Thursday, 24 March 2011 23:49

Nigel Date presents the Date Maddox Band

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Nigel Date (guitar) and John Maddox (bass, vocals, kazoo) have been making music together for over 10 years. They have performed at major international festivals including Montreux, Cork Jazz Festival, New Caledonia Gypsy Guitar Festival,  Edinburgh, Wangaratta Jazz Fest, Oz Manouche, Woodford, Bellingen Jazz, Big Day Out and Bay of Islands. They have been at the core of bands such as their own Straight Back Fellows and Peppermint T. Both are in demand for jazz ensembles through to ‘hip hop’ and pop bands.  They make music that is full of humour and flair, always swinging and with great energy.

On this night, they will be joined by two long-time associates, the talented Tim Bradley on drums and Colbourne Ave’s very own piano maestro Barney Wakeford.

The night promises to be an entertaining ride through music history, from American jazz to Cuban rhythms and French gypsy swing as well their own orchestrations and improvisations.