Chuck is a legend of the Sydney jazz scene.
It's his 80th birthday. His last concert was at Colbourne Ave one year ago, the week of his 79th. Unfortunately since then his shoulder has become so painful that he can't play any more. So, to celebrate Chuck's birthday, and his contribution to the Sydney scene, we've invited some of Sydney's great pianists to perform in his honour, along with his long-time collaborator James Ryan:
Jex Saarelaht (flying up from Melbourne for the occasion)
Hopefully the man himself will show up.
With her roots firmly planted in the fertile ground that lies between soul and jazz, Virna Sanzone has long been regarded as one of this country’s finest singers. Renowned for her heart on sleeve lyrics and her remarkable improvisational approach, Virna has worked with a broad spectrum of Australian greats, from Paul Kelly to Paul Capsis. Tonight we will hear her in duet with the great Kevin Hunt on piano.
The Daryl Pratt Sextet is looking forward to a return visit to Colbourne Ave. Influenced by recent developments in improvised music blending acoustic and electronic sounds, the band's repertoire features new pieces by Daryl designed especially for this outstanding line-up.
Richard Maegraith - saxes
Matt Mcmahon - keyboards
Emile Nelson - bass
Philip South - electronics & percussion
Jared Underwood - drums
Daryl Pratt - vibes
Almost twenty years as chair of the percussion unit at the Sydney Con, Daryl will be playing vibraphone with his brand new sextet. New work designed especially for this ensemble, their first concert...
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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