A New Zealander recently arrived in Sydney, Steven is influencened by the trios of Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, and Brad Mehldau. With a focus on the groove, the band will play a mix of original compositions and new takes on old standards.
"At his young age I consider him to be one of the best Jazz piano players in the country (and definitely the best “Be Bop” player). He is my first choice for piano player on any gig. His talent is really quite something; and more than that - as an improviser he is inventive, creative, humorous and exciting to listen to. Steven has great time feel, amazing ears, fantastic compositional skills..." Roger Manins
Tim and Mark both used to live in Sydney. then they both left. they've since performed together at Pori Jazz and Umbria Jazz and in Melbourne, but this will be the first time they've hunted on their old turf for the beautiful equality only an improvising duet can bring.
"even in a country so richly endowed with superior jazz pianists, Tim Stephens is one of those at the very top of the pile" john shand
16 solo pianists over four weeks. This series was largely responsible for our decision to host concerts more often.
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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