19 January Fri – Gregg Arthur and the Andrew Dickeson Trio
$17.00 – $67.00
Friday 19 January 2018, 8.30pm
“The best male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones“ – Eric Myers, The Weekend Australian
The ‘ultimate crooner’ Gregg Arthur returns to Foundry616 for a memorable summer performance featuring his original, intimate and smooth vocal style, joined by the cream of local musicians, pianist and musical director Peter Locke, renowned bassist Craig Scott and drummer Andrew Dickeson.
Originally from Sydney Australia, Gregg travels all over the world performing the music he loves. His training and education are firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great American Songbook, using his considerable abilities to interpret what he calls the “new standards”, pop and smooth jazz classics.
Gregg’s new EP Last Call features five songs recorded in Studio A, Capitol Records in Los Angeles, arranged and conducted by Tom Ranier. It follows his previous 8 albums and 7 compilation albums, all praised internationally.
In the United States Gregg has worked with iconic musicians including the late Vincent Falcone, former pianist and conductor for Frank Sinatra, and the “Brush Master” Clayton Cameron, drummer for Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr. Since 2014 Gregg has been performing and writing with brilliant pianist Tom Ranier, and bassist Pat Senatore Trio at the prestigious Bel Air venue Vibrato, owned and presented by Grammy award winning trumpeter Herb Alpert.
Throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Gregg tours widely with the band performing alongside him tonight at Foundry616, all three being renowned jazz musicians and band leaders in their own right.
“I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase…itʼs perfect” – Tony Bennett
“Gregg Arthur is the musicianʼs singer. His interpretations of the songs are lucid, groovy and informed by the tradition of jazz singing. He has a great instrument-it allows him to speak to the audience as though he was confiding his most personal thoughts with them. Most importantly he knows the genre and speaks it with an authority that one seldom hears. He is my favourite male singer for all these reasons.” – Craig Scott. Chair of jazz studies, Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
Gregg Arthur – vocals
Peter Locke – piano
Craig Scott – bass
Andrew Dickeson – drums
General – $22.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $52.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $40.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.00 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 19 January 2018
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442