16 May Tuesday – The Greasy Chicken Orchestra
Tuesday 16 May, 7.30pm
“Massive fun!” Sydney Morning Herald
Have you heard these guys yet? If you have, then you are in on one of Sydney’s most delightful jazz secrets. And if you haven’t…. well – let us assure you that the runaway success of this band’s weekly gigs at the club throughout 2016, and recent performances featuring swinging 20s/30s jazz and some of Sydney’s finest musicians celebrating the music of New Orleans, make this one of Sydney’s best nights out!
With a focus on early Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, tunes include such sizzling numbers as South Rampart Street Parade, Muskrat Ramble, and Grandpa’s Spells.
The band is led by Phillip Johnston, American saxophonist/ composer who lives in Sydney, while still maintaining a musical life in his hometown of New York City. Leading his own bands as well as performing with others, his work as a composer and musician extends across theatre, dance, film and music.
The Greasy Chicken Orchestra is a swinging band that enlivens the otherwise drab first day of the week – so join us for what has become a hip hang with fine food and drink for innocent babes and wild debauches alike!
More info on Phillip Johnston: www.phillipjohnston.com
Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Peter Farrar: alto saxophone
Jeremy Rose: tenor saxophone
James Loughnan: baritone saxophone
Peter Dasent: piano
Tim Rollinson: guitar
Steve Elphick: bass & tuba
Nic Cecire: drums
“An exceptionally individualistic composer and superb improviser…” The New Yorker
General Admission, Concession, Drinks & Show
22 June 2016
Date: 16 May 2017
Start time: 19:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442