After packing out the venue when they last appeared together 2 of Australia’s favourites are back together again, with Kate Wadey Joining Michael Griffin and his Quintet.
Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice to be reckoned with in Australian. Her forthcoming album, A Hundred Years From Today, makes the perfect introduction to Kate’s style, a beautiful integration effortless charm and sophistication, that in a short time, has already won over so many jazz fans. This is only the start and great things will ensue from this fine singer.
Michael Griffin has established himself as one of the “young Turks” of Sydney’s modern mainstream scene. Technically gifted and prepared to take risks, his take on Cannonball Adderley’s legacy sounds interesting and authoritative. Here is a musician who explores the musical heritage with a confidence that comes from a deep understanding and respect for it. While being featured in the SMH and named Artist in Residance with Fine Music FM, Griffin has also recorded three albums this year, one of which features the vocals of Emma Pask. Soon to be released, it will be the first new Griffin CD since his debut album “Unexpected Greeting”(ABC) in 2016 which led to a Bell Award nomination for “Young Australian Jazz artist of the year” the following year
Kate Wadey and Michael Griffin will perform a range of standards, as well as songs from Kate’s album and some new Griffin tunes recently recorded. With a stellar lineup of musicians, including National Jazz Awards place-getter Tom Avgenicos, the always exciting pianist Aaron Blakey, this is going to be great night of jazz music – entertaining and exciting.
Michael Griffin – Alto Saxophone
Tom Avgenicos – Trumpet
Aaron Blakey – Piano
Ashley Turner – Bass
Tim Geldens – Drums
Kate Wadey – Vocals
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