03 August Thursday – Bella Groove (Canberra) – DEBUT Album Launch
Thursday 3 August 2017, 8.30pm
“A jazz singer and flautist with warmth and depth” (Beat Magazine)
CANBERRA’S BELLA GROOVE LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM ‘CITY LIGHTS’ @ Foundry616
Canberra based Bella Groove travel to Sydney in August to launch their debut album ‘City Lights’ at Foundry 616. Conceived by band leader Elise Walsh (composer, vocalist and flautist), the album is an eclectic mix of originals and jazz standards.
Standards range from upbeat swing to a beautiful ballad by John Coltrane whilst Elise’s flute playing is showcased on Serenade to a Cuckoo by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Originals include the classic swinging Should We through to the funky grooves of City Of Yes.
For the Foundry launch the band will feature some of Australia’s best known and most respected jazz musicians including the wonderfully talented Miroslav Bukovsky on trumpet and the exciting young pianist Harry Sutherland.
Elise has been a performer since the age of 10, starting out at The Australian Theatre for Young People. Classically trained on the flute from the age of 11, Elise started learning jazz flute and vocals from the age of 21 at the Sydney Conservatorium and with the Jazz Action Society. Her love for jazz stems from early beginnings: her grandfather was a jazz band leader in the UK in the 30s and 40s, while Elise’s mother played jazz piano – music was always part of the Walsh household.
Elise Walsh (vocals/flute)
Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet)
John Mackey (sax)
Dave Allen (piano)
Matt Lustri (guitar)
John Burgess (bass)
Hamish Stuart (drums)
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $52.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 3 August 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442