George is a legend, a brilliant fiddle player and astounding entertainer. His main-line is gypsy jazz, which he plays with his various duets, trios, and quartets.
But for his last gig at Colbourne Ave, he got together old friends Peter Locks and Jonathan Zwartz, leaning into some standards and styles you'll rarely hear played or sung like this.
It was fantastic. We booked another date so we could hear it again.
Andrew Dickeson - Drums
The master of swing and melodic invention, Mr Bob Barnard, makes his Colbourne debut with the killer trio of Andrew Dickeson, Pete Locke and Brendan Clarke. This is a very rare to hear opportunity to hear Bob play in all-acoustic, beautifully dynamic environment.
“The stars seem to have aligned themselves… His playing achieves an aim of “stillness” in the air that is certainly evident.” 4/5 stars – Peter Wockner, Jazz and Beyond
“So Alex Boneham’s bass and Cameron Reid’s drums are very much equal voices with Clarkson’s tenor saxophone, which often twists itself into the knotty rhythms rather than flying above them; rhythms made even more sinewy by Boneham’s singular vigour”. 3.5 /5 stars – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
John recently launched his new CD, Cognition, at the foundry. If you missed it (or if you loved it and you want to hear it again), he'll be playing it again for us.
The Pocket Trio are a feel-good ensemble with an incredible sense of energy and rhythm. Drawing influence from the trios of Oscar Peterson, Bill Charlap, Wynton Kelly and Red Garland, their focus is on tight arrangements and groovy pockets. The Pocket Trio are guaranteed to provoke smiles, foot-tapping and good times.
Andrew Scott (piano)
Tim Geldens (drums)
Brendan Clarke (bass)
It's Love : youtube.com/watch?v=qcfnHQ7LhZo
Too Close for Comfort : youtube.com/watch?v=IZJBvyrjXYk
It's an album launch, of an album recorded at Colbourne Ave over two nights in the heat of January 2013.
It was great then, it'll be great now.
Relax on a comfy chair or sofa, bring some wine & friends
Brendan Clarke - bass
Paul Derricott - drums
Danny Carmichael - trumpet & trombone
Jeremy Sawkins - guitar
and Gai on saxes
play romantic ballads, quirky originals, Cuban cha-cha-cha and more
In 2001 Brendan was the first bass player ever to win the prestigious National Jazz Award at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. Since then Brendan has played bass on over 50 albums and has appeared at all the major Australian jazz festivals including the Manly Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Wangaratta festival of Jazz and Blues, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Dubbo Jazz Festival, Freemantle Jazz festival, Glenelg Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He has toured Europe several times including performances at the Berlin jazz festival with the Sandy Evans Trio and Locarno film festival with David Blenkhorn. In 2004 he recorded at the famous Rainbow Studios in Oslo, Norway as part of a European tour with the Sydney band “Theaktet” led by saxophonist David Theak. Brendan has also represented Australia and performed in the Australian pavilion at World Expo in Japan in 2005 and again in Shanghai, China in 2010 with the George Washingmachine Trio.
In 2013 Brendan's quartet released their first album, Stretch. Come and hear it live.
In January this year Mike recorded two nights of live music at Colbourne Ave. The album is almost ready, and they'll be playing the songs this week to warm you up for their upcoming CD and DVD launch. Three horns, piano, bass, and drums, playing original Sydney jazz.
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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