Glenn Henrich, vibraphone master and multi-instrumentalist, returns with his afro-cubans.  I asked Barney what was the afro part in an afro-cuban band, and he said "they're just cubans with big hair". This band aren't even cuban, and none of them have much hair, but Glenn does look a bit El Presidente in his photo...

the band is Glenn Henrich on vibes and woodwind, Matt Moore on drums, Pete Kohlhoff on bass, Barney Wakeford on piano, and Giogio Rojas on percussion. The repertoire will be mostly famous highlights from the 50's/60's latin meets bebop book, compiled and transcribed in part by Glenn from such player/composers as Dizzy Gilliespie, Chano Pozo, Walter Fuller, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, several from Cal Tjader, one from Clare Fischer,an Art Pepper Latin tune,several new latin takes on Coltrane tunes, maybe one or two originals.

PJ Wolf returns to Colbourne Ave hot on the heals of releasing his new EP Arcadia Street.

He'll be performing songs from the EP as well as some all new material with his band (Barney Wakeford/keys, Jon Sewell/Bass and Tom Wright/Drums).

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The night will be opened by Central Coast singer/songwriter Mike McCarthy.

McCarthy has joined forces with Sean Cashin (Guitar/Vocals and Percussion) and Coral Latella (Vocals, Violin and Mandolin). The trio will be performing songs from McCarthy's six CD releases as well as songs being workshopped for a coming album in 2011.

Glenn Henrich is a multi-instrumentalist who can be heard playing any of his extensive collection of saxes, clarinets, flutes, recorders, keyboards or vibes. His diverse musical interests and styles range from baroque to classical to romantic to modern 'serious' music, and certainly include many varieties of serious (and not so serious) jazz; latin to swing to bebop and beyond.  This Thursday he will continue our obsession with the vibraphones, playing homage to Milt Jackson and the Modern Jazz Quartet - a distinctive contrapuntal bluesy band who brought the vibes to prominence in the 50s and 60s (i don't know whether they'll wear the pin-stripes).

Barney Wakeford plays the piano.  With Pete Kolhoff on bass (he's been all around town with James Valentine lately), and Mike Quigley on Drums.

Our own Barney Wakeford, a magnanimous accompanist, adventurous composer and interpreter, and sublime improvisor, playing his favourite piano in his favourite room - with Mark Lau on double bass, home from New York for a couple of weeks.  Catch them while you can.

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A sculpture by Ian Scott will be on sale for $1000.

Beer from Little Creatures, wine and food for sale.

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$20 / $10 lounges, candlelight, tea and coffee - wine, beer, and food available for this night only.

PJ Wolf finds bios either make him sound cooler than he is, or alternatively; in trying to achieve exactly that end, far less cool than he'd like people to imagine him. That being said…

Drawing on an eclectic range of musical influences from Erik Satie to Bob Dylan, PJ Wolf explores the beautiful, the terrible and the profound through his unique alt-pop sound.

In 2008 PJ was a winner of the triple J unearthed Top Song competition. His winning track was described on the Unearthed website as:

“… indie pop… while still being serious. And Seriously Good. The quirky instrumentation and lush harmonies make PJ's winning track "Skin And Bone" a standout winner”

This win came after a number of his demo’s were picked up and played on the station. Just prior to receiving the Triple J honour PJ was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Young Australians to help produce his current EP Arcadia Street, an collection of pop songs about death.

For years we've loved his last album, Storms Dreams and Flying Machines, and the new Arcadia Street is beautiful.

How many times can you play Stella by Starlight? 70s and 80s pop tunes are now standards, and Barney will be giving the classic 1971 funk-soul album What's Going On an improvised Sydney piano trio treatment.

The night will open with a solo piano set by Gavin Ahearn - if you missed him a fortnight ago, well you don't have to miss him again.

i've seen them playing around the hyde park fountain in the wee hours, busking on king street in the mornings, and opening a music festival.  They are Charlotte Craib (vocals) and John Maddox (Acoustic Bass, Kazoo, Percussion) - a very modern interpretation of depression instrumentation.  Maddox is a long-time member of Nadya's 101 Candles Orchestra, and is a legend on the Jazz / world music scene; Charlotte brings amazingly clever insights into standards from Ella Fitzgerald to Horace Silver and original songs, not always finished.

Barney Wakeford

Long-time collaborator of senor Maddox and one of the people responsible for all of the music we present, Barney presents original compositions (never the same way twice) and the songs of Vince Jones and Chet Baker

Barney, an absolute rock of the Sydney jazz scene; a rock held aloft by Steve Elphick; forming a contraption propelled by Dave Hibbard.  Mostly standards, a few new pieces; intimate improvisations for an intimate room.

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