“Standing Tall” has a new gig in September. It will be on September 28th (Yes, Grand Final Night!) at Ruby’s Music Room on the corner of Bennett’s Lane and Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
The gig will comprise 3 thirty minute sets from 8.30 to 11pm (Ruby’s likes 30 minute breaks so that people can mingle at the bar).
“Standing Tall” is an exciting new band that plays the kind of jazz popular in the 60’s and 70’s when it was toying with funk and latin rhythms – think Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris and Joe Zawinul. Led by bassist Stan van Hooft and propelled by percussionist Dean Constable, it features Yassin Eltahir on guitar, Julian Driscoll on trumpet, and Laurie Savage on hot R’n’B saxophone. Driving jazz and funky grooves are guaranteed.
Ruby’s is a wonderful room – a long way from the sticky carpet of the Brunswick Hotel – where people actually listen to the music with close attention.
See you there!