19 October Thursday – Chasing the Moon: Gypsy Jazz
Thursday 19 October 2017, 8.30pm
“Like walking through a music festival in an Eastern European village”
– Simon Marnie, ABC Radio
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 arrangements of Hot Club classics, jazz standards, French musette, Piaf and the occasional pop tune provide a framework in which each performer has a chance to shine.
Lead vocalist and violinist Kathy Bluff delivers her distinctive style of soulful vocals and swinging jazz violin with warmth and charm. The violin intertwines with the glittering soprano and tenor sax of Paul Burjan who is also a dab hand on the flute. Well known gypsy jazz guitarist, John Blenkhorn provides the rhythmic pulse as well as Djangoesque solos played with flair and attention to detail. That essential Parisian ambience comes with the piano accordion of Garry Steel who is also a mesmerising performer.
Jessica Dunn on double bass delivers intricate and memorable solos and along with drummer Mike Quigley lays down the best of grooves, playing sweet and in the pocket.
Chasing the Moon’s CD, Nuages features a selection of gypsy jazz classics, Latin and swing and is available through CD Baby and iTunes.
Chasing the Moon has wowed audiences at jazz festivals around the country and created a very memorable night when they last played at Foundry 616 so come and join the band for a swinging night of great music.
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $51.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $39.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 19 October 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442