none other than the slightly gorgeous Susy accompanied by Malcolm Hornby on keys, Will hopefully on sax, and I am not sure who else. Susy started with the Jammers at the Leinster, opened at Laika Bar, and since gone back to study music. It shows…
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Featured Singer Michelle Gigliotti, with meself on keys, Western swing bassist Kip Dale, Bill Swannie on drums, and Neil on guitar. Michelle last sang with the Jammers at the Grand Hotel, and will feature a few early blues and jazz tunes. Big voice, Michelle sings a range of standards – blues, a little latin and maybe a ballad or two.
Yup, we are running another series of featured singers, starting this Sunday with Annie Smith, who may or may not wear her little red bonnet, accompanied by Gentleman John Curtis and I am not sure quite who on double bass.
Annie Smith (this photo from the Inverloch Jazz Festival) will be selecting a coupla brackets of songs from her eclectic rep. in her own discursive style.
I need another musician to play jazz tunes from real book charts in a duo format. I will be playing guitar or bass depending who fills the spot.
This is a café/ bar/small eatery gig, just playing for tips in Brunswick just off Sydney road on a Wed. night at ENZO’s, Michael Street ,Brunswick. You will need to be there at 7 pm and play from 7.30pm until 9pm with a short break . You will be given refreshments on the house i.e a drink , a snack etc. Dress code : look professional.
The actual date is Wed. evening July 18th 2018 at 7 pm. If you are interested then please say so . If not then please be polite and inform me that you are not interested. If you know someone who is into Jazz and is proficient who might be
interested then please forward this message to them.
Rock on! Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, October 13.
Dylan, 75, won “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the Swedish Academy, which chooses the recipient, said in a press release. A short list of nominees was not revealed.
The 12-time Grammy winner is the first American to win the prize in over two decades. Novelist Toni Morrison was recognized for her work in 1993.
Given the short notice, we keenly anticipated a near empty room for the CCQ with Katerina Myskova last week. Got that wrong, pretty much full all night and an appreciative audience enjoyed a lively set.
This Friday, 14th October, Annie Smith is fronting the CCQ at the Royal Standard Hotel, 333 William Street, North Melbourne – from 7.30 – 9.30pm.
This week’s line-up features the Captain (sax) TW (keys) Michael on drums and Ivan Sultanoff (double bass). Annie will go for a jaunt through her idiosyncratic song book – always entertaining – whilst the rest of us try to keep up. If you fancy a listen , grab a seat early. Parking is free, the food is good for the peckish, and the rest of you can amuse yourself with a cheeky little chardonnay at the bar. Sweet!
The Divine Miss Smiff – er, Annie, the microphone is over here . . .
If you have not seen Prince improvising have a look at the Concert for George where his fellow musos (Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”) seem impressed
I first met Bob at the old Dizzy’s Friday Night Jam Sessions. He was painfully thin, and appeared to be subsisting on a diet of white wine and very little else: in turns eccentric, colourful, humorous, optimistic and irascible. As a pianist, he had a sense of rhythm and a touch to be envied. He could play a mean half stride.
I cannot recall him ever playing at the Glasshouse, Scarlette Bar, La Pena, Ramage or Royal Standard jams, but he became a regular again once we moved to the Leinster.
He had moved into new digs in Windsor, and generally cadged a lift with Frank, Debbie or Anne. Never played more than three tunes in a row, never wore the same tee-shirt twice, collected watches, most of which were only correct twice a day, and took coffee with six sugars.
For quite a while, I picked him up from Windsor each week. And every week on the way to the Jam, the conversation would be the same. How was I ? (turn left into Commercial road), could he cadge a cigarette? (turn right into Punt Road), did I remember this or that tune?(he’d sing it going down Punt Hill) a brief discussion of what book he was reading (always about Jazz) his plans for getting his Hammond Organ from wherever it was. Once onto Hoddle Street, he would get on to stories from his past, most of which would surprise a few Jammers, and none of which should be repeated.
I am told Bob went out for a walk last Thursday, got home, sat down in his chair and went to sleep. He did not wake up.
If Anyone needs a jazz guitarist or an electric bassist for
Wangaratta, Castlemaine or the Grampians jazz festivals 2015 /2016
just contact me please at <<Taariq.firstname.lastname@example.org>>