MILES, HERBIE, TRANE, and WAYNE: Rodric White Sextet + Virna Sanzone – Saturday, 13th of August 2022:
Pianist / music arranger Rodric White presents an all-star band performing the music of legendary jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter.
Enjoy an evening of quintessential music recorded / composed by Miles, Herbie, Trane and Wayne. This performance will showcase Rodric White’s original band arrangements, charting important turning points in the history of Modern Jazz from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Rodric is delighted to perform again with trumpeter Ralph Pyl (Sydney All-Star Big Band / Back To Back), saxophonist Craig Walters (Swing City Big Band), trombonist / trumpeter Danny Carmichael (Danny Carmichael Big Band), bass player Stan Valacos (Date Brothers / Sancha and the Blue Gypsies), drummer Steve Ley (Jeff Duff) and special guest, singer Virna Sanzone (Sean Wayland / Dale Barlow).
- Virna Sanzone – Singer (special guest)
- Ralph Pyl – Trumpet
- Craig Walters – Tenor / soprano saxes
- Danny Carmichael – Trombone / trumpet
- Rodric White – Piano / arrangements
- Stan Valacos – Acoustic bass
- Steve Ley – Drums
“Passionate performances of songs associated with the marvelous Billie Holiday made for a great night’s entertainment at Foundry 616. Rodric White’s arrangements allowed the talented six-piece band to display their considerable skills allowing the musicians to entertain and display their skills as soloists and as an ensemble.” – Mark Pigott, Sydney Arts Guide
“Sanzone has a voice like the caramel layer in a piece of caramel slice…so smooth, warm, and pliable…and you’d definitely want a second serve with another piece to take home. It’s rich and beautiful.” – Lissa Christopher, SMH
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