Maybe you aren't one of Bri's 1200 facebook friends, maybe you didn't follow her adventures through the jazz capitals of the world last year, culminating in the recording of her first album in New York with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Greg Hutchinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Mike Moreno.
but tonight you can hear her beautiful voice fill Colbourne Ave in real life, with a completely different and much more local band - Greg Coffin (piano), Ken Allars (trumpet), James Muller (guitar),Brendan Clarke (bass), Nic Cecire (drums)
"... a seemingly telepathic ability to begin and end each other's phrases." John Shand reckons their CD is"among the finest recorded work of sinewy bassist Cameron Undy." I reckon i'm going to like it. Reviews and stuff on the Jazzgroove site
A beautiful singer with a great voice who understands the groove. Bri has been playing all over town this year, and she deserves the great rap she's getting - but this is her farewell gig before she leaves for some jet-setting, so get your last fix...
Briana Cowlishaw (Voice)
Ken Allars (Trumpet)
Greg Coffin (Piano)
Brendan Clarke (Bass)
Nic Cecire (Drums)
Exploring different textural combos with piano in duo, trio, quartet & quintet formations, Gavin will exercise his formidable improvisational ability.
"Ahearn is every bit the beautiful, lyrical pianist he's touted to be" [ lloyd bradford (brad) syke, Australian Stage]
singing Jazz / Latin / Funk originals
with TOM O'HALLORAN (Keys), JAMES MULLER (Guitar), BRENDAN CLARKE (Bass), NIC CECIRE (Drums)
Performing unique arrangements of Sting compositions.
with Dave Longo - guitar; special guest Gareth Lewis (Canada) - alto sax; Nic Cecire - Drums; Matt Greubner - Acoustic Bass; and of course Gavin Ahearn - piano and arrangements
Fifteen years ago I loved Cafe of Broken Dreams and Rebirth of the Cool. But that was after Dorian turned to writing, and I never thought I’d get to see him sing. Now he’s recorded his fifth album, and he’s launching it for us. Thanks Dorian!
A rare Sydney performance from composer-singer-pianist Dorian Mode and his swinging trio (EOS regular Jono Brown on Bass and Nic Cecire on Drums). Dorian peppers his concerts with funny surreal yarns which accompany his songs, along with beatnik readings from his laugh-out-loud novels. His recent CD earned two ABC Radio awards and his books are bestsellers both here and in Europe.
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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