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17 February Friday – “From Billie Holiday to Bill Evans” – The Rodric White Quintet & Tiana Young


Friday 17 February 2017, 8.30pm
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“From Billie Holiday to Bill Evans”

The Rodric White Quintet (with special guest singer Tiana Young)

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, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

The Rodric White Quintet & special guest Tiana Young will pay homage to Lady Day with songs ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Don’t Explain’, ‘Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans’, ‘No Detour Ahead’ and ‘Lover Come Back To Me’.

William John “Bill” Evans (16th August 1929 – 15th September 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans’ use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chord, and trademark rhythmically independent, “singing” melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

The Rodric White Quintet & special guest Tiana Young will celebrate the music of Bill Evans with performances of ‘Nardis’, ‘How My Heart Sings’, ‘Stella By Starlight’, ‘Dolphin Dance’, ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ and ‘Time Remembered’.


Introducing singer Tiana Young

Tiana Young performs with pianist Rodric White as a duo and in concert over the past four years for the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.

Tiana was the singer for NY pianist Matt Baker’s ‘Cole Porter Concert’ at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre in September 2016 and for bassist Ashley Turner’s True Life Groove Band concert. Tiana performs regularly with Big Band Obsession and Jiri Kripac & Harlem Swing.

This evening marks singer Tiana Young’s debut performance on the Sydney Jazz Scene.

Ralph Pyl … trumpet
Paul Cutlan … saxophone
Rodric White … piano & vocals
Hugh Fraser … acoustic bass
Steve Ley … drums
+ Special guest: singer Tiana Young



Additional Information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 17 February 2017

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442