19 July Thursday – Chasing the Moon Gypsy Jazz


Thursday 19 July, 2018, 8.30pm

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Chasing the Moon brings alive the exuberant and romantic sounds of Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

There is a fresh flavour to the way different styles are combined, – a mouth-watering mix of hot club and the blues, a dash of folk, lashings of swing, flirting with Latin rhythms and modern elements too. The joy is infectious.

The 6 piece ensemble envelopes you in an almost orchestral sound combining vocals, violin, guitar, double bass, sax, piano accordion and drums.

The darkly chromatic gypsy sound is counterpointed with the light hearted flair of American swing and the ambience of the Parisian café is there in the accordion of Garry Steel and the inclusion of songs by Piaf as well as instrumentals in the famous French Musette style.


Kathy Bluff – Vocals and Violin
Paul Burjan – Saxophones and Flute
John Blenkhorn – Guitar
Garry Steel – Piano Accordion
Jessica Dunn – Double Bass
Mike Quigley – Drums


Chasing the Moon’s CD, Nuages features a selection of gypsy jazz classics, Latin and swing and is available through CD Baby and iTunes.


“Like walking through a music festival in an Eastern European village” Simon Marnie, ABC Radio


“Chasing the Moon provides wonderful entertainment. Kathy Bluff’s violin and vocals make Chasing the Moon really swing – not to be missed!” Doug Saxon, Newcastle jazz festival


General – $22.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $54.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $69.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $40.00 incl booking fee

Additional information

Ticket Type

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

Event Details

Date: 19 July 2018

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au