian classical
Geospace :: jazz sax quartet - Alfredo Lopes
The Splinter Orchestra :: 20 piece improvisation group
Aris Kartsonas Project :: original jazz guitar ensemble
Barney Wakeford Group :: piano jazz
Paul McNamara & Friends :: jazz piano, solo, duo, trio
Andy Bull :: intelligent nu-soul songs
Mbahago :: spike's got a new daughter
Mic Conway's National Junk Band :: post millenial vaudevillian cabaret
Selah :: album launch - 10 piece jazz
Tom Waits Tribute :: many songsters and songs
The inaugural Eight Oclock Sharp featured a grand piano, and a selection of Sydney's greatest improvising pianists.
Bill Risby trio
Our first official night. Bill was the perfect choice. The music was very beautiful. Steve Elphick recorded the concert and Bill released it as an album, which you can buy on his website. www.billrisby.com
Alistair is a very musical pianist, and a very unique and dedicated composer. He invited the Australian Jazz Musician of the Year award winning saxophonist Sandy Evans to join him for a wonderful performance of some of Alistair's most beautiful compositions.
Barney is the dark horse of the Sydney jazz scene. His compositions are moody and evocative. This concert was filled with all the wonderful things that Barney brings to his playing, melody, surprise, space, joy and groove.
Judy played some amazing solo pieces in her own wonderful style, and then invited some guests to play some lovely long formed and twisting jazz standards. The guests were David Symes on double bass and Spike Mason on saxophone.
16 solo pianists over four weeks. This series was largely responsible for our decision to host concerts more often.
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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