24 October Tuesday – John Harkins Trio
Tuesday 24 October 2017, 8.00pm
Continuing a great season of Tuesday night bands at Foundry616, pianist John Harkins brings his trio Brett Hirst, bass, Andrew Dickeson, drums to the stage tonight.
American-born, John Harkins has been one of the most sought after jazz pianists in Australia. He majored in classical piano at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City and has worked with many well known American jazz musicians, including tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, singer Mark Murphy, and esteemed trumpeter Warren Vache.
As the Musical Director and pianist for the annual Australian tours of US jazz/blues singer Barbara Morrison, he has also performed with such legendary artists as Cleo Laine, Christian McBride and Robert Hurst.
Harkins’ trio features his longtime bandmates, bassist Brendan Clarke, and drummer, Andrew Dickeson. The trio in recent years has performed and recorded with Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon and Andrew Speight.
Playing some original songs from his his acclaimed albums, The Girl Next Door and Cognition, this night will also feature compositions by John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter and Harkins’ take on some Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach.
“You’d have to be comatose to not feel how hard this music swings.” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
General – $16.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $11.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $34.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 24 October 2017
Start time: 20:00
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442