07 July Friday – Together Again – For The Very First Time: Esmond Selwyn (UK) & Sandie White (AUS)
Friday 7 July 2017, 8.30pm
Don’t miss out – book now!
Australia will have the chance to embrace the unique talent and musicality of two veteran international jazz musicians, as the UK’s legendary jazz guitarist Esmond Selwyn joins forces with leading Australian jazz singer Sandie White for special performances in Sydney and Melbourne this winter, during which time the pair will record a duo CD.
Performing at Foundry616 will be:
Sandie White – Voice
Esmond Selwyn – Guitar
Hugh Fraser – Bass
Esmond Selwyn has long been recognised as one of the UK’s greatest performing jazz guitarists, a view that has been readily seconded by many. A highly regarded sideman with Don Rendell’s band – one of the UK’s greatest – in the 80’s, he is in great demand for jazz festivals in the UK and Europe, as well as studio work and of course is a noted teacher and educator.
“It’s time we wakened up to his genius…” Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings
Esmond’s style forms a direct link with the great jazz guitarists of the past, many of whom are friends such as Tal Farlow and George van Epps and has appeared on the same bill as Charlie Byrd, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones as well as personally accompanying American jazz giants Art Farmer, Al Cohn and Jimmy Witherspoon.
At the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain in November 2016 with his quartet featuring great British Altoist Tony Kofi, Glyn Akroid of Bido Lito – The Liverpool Music Magazine said: “In Cool Blues and Blue Bossa his fingers do the talking then Nancy with the Laughing Face sees a floating Selwyn solo…while Bernie’s Tune finds his fingers a blur on the fretboard..then when he opens on Coltrane’s Mr. PC he demonstrates his famed technical ability….It is apparent that this is a night to sit back and revel in a choice set list delivered with absolute quality”
In a career spanning 60 years Sandie White – one of Sydney’s top jazz singers – has worked around the globe with such luminaries as Ray Ellington and his 4tet, Ike Isaacs, Dill Jones, Basil Kirchin, Lionel Hampton, Zoot Sims and Oscar Pettiford. A 6th CD – So Many Songs – So Little Time, just a tiny snapshot of her career, has just been released.
The sublime voice of Sandie White will captivate the audience with soulful renditions of jazz standards, vocalese stylings, and sultry torch songs. Her emotional depth and passion for storytelling will take you on a journey to another era, when jazz reigned supreme.
“One of the most convincing interpreters of the standard song in Australian Jazz” Eric Myers, “Jazz” magazine
“White’s vocal range, tonal quality and great jazz feel for expression and improvisation flows unfailingly”
John McBeath, Adelaide Advertiser
Sandie White is not to be missed – she’s cool and she’s hot! AND she’s a treasure!
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $52.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
Book your tickets now to avoid missing out!
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 7 July 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442