07 April Saturday – Billie Holiday’s Birthday Show: The Rodric White Septet featuring Lana Nesnas
$17.00 – $74.00
Saturday 7 April, 2018, 8.30pm
Billie Holiday’s Birthday Show
The Rodric White Septet featuring singer Lana Nesnas
Billie Holiday (aka ‘Lady Day’)
Eleanora Fagan (7th April 1915 – 17th July 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ by her friend and music partner saxophonist Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style has strongly inspired generations of jazz singers and instrumentalists. BIllie pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. The Rodric White Septet featuring singer Lana Nenas will perform Classic Lady Day songs: ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Fine & Mellow’, ‘Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans’, ‘Don’t Explain’ and ‘I Cover The Waterfront’.
Pianist / singer / music arranger
Rodric White is a Newmarket Music Recording Artist and was a finalist in the 1999 National Australian Jazz Piano Competition. Rodric has 2 albums: “The Sea Of Tranquility” (Newmarket Music 2006) and “New Jazz Directions” (originally released by La Brava Music 1996). Rodric played piano on Dale Barlow’s 1997 ABC Music album “Playground”, and wrote the arrangements for Dorian Mode’s album, “Café In Venice” (La Brava Music 2002).
Rodric serves as Pianist / Music Director for French singer Patricia Ségui) and presents concerts with International Artists such as singer / bassist Nicki Parrott (USA), singers Rachel Delgado (Chile) and Marilane De Mello (Brazil). Rodric performs with Australian singers Debra Dicembre, Lana Nesnas, Liam Burrows, Sancha Prowse, Neilsen Gough, Frances Madden, George Washingmachine, Rebekka Neville and Virna Sanzone.
Singer / Film & Theatre Actor
Lana is the lead vocalist for party / corporate bands Sydney Groove & Hipnosis, ‘Frida‘ in international tribute band ABBASBACK. A Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) music theatre graduate, Lana played leading roles in musicals such as South Pacific (Theatre Royal, Sydney), the original tour of Dirty Dancing (Aus/NZ), Berlin – Cabaret of Desire (Silo Theatre, Auckland). Her film and TV credits include All Saints (Channel 9), short films Squalor (IFSS & Dogfight Productions), Vafadar (AFTRS), and acting and recording voice for commercials and soundtrack including the 2004 Original Australian Cast Recording of “Dirty Dancing”.
Join us for a very special evening celebrating the life and music of the legendary Lady Day with:
Lana Nesnas … vocals
Rodric White … MD / piano / arranger
Danny Carmichael … trombone
Mike Kenny … trumpet
Jason Morphett … tenor saxophone
Peter Kohlhoff … acoustic bass
Steve Ley … drums
General – $27.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $59.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $74.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $45.00 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 13 April 2018
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442